Homage to George Orwell with Gregory Hood and Chris Roberts
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Gregory Hood and Chris Roberts talk about all of Orwell’s works aside from his two famous novels, with special attention to his writings about the Spanish Civil War and patriotism.
(Republished from Left, Right, and White by permission of author or representative)
Orwell was more prescient than most realize.
Orwell had at least 4 “famous” novels. It depends upon how you define famous, I suppose. You need to add Burmese Days and Down and Out in Paris and London.
I urge you both to turn yourself over to The Party where you can be MindPurged™
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A communist economy will not function until every single citizen has become the New Man, a new breed of selfless collectivist eager to toil without compensation, for the sheer joy of toiling.
State-funded scientists are currently creating the New Man through a combination of stem cell research, mRNA Vaccines, Masks, Isolation, Fentanyl, Mexican immigration and the erasure of bourgeois values from the Collective Consciousness with the help of historical revisionism in the academia, news media, and the Party’s branches in the entertainment sector.
Always remember, What can be imagined — no matter how horrific — can be achieved!
Although he left us too soon, I like to think Orwell would have spontaneously applauded and raised his tin pitcher of vodka in salute at many of the Hollywood films of the last 30 years.
Take 2010s Source Code with Jake Gyllenhall. It is as doubleplusgood.
A US army pilot is sent back in time to Chicago to find the identity of a terrorist who is blowing up commuter trains. Eventually, after wrongly suspecting some persons of color, he finds a rich young white frat boy who is about to detonate a nuclear dirty bomb draped in an American flag and who then cries like a little girl when caught.
Jake is helped in his fight against white-teen-terrorism by a muslim immigrant who keeps the panicked gay white commuters on a train calm by an improvised stand-up comedy routine. Soon everybody has a bellyfeel plusgood.
Also Jake finds his brain is being used by the Pentagon and in reality his body is dead, another casualty of American capitalist wars of aggression – not to be confused with the 100+ million dead from Communism, who died for The Children™ and The Greater Good™.
This is so true to life. Damn those young white male American terrorists and praise Allah for spontaneous Islamic comedy. Bravo !!
Thanks for another great podcast! I agree Orwell’s essays are much better than his fiction. Love his essays! So profound, except I would say there is an element of slavish pandering to certain minorities, would you not? I thought maybe he was using the straussian techniques to convey certain information in the one on ww2, but after reading the essay on Marekesh, I wasn’t so sure.
There is a lot of high level style in Orwell’s writing, for example in A Hanging he confirms a rumor about these events subtextually. Did anyone catch what it was?
As I recollect the genius who invented the time machine in that movie was also a black person as is often the case in Hollywood.