Sunday, 16 July 2006

George Orwell: On Patriotism

George Orwell’s remarks on patriotism - August 1941:

"What has kept England on its feet during the past year? In part, no doubt, some vague idea about a better future, but chiefly the atavistic emotion of patriotism, the ingrained feeling of the English-speaking peoples that they are superior to foreigners.

FOR THE LAST TWENTY YEARS THE MAIN OBJECT OF ENGLISH LEFT-WING INTELLECTUALS HAS BEEN TO BREAK THIS FEELING DOWN, and if they had succeeded, we might be watching the SS men patrolling the London streets at this moment.

Similarly, why are the Russians fighting like tigers against the German invasion? In part, perhaps, for some half-remembered ideal of Utopian Socialism, but chiefly in defence of Holy Russia (the 'sacred soil of the Fatherland,' etc etc), which Stalin has revived in an only slightly altered form.

The energy that actually shapes the world springs from emotions - racial pride, leader-worship, religious belief, love of war - which liberal intellectuals mechanically write off as anachronisms, and which they have usually destroyed so completely in themselves as to have lost all power of action."
According to Orwell, then, the destroyers began doing what they do in about 1921. This, coincidentally, was the year the Council on Foreign Relations, just about the leading proponent of the globalist, elite-driven New World Order, was founded in the USA.

The destruction of the West has been under way for quite a bit longer than that, of course, and can be traced to the secret build up to the American and French Revolutions. Just how far we have come down the 'liberal intellectual' road in the last 66 years can, to my mind, be summed up by something that Jens Orbach said.

Sweden's Minister for Democracy, Metropolitan Affairs, Integration and Gender Equality, opined thus during a debate on Swedish radio in 2004.

"We must be open and tolerant towards Islam and Muslims because when we become a minority, they will be so towards us."
If he'd said that in Orwell's 1941, he might well have been strung up. If not judicially, then by the mob.

Anyway, Orwell, to my mind just about the greatest seer of the twentieth century, got it right here, didn't he? THEY were at it then, THEY are at it now.

Isn't it about time THEY were stopped.

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