Orwell on Literacy and Expression

Last Updated on June 29, 2019 by Hamad Subani

If people cannot write well, they cannot think well, and if they cannot think well, others will do their thinking for them.

Attributed to George Orwell

Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought-crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it. Every concept that can ever be needed will be expressed by eactly one word, with its meaning rigidly defined and all its subsidiary meanings rubbed out and forgotten. . . . The process will still be continuing long after you and I are dead. Every year fewer and fewer words, and the range of consciousness always a little smaller. Even now, of course, there’s no reason or excuse for commiting thought-crime. It’s merely a question of self-discipline, reality-control. But in the end there won’t be any need even for that. . . . Has it ever occcured to you, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now?

George Orwell, 1984, Chapter 5.

2 Responses

  1. BlueyBloggerNo Gravatar says:

    George Orwell was exactly the same as Daniel Webster……100% completely wrong, and completely bought and paid for by the Masons, who basically control the media and copyrights (opinions), around the world. Orwell wrote Fiction, as do ALL authors who wish to peddle their writings as Fact…..even the publishers of dictionaries!

    Not one author in history, has EVER written the Facts/Truth in ANY periodical, paper, magazine, letter, book, constitution, contract, treaty, or trust, due to their training at school.

    Schools, are told by the ‘masters’ at the top, “Never begin a sentence with a Prepositional-Phrase, and never end any sentences with any Prepositions or Prepositional-Phrases”. “Now, go write a 300 word essay, and be as colourful as you like”.

    THAT is why George, and every other author, are always placed in the Fiction section of the world’s libraries.
    By the way, the Non-Fiction sections of ALL libraries worldwide, are also nothing but Fiction.

  2. ASRNo Gravatar says:

    Hi Hamad, apparently the Mark of the Beast may well be a chip embedded tattoo.


    Regards… ASR

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