Rereading Nineteen Eighty Four – Part III Chap. 3 (13)

O’Brien gives the foundation of The Party and the evolution of society:

” There will be no loyalty, except loyalty towards the Party. There will be no love, except the love of Big Brother. There will be no laughter, except the laugh of triumph over a defeated enemy. There will be no art, no literature, no science.”

” When we are omnipotent we shall have no more need of science. There will be no distinction between beauty and ugliness. There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life.”

” All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always…there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler.”

” Always there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — for ever.’


This last statement has been repeated over the years and used in reference to every dictatorship.


What do you think?


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