25.04.2013 By Nicolas Bonna
When Orwell wrote his most famous novel, which happened to be the most emblematic of dramatic past century, he was not writing about Soviet Union and Stalin.
He was basically writing a dystopia about Britain, the ruined Britain of Churchill and Lord Beveridge, a desperate country ruled now by conservative nihilism, social security services and the ideology of iron curtain and cold war.
Orwell gave to his republic the cromwellian name of Oceania, in reference to the dictator of the British puritan revolution who murdered his king and the catholic peasants of Ireland; but at least Cromwell created the patterns of a future imperial grandeur: the navy, the bank and the secret services. Cromwell believed too like the puritans he was a synthetic Hebrew.
He devised modern democratic fanaticism, a long time before French Revolution. Read Orwell better: What was required in a Party member was an outlook similar to that of the ancient Hebrew who knew, without knowing much else, that all nations other than his own worshipped ‘false gods’… He knew Jehovah and the commandments of Jehovah: he knew, therefore, that all gods with other names or other attributes were false gods.Let us talk about fake terror.
It is too present in 1984 and was recycled by the Washowski bothers in their strange and provocative movie Vendetta. Print version + – Font Size Send to friendThe rocket bombs which fell daily on London were probably fired by the Government of Oceania itself, ‘just to keep people frightened’.Frightened people are easily submitted and cheated. Possessed and traumatized by the screens, people believe like children in any conspiracy, in any………………