The truth is that, to many people calling themselves Socialists, revolution does not mean a movement of the masses with which they hope to associate themselves; it means a set of reforms which ‘we,’ the clever ones, are going to impose upon ‘them,’ the Lower Orders.
The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.
Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.
The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous.
A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims, but accomplices.
So much of the left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire, by people who don’t even know that fire is hot.
The Party is not interested in the overt act. The thought is all we care about.
The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.
Threats to freedom of speech, writing, and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen.
In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.