George Orwell’s reflection on the war in Spain bear resemblance to the seemingly delusional rants of today’s rightwing politicians – especially those declaring themselves candidates for President in the 2016 U.S. election.
The other day I read in my kindle Orwell’s essay “Looking back on the Spanish War”. I found most interesting, what Orwell wrote about party propaganda and lies. This is why I want to share here this chapter that deals with Orwell’s views about lying. He wrote this in 1942. Maybe you can find some similarities as far as our present day governments are concerned? What are your views about it? Anyhow, here is chapter 4:
“The struggle for power between the Spanish Republican parties is an unhappy, far-off thing which I have no wish to revive at this date. I only mention it in order to say: believe nothing, or next to nothing, of what you read about internal affairs on the Government side. It is all, from whatever source, party propaganda — that is to say, lies. The broad truth about the war is simple enough. The…
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