Beyond Orwell

TCT‘s editor is one of those lefties who loves him some Orwell.  But, seriously, that dude would only be able to stammer these days.

Get this:

The maker of Agent Orange and one-time promoter of DBCP of Bhopal fame, presently the world’s second largest chemical corporation, is painting itself green because some of its products have been used to build the infrastructure for the 2012 Olympics!

Bazinga, Eric Blair!

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Perfectly predictable. Once you barbarize the population by completely undercutting education and critical thinking, you can implant any narrative you want (if you have da moneys…). After that, it’s smooth sailing: “Hey, if it makes sense, looks good, and feels good – then it must be true. I don’t know why, but it just feels so… right!” I’ve been reading Adam Smith lately, and in a few places he makes a pretty trivial, but important point: in all (european) pre-capitalist societies, the dominant powers (church, landed gentry) began to lose their power and legitimacy once they began to spend too… Read more »