He paused, and for a moment assumed again his air of a schoolmaster questioning a promising pupil: ‘How does one man assert his power over another, Winston?’
Winston thought. ‘By making him suffer,’ he said.
‘Exactly. By making him suffer. Obedience is not enough. Unless he is suffering, how can you be sure that he is obeying your will and not his own? Power is in inflicting pain and humiliation. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing. Do you begin to see, then, what kind of world we are creating? It is the exact opposite of the stupid hedonistic Utopias that the old reformers imagined. A world of fear and treachery is torment, a world of trampling and being trampled upon, a world which will grow not less but more merciless as it refines itself. Progress in our world will be progress towards more pain. The old civilizations claimed that they were founded on love or justice. Ours is founded upon hatred. In our world there will be no emotions except fear, rage, triumph, and self-abasement. Everything else we shall destroy everything. Already we are breaking down the habits of thought which have survived from before the Revolution. We have cut the links between child and parent, and between man and man, and between man and woman. No one dares trust a wife or a child or a friend any longer. But in the future there will be no wives and no friends. Children will be taken from their mothers at birth, as one takes eggs from a hen. The sex instinct will be eradicated. Procreation will be an annual formality like the renewal of a ration card. We shall abolish the orgasm. Our neurologists are at work upon it now. 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 — do not forget this, Winston — always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, 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.’
Dude, just wanted to say how fricking brilliant this site is. I got into Jack about a year ago and have been collecting pics, but you have some amazing ones that I had never seen anywhere else. I beg you to rock on.
Awesome, I’m so glad you dig it. Bobby was my intro into the second generation of Kennedys, and my personality and Teddy’s seemed to line up properly so I started adoring him as well - but I feel like Jack; The Person is pretty underrated. It’s hard to sort through all the myths about him and get down to his essential character, but I really appreciate who he was too, flaws and all.
Totally know you're crazy busy!!!! But just wanted to say, all your crazy fans who've used this cute little box to bug you with queries are still here, hee hee. :-*
Take all the time in the world (this blog is SOOO worth it) - just wanted to reaffirm our neverending presence!! LOL <3
Aw, thank you so much! This is such a sweet message. I’m glad you like this blog :)
Clever ask title.
I wasn't aware that there was going to be a Kennedys mini-series starring Katie Holmes until about 3 minutes ago and it turns out it's been dropped by the History channel. Could you please inform me as to why and your opinion on the matter?
I already made a post which implied that the History channel refuses it as it fell along the lines of an exaggerated drama more than a legitimate history lesson according - and apparently they weren’t the only ones to feel that way as Showtime has apparently also passed on the series. Just watch this trailer, and if you end up feeling God actually exists due to the fact no legitimate television station will host this, then there’s my opinion on it.