- http://cluesforum.info/viewtopic.php?p=2380443#p2380443It is not an accident, of course, that the most prosperous period of human history, that of 19th century USA, coincided with the least amount of banker control over the U.S. economy. [...] George Orwell envisioned the world of "1984," in which two rival powers maintained perpetual hostility and martial law but never went to war against each other. "1984" continued in effect until one player, the United States, weakened and could no longer afford to subsidize its rival. What happened to the world Communist threat was that the American taxpayer, looted and betrayed by the minions of the World Order, could no longer afford to pay for Communism in Russia."
from "The World Order" by Eustace Mullins
Simon asking about connection to Waugh:
- http://cluesforum.info/viewtopic.php?p=2377984#p2377984Orwell, an admirer of Waugh's writing, concluded that Waugh was "almost as good a novelist as it is possible to be ... while holding untenable opinions."
- http://cluesforum.info/viewtopic.php?p=2375489#p2375489BBC War Propagandist, George Orwell worked hard to prop up the Rocket Myth. Yet Orwell came close in 1984 to telling the truth when writing: "The rocket bombs which fell daily on London were probably fired by the Government of Oceania itself, 'just to keep people frightened'.
I've heard before that Orwell was somehow halfway into the "elite" circles, and it is interesting that his works are required reading in grade schools. Animal Farm and 1984 could be considered as unnecessarily bleak as they are prophetic and wise about human character. Actually, I wonder how difficult it was to avoid "elite" circles back in the day. It's arguably a little tricky today if you are in any sort of university or college setting, even with such a relatively enormous world population. But I would guess back when many of these weird conspiracies were forming in the wake of the terrible and awesome inventions of radio and television, that you could brush shoulders with future propagandists as easily as you might the next great (or bad) novelists of the time. So was Orwell one of these propagandists or was he just naturally close to the burgeoning groups of them and hence borrowed from their imaginations?
Well, well, well -- looks like we have some fun homonymic syllables going on:
Herbert George (H.G.) Wells (sparked concepts of "time" travel and "nuclear" weapons)
George Orson Welles (War of the Worlds hoax)
George Orwell (1984)
I guess the name "George Well" is like the "John Q. Smith" of science fiction. Probably just a coincidence and all that.