26 January 2011

"The war is not meant to be won. It is meant to be continuous."

"The war is not meant to be won.  It is meant to be continuous.  The essential act of modern warfare is the destruction of the produce of human labor... The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects, and its object is not victory over eurasia or Eastasia, but to keep the very structure of society intact."
From the voiceover dialogue of the movie 1984Via for screencap photo.

3 comments:

  1. Reminds me of Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Have you read it?

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  2. No. But after reading you comment, I see our library has it, so I've requested it.

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  3. The quote is not "voice over" but Richard Burtons' character O'Brien speaking to John Hurts' Winston Smith

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