The Orwell quotes right-wingers never mention
Date Written: 09/01/2019
Year Published: 2019
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23251
A brief look at George Orwell's revolutionary, left-wing views to counter the superficial references to "thought police" or "big brother" used in right-wing circles.
If you've ever expressed a political view to the left of Tony Blair, chances are you've been met with a response along the lines of: "Haven't you ever read any Orwell?" The irony of this statement is usually in how little Orwell that person has actually read.
This obvious flaw here is that Orwell was, in fact, a socialist himself, who took part in a literal revolution as part of a Marxist militia (the POUM, whose name translates to 'Workers' Party of Marxist Unification').
So in the hope that the 'read some Orwell' crowd might shut up with their half-baked anti-socialism they absorbed at school without giving it a second thought, here are some Orwell quotes they never mention. Maybe they might even end up actually reading some Orwell as well!