Monday, February 22, 2016

Ingsoc and Socjus

"Power is tearing human minds apart and putting them back together in new shapes of your own choosing."
--O'Brien (1984)

Analogy suggested between Ingsoc, newspeak for the English Socialist party of George Orwell's 1984, and Socjus, the parallel dubbing for today's 'social justice' movement. Both authoritarian, collectivistic, and self-righteous.

In the end, the author wonders whether the intuitive response to Socjus is rebellion grounded in the idea of individual liberty.

This movement, of course, already has a name.

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