There’s a part in the book 1984 that’s stuck in my mind and comes up and around regularly like brain cud. It’s something I can’t swallow, but I can’t spit it out either, so round and round it goes in the background.
It’s the part where O’Brien holds up four fingers and asks Winston how many fingers he’s holding up. Winston says four. O’Brien asks him how many fingers it would be if the Party says it is five. Winston says it would still be four. What else could it be?
Winston is tortured until he says he sees five fingers, but that’s not good enough. He is tortured again and drugged until he actually does see five fingers. That’s when the torture stops.
That scene perfectly symbolizes the template of all evil. It defies every natural law of humanity and attempts to deny something that cannot be denied. It’s not possible to control another sentient being, not in any true sense. All the techniques of torture and mind games and cruelty, the drugs and the sleep deprivation and all of the grotesque and deceitful mind-shattering techniques that evil people engage in, are all phony cheats. They can get people to believe a lie, but it’s still a lie. No lie changes to truth, no change ever takes place. Only the destruction of a sovereign entity’s mind and body happens. That’s nowhere near the same as actually achieving what they really want. They can’t get what they really want. It’s impossible.
Angie Riedel: Genuine Truth From the book: Think Or Be Eaten (2015)
“Are you prepared to authorise a nuclear strike that could kill hundreds of thousands of men, women and children?”
Ms May replied with one word: “Yes.”
Theresa May says she would kill ‘100,000 men, women and children’ with a nuclear bomb
There are weapons now that relegate nuclear technology into the same league as elastic bands and paper (and I’m not in favour of them either)…meanwhile our health service and other vital services are starved of finance.
I don’t remember hearing of Robb Tilley before but he gives an excellent lecture here.
Recent findings and field-work relating to little ‘hobbits’ in Flores Island, Siberian hominids with mtDNA connections to people of Papua New Guinea, the exclusivity of our distinct genetic Homo sapiens code being compromised by a 4% Neanderthal input, and a variety of unexpected findings have called into question many elemental assumptions held about the past.
Professor Clive Gamble (Southampton University) succinctly summarised the current impasse and polarisation this has caused, when declaring we have to construct “a completely new map of the world and how we peopled it.”
First Human Race Came From Australia, NOT Africa