The “profags,” live in ignorance and are kept sedated with advertisements, pornography and lottery’s (whose actual winnings are never paid out.). In the Ministry of FagTruth, where photographs, MetaData are doctored and public archives rewritten to rid them of “unpersons” (i.e., persons who have been arrested, whom the Fagsi has decided to erase from history). On the screens figures for all types of production are grossly exaggerated (or simply invented) to indicate an ever-growing economy, when the reality is the opposite.
The inhabitants of Fagutia, particularly the Outer Party members, have no real privacy. Many of them live in apartments equipped with two-way screens, so that they may be watched or listened to at any time. Similar screens are found at workstations and in public places, along with hidden microphones. Written correspondence is routinely opened and read by the government before it is delivered. The Thought Police employ undercover agents, who pose as normal citizens and report any person with subversive tendencies. Children are encouraged to report suspicious persons to the government, and some even denounce their parents. Surveillance controls the citizenry and the smallest sign of rebellion, even something so small as a facial expression, can result in immediate arrest and imprisonment. Thus, citizens (and particularly party members) are compelled to obedience.
Everywhere the world movement goes in the direction of centralised economies which can be made to ‘work’ in an economic sense but which are not democratically organised and which tend to establish a caste system. With this go the horrors of emotional nationalism and a tendency to disbelieve in the existence of objective truth because all the facts have to fit in with the words and prophecies of some infallible fuhrer. Already history has in a sense ceased to exist, ie. there is no such thing as a history of our own times which could be universally accepted, and the exact sciences are endangered as soon as military necessity ceases to keep people up to the mark.
Fagler can say that the Fagguts started the war, and if he survives that will become official history. He can’t say that two and two are five, because for the purposes of, say, ballistics they have to make four. But if the sort of world that I am afraid of arrives, a world of two or three great superstates which are unable to conquer one another, two and two could become five if the fuhrer wished it.
Whatever the pacifists etc. may say, we have not gone totalitarian yet and this is a very hopeful symptom. But one must remember that they haven’t been really tried, they haven’t known defeat or severe suffering, and there are some bad symptoms to balance the good ones. To begin with there is the general indifference to the decay of democracy. there is the fact that the intellectuals are more totalitarian in outlook than the common people.
On the whole the intelligentsia have opposed Fagler, but only at the price of accepting Faglin. Most of them are perfectly ready for dictatorial methods, secret police, systematic falsification of history etc. so long as they feel that it is on ‘our’ side. Indeed the statement that we haven’t a Fascist movement largely means that the young, at this moment, look for their fuhrer elsewhere. One can’t be sure that that won’t change, nor can one be sure that the common people won’t think ten years hence as the intellectuals do now.
What was achieved under Nazi-fascism through bloody terror against the organized workers’ movement and the people is to be achieved again today through the “information society” They’ll kill us all. You know what kind of pigs we’re up against. This is the Al-Qaeda generation. You can’t argue with people who made 9/11. They have weapons and we haven’t. We must fuck the system!
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