Laments of a philosophical pessimist. Notes on society, politics, and culture.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Orthodoxy is Unconsciousness
"Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? . . . By the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now? . . . The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact, there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinking--not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness."