Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A lesson in ‘Anarchist’ ‘historical’ analysis…

John Roskam ~versus~ George Orwell
Posted on February 5, 2012 by @ndy
John Roskam: John Roskam’s political sensibilities were kindled at age 14, when he read George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” in one night. Combined with his parents’ small-business, anti-Communist leanings, the book inspired a passion for free market liberalism that continues 30 years later.

“You could not be anything other than in favour of the individual and individual choice after reading “Animal Farm”, says Roskam, 44, the executive director of the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA). “It highlights the dangers of unrestrained collective action.”

George Orwell: “The Spanish war and other events in 1936-37 turned the scale and thereafter I knew where I stood. Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic socialism, as I understand it.”

In the comments section…
@ndy says:
February 5, 2012 at 5:00 pm
It’s a very common mistake. Many right-wingers claim Orwell was ‘on their side’. So I can understand a 14-year-old John believing this, but a 44-year-old John? Pretty silly stuff.

In his typically simplistic fashion @ndy sets up a straw man (x 2) argument like some Punch and Judy show, to ‘prove’ a point that’s not even there. Yet again his modus operandi causes one to wonder just how young he is and how immature his mind is. There is a distinct puerility in his world view and apparent concepts of socio-political matters. It is as if he exists in some form of parallel reality where logic is suspended.

Despite his determined adherence to the Marxist dialectic and cultural/moral relativism in virtually every other aspect of socio-political discourse he is stubbornly absolutist when it comes to matters of the clichéd Right Vs Left, Conservative/Reactionary Vs ‘Progressive’ and, of course, Race. Strange also is his very ‘Statist’ authoritarianism and apparent fondness for Lora Norder.

There is no room for subtlety, no room for consideration of factors such as how much the very definitions have changed, even in Orwell’s lifetime, and certainly since his passing the entire measurable and ‘approved’ range of the Left/Right spectrum has narrowed dramatically and, in a huge paradigm shift, lurched massively to the Left. The so-called ‘conservatives’ of today are merely fiscal, not social, conservatives and would have been considered ‘wet’ liberals at best during Orwell’s era. Modern Capitalism has acceded to the demands of the infiltrated intelligentsia and appropriated Cultural Marxist policies. This is because both Communism and Capitalism demand and require Global Government. Capitalism, in its long term agenda and logical conclusion, has nothing whatsoever to do with ‘free enterprise’ but is instead all about ultimate monopoly and, most importantly, the monopoly of a very special Chosen Tribe.

Essentially, what Orwell warned about in ‘Animal Farm’ and particularly in ‘Nineteen Eighty Four’ was the quite predictable trajectory of Left Wing despotism, the inherent hypocrisy of Marxist Theory and the inevitability of corrupt and undeserving privileged elites who will lord it over the masses in a Neo-Feudal system. Life, existence itself, is all about hierarchy and survival of the fittest, the most aggressive, dominant and successful. No amount of ideology can expunge this basic truth.

Sadly, even Orwell could not predict just how socially destructive and culturally sterilising the system he ‘understood’ as ‘democratic socialism’ would become. Assisted by massive leaps in technological advancement and administered by parasitic and cynical career politicians rather than statesmen it is now effectively the most oppressive and ruthless system seen thus far. Any who refuse to kneel before it and be assimilated are destroyed either from within or without. The victims include South Africa, Rhodesia, Iraq, Libya and the future targets include Syria and Iran. It is said that Christianity and Islam were delivered at the point of a sword. Democratic Socialism and/or Liberal Democracy come, if the TelAvision should fail to convince, on the warhead of a cruise missile.

Orwell’s essay ‘Shooting an Elephant’ and his novel ‘Burmese Days’ convinced a very young Victor that Orwell was at heart, despite being a professed egalitarian and Humanist, every bit the racially conscious White Englishman just as his privileged ‘Lower Upper Middle Class’ social ranking would have determined. There is much of the autobiography to be found in even his most apparently ‘fictional’ novels and short stories.

No ‘Leftist’ of today could possibly produce such starkly honest portrayals of the sinister, wily and treacherous Asiatic types as he did in his essays and novels. For example, in ‘Burmese Days’ the truly insightful reader is not fooled at all by his obvious attempt to identify himself, as the author/narrator with the lead character of the insipid Race Traitor ‘Flory’. His understanding of the mindset of the Imperial British is just way too good.

“Little pot-bellied niggers breathing garlic in your face over the bridge-table. Christ, to think of it! We’ve got to hang together and put our foot down on this at once”

You simply cannot make up stuff like that. Your humble writer believes we are seeing something of the inner psyche, the spirit even, of Eric Blair through a crack in the blacked out window of Political Correctness and into something far more visceral and instinctive. Many of these upper Middle Class intellectual types, like Orwell, are tortured by Marxist induced guilt and intimidated, via peer pressure, into playing the political game but at a much deeper and personal level they know the truth. Orwell knew this about himself, even inventing the ‘Doublethink’ concept as a euphemism for his own dishonesty, yet leaving subtle clues in his writings for those with enough insight and wisdom to decipher.

@ndy and friends can pseudo intellectually masturbate all they want and extrapolate the most warped conclusions or even, more likely, inane interpretations of Orwell’s work from their bone headed, hard core Red perspective but the plain truth remains unadulterated on the page for any with the brains to see.

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