Aug 242021

This is for friends who are worried about our current circumstances.

Don’t be.  You won’t be, if you know the strength of the  Challenges to the vaccine mandate

From the introduction to  2021-08-20 Mass Psychosis:

It is not famine, not earthquakes, not microbes, not cancer, but man himself that is man’s greatest danger to man, for the simple reason that there is no adequate protection against psychic epidemics, which are infinitely more devastating than the worst of natural catastrophes.   – Carl Jung

In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule. – Friedrich Nietzsche

A lie doesn’t become truth, wrong doesn’t become right and evil doesn’t become good just because it’s accepted by a majority.   — Booker T. Washington

I no longer know if I wish to drown myself in love, vodka or the sea. –  Franz Kafka

May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears. ― Nelson Mandela

They fear love because it creates a world they can’t control. – George Orwell

Orwell has a pretty good handle on love.

Jesus told people to love your neighbour,  the same as you love yourself.

Human Touch:  A VERY simple example of a former politician using lies and the threat of the Law to keep people from talking with their neighbours (isolated).  Uncanny how some personalities know the vulnerability of the uninformed! :   Bruce Power siting of reactor, attempts to buy options on land in “Big Bend“ of the North Sask River

Human Touch:  Covid Isolation has had an unintended consequence.

Bonds among people were strengthened.  They loved their neighbours by looking out for them, and helping.  Maybe they recognized their own need and through that, the need of their neighbour.  But MAYBE it’s human instinct in a healthier personality!

Wild fires released and propelled human goodness, coming to the aid of those in dire straits.   Blind to differences, you see the humanity and you love.  We love the beauty in a soul or in the landscape or in the search for truth or in our creativity.  It is as though we are placed on the Planet to love;  it is our purpose.

We thrive, we are energized, we become creative, we find solutions to problems, in response to human touch, to loving.

We have so many resounding songs of resistance to tyranny.  They should be in a hymn book!

With Orwell as scribe; Jesus for example; Human Touch;
and our hearty voices united in song – – we will be saved!  Ha ha! with joy and laughter!
(How about:  “Les Miz”, a powerful call. “Do you hear the people sing?”)


George Orwell – – They fear love because it creates a world they can’t control.


George Orwell:  And I believe that totalitarianism, if not fought against, could triumph again.

He also said:

Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.

One can love a child, perhaps, more deeply than one can love another adult, but it is rash to assume that the child feels any love in return.

The main motive for nonattachment is a desire to escape from the pain of living, and above all from love, which, sexual or non-sexual, is hard work.

The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection, that one is sometimes willing to commit sins for the sake of loyalty, that one does not push asceticism* to the point where it makes friendly intercourse impossible, and that one is prepared in the end to be defeated and broken up by life, which is the inevitable price of fastening one’s love upon other human individuals.

severe self-discipline and avoidance of all forms of indulgence, typically for religious reasons.
“acts of physical asceticism”
Religious retreat:  A hermitage can either be a place where a hermit lives in seclusion from the world, or a building or settlement where a person or a group of people live religiously in seclusion. Wikipedia

Continuing with Orwell’s wit and insights:

The best books… are those that tell you what you know already.   ― 1984

The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.

Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.   ― 1984

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.

Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.  ― 1984

Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere else.  ― 1984

Why is slavery a freedom?  (an interpretation of Orwell)

Freedom Is Slavery” because, according to the Party, the man who is independent is doomed to fail. By the same token, “Slavery Is Freedom,” because the man subjected to the collective will is free from danger and want* *.   In reference to:

From where Winston stood it was just possible to read, picked out on its white face in elegant lettering, the three slogans of the Party:





* *  In my view, the book I am Hutterite (2010),  a true-life story, grapples extremely well with creating a mind and emotional space within which to understand – –   “Slavery Is Freedom,” because the man subjected to the collective will is free from danger and want.

  In 1969, Ann-Marie Dornn’s parents did the unthinkable. They left a Hutterite colony near Portage la Prairie, Manitoba with seven children and little else, to start a new life. Overnight, the family was thrust into a society they did not understand and which knew little of their unique culture. The transition was overwhelming.

Desperate to be accepted, ten-year-old Ann-Marie is forced to deny her heritage in order to fit in with her peers. I Am Hutterite chronicles her quest to reinvent herself as she comes to terms with the painful circumstances that led her family to leave community life.

Rich with memorable characters and vivid descriptions, this ground-breaking narrative shines a light on intolerance, illuminating the simple truth that beneath every human exterior beats a heart longing for understanding and acceptance.  


You may be interested in    Orwell in Action, resistance to Vaccine Passports.

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