James and George
I commented on the following but here's a less, (ok... a little...) garbeled version:
Like many, I've an un-'conventional narrative of human history'. I consider some words prophetic. Involving that which goes beyond communication in the normal sphere of things. Somehow unearthing something in the hearer and this, correspondingly affects the 'unseen'. Our response to say, Orwell's 1984 and James Tracy's dismissal through this article/comments – can have, particular power. Not all incidents and/or words, speak to our times in such a way, but the connecting the two here – I believe – does.
What's key, is our response. And this infusing in us encouragement and hope, into necessary actions not see our world going, at least in-all, the obviously unwanted ways. Go all-'1984'. Somehow we're empowered to achieve this. Something-like, hopefully the opposite of a memory hole. What's hidden or oppressed is exposed in coming liberation etc. I appreciate this isn't saying a lot, I'm only highlighting; we can see 1984 as a where-we're going or, maybe or with even more faith, somehow – not. I thought to write. All together now, and all that. Thanks.
Ne'er about my bit, this is an enthralling post on the intellectual light-house – Memory Hole.
Prof. James Tracy’s Termination in Light of Orwell’s 1984: If all records told the same tale from David Mathisen The Mathisen Corollary
But to trace out the history of the whole period, to say who was fighting whom at any given moment, would have been utterly impossible, since no written record, and no spoken word, ever made mention of any other alignment than the existing one. At this moment, for example, in 1984 (if it was 1984), Oceania was at war with Eurasia and in alliance with Eastasia. In no public or private utterance was it ever admitted that the three powers had at any time been grouped along different lines. Actually, as Winston well knew, it was only four years since Oceania had been at war with Eastasia and in alliance with Eurasia. But that was merely a piece of furtive knowledge which he happened to possess because his memory was not satisfactorily under control. Officially the change of partners had never happened. Oceania was at war with Eurasia: therefore Oceania had always been at war with Eurasia. The enemy of the moment always represented absolute evil, and it followed that any past or future agreement with him was impossible... MORE