George Orwell was born on this day in 1903.
He is famous for his dystopian fictional writing about how people are in “a state of continual warfare” with evil government that uses Thought Police against their own people.
I have been at war and therefore in constant personal turmoil with the police state of Victoria when their Thought Police arrested me in the winter of 2016 and took me through psychological hell that year in a family violence court as a result of lobbying an Australian Labor Party politician for environmentalist WW2 commemoration.
One well intentioned old guy upset me and triggered anger in me by something he said. I will call him DS here, because I see much that is wonderful in him and Deeply Spiritual and because only a few seconds of listening to his beautiful very intellectual voice will tell you that he is a Debonaire Sophisticate. But when he tried to tell me something along the lines that what I suffer now is my own fault because I am not and was not giving out enough love, I got upset.
The only honest response I can make now is still: BULLSHIT !
Police state crap becomes entrenched when people in countries like Australia do not emphatically and unreservedly oppose it.
It cannot be loved.
Any pretense of any such love would be a lie.
As George Orwell wrote: “The relative freedom which we enjoy depends on public opinion. The law is no protection. Governments make laws, but whether they are carried out, and how the police behave, depends on the general temper in the country. If large numbers of people are interested in freedom of speech, there will be freedom of speech, even if the law forbids it; if public opinion is sluggish, inconvenient minorities will be persecuted, even if laws exist to protect them.”
God Bless George Orwell.
God Bless Freedom.
And may the Great And Powerful God, who my personal faith tells me judges over all, may that God ultimately send vicious criminals like Daniel Michael Andrews and Shane Andrew Patton to the hell they deserve for all of their very real crimes.
Geoff Fox, 25th June, 2022, Down Under