george orwell

CIA finanzierte Animal Farm

Fefe-Fullquote: „Habt ihr Animal Farm mal gesehen? Die Verfilmung von dem George Orwell-Buch? Bestimmt. Aber wusstet ihr auch, dass die CIA den Film finanziert hat?“

The film version of George Orwell’s Animal Farm is 60 years old. As a new DVD version is released, we look at how the CIA help fund England’s first animated feature film. (…)

The CIA also thought it would be cheaper to make the film in England and believed, with good reason, that they would be able to keep the English animators in the dark about who was funding the film. In addition, they didn’t trust the political leanings of some American illustrators. And the British government was supposedly happy with a film full of anti-Russian propaganda at a time when the Cold War was in full blast. (…)

The one person who surely would not have been happy about it all would have been Orwell himself, not least for the way the ending to his novel was changed.

In Orwell’s pessimistic conclusion to Animal Farm, the pigs become indistinguishable from their human masters of old. In the optimistic CIA-approved ending to the film, the (non-pig) animals ask for help from the outside. They are helped, enabling them to crush the evil Stalin ruler. Some endings are more equal than others, it seems.

animalfarm all animals are equal

hearts and bellies and muscles

„It was curious to think that the sky was the same for everybody, in Eurasia or Eastasia as well as here. And the people under the sky were also very much the same–everywhere, all over the world, hundreds or thousands of millions of people just like this, people ignorant of one another’s existence, held apart by walls of hatred and lies, and yet almost exactly the same–people who had never learned to think but were storing up in their hearts and bellies and muscles the power that would one day overturn the world.“

– George Orwell, 1984, Book 1, Chapter 10


“When you catch an adjective, kill it. No, I don’t mean utterly, but kill most of them — then the rest will be valuable. They weaken when close together. They give strength when they are wide apart.”
– Mark Twain

“The adjective has not been built that can pull a weak or inaccurate noun out of a tight place.”
– E.B. White

“The road to hell is paved with adjectives.”
– Stephen King

“[Whoever writes in English] is struggling against vagueness, against obscurity, against the lure of the decorative adjective.”
– George Orwell

“The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech.”
– Clifton Paul Fadiman

“Most adjectives are also unnecessary. Like adverbs, they are sprinkled into sentences by writers who don’t stop to think that the concept is already in the noun.”
– William Zissner

“Use no superfluous word, no adjective, which does not reveal something.”
– Ezra Pound

by una excursión incoherente

Staatliche Überwachung und Anonymität

Eine neue Folge der Juice Rap News: Big Brother is WWWatching You (mit Special Guest „George Torwell“:)

via 11k2 + NP

Dazu auch aus dem Netzpolitik-Podcast Folge 99: Anonymität und das TOR-Projekt

Falls noch Zweifel vorhanden sind: Anonymität und die dazu gehörende informationelle Selbstverteidigung ist in Deutschland noch vollkommen legal. Oder um es mit unserer Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel zu sagen:

“Das sind aber Dinge, über die darf man nicht diskutieren – die muss man einfach machen!”

Emmanuel Goldstein

„Emmanuel Goldstein besitzt wie der „Große Bruder“ ein zeitloses Wesen. Er ist ein ehemaliges Parteimitglied, aber der „Staatsfeind Nummer Eins“ (…) Goldstein und die Bruderschaft sind möglicherweise eine von der Partei geschaffene Illusion, ein Köder, der Abweichler anziehen soll, damit es für die Gedankenpolizei leichter wird, potenzielle Gedankenverbrecher zu fassen.

Er ist auch als einziger Oppositioneller nicht zur Unperson erklärt worden, da seine Funktion als Feindbild für das System unentbehrlich ist. In diesem Sinne ist er genauso unsterblich wie der Große Bruder.“

Quelle: Wikipedia / 1984 (Roman)

Osama Bin Goldstein?