George Orwell (Eric Blair) gave this interview while dying of TB on the isle of Jura. He had just published his final classic ‘1984’. In the 1930’s Orwell had gone to Spain to fight for the Spanish anarchist revolution, he was badly wounded by shrapnel and spent significant amount of time in hospital there. It is believe during his time in Spain he learned of the political agenda explained in the work ‘1984’. Orwell likely wrote 1984 once he knew he was dying of TB as he believed that publishing such a work would make its author a target for assassination. He likely felt he had nothing to lose as he was dying anyway. In the footage you can see him breathing quite quickly after the interviewers first question. He did claim the world was heading towards the dystopian future he predicted. The book 1984 is peculiar for its inclusion of vast tracts of the party’s secret manifesto, as though he wrote a book to encapsulate the publication of such a document.
Chillingly he turns to the camera and says:
Don’t let it happen, it depends on you.
If you haven’t read ‘1984’, you should. ‘1984’ predicts so many things it is uncanny, webcams, the surveillance state, SJWs, endless wars and switching allegiances, a dumbed down population either complaint or ruthlessly oppressed, the narrowing of human emotion to just a few base states.
But is is all around you, so much so you just don’t notice it. Even when writing this article I noticed this:
So more than an excuse to make you read again the article it shows that slowly and steadily the progressive march toward total tyranny continues.
And yes that’s exactly what progressive means, progress to tyranny, and anyone who thinks differently is just a useful idiot.