מחבר: עלאם עאקל
תאריך: 16/02/08 01:43
יניב דווקא כתב את הכתבה ברוח הדברים של אורוול.
ציטוט:"Chapter 3: War is Peace
However, since the Party wants to maintain a hierarchical society
with itself on top, this real possibility of eliminating poverty and
inequality, is a deadly threat rather than something to be
desired: "If leisure and security were enjoyed by all alike, the
great mass of human beings who are normally stupefied by poverty,
would learn to think for themselves" , eventually sweeping away the
oligarchy ruling them. "In the long run, a hierarchical society was
only possible on a basis of poverty and ignorance."
Since large-scale machine production could not be eliminated once
invented, the Party must see to it that the products are destroyed
before they can make "the masses too comfortable, and hence, in the
long run, too intelligent".
A permanent state of war takes care of this problem:
resources are deliberately wasted on warfare, and the war effort "is
always so planned as to eat up any surplus that might exist after
meeting the bare needs of the population
זה בדיוק מה שעשו עם העודפים שהיו בתקציב.בזבזו אותם במלחמה האחרונה
מפקד בצה"ל: ירינו יותר ממיליון פצצות מצרר.לדברי המפקד, "כיסינו כפרים
שלמים בפצצות מצרר. מה שעשינו היה מטורף ומפלצתי". חיילים טוענים שצה"ל
השתמש גם בפגזי זרחן.
ועכשיו מה? מוסיפים לביטחון על חשבון כל השאר.
... It is a deliberate policy to keep even the favoured groups
somewhere near the brink of hardship, because a general state of
scarcity, increases the importance of small privileges ,and thus
magnifies the distinction between one group and another."
Moreover, the state of war creates a mentality that suits the Party
A Party member should be "a credulous and ignorant fanatic whose
prevailing moods are fear, hatred, adulation and orgiastic triumph.
In other words ,it is necessary that he should have the mentality
appropriate to a state of war
Research into new weapons therefore continues, but using
doublethink, Inner Party administrators are also in some sense aware
that the war must never be allowed to end.
. To maintain the image of the enemy as a monster whose ideology is
a barbarous outrage on common sense, all sides realize that "the
main frontiers must never be crossed by anything except bombs"!
Thus, the war is actually "waged by each ruling group against its
own subjects, and the object of the war is not to make or prevent
conquests of territory, but to keep the structure of society intact".