“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Monday, 7 June 2010

The more things change................

"One sometimes gets the impression that the mere words 'Socialism' and 'Communism' draw towards them with magnetic force every fruit-juice drinker, nudist, sandal-wearer, sex-maniac, Quaker, ‘Nature Cure’ quack, pacifist, and feminist in England."
"If only the sandals and the pistachio-coloured shirts could be put in a pile and burnt, and every vegetarian, teetotaler, and creeping Jesus sent home to Welwyn Garden City to do his yoga exercises quietly!"
George Orwell. The Road To Wigan Pier.

With only a few minor alteration the above quote stands up today as well as ever. Unfortunately.

1 comment:

henry said...

Makes Welwyn Garden City sound a much nicer place than it really is.

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