Orwell on Orthodoxy


‘Orthodoxy means not thinking – not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.’

– Orwell. G. 1949. Nineteen Eighty-Four London, Great Britain: Penguin Books (2008) p. 56

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4 thoughts on “Orwell on Orthodoxy

  1. “Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.”
    — ‘1984’ —

  2. ‘Orthodoxy is finding people with a way of living and thinking you are comfortable with, and joining them. This frees one from the distraction of constantly kicking against the pricks.’
    – Colonialist 2015.

  3. Hi, Colonialist – when you say “pricks” do you mean as in the King James Bible, Pauline epistle, or in the American vernacular? :)

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