January 24th, 2013

Quote of the Day

To mark the New Statesman’s George Orwell week, here is the man himself on the Staggers:

“An adolescent in a Glasgow slum worships Al Capone. An aspiring pupil at a business college worships Lord Nuffield. A New Statesman reader worships Stalin. There is a difference in intellectual maturity, but none in moral outlook.”


5 Comments

  1. 1
    AJStrang says:

    1st

    • 2
      La' says:

      Wonder what Orwell would say about people that worship Billy?

    • 3
      all corruption is the same meme says:

      anyone other than eg nietzsche appropriating the great man
      to flog a moral outlook
      doth not know him
      or their failing

      dear guido
      i doubt he would back you

      • 4
        hoarse anti 'pig-farmer' says:

        agreed
        if ever there was a blog where all are equal but some more than others
        or where the swines have taken over the asylumfarmhouse
        this must be it

        a blog where the real work horse is thrashed and worked to death
        etc

        animal ****

  2. 5
    Anonymous says:

    Ignore the modern day stalinists Guido. Great quote


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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



orkneylad says:

What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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