Saturday, July 31, 2010

The People Must Believe That They Are Not Manipulated

"The people must believe that they are not manipulated—in order for them to be manipulated effectively." 
So says Winston Smith, protagonist of George Orwell's dystopian novel, 1984. Orwell/Smith was echoing a sentiment attributed earlier to Goethe:
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."
u believe u r not manipulated? u believe u r free?