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England is a family with the wrong members in control

October 20, 2013 Leave a comment

“England is a family with the wrong members in control. Almost entirely we are governed by the rich, and by people who step into position of command by right of birth. Few if any of these people are consciously treacherous, some of them are not even fools, but as a class they are quite incapable of leading us to victory. They could not do it, even if their material interests did not constantly trip them up. As I pointed out earlier, they have been artificially stupefied. Quite apart from anything else, the rule of money sees to it that we shall be governed largely by the old – that is, by people utterly unable to grasp what age they are living in or what enemy they are fighting.”

http://www.k-1.com/Orwell/site/work/essays/lionunicorn.html

Written in a context of war.  Cameron’s exhortations to a wartime spirit, (after Shewhomustnotbenamed) started this.  This is what someone wrote of the Tories at the time.  Has much changed?

 

 

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