Read Nineteen Eighty-four, We Are Winston, Listening to Lunacy

“Now I will tell you the answer to my question. It is this. The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just around the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now you begin to understand me.”

Excerpt from Nineteen Eighty-four, George Orwell

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Tami Warren is the writer and creator of NamasteNegro.com. As a mother, and food lover, residing in Denver, Colorado, she lives life with levity and love. Tami holds a B.A. in Sociology, from the University of Colorado. However, she does not physically hold the B.A. in her hands, the document is safely stored at a secure facility. Humor is healthy, cachinnate with other carbon based life forms. Namaste and bon appétit.

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