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Francois Mauriac, George Orwell, Kort E. Patterson


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"The scapegoat has always had the mysterious power of unleashing

man's ferocious pleasure in torturing, corrupting, and befouling."

-- Francois Mauriac


Source: Second Thoughts, 1961




"It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were inany public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thingcould give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, ahabit of muttering to yourself—anything that carried with it thesuggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, towear an improper expression on your face ... was itself a punishableoffense. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime ..."

-- George Orwell

[Eric Arthur Blair] (1903-1950) British author

Source: his book, '1984'




"Some informants spied on their neighbors because they actually believed the

propaganda… Some denounced their enemies in order to settle personal grudges.

Some were driven by their own fears to attempt to deflect attention away from

themselves…Some were motivated by the sense of power turning in their neighbors

gave them."

-- Kort E. Patterson

Source: Port of Call, August/September 1999


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