Orwell Reads Daily Kos

The mentality of the English left-wing intelligentsia can be studied in half a dozen weekly and monthlythe imbecile and the racist papers. The immediately striking thing about all these papers is their generally negative, querulous attitude, their complete lack at all times of any constructive suggestion. There is little in them except the irresponsible carping of people who have never been and never expect to be in a position of power. Another marked characteristic is the emotional shallowness of people who live in a world of ideas and have little contact with physical reality.

—George Orwell, “The Lion And The Unicorn,” February 1941

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15 Responses to “Orwell Reads Daily Kos”


  1. 1 taylormattd June 23, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Hahahahaha. Ah blueness, I miss you.

  2. 4 Julia Rain (the deviant daughter) June 25, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    I’m still grateful for that year you got me in. 🙂 It was fun, but I’ll never go again. 😉

    • 5 bluenred July 3, 2013 at 1:55 am

      It was good for you, and people there were good to you.

      That may happen again.

      It was Right that you went. It may be Right that you go again. ; )

  3. 6 possum June 26, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Maybe the best description of the Great Orange Satan yet put forth. “Another marked characteristic is the emotional shallowness of people who live in a world of ideas and have little contact with physical reality.” Good going.

  4. 9 Alexa June 27, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    i’ll just mention (and blueness can delete if he has a mind to) that the current toxicity seen at said esteemed Mo’ Meta blog is quite literally sick-making . . . even if 1,000 people “like,” there is no valid comparison, ever, of Hitler and WW2. and in allowing this to go unchecked, or passive complicity?

    that subscriber base is not exactly at an all-time high, nor is active participation, and i don’t believe the fact that this is not an election year is everything all about that.

    this is how you lose them.

    • 10 bluenred July 3, 2013 at 1:48 am

      People get all Excited, because it is just so Kool, to think you are being oppressed by Nazis.

      It’s like being a kid, and finding an excuse to say Fuck.

      I would ask this, of them.

      —Do not refer to someone as “Dr. Mengele” unless that person goes to work each day to rip the hearts out of living human beings.

      —Do not refer to “good Germans” unless you are referencing people who live next door to crematoriums that smoke 10,000 people a day, these people knowing this, and not caring.

      —Do not refer to “Nazis” unless you are identifying people who, as a matter of state policy, smash the heads of infants into concrete walls, and hang journalists and trade unionists on meat-hooks . . . as happened to a branch of my family.

      But of course they will not stop. Because it is just Too Kool. To breathlessly think you suffer too. As if you were being bootheeled by Real, Live, Actual Nazis.

      • 11 Alexa July 4, 2013 at 7:00 pm

        it’s only Kool if one is a regressive, functionally illiterate, socially maladroit, permanently unemployed, narrow-minded (myopic) fool with advanced Blogmouth (TM blue).

        in fact, it’s a nearly perfect demonstration of life in a fish tank. they swim. they feed. and they sometimes eat their own.

        • 12 bluenred August 11, 2013 at 10:04 pm

          Fish-tank is right.

          In Francis Coppola’s best film, Rumble Fish, the lead, he be Motorcycle Boy, having been through and burned out on it all, while still but in his early 20s, wanted but to take, from the pet store, the confining tank of the fighting-fish, and dump all them fish into the river.

          “They belong in the river. I don’t think that they would fight. If they were in the river.”

          The humans, they shoot the Motorcycle Boy. And they kill him.

          Because he is right.

      • 13 Alexa July 4, 2013 at 7:02 pm

        It’s like being a kid, and finding an excuse to say Fuck.

        guilty (as you know). like so many other words that may have once been for shock value or effect, it has become so common i don’t even notice. the N-word makes me flinch but very little else.

        • 14 bluenred August 11, 2013 at 9:47 pm

          There are two right times & places to say “fuck.”

          Neither can, or should, be discussed, by real people, in public.

          ; )

  5. 15 Alexa August 12, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    just so, mi abejo. the way people consider “dude” the universal pronoun makes me want to throw down some china plates. but the way people misuse “fuck” is grounds for the entire cabinet to be smashed to hell. 😉


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