30659Orwell on Gaza
- Jan 6, 2009
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Over at TPMCafe, Israel Policy Forum's M.J. Rosenberg spotlights a telling quotation from George Orwell that is directly relevant to the current furor over the attack on Gaza. Money sentence:
Actions are held to be good or bad, not on their own merits, but according to who does them, and there is almost no kind of outrage -- torture, the use of hostages, forced labour, mass deportations, imprisonment without trial, forgery, assassination, the bombing of civilians -- which does not change its moral colour when it is committed by 'our' side."
Orwell also said "In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act." Kudos to M.J.: a truth-teller, and quiet revolutionary.
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