Monday, July 17, 2006


Finally how we become all so much apathetic? All those pictures of violence that television was bringing into our houses all these years were not in order us to be informed but in order to get used for those that are coming? The evil, the violence, the war have entered into our houses but we look at them with so much apathy as if they belong in another universe... as if it is a movie of bad taste... as if no chance exists to touch us…

Τελικά πως έχουμε γίνει όλοι τόσο απαθείς; Μήπως όλες αυτές οι εικόνες βίας που έφερνε η τηλεόραση μέσα στα σπίτια μας τόσα χρόνια δεν ήταν για να ενημερωθούμε αλλά για να συνηθίσουμε στα χειρότερα που έρχονται;

Το κακό, η βία, ο πόλεμος έχουν μπει μέσα στο σπίτι μας αλλά εμείς τα κοιτάμε με τόση απάθεια σαν να ανήκουν σε άλλο σύμπαν… σαν να είναι μια κακόγουστη ταινία… σαν να μην υπάρχει περίπτωση να μας αγγίξουν ποτέ..

"April 4th, 1984. Last night to the flicks. All war films. One very good one of a ship full of refugees being bombed somewhere in the Mediterranean. Audience much amused by shots of a great huge fat man trying to swim away with a helicopter after him, first you saw him wallowing along in the water like a porpoise, then you saw him through the helicopters gunsights, then he was full of holes and the sea round him turned pink and he sank as suddenly as though the holes had let in the water, audience shouting with laughter when he sank. then you saw a lifeboat full of children with a helicopter hovering over it. Τhere was a middle-aged woman might have been a jewess sitting up in the bow with a little boy about three years old in her arms. Little boy screaming with fright and hiding his head between her breasts as if he was trying to burrow right into her and the woman putting her arms round him and comforting him although she was blue with fright herself, all the time covering him up as much as possible as if she thought her arms could keep the bullets off him. Then the helicopter planted a 20 kilo bomb in among them terrific flash and the boat went all to matchwood. Then there was a wonderful shot of a child's arm going up up up right up into the air a helicopter with a camera in its nose must have followed it up and there was a lot of applause from the party seats but a woman down in the prole part of the house suddenly started kicking up a fuss and shouting they didnt oughter of showed it not in front of kids they didnt it aint right not in front of kids it aint until the police turned her turned her out i dont suppose anything happened to her nobody cares what the proles say typical prole reaction they never --" George Orwell, 1984

"I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace." Remarks by George W.Bush on Homeownership at the Department of Housing and Urban Development Washington, D.C. June 18, 2002, 10:30 A.M. EDT

"In the images of celebrating Iraqis, we have also seen the ageless appeal of human freedom. Decades of lies and intimidation could not make the Iraqi people love their oppressors or desire their own enslavement. Men and women in every culture need liberty like they need food and water and air. Everywhere that freedom arrives, humanity rejoices; and everywhere that freedom stirs, let tyrants fear." Remarks by George W. Bush from the USS Abraham Lincoln at Sea Off the Coast of San Diego, California

"The constricted role of ideas in the American political system today has encouraged efforts by the executive branch to believe it can and should control the flow of information as a means of controlling the outcome of important decisions that still lie in the hands of the people. The administration vigorously asserts its power to maintain secrecy in its operations." Former Vice President Al Gore critisizing George W. Bush administration Monday, January 16, 2006

"But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country." Hermann Goering - Nazi Reichmarshall


philos said...

Πολύ ενδιαφέροντα και τα δύο άρθρα!

Anonymous said...

Έχεις πολύ δίκιο!!