Saturday, 6 October 2007

George Orwell

Historical Figure (1903-1950)

Novelist, political commentator and Patron Saint of Decency, George Orwell's ideas form the basis of modern Muscular Liberalism.

While he garners much respect for having physically confronted fascism by enlisting to fight in the Spanish Civil War, he is particularly lionised by Muscular Liberals for his political writings.

His most important and relevant works heap derision upon elitist Hampstead liberals and the Ivory Tower intelligentsia, rigorously refuting and ridiculing their moral relativism and liberal guilt.

Orwell was also the celebrated author of works on linguistic accuracy in political speech, inspiring Decents to eschew all forms of propaganda and weasel words when arguing.

From Nick Cohen to Comrade Hitchens, all respect the absolute prohibition upon the use of deceitful language to conceal unpalatable arguments.

Problematically, however, historians tend to gloss over Orwell's psychotic hatred of elephants, which he hunted and executed by the thousand, gunning them down without mercy while laughing in celebration.

External sources: Politics and the English Language by George Orwell, British Writer Sought After Elephant-Shooting Spree, Guardian Online


ejh said...

Peter Cook would have known what to do.

Malky Muscular said...

Quite - I think Orwell had the right idea in blowing away these pacific pachyderms. What have elephants ever contributed to the fight against fascism anyway?

If anything, they were objectively pro-Carthaginian imperialism, the bastards.

By the way, I left out that bit at the end of Animal Farm where the pigs and the capitalists have a party.

You know, the bit where he says And the animals outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again, but already they had all renounced capitalism and were farting the Internationale in front of a portrait of Comrade Stalin.

Surely, everybody knows that part - I wouldn't want to insult their intelligence.

ejh said...

Stalin, as it happens, dropped the Internationale as the anthem of the Comintern.

Nevertheless it was inadvertently played in place of the Soviet anthem at the start of the legendary 1978 world championship match between Anatoly Karpov and Viktor Korchnoi, something which the latter found highly amusing.