Saturday, 31 July 2010
West Ham and Tottenham at Phoney War over Parker
I nearly said that David Sullivan has been reading "1984" but that is so implausable that I corrected myself at the last moment - he has clearly seen the film!
Of course Big Brother Sullivan understands perfectly that "War is Peace" (Just like he understands "Pornography is Love"), and Tottenham Hotspurs represent the perfect Goldstein, of course, because of their Jewish links. As Orwell tells us, "the consciousness of being at war, and therefore in danger, makes the handing-over of all power to a small caste seem the natural, unavoidable condition of survival." At the moment Sullivan is orchestrating Hate Week!
Sullivan also understands that "the essential act of the Party is to use conscious deception while retaining the firmness of purpose that goes with complete honesty." Mind you, Duxbury left behind the Idiot Guide on this when he made his hasty exit from the CEO office!
Not that Sullivan necessarily understands what he is doing, of course. Just like the Three Monkeys Brigade within our fan base, Sullivan is probably fully conditioned by Doublethink, described by Orwell as "the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in ones' mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them." So, Sullivan probably believes his statement on the OS, whilst at the same time knowing that Parker will be sold, just like the posters on here who tell me that West Ham will not sell Parker but that Parker will probably leave anyway!
And ahead of the reaction of the Three Monkeys Brigade to this post, let me share with you how Orwell has predicted your mental health:
"We shall abolish the orgasm. Our neurologists are at work upon it now. There will be no loyalty, except loyalty towards West Ham. There will be no love, except the love of David Sullivan. There will be no laughter, except the laugh of triumph over a defeated enemy. There will be no art, no literature, no science. When we are omnipotent there will be no need of science. There will be no distinction between beauty and ugliness. There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always—do not forget this Winston—always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever."
Look in the mirror guys, Orwell saw you coming!
Posted by Hammersfan at 08:31