Orwell the Prophet

 

In addition to this there is the horrible — the really disquieting — prevalence of cranks wherever Socialists are gathered together. One sometimes gets the impression that the mere words ‘Socialism’ and ‘Communism’ draw towards them with magnetic force every fruit-juice drinker, nudist, sandal-wearer, sex-maniac, Quaker, ‘Nature Cure’ quack, pacifist, and feminist in England.

 

George Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier (1937)

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  1. Well, the People’s Front of Judea has never gotten along with the People’s Judean Front. I’m surprised you didn’t know that.

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