civilization on fear
Then the voice asks, “why not?”
Based on this passage from George Orwell’s book, 1984.
Winston Adams is being questioned by O’Brien.
‘You could not create such a world as you have just described. It is a
dream. It is impossible.’
‘It is impossible to found a civilization on fear and hatred and cruelty.
It would never endure.’
‘It would have no vitality. It would disintegrate. It would commit
‘You are under the impression that hatred is more exhausting
than love. ‘
‘Why should it be? ‘
‘And if it were, what difference would that make?‘