Tuesday, December 16, 2003

Let George do it
I've been planning to post something on my growing irritation with George Orwell and his status as secular saint for virtue-mongers of left and right. As such, I've been noodling around the internet reading his various professional and amateur fans. It's depressing work. Imagine a sanctimonious finger wagging in the human face forever. But I have discovered two unbreakable laws of Orwell citation, reproduced here for those who may wish to join the cult.

i) I shall not refer to the blessed George without also using the words decent and honest.

ii) On close examination, I find that his politics exactly resemble my own.