Agreed. Orwell was a social democrat. He described himself as a 'Democratic Socialist' but the terms have changed over the years so thats a bit misleading.Orwell is a pretty swell guy, I've read Animal Farm and found it to be intresting. But unfortunatly, his writings are misunderstood, most people think he was writing moreover anti-Stalinism/Communism, but Orwell was a socialist himself, so he often critisized capitalism too, in Animal Farm the farmer the animals had before "animalism" you should note often never fed them, and were just as repressive as Napoleon. Napoleon depicts Stalin, Snowball dapicts Trotsky, Old Major depicts Lenin. Farmer Jones, I think his name was, depicts the Tsars and Capitalists. And the rest of the animals except pigs, are Soviet citizens, the pigs are the bureaucrats and leaders of the party.
Mine would probably be keir hardie [One of the founder of the labour party in the uk] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keir_HardieFinnMacCool said:Mine is George Orwell, as I'm sure your all aware. I reccomend any of his books and all of his essays. They are all brilliant.
I'm gonna have to agree here.....a lot of people like to rag on the man, but he didn't take any **** from anyone.independent_thinker2002 said:Jesse Ventura, He told the truth and made no apologies for what he believed. He wasn't a lap dog to special interests.
not taking **** from anyone in politics isnt always a good thingStace said:I'm gonna have to agree here.....a lot of people like to rag on the man, but he didn't take any **** from anyone.
And, I got some nice money back come tax time thanks to him :mrgreen:
I like to stick to politicians that are more during my own time, as it's a little easier for me to identify with them and their ideas and beliefs.
Reagan's administration saw how periously weak the system had become, and applied pressure.Comrade Brian said:Reagan didn't single-handidly defeat the USSR, its had problems of its own, recession, repression, etc.
And the govt. that came after managed to create about the same thing.
Umm... I think they were talking about "SPECIAL INTRESTS" groups.new coup for you said:not taking **** from anyone in politics isnt always a good thing
in country without political homogeniety we need compromise
you know who also didnt take **** from anyone? Hitler.
it's seductive to think "yeah **** it, i dont need to compromise my beleifs for anyone" but it's an immature way to go through life, it's a doubly immature way to approach politics
Yes, but by no means did he "single-handedly" take down the Communists.new coup for you said:Reagan's administration saw how periously weak the system had become, and applied pressure.
Thats why I said single-handidly.new coup for you said:Reagan's administration saw how periously weak the system had become, and applied pressure.
thats strange, as someone who is so suporrtive of the iraq war i would expect you to be opossed to Saddam Husein .I must have been wrong as you admire the guy who suporrted saddam during the iran-iraq war in which saddam commited many of the atrocities [with our help] that we heard oh-so-much about in the run up to the latest invasion, . Funny old world............Navy Pride said:Sticking to just politics mine would be Ronald Reagan and "Scoop" Jackson........