The novel's background is that Nazi and Japanese research into the nature of reality in an attempt to access "magic" or create "ontotechnological weapons" (credit for the word "Ontotechnology" goes to EY) pretty much broke the self-sealing "reality bubble" of Earth, placed there by an interdimensional supercivilization fighting its own civil war for the Universe itself. That supercivilization's factions are perceived as "Angels" and "Demons"; they have made themselves into ontologically b... (Read more)(Click to expand thread. ⌘F to Expand All)Cmd/Ctrl F to expand all comments on this post

George Orwell's Prelude on Politics Is The Mind Killer

by [anonymous] 8y29th Mar 20121 min read286 comments


I have found this most wonderful (if fairly lengthy) article, and thought you would enjoy having it brought to your attention.


It is so good, I think we should include it among the references in the "Politics is the Mind Killer" wiki page.  But, before that, I submit it to you, and ask you: is there anything in this article that would warrant its exclusion from this site? I mean, besides the fact that it is about politics, and written by a notorious Social-democrat (And is that in itself grounds for exclusion?).