Orwell iii, the parasite

Only then did the second great irony hit me. Orwell had expected this to happen. In fact, he had predicted it. In 1984, “all history was a palimpsest, scraped clean and reinscribed exactly as often as was necessary.” So I was proving that Orwell was wrong by proving that he was right. It was a triumphant act of “doublethink.” It was the quintessentially Orwellian crime, a crime of plagiarism, forgery, artistic vandalism, and historic revisionism, a crime committed on and by the telescreen itself.

Orwell’s Revenge: The 1984 Palimpsest

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