ouroboros is an an ancient symbol of a serpent eating its own tail. it represents the eternal cyclic and the endless, unbroken rhythms of the world.
this sigil has found resonance with so many cultures over the millennia because it speaks to the fundamental integration of opposites, of birth and death, hunger and satiation.
and here we see the dragon once more seeking to swallow itself in circular irony as resounding as it is perfect.
yet from this ascendant darkness shall spin once more the light, for it carries within itself the seeds of its own refutation and supplantation.
from suppression, the newfound cornerstones of free society.
from absurdity, reason.
1984 triggers me into absolute rage that we are living in it!
I swear my high school English teachers went through the "banned books" list and said "we need to make the students read all of these books."
Keep banning books, I'll keep reading them!
I know people are a bit different now. But I know when I was college age, if there was a "warning" on something it just made me more curious about it. Let's hope young people haven't changed that much and Orwell sells millions more posthumously.
The people running our universities and hospitals - the administrator class - are the root of the problem in America right now. Highly educated but lacking understanding of the real world, they think they have all the answers. But they are siphoned off; they live in fantasy land. Yet they are well connected to political power and are successful at stating the false narratives. I am not sure how to stop this. Maybe it can't be stopped. It reminds me somewhat of the Roman Empire with out of touch Senators until the empire collapsed. Maybe the only solution to the problem sadly is American collapse.
This monster is already eating it’s own babies. As we sit and watch it collapse, we need to consider what to build on the other side, how to welcome people previously in the cult back to society and how to heal the immense damage done to kids. It’s up to all of us to put life on a positive trajectory.
University offers master class in irony.
The left always eats its own
“Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing.”
Problem solved as that proclamation should most definitely keep people from reading the book. 😂😂😂
Reminds me of a Warner Brothers cartoon I once saw where one of the characters kept saying whatever you do don’t look in the basement.
OMG they put a warning on Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time. The main warning apparently was for the death of an animal (sorry, Gato) but also for "ableism". This book is told from the point of view of an autistic kid and how he perseveres into independence, DESPITE the "ableism" that constantly hampers him. I highly recommend it, it's a wonderful book.
We are living in 1984 indeed.
If you don't have a local used-book store, find one online and give it lots of custom. You're gonna need a lot of uncorrected lfiction. And science...
Remember the olden days (of fairly recent memory)? When physicians were stumped by a patient presentation they found themselves baffled by, they'd (OK, the smart ones) search the classic medical literature for clues. That's heresy now.
And--funny thing. Remember when Dr. Spock fell out of favor and became the object of fairly gentle but real mockery? I happen to have a very very aged paperback copy of "Baby and Child Care" inherited from my mother, and by God it was the most rational, compassionate, common-sense book of its genre I've ever read. Tells you a lot, that such a work fell so far out of fashion...
The epitome of irony, a trigger warning on 1984. Good stuff. And not at all hard to believe given our current situation.
🤦🏻♀️What, next trigger warning on the Holy Bible?! Backwards world.
It triggers me because I grew up in Eastern Europe where it was not only censored but would land in jail and people shared copies made on typewriters. Never again, I hoped.
Trigger warnings are as effective as vaccines, but it's true that those who experienced 2020 and 2021 might be triggered by 1984.
Oh, so "trigger warning" is what all the cool kids call "spoiler alert" now.
trigger warnings and banning of songs etc always backfired and will again
This is fine
The University of Northampton needs to get in the public eye SOMEHOW. After all, they have an atrocious ranking (108/132) for Universities in the UK. It would've been better, of course, if they'd actually done something good instead of something stupid. But then again, so many children do love reverse psychology, ha ha. And let's face it, the world is full of about 90% children if we're judging it by how they act...
Did you know that a Manx cat is the descendant of a cat that in chasing its own tail, finally caught it?
Totally true statement:
"the book contains 'explicit material' and that some student may find the work to be 'offensive and unsettling.' "
The circle of life. When I look at the wilderness landscape just outside my window I see a world where everything is eating and being eaten. For something to live something else must die.
You cannot make this stuff UP anymore it's just too absurd!
I read it summer of 2020 - it is uncanny how close it is to reality. Fauci and the federal govt play O’Brien perfectly.
Hey Gato, looks like Daniel Horowitz over at The Blaze has been eating your catnip.
The End is Always Near by Dan Carlin is a very interesting read about the fragility of civilizations.
"University puts TRIGGER WARNING on Orwell's 1984"
I doubt this is true. What exactly is the "trigger warning"? What university is doing this? What exactly is the "trigger warning"? Is it because Winston Smith was boning an old hooker?
I've read the book multiple times. I read it first when I was 12, perhaps reading about a prostitute at 12 MAY not have been appropriate for my age then. Most of the book was above my head at the time, and I read it as a science fiction novel. It's been a good book to return to.
People need to be skeptical about everything, the problem is that if they aren't, they stop stirring the pot so much.
Can't verify this for myself, I have no context, no justification is given, no university named. It is reasonable to assume this "story" is just that - a fucking story.
Prove that what is being reported here is correct. If you cannot do that, it's reasonable to assume you have been deceived at best, or lying at worst.
I hope they’re ready to put the same warning on everything including Nancy Drew and See Spot Run.
There’s something “offensive” to and for (because let’s not kid ourselves, this is a delight for the stupid) Everyone!
I watched Martin Scorsese’s interviews of [blocked] writer, Fran Lebowitz on Netflix. It’s utterly delightful. He asked her if we should read Henry James since he was such a bastard and possibly guilty of terrible things? “Of course” she said, “we’re all guilty of things we don’t don’t want others to know about, but where would you stop if you start excluding those who offend us?”
That says all we need to say. But her opinion would certainly be deemed dangerous to hear today.
You can rid your country of dastardly Democrats and rotten Republicans and replace them with good people and it means squat! Until the education system is demolished, little cookie-cutter versions of Amelia Duh Blasio Sanchez, aka MINUSF OC, will forever pollute and destroy your way of life!
I see the article at Breitbart. It is the University of Northampton, and the article includes a tweet by the university for "diversity studentships."
Anybody else notice an eerie similarity between Northampton's "diversity studentships" logo and Pfizer's?
which University? I have a few guesses....
Can anyone explain the significance of what looks like four cat's paws inside the circle of the snake?
Absolute cracks me up. Imagine in the societies we are now living in that students need a warning that 1984 might contain 'upsetting' matter! A spokesman for the University of Northampton spoke to the Mail on Sunday and said: "While it is not university policy, we may warn students of content in relation to violence, sexual violence, domestic abuse and suicide.
In these circumstances, we explain to applicants as part of the recruitment process that their course will include some challenging texts." https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1554489/George-Orwell-1984-offensive-warning-university-northampton-woke
I suspect our modern techno fascist state will look more like Brave New World or the Matrix than 1984. As Klaus Schwab and the World Economic Forum would have it: “you will own nothing and be happy” as we are fed bugs in our pods while plugged into Metaverse soma.
It's profound and true and scary and... I can't stop looking at the mirrored puss pic!
"represents the eternal cyclic and the endless" corona variants
Classic. But this looks like a troll, i.e. not legit. If true, line in the post is misleading: A trigger warning is NOT censorship. It's silly and dumb, but presumably you can still check out the book and read it. What university?
the greek.... bueller?
Is that from the Voynich manuscript?