Discontent

Notable Quote – George Orwell

by Susan Olsen May 16, 2015

“It was not desirable that the proles should have strong political feelings. All that was required of them was a primitive patriotism which could be appealed to whenever it was necessary to make them accept longer working hours or shorter rations. And even when they became discontented, as they sometimes did, their discontent led nowhere, […]

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“The ordinary people were not happy. They loathed the Emperor’s interference in every detail of their daily lives.”

by Susan Olsen January 15, 2013

“Why should they be forbidden to bake ginger-bread just because Joseph thought it bad for the stomach? Why the Imperial edict demanding the breast-feeding of infants? Why the banning of corsets? From these and a thousand other petty regulations, enforced by a secret police, it looked to the Austrians as though Joseph were trying to […]

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