[ExI] 1984 and Orwell's Warnings

Jef Allbright jef at jefallbright.net
Wed May 21 17:07:04 UTC 2008

On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 5:59 PM, Lee Corbin <lcorbin at rawbw.com> wrote:

> I'm afraid that I didn't get
> entirely over believing that "truth was relative", e.g.,
> truth might be whatever the Party says is true (or
> whatever we find convenient to believe), that is,
> I didn't get past the dreadful notion that the truth is
> not something objective, until I was almost 18.

I'm afraid I didn't get entirely over believing one could speak
coherently of actual (capital T) Truth until I was about 18 and
realized that the real truth is the truth that can never be spoken.

I never bought into relative truth though.  With you believing in
relative truth we could never have got along.

- Jef

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