Montag, 19. Dezember 2011

Four

‘Do you remember,’ he went on, ‘writing in your diary, “Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four”?’
‘Yes,’ said Winston.
O’Brien held up his left hand, its back towards Winston, with the thumb hidden and the four fingers extended.
‘How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?’
‘Four.’
‘And if the party says that it is not four but five — then how many?’
‘Four.’
  • "Freiheit ist die Freiheit zu sagen, dass zwei plus zwei vier ist. Wenn das gewährt ist, folgt alles weitere." - "1984 - Nineteen Eighty-Four" / Winston Smith
  • (Original engl.: "Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows." - 1984 - Nineteen Eighty-Four, 1st World Publishing, 2004, Seite 102, letzter Satz des 7. Kapitels.)
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