While many of our esteemed readers continue to scratch their heads and wonder how they found themselves in an increasingly oppressive, heavily surveilled pre-apocalyptic society, the Rambler was glad to find it’s not all bad news.
While the world goes to hell in a handbasket, The George Orwell Trust – the estate of the late Eric Blair – continues to increase turnover year on year at a quite astounding rate.
“We owe it all to greedy, terrified elites” said Trust spokesman, Giles Ballbag, “who demand an ever increasing control over the lives of their people whilst simultaneously making the notion of the commons into a joke by squeezing public space and turning debate into a flurry of homespun logic and people screaming “obviously” down a microphone. Without them, we don’t know what we’d do!”
“Every time someone calls a situation ‘Orwellian’ the books fly off the shelves, and our cash stocks go through the roof. Next year we’re releasing a copy with a foreword by Tony Blair who says the book was very influential on him. We’re hopeful someone will call it Orwellian, boosting sales even further.”
“Thankfully people seem to be more satisfied simply knowing they’re fucked, rather than going about the bother of making change. If they did that we’d all be out of a job!”
We at the Rambler know exactly what they mean.