A quote by George Orwell, 1903 - 1950
- The totalitarian states can do great things, but there is one thing they cannot do: they cannot give the factory-worker a rifle and tell him to take it home and keep it in his bedroom. THAT RIFLE HANGING ON THE WALL OF THE WORKING-CLASS FLAT OR LABOURER'S COTTAGE, IS THE SYMBOL OF DEMOCRACY. IT IS OUR JOB TO SEE THAT IT STAYS THERE.
George Orwell - "Don't Let Colonel Blimp Ruin the Home Guard" in the Evening Standard (8 January 1941)
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