In the end, we win
Jedmunds uncovers one his old posts.
To me the difference between Conservatives and Liberals is that liberals really are happy people. We joke around. We laugh at ourselves. We laugh at the world. We enjoy ourselves. Conservatives on the other hand ... are some of the most bitter, resentment filled people around."The old civilizations claimed that they were founded on love or justice. Ours is founded upon hatred. In our world there will be no emotions except fear, rage, triumph, and self-abasement. Everything else we shall destroy ... We shall abolish the orgasm. Our neurologists are at work upon it now. There will be no loyalty, except loyalty towards the Party. There will be no love, except the love of Big Brother. There will be no laughter, except the laugh of triumph over a defeated enemy. There will be no art, no literature, no science ... There will be no distinction between beauty and ugliness. There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life ... If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face -- for ever." -from Nineteen Eighty-Four
...And we become ever so much more like them when we allow ourselves to be driven insane (I’m a lookin’ at some of you folks who post at you know where) by the outright unchecked evil of the world around us ... I’m not exactly saying we should sit back, say fuck it, and ride the tide. But while we maintain against the grain, there’s no reason not to have a smile on our faces, and in fact that smile is in some ways how we do it.
"He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." -Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
"I would not know what the spirit of a philosopher might wish more to be than a good dancer." -Nietzsche, The Gay Science