George Orwell on electing corrupt politicians

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims… but accomplices.”

–Eric Arthur Blair, who used the pen name George Orwell (June 25, 1903 – January 21, 1950), was an English novelist, essayist, journalist and critic. Wikipedia

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3 Responses to George Orwell on electing corrupt politicians

  1. Myke Fynke says:

    admin — there IS no source. Orwell never composed an ungrammatical sentence in his life.

    A grammatical sentence would read “A people who elect corrupt politicians . . . ” Use of the word “that” indicates a herd of cattle or hogs or any sort of animal. People are who, whose, whom depending upon context. But people are NEVER “that”.

  2. admin says:

    I’ve spent a half hour searching this, but can’t find the source.

  3. Arthur Edwards says:

    How do we know he actually said this? What is the actual source? A novel? A speech?

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