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George Orwell's 1984 (re-broadcast): Orwell's 1984 and José Ortega y Gasset's Revolt of the Masses

George Orwell's 1984 (re-broadcast): Orwell's 1984 and José Ortega y Gasset's Revolt of the Masses

FromThe Hermetic Hour


George Orwell's 1984 (re-broadcast): Orwell's 1984 and José Ortega y Gasset's Revolt of the Masses

FromThe Hermetic Hour

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Length:
54 minutes
Released:
Oct 23, 2020
Format:
Podcast Episode

Description

On Thursday August 25th, 2016 The Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon

will present a discussion on two modern classics that hold up mirrors to

modern society and recent history: George Orwell's 1984 (1949) and

Ortega de Gassett's Revolt of the Masses (1929). Both authors were

socialists and both were involved in the Spanish Civil War.

1984 is called a "dystopia"and describes British post World War II

socialism evolving into a nightmarish double-plus-ungood (Stalinistic)

tyranny where everyone is brainwashed into believing that: "War is Peace,

Freedom is Slavery and Ignorance is Strength." In "Revolt of the Masses"

Ortega de Gassett disputes the liberal dictum that universal literacy

and education can ennoble and uplift "the common people" into a body

politic capable of rational and reasonable self government, Hence

democracy must be controlled by an intellectual elite (sound familiar).

Both these books are classics and more important today than when they

were written. We will try to put them in a Hermetic perspective for you

(sociology is the new black magick) so if you want to peek into the

future from way back when, tune in and we'll part the veil.
Released:
Oct 23, 2020
Format:
Podcast Episode