Noah Smith (Brainwasher)
Who is Noah Smith
- Noah Smith, a blogger that often spew fakenews.
- Usually pro war, anti china.
- This is what he looks like. It is always important to see the face of the talker.
Noah Smith, Quoting George Orwell Out of Context to Incite War
The first important thing about Orwell's quote, which comes from a Partisan Review polemic worth reading in full, is that it was written in August 1942—a time when Nazi Germany and its allies occupied all of France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Austria, Hungary, Italy, Yugoslavia, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, plus almost all of northwest Africa and most of Asia's eastern shore. There had been times since the onset of Hitler's aggressively expansionist war that England felt surrounded, besieged, and alone. If ever there was a context in which one could plausibly make the claim that pacifism is objectively pro-Fascist, it would be early 1940s England.
[Why Selectively Quoting Orwell's 'Objectively Pro-Fascist' Line Matters By Matt Welch. At https://reason.com/2014/06/18/why-selectively-quoting-orwells-objectiv/ ]