Saturday 22 February 2020


Predictive programming?

George Orwell (aka Eric Blair) wrote 1984, which is about society being brainwashed by Big Brother.

1984 was published in 1949.

In 1936, Orwell married Eileen Maud O’Shaugnessy.

In 1934, Eileen had published her poem End Of The Century, 1984.

Was Orwell's 1984 his wife's idea? 

Eileen was a university graduate.

Orwell had left Eton to be a policeman in Burma.

Was Orwell working for the security services?

Later, Orwell kept having to spend months in sanatoriums because he had TB.

George Orwell (left)

Months after he married Eileen, George Orwell 'vanished to Spain to fight for the anti-fascist Republican army.'

Eileen followed him there shortly afterwards.

It is believed that, while in Spain, Eileen had a brief affair with Georges Kopp, Orwell’s commander.

Orwell was shot in the shoulder by Fascists.

Orwell and Eileen returned to England.

Orwell started pursuing Eileen's best friend, Lydia Jackson.

In London, Orwell  got a job as talks assistant for the BBC Foreign Service.

Was Orwell's 1984 his wife's idea? 

In 1938, the Orwells were in Morocco.

"They arrived in Marrakech where they chose the highly recommended Hotel Continental.

"However, as Eileen told Ida Blair, it might have been quite good once, but ‘lately it has changed hands and is obviously a brothel’.

"George Orwell later told the wife of a friend that ‘he found himself increasingly attracted to the young Arab girls and the moment came when he told Eileen that he had to have one of these girls … Eileen agreed and so he had his Arab girl.’"

Gordon Bowker: The Road to Morocco | The Orwell Foundation


In May 1944, the Orwells adopted a baby, Richard.

Eileen died in 1945.

Eileen had an operation for a hysterectomy to remove a growth. She died of cardiac failure under anaesthetic, aged 39.

George Orwell died in 1950, when Richard was only six years old.

George Orwell died just a few months after marrying his second wife, Sonia, on his deathbed.

Writer and British spy - Somerset Maughan .

George Orwell gave a UK government department a list of 38 ‘crypto-communists’ and ‘fellow travellers’

Was George Orwell secretly a reactionary snitch? 

George Orwell cooperated with the UK government’s Information Research Department.

Foreign Office file FO 111/189 

Orwell worked for the BBC during the Second World War.

This was a time when Lord Victor Rothschild was very influential within the UK security services.

In a New York Review of Books article, Timothy Garton Ash wrote: “By the late 1950s, IRD had a reputation as ‘the dirty tricks department’ of the Foreign Office, indulging in character assassination, false telegrams, putting itching powder on lavatory seats and other such Cold War pranks”.

Prosper and Guinever Buddicom with Eric Blair aka George Orwell (right)

Jeffrey Meyers  refers to "a crush Orwell had on a younger boy at Eton and echoes of it later in Orwell's life." 

The Wintry Orwell

Orwell admitted to his gay friend Cyril Connelly that he fancied a male friend of his.

George Orwell, author of 1984 and Animal Farm with his adopted son Richard Blair.

"The only really alluring girl in Orwell's fiction, the minx Elizabeth Lackersteen in Burmese Days, is depicted as extremely boyish in physique."

"George Orwell's relationship with the female sex was in general a distraught one."


In The Road To Wigan Pier, Orwell wrote about coal miners "Below, when you see them stripped, all, old and young, they have splendid bodies, with every muscle defined and wonderfully small waists."

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At 22 February 2020 at 06:24 , Blogger wiggins said...

Strange fellow....for sure.

At 22 February 2020 at 09:12 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does it really matter? Define "strange" btw!

At 24 February 2020 at 23:47 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

  "Wait. Turn around and don't look until I tell you."

Of course his wife was an influence. You can't be so close to someone without them being an influence. And she appears even reflected in his work.

Writers project themselves and people they know into their works. You can see Julia and Winston as Eileen and Eric (or George or his other pseudonyms).

1984 was of course a parody of 1948. Or rather a natural extrapolation of the horrors Blair saw in 1948 and how ordinary people dealt with them. An extrapolation to a hell of absolute evil ruled by monsters whose only god was absolute power.

"Listen to that. How can she make a song written by a machine sound so beautiful?"

I always saw Winston Smith as an heroic figure of the greatest order. Just an ordinary and very flawed man, weak and imperfect. But with a spark of something transcendent. Who rebelled in a world of total evil, risked death and worse, for one simple reason: love of beauty for its own sake. Beauty of justice, truth, love. Who had no hope to win, nor that his soul would be saved from this torment. Who fought only because it was the right thing to do, no matter that it was hopeless.

Like a damned soul fighting off demons to save the only flower, by some miracle, blossoming in the dark wastelands of hell.

  "You can turn 'round now."
  "Winston, do you like me?"

At 28 February 2020 at 00:44 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

orwell worked for M15 and saw the secret new world order plans and set about publishing them as a novel (1984) hoping to stop it by informing people of what was coming...had he come out he would be dead immediately and the details with him, looks like they got him anyway, but too late to stop the leak...the masons

At 16 March 2020 at 15:44 , Anonymous Christopher J. McKinley said...

The following is a quote from Aldous Huxley's (

Here is a quote from Aldous Huxley in a letter to George Orwell concerning 1984. Huxley taught French to Orwell at Eton. "Agreeing with all that the writers have written about it, I need not tell you yet once more, how fine and how important the book is. May I speak instead of the thing with which the book deals- the ultimate revolution- the revolution which lies beyond politics and economics, and which aims at the total subversion of the individual's psychology and physiology- are to be found in the Marquis de Sade, who regarded himself as the continuator, of Robespierre and Babeuf. The philosophy of the ruling minority in "Nineteen Eighty-Four" is a sadism which has been carried to its logical conclusion by going beyond sex and denying it." Yeah, it doesn't surprise me that ol' George just needed to have sex with young Arab girls, with his wife's permission, of course.


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