Quote by George Orwell

In a way, the world-view of the Party imposed itself most successfully on people incapable of understanding it. They could be made to accept the most flagrant violations of reality, because they never fully grasped the enormity of what was demanded of them, and were not sufficiently interested in public events to notice what was happening. . They simply swallowed everything, and what they swallowed did them no harm, because it left no residue behind, just as a grain of corn will pass undigested through the body of a bird.

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This quote, from George Orwell's novel 1984, suggests that the Party's indoctrination is most effective on those who lack the capacity to comprehend its manipulation and are disengaged from current affairs. These individuals are easily influenced and accept falsehoods without considering the implications. The quote highlights how ignorance and apathy can lead to the erosion of critical thinking and the unquestioning acceptance of false narratives with no lasting impact, similar to how a bird expels undigested food.

By George Orwell
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