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We are looking for essays and writing pertaining to the Orwellian tradition (in the good sense), i.e. dystopian satires, essays that deal with society, politics and literature. We are also accepting poetry and traditional art that deals with the Orwellian criteria. Most importantly, we are looking to carry on the fight against totalitarianism, not only through writing, but through a knowledge of history, and ongoing world events. At the moment the group is looking for members, and we are looking for contributors who can blog about world events and have a decent journalistic sense.

*Basic Rules: Remember, it is best to refrain from ad hominem attack when engaging in debate. Moreover, remember to uphold the principle of freedom of speech. Meaning, that if or when you debate with someone, or critique someone's work that you do so without trying to convict people of thought crime, or for that matter of speech crime. As Hitchens wrote of Orwell, "...what he (Orwell) illustrates, by his commitment to language as the partner of truth, is that 'views' do not really count; that it matters not what you think, but how you think; and that politics are relatively unimportant, while principles have a way of enduring, as do the few irreducible individuals who maintain allegiance to them."(Why Orwell Matters; New York: Basic Books, 2002, p.211)

*Group Avatar: The picture was taken from, george-orwell.org www.george-orwell.org/l_pictur…

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davidsobe Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I had actually looked to see if there was some Christopher Hitchens group and I found a group for his favorite writer, and one of mine as well.  David
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gummyrabbit Jan 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This looks like a really great group! Thanks so much adding my poem to it.
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Canis44 Jan 19, 2013  Student Writer
Thank you, and you are welcome. :)
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Sachi-pon Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for inviting me! =) i'm busy so i may not be too active in the group. but this looks like an interesting group so i accepted the invitation and wanted to check out the group <3
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Canis44 Jan 1, 2013  Student Writer
Thanks for joining. :D
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Spudfuzz Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello. Like ~KittyTheNekoAlien I'm curious too. Although I have a lot of strong anti-totalitarian opinions in general, none of the art I do rarely touches on it if ever, and the opinions I do have tend to piss people off because they're more than a little ... unorthodox. It's a pretty neat idea for a group though.
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Canis44 Jan 1, 2013  Student Writer
Well, simply put, my recruiters have been looking for people with a certain flare for politics, world issues etc.
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Kiwi-Punch Dec 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Why thank you very much, my good sirs!
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Canis44 Dec 29, 2012  Student Writer
Welcome aboard. :ahoy:
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KittyTheNekoAlien Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Though the invite is nice, I'm kinda curious as to why I was invited here. The story I'm writing may touch on politics in the future, but I am so far behind on it that to try and include it now would seem kind of out of place I think. Even then, it's a sci fi about aliens and stuff...
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