“The Road to Wigan Pier” George Orwell excerpt (from Livestream #117)

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Clip taken from DarkHorse Podcast Livestream #117 (originally streamed live on March 05, 2022): https://youtu.be/sWV9KC7IUNA
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References:
Orwell 1937. The Road to Wigan Pier. Full text: https://libcom.org/files/wiganpier.pdf

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17 Comments

  • Red Chariots 3 months ago

    Orwell to leftists: "it was a horror story not a freaking how to guide! "

  • my view 3 months ago

    Wigan Pier is a shadow of its former self

  • DK 3 months ago

    The weinsteins are hard to listen to and I’m a fan of their agendas lol

  • Giovanna Moro 3 months ago

    Our society isn't the only one possible .it's the "masterpiece" created by incompetent , narcissistic, degenerate, greedy assholes that are great at selling lies. We can reverse this sick system by say no. They don't know how to govern the world , just look at our world now ,it's a disaster ,they failed miserably . Let's boycott these lunatics .

  • A Van Called Rupert 3 months ago

    I don't get why most people don't get Orwell . He was libertarian left . I was at the Catalonian revolution and had great support for it. He condems authoritarianism both left and right. Left authoritarianism in animal farm and right wing authoritarianism in 1984 . I studied both for GCSE English as far as I am aware everyone in England still does it's compulsory . That's the take that gets you an A.

    People allways talk of left and right solidarity but I would like to see libertarian solidarity . Because right now we all getting crushed by the authoritarian center . Ps FFS people do a political compas test and read politics from all 4 corners of it. Read all philosophies directly not other people's bias critiques of them .

  • Terry Aherne 3 months ago

    Mr Blair was NOT spot on with any of his books. He envisioned his warnings as applying to a USSR, when it is the USA and its liberal hegemon that realised his vision. The USSR never reached the level of thought control that is the west today.

  • fewovercomers 3 months ago

    ECCLESIASTES 1:9, The THING THAT HATH BEEN, IT IS THAT WHICH SHALL BE; and THAT WHICH IS DONE IS THAT WHICH SHALL BE DONE: and THERE IS NO NEW THING UNDER The SUN (ON EARTH)! * * 1 CORINTHIANS 19-20, FOR The WISDOM Of THIS WORLD (WORLDLY WISDOM Of MORTAL Mankind) IS FOOLISHNESS (STUPIDITY) WITH GOD! FOR IT IS WRITTEN (WRITTEN IN The WHOLE HOLY BIBLE), HE (LORD GOD & TRUE JESUS CHRIST) TAKETH (ENSNARES & ENTRAPS) The WISE (WORLDLY WISE = STUPID) IN Their OWN CRAFTINESS (SOPHISTRY, ADROITNESS, CUNNING)! * * 20, And AGAIN, The LORD KNOWETH The THOUGHTS Of The WISE (WORLDLY WISE), THAT THEY ARE VAIN (EMPTY, WORTHLESS)! * * PROVERBS 1:7, The FEAR (LOVE & REVERENCE) Of The LORD (The CREATOR & OWNER Of ALL THINGS) IS The BEGINNING Of KNOWLEDGE (TRUE ETERNAL KNOWLEDGE & WISDOM): BUT FOOLS DESPISE WISDOM and INSTRUCTION (DESPISE ETERNAL WISDOM & INSTRUCTION FROM The ETERNAL LORD GOD, CREATOR & OWNER Of ALL THINGS)! * * EZEKIEL 18:4, 20, BEHOLD, ALL SOULS ARE MINE (LORD GOD'S & TRUE JESUS CHRIST'S PROPERTY); AS The SOUL Of The father (PARENT), SO ALSO The SOUL Of The son (CHILD) IS MINE (LORD GOD'S & TRUE JESUS CHRIST'S PROPERTY: The SOUL THAT SINNETH (VIOLATES The LORD'S WRITTEN ETERNAL HOLY LAWS & COMMANDMENTS), IT SHALL DIE (DIE The SECOND & FINAL DEATH, DEATH Of The SOUL TO PERISH ETERNALLY, REVELATION 21:8, etc.) * * 20, The SOUL THAT SINNETH, IT SHALL DIE (DIE The SECOND & FINAL DEATH, REVELATION 21:8)! The son (CHILD) SHALL NOT BEAR The INIQUITY (SIN) Of The father (PARENT), NEITHER SHALL The father (PARENT) BEAR The INIQUITY (SIN) Of The son (CHILD): The RIGHTEOUSNESS Of The RIGHTEOUS SHALL BE UPON Him, and The WICKEDNESS Of The WICKED SHALL BE UPON Him! * * REVELATION 20:13, —: and They WERE JUDGED EVERY Man (EVERY SOUL Of EVERY PERSON) ACCORDING TO Their WORKS (WORKS IN THIS EVIL & DECEIVED WORLD)! * * REVELATION 12:9, —, and SATAN, WHICH DECEIVETH The WHOLE WORLD: —! * * / / The LORD GOD & TRUE JESUS CHRIST FORETOLD Us, IN The WHOLE WRITTEN ETERNAL HOLY BIBLE, EXACTLY HOW TO NOT BE DECEIVED ALONG WITH The MAJORITY Of The WHOLE WORLD BY SATAN The ANTI or INSTEAD Of Christ, Who COMES FIRST DISGUISED AS JESUS CHRIST, IN The 6th SEAL, 6th TRUMPET & 6th VIAL, [666], REVELATION 12:7-17, REVELATION 13:1-18, REVELATION 17:1-18, St. MATTHEW 24, St. MARK 13, St. LUKE 21, etc.!

  • Franklin Blunt 3 months ago

    Much horrifically still applies, imposed despotic institutions NGO GSE et al self-serving indulged with inordinate funds & skewed protections supposedly supporting military & veterans & retirees but they are deliberately kept impoverished, imposed disparity, & worse reprisal & retaliation … conniving parastic exploition, systemic corruption, systematic injustice.

  • Franklin Blunt 3 months ago

    Appreciate your info & no offense but the socio-econ situation as worse & immoral, too me blatantly evident & experienced despite apparent insidiousness or suppressed from exposure perhaps rationalized to avoid Truth & accountability or complicit indulgence, however seemingly considerate irt the economic opportunities access else which you informed or alluded, also indicated the imminent malevolent responses, not difficult to discern those involved. Deceit in promoting reliance via those 401k retirement plans et al propaganda beside Federal Thrift Savings Plan among bailed-out propped-up undeservedly subsidized fraud-ridden manipulated unsustainable market scams, financial schemes, conniving parasitic exploitation whether acute chronic promote perpetuate ad absurdum crises …, intended but not circulated since flushing fiat via profiteers GSE NGO among dubious charitable facade front shell scam scheme, rampant fiduciary malfeasance across USA from Federal to state county city else …, exploit heist commodify essentials, waste resources, abuse exploit stigmatize vulnerable susceptible people beside injury illness misfortune, infiltrate institutions, skew protections & processes evade accountability then divert deflect obfuscate …, utter disregard for consent accuracy Truth that may become illuminated by the obvious well as from inside the individual …, provide undeserved reckless indulgences while undeservedly impose socio-econ disparity abscond misappropriate launder flush, obstruct access egalitarian representation application persecution retaliation reprisal, bias discriminate bigotry prejudice undue affiliation conflicted interest outright corruption via seemingly benign benevolent enterprises while insatiable for revenue from bloody dirty destructive deceitful sources means measures …, distorted prices, perverted values, deviance vice unhealthy activity promoted exploited as economic opportunity or character & identity, investments aren't what they are supposed, & ScAmerika among the despotic oppressive skewed corporateer kleptocrat globalist socio-economic delusion. USA lost it's way, but too many citizens may not realize all about the issues in order to resolve them, whom address beside deserved accountability since processes relationships afu, despite the awfulness which is the character & consequence when such people benefit evade upon externalize transfer deliberately impose abuse harm suffering so need recognize not avoid, then there are virtuous efforts to resolving them. Consider yourself very lucky, seems also gratitude & kindness expressed by you & among your family, hopefully loved too. All the best.

  • Chris Heist 3 months ago

    I would add to your statement about socialism that it is not how much or little of it we need, but specifically where in society we very much need it and where we should not have it at all. As you said before this, "there are places in society where we want this".. the fire dept. etc., because there are places in and aspects of society where the profit motive has disastrous consequences. And there are places where the profit motive works very well to achieve certain things. If there is a mismatch between where it should and shouldn't be, society decays. The more closely a society approximately aligns with where the profit motive should and shouldn't be, that society successfully grows/expands. With what mechanism(s) a society checks the profit motive where necessary of course also plays an important role in the growth/decay equation.

    As to what Orwell was on about.. he explains that in Homage to Catalonia, his next book after Wigan Pier.

  • Peter Stafford 3 months ago

    The Dark Horse podcast is Orwellian. They distort and lie all the time while accusing others of doing it.

  • Charles Hawkins 3 months ago

    Socialism is not a viable solution for anything. In a world where justice is ignored in favor of furthering totalitarian militaristic societal systems. Socialism like democracy. Turns into a plutocracy. The moment elected leadership. Determines it can consolidate power and gain more authority over human economic independence, inalienable rights and philosophical choices.
    Socialism doesn’t work because of the flaw of greed. That is often exploited in a democracy through mob rule mentalities.

  • Mike Get 3 months ago

    Two of the most dangerous people in the US. Your flawed philosophy created ANTIFA and other. Your flawed philosophy created the diseased lefty kids that got you fired. Your flawed philosophy blind you to see the real world.

  • kilgore trout 3 months ago

    Utter tripe – fish and chips are really expensive

  • S Gray 3 months ago

    George Orwell also said "During Times of Universal Deciet telling the Truth becomes a. Revolutionary Act!! I.E. hate speech". We are accused of being haters for speaking truth

  • humble PI 3 months ago

    0:58 A bit nit-picky, but… Orwell doesn't travel through England per se – though he is a well-travelled man – he travels to the industrial heartlands of the West Midlands (Coventry, Birmingham, the Black Country, Stoke-on-Trent, Stafford, etc) and the North of England – which the fist part of his book concentrates on – through Lancashire (Manchester, Macclesfield, Wigan, etc) and Yorkshire (Sheffield, Barnsley, Leeds, etc).

    These midland and northern areas of England were especially hard-hit economically because of their reliance on industry, which was devastated due to a number of factors, including the effects post-The Great War, the Great Depression of the late 20's and early 30's, and the slow decline of the British Empire and its markets.

  • Walter F 3 months ago

    It's funny how the proponents of Socialism (egg-head professors and elitist intellectuals) always say "it's not being done right; it would work if I we're running it." We have had over a hundred years of Socialism in various countries and communes (look up Robert Owen's communes in Indiana and another place during the 19th C.) and there has never been a case where Socialism didn't end in failure which led to mass starvation under it's own weight. People always realized they could get away from half of the contracted rule of socialism; "from each according to his ability, and to each according to his need", by just being lazy, non-productive and loaf . The evil of Socialism is directly attributable to the evil of the people implementing it; which is all of us. Man is inherently evil so when you put him in a place of control over others it always ends the same.. Only the Lord Jesus will be able to bring about a kingdom where peace; righteousness and justice prevail. "I know, LORD, that a person’s way is not in himself, Nor is it in a person who walks to direct his steps." Jeremiah 10:23