It's the little things

George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four“In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it. Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality, was tacitly denied by their philosophy.”

I always appreciated Picard's "four lights" interrogation episode on its own merits, but having seen this quote and being thus reminded, I suspect the choice of four lights for reality and five lights for submission was a deliberate reference to this passage.

This entry was published Sat Apr 25 09:57:46 CDT 2015 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2015-04-25 09:57:46.0. [Tweet]

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