• "There is no need to fear a god-like opponent, but you should fear a pig-like teammate."

    Tanrı gibi güçlü bir rakipten korkmana gerek yok, fakat domuz gibi işe yaramaz bir takım arkadaşından korkmalısın.

    [ The Kings Avatar - 1311 ]
  • “I've proved my point. I've demonstrated there's no difference between me and everyone else! All it takes is one bad day to reduce the sanest man alive to lunacy. That's how far the world is from where I am. Just one bad day. You had a bad day once, am I right? I know I am. I can tell. You had a bad day and everything changed. Why else would you dress up as a flying rat? You had a bad day, and it drove you as crazy as everybody else... Only you won't admit it! You have to keep pretending that life makes sense, that there's some point to all this struggling! God you make me want to puke. I mean, what is it with you? What made you what you are? Girlfriend killed by the mob, maybe? Brother carved up by some mugger? Something like that, I bet. Something like that... Something like that happened to me, you know. I... I'm not exactly sure what it was. Sometimes I remember it one way, sometimes another... If I'm going to have a past, I prefer it to be multiple choice! Ha ha ha! But my point is... My point is, I went crazy. When I saw what a black, awful joke the world was, I went crazy as a coot! I admit it! Why can't you? I mean, you're not unintelligent! You must see the reality of the situation. Do you know how many times we've come close to world war three over a flock of geese on a computer screen? Do you know what triggered the last world war? An argument over how many telegraph poles Germany owed its war debt creditors! Telegraph poles! Ha ha ha ha HA! It's all a joke! Everything anybody ever valued or struggled for... it's all a monstrous, demented gag! So why can't you see the funny side? Why aren't you laughing?"
    Alan Moore
    DC Comics - kindle - Joker
  • War is peace! Freedom is slavery! Ignorance is strength!
    Those words have kept sounding in my head since I read this book. My god,it is probably one of the the most haunting not to mention frightening and thrilling book I've ever read. I think 1984 should also be included in the horror and thriller genres.

    I have recently read Utopia, 1984 describes a Utopia. But not Thomas More's version of Utopia, but this is one is the antithesis, i.e. Dystopia. Imagine living in a country, whose leaders apply a totalitarian system in regulating their citizen, in the most extreme ways, which make Hitler, Mao, Stalin and that old bloke in V for Vendetta look like milksops.

    Working, eating, drinking, sleeping, talking, thinking, procreating, playing, entertaining ...in short living, all are controlled by the state. Any hint of obedience or dislike can be detected by various state apparatus such as the Thought Police, tele screen, or even your wife, your children, who will not hesitate to betray you to the authorities. Even language is modified in such ways that you cannot express yourself, since individualism is a totally crime.

    The past is controlled, rewritten into something that will strengthen the official ruler. Who controls the past, controls the future. Who controls the present, controls the past. There is no real truth. The "truth" is what the state says it is. Black is white, 2+2=5, if the state says so. NO QUESTIONING!

    The world in 1984 is divided into three states, originated from the ashes from World War II: Oceania (British Isles, the Americas, Pacific, Australia), Eurasia (Europe & Russia), and Eastasia (the rest of it). Continuous warfare between those three (who hold similar ideologies) is required to keep the society's order and peace. Si vis pacem para bellum. That's describes the first slogan.

    The second slogan, freedom is slavery, means the only way to be free is by letting you lose yourself and to be integrated within the Party. That way, you'll be indestructible and immortal.
    Ignorance is strength, means the division on high, middle, low classes in society will never be changed. The middle wants to be the high and they'll act "on behalf of the low" to bring down the high. Afterwards, a new middle class arises, all will change except the low. The high and middle make and uphold the law, the low (proletarian) is just too stupid to repel. The state maintains its structure by torture, intimidation, violence, and brainwashing.
  • ''...Okulun bahçesinde derdimizi anlatan bir mektup yazmaya çalıştık NASA'ya.Ama fark ettik ki dert dediğin İngilizce anlatılamıyor.Derdimi anlatacak kadar İngilizce bilsem, sular seller gibi İngilizce konuşuyor olurdum.Kraliçe, nişanı bizzat takar ve Sör unvanı verirdi bana.Öyle de dertli insanım işte.Biraz zorlansak da, tamamladık mektubu.
    Dear NASA,
    How are you? We OK! But we have a problem.We have a big problem.We have a very very big problem.Me and Leyla (she is my girl* love) we can not come together.No together.So, impossible love.Love story.Giant's love.Like Shrek.Do you know Shrek?Anyway, if Leyla and I can together, it will be the ned of the World.I can hear that you say ''oh my god!''We are the main causes of natural disasters.Ups!Sorry:(But mukadderat ( I can not translate it) I think that you have to help us.And if you save us, you save the World.Yes,it's weird.We want to buy spaceship from you.Leyla and I go to another planet by this spaceship.We will be happy there.If we have a child we will give your name to him or her:NASA!You happy?This spaceship is our bride car.I look forward to hearing from you soon.
    And İsmail Abi says that you don't work hard.Because sıyırırsın.
    Best regards.
    Mecnun Ç. and İsmail A.
  • What reason could there be for this awful thing happening? My dad, whose fault this whole thing is, says, “You can’t always see God’s plan.” I want to tell him that maybe he shouldn’t leave everything up to God and that hoping against hope is not a life strategy, but that would mean I would have to talk to him, and I don’t want to talk to him.
    People say these things to make sense of the world. Secretly, in their heart of hearts, almost everyone believes that there’s some meaning, some willfulness to life. Fairness. Basic decency. Good things happen to good people. Bad things only happen to bad people.
    No one wants to believe that life is random. My dad says he doesn’t know where my cynicism comes from, but I’m not a cynic. I am a realist. It’s better to see life as it is, not as you wish it to be. Things don’t happen for a reason. They just happen.
  • Befuddled believer ! If every Ramadan one fasts in the name of God and every Eid one sacrifices a sheep or a goat as an atonement for his sins, if all his life one strives to make the pilgrimage to Mecca and five times a day kneels on a prayer rug but at the same time has no room for love in his heart, what is the use of all this trouble? Faith is only a word if there is no love at its center, so flaccid and lifeless, vague and hallow- not anything you could truly feel.
  • There is no recognizable divine presence, such as a god, in the universe, and humans are particularly insignificant in the larger scheme of intergalactic existence, and perhaps are just a small species projecting their own mental idolatries onto the vast cosmos, ever susceptible to being wiped from existence at any moment. This also suggests that the majority of undiscerning humanity are creatures with the same significance as insects in a much greater struggle between greater forces which, due to humanity’s small, visionless and unimportant nature, it does not recognize.
    Cosmicism is not merely the idea that there is no meaning in the universe. It’s far worse. Instead, the argument is that there is meaning, but it is so far above and beyond human understanding that we can never attain meaningful existence.
    Organic life is nothing but a genetic mutation, an accident. Your lives are measured in years and decades. You wither and die. We are eternal. We are the pinnacle of evolution and existence. Before us, you are nothing . . . Your civilization is based on the technology of the mass relay, our technology. By using it, your society develops along the paths we desire. We impose order on the chaos of organic evolution. You exist because we allow it. And you will end because we demand it.