The Secret Files
The Hollow Mountain


All historical changes
finally boil down to
the replacement of one ruling class
by another.

All talk about
democracy, liberty, equality, fraternity,
all revolutionary movements,
all visions of Utopia, or the classless society,
or 'the Kingdom of Heaven on earth',
are humbug (not necessarily conscious humbug)
covering the ambitions of some new class
which is elbowing its way to power.

The English Puritans, the Jacobins, the Bolsheviks,
were in each case simply power seekers
using the hopes of the masses in order to win
a privileged position for themselves.

George Orwell in his essay
'Second Thoughts on James Burnham', 1946.

More information can be found in our Secret File on Politics.

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