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This is fascinating and goes to show how the internet, when it works up a head of steam, can take over. “…We already know that dead people can vote, but here’s a new one for you: they can plagiarize, too.  A few years ago, I read a “George Orwell” quotation that had begun to gain some currency: “The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.”  The problem is, Orwell never said it.  And I ought to know. Because I said it. (Or, to be precise, I wrote it.)  I originated the saying – and it’s safe to aver that it has achieved saying status – in my 2009 piece “Stopping Truth at the Border: Banning Michael Savage from Britain.”  So you can imagine my surprise when I learned people were quoting it and that Orwell was taking credit for it.  Just goes to show you: never trust a socialist…”  READ ON George Orwell is stealing my work