To Orwell Today,

Just noticed your webpage with the “Risk” poem credited to “author unknown”.

Well, check this link, which credits the same poem to William Arthur Ward, who had it published already “many years ago”.

"To Risk" - poem by William Arthur Ward

The only difference is that yours has been tampered with by changing “servitude” to “attitude” and making all the pronouns plural, (- I imagine to avoid offending your female readers who don’t consider themselves part of mankind).

I don’t know what Mr Ward thinks about that, if he is still alive!

-Dot Bush

Greetings Dot,

Speaking about "attitude", yours is pretty rude, accusing me of changing "servitude" to "attitude" and making gender-neutral word-changes - implying I'm a feminist with a bad attitude toward men.

In fact the opposite is true - I'm anti-feminist and consider feminists to be willing foot-soldiers in Big Brother's war against society and the family, as Orwell described them in "1984". See Love Instinct & Family & Goodthink

"....Winston disliked nearly all women, and especially the young and pretty ones. It was always the women, and above all the young ones, who were the most bigoted adherents of the Party, the swallowers of slogans, the amateur spies and nosers-out of unorthodoxy...."

Articles I've written exposing the feminist movement can be found under the heading WHERE HAVE ALL THE BABIES GONE?

I've also written extensively on how men are persecuted in our increasingly anti-male society:




WE NEED WHAM PRIDE WEEK (White Heterosexual Able-bodied Males)

Now, getting back to your accusation that I "tampered" with the version of the "Risk" poem that appears on my website: you seem to have not understood that the poem was taken, verbatim, from the book where I found it and which I gave as my source. See DRUG ADDICTION BY PRESCRIPTION

Addiction Cvr

I even showed the cover of the book, and now, for your benefit, I've scanned the page in the book where the poem is found:

Risk Poem

What also seems to have been lost on you - in your seeming haste to express your bad attitude toward the word "attitude" - is that the author of the poem is "unknown" and the original had not been seen by me prior to your just now sending it.

Where the changes that offended you were first made, is not known. But at least now, thanks to you, the author is no longer unknown. For that I express my gratitude. But you should change your  attitude.

All the best,
Jackie Jura

To Orwell Today,

Hi Jackie,

Just read your response on your website.

Please re-read my original comment because [and forgive me if I’m reading you wrong, but..] your response seems kind of unnecessarily belligerent, - and we’re actually probably not that different!!

Believe me, it never even crossed my mind that you had personally altered the poem, nor had intentionally posted it in error. That’s why I was just drawing your attention to it.

I only was hunting for the author, because a close friend of mine just heard she has metastatic cancer and she wanted to write out that poem for her children, to encourage them to keep on keeping on. She doesn’t have a computer so I was trying to help her, but was confused by the differing versions and sources.

All goodwilling; no hard feelings. So Jackie, - keep fighting for peace & justice!

All the best,
Dot Bush

Greetings again Dot,

...thanks for clearing up the misunderstanding - and, yes, there are no hard feelings - so glad we took the risk to talk it through - "only a person who risks is free".

All the best,
Jackie Jura

1.Winston's Diary (...The thing that he was about to do was open a diary. This was not illegal (nothing was illegal, since there were no longer any laws), but if detected it was reasonably certain that it would be punished by death, or at least by twenty-five years in a forced-labour camp....He was a lonely ghost uttering a truth that nobody would ever hear. But so long as he uttered it, in some obscure way the continuity was not broken. It was not by making yourself heard but by staying sane that you carried on the human heritage. He went back to the table, dipped his pen, and wrote....)

Jackie Jura
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