To Orwell Today,


It's Mathew again, I'd just like you to know that, in light of current affairs and recent events, I'm going to thrust myself into the world of politics. I want to make a difference, and my ultimate goal, among others, is to become Prime Minister of Great Britain, and untie nations through-out the world with one common fact, no matter from what country we're from, no matter what religion we follow, we are all human beings, we bleed the same blood, we breathe the same air, and we live, and eventually die, all the same, none greater, none weaker, because we are all the same race, one common fact that if accepted, 'Terrorism' could be abolished.

Mathew Purvis, 15, Airstrip One.

Greetings again Mathew,

It is very possible that one day you WILL be Prime Minister. When he was your age, 15, Eric Blair told his friend Jacintha Buddicom that when he grew up he was going to be "a famous author" and we all know who he grew up to be, ie George Orwell, one of the MOST famous authors in the world.

And I wonder if you realize that your phrase "we all breathe the same air" is a JFK quote? He says it in one his most famous speeches announcing the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty on June 10, 1963:

"For, in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that
we all inhabit this small planet.
We all breathe the same air.
We all cherish our children's future.
And we are all mortal."

You can actually listen to JFK's voice speaking those words in the whole context of his STRATEGY OF PEACE speech to commencement students at American University in Washington, DC. It will be good practice for when you're Prime Minister.

All the best,
Jackie Jura

Jackie Jura
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