Religious Groups in Literature

34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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Group Where Year Source Quote/
Communist New York: New York City 2150 McHugh, Maureen F. China Mountain Zhang. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 29. Pg. 29: "Lenin and Mao Zedong. "; Pg. 61: "Surname: Zhang. Given name: Zhong Shan. China Mountain Zhang. My foolish mother. It's so clearly a hua-qiao name, like naming someone Vladimir Lenin Smith or Karl Marx Johnson. "; Pg. 127: "'...Lenin and Mao Zedong, I can't believe this.' "; Pg. 136: "'I suffer for the sins of my parents,' I add, a glib response, a play on Marxist-Leninist-Mao Zedong thought which says the child is formed by the parents and the son of the landlord is also a landlord, even if he owns no land. "; Pg. 291: "'...Eventually, the Communist Party organized well enough under Christopher Brin to take over portions of New York City...' " [Communist refs. throughout novel, usually referring to Marxism and Maoism.]
Communist New York: Westchester County 1985 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 23: "Shadowman ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Jan. 1985); pg. 7. Piotr/Colossus: "Lenin's Ghost?!? "
Communist New Zealand 1980 Dick, Philip K. "Faith of Our Fathers " in The Best of Philip K. Dick. New York: Ballantine (1977; story c. 1967); pg. 381. "'He's a Caucasian,' Pethel explained. 'Originally from the New Zealand Communist Party; he participated in the difficult takeover there...' " [Many refs. to Communism throughout story, not in DB. Story takes place in Vietnam, which is run by the Communist Party originating in China.]
Communist North America 1881 Turtledove, Harry. How Few Remain. New York: Ballantine (1997); pg. 243. "'You dashed Black Republican, they should have hanged you after we lost the last wer, they should have hanged you again for a Communard, and now they should hang you for a traitor...' "
Communist North America 1914 Turtledove, Harry. The Great War: American Front (alternate history novel). New York: Ballantine (1998); pg. 237. "'We do dat,' Scipio said, and stepped into the cabin. He never saw anyone there but the people who had been reading The Communist Manifesto together the night he'd found out they weren't just laborers but Reds. " [There are many other references in the book to the Communists among the slaves in the Confederate States of America.]
Communist North Carolina 1995 Lisle, Holly & Chris Guin. Mall, Mayhem and Magic. New York: Baen (1995); pg. 139. "...sort of guy who loved those conspiracy theories about JFK and the Mafia and the Communists and aliens from outer space. "
Communist North Carolina: Raleigh 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 156. "A line of pickets marched in front of one labeled, 'Raleigh Women's Center: Green Party Headquarters.' Men in white shortsleeved shirts and women in skirts... carried signs reading, 'Feminism is Satanism' and 'Greens are Reds.' "
Communist North Dakota 1985 Swanwick, Michael. "Anyone Here From Utah? " in Another Round at the Spaceport Bar (edited by George H. Scithers and Darrell Schweitzer). New York: Avon Books (1989; c 1985); pg. 160. "'You could if you controlled television. Listen, I've seen things that could practically fry your brains. Did you know that there are Communist Chinese troops in North Dakota? The entire state I sunder occupational rule! They've got concentration camps and slave labor and...' "
Communist Ohio 1986 Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 160. "'They [the televangelists] threatened to sue us. They threatened to boycott any business that associates with us. We've simply told them to talk to the Ministerial Association. They can get on the schedule with the other denominations. One of them, who calls himself Brother Simon Lackwater, protested that the ministerial Association is nothing but a front for secular humanism, that it is infiltrated with communists.' "
Communist Oregon 1993 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Harvest. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 106. "She suspected he'd picked the Episcopalians because they were the most upscale congregation in town; barring the Catholics, whom Daddy had regarded as a fanatical sect, like Shiites or Communists.
Communist Pakistan 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 206. "'...because unlike Hitler and Stalin, you and Chapekar are men of honor--you are of India, and you both serve God faithfully... If you don't like the example of Hitler and Stalin, then look at Portugal and Spain...' " [who also signed a nonaggression pact]
Communist Poland 1969 Milan, Victor. "Transfigurations " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 260. "Then the Germans came. Kliment was shot in the back of the head by the Red Army in Katyn Wood... Mother died in the last bombardment of Warsaw, while the Soviets squatted on the Vistula and let the Nazis do their dirty work for them. "
Communist Poland 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cold Allies. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1993); pg. 207. "'Wake up, my friend. Mickey Mouse is dead. There are no more Communists. And there are no more winters like that,' "
Communist Poland 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cold Allies. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1993); pg. 220. "From where he stood he could see the ruins of Stalin's Palace of Culture. Once, not so long ago, the old Georgian's muscular, revolutionary-style erection had dominated the city. Stalin had always been an invincible prick.

'After Stalin, we are all impotent,' he muttered into his vodka bottle. "

Communist Poland 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cold Allies. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1993); pg. 230. "He smiled. Not bad for an old Communist who finds his courage in a bottle of vodka. "
Communist Russia 1929 Solosan, Don. "Great White Hunter " in Writers of the Future: Volume XV (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1999); pg. 414. "In the inner sanctum, I locate Joseph Stalin and blow him away... "
Communist Russia 1930 Stapledon, Olaf. Last and First Men. Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc. (1988; first published 1930); pg. 16. "On the other hand, the practice of communism was gradually undermined. For the Russian state came increasingly under the influence of Western, and especially American, finance. The materialism of the official creed also became a farce, for it was foreign to the Russian mind. " [Other refs. not in DB.]
Communist Russia 1935 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 274. "A nearly fatal blow had been dealt Soviet genetics when in the 1930s Stalin decided that modern Mendelian genetics was ideologically unsuitable, and decreed as scientifically orthodox the crackpot genetics of a politically sophisticated agriculturalist named Trofim Lysenko. Two generations of bright Soviet students were taught essentially nothing of the fundamentals of heredity. Now, sixty years later, Soviet molecular biology and genetic engineering were comparatively backward, and few major discoveries in the subject had been made by Soviet scientists. "
Communist Russia 1948 Orwell, George. Nineteen Eighty-Four. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1949); pg. 257. "...there were the German Nazis and the Russian Communists... "
Communist Russia 1977 Martin, George R. R. "The Science of the Wild Card Virus: Excerpts from the Literature " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 401. "Despite the Red-baiting paranoi of the late 1940s and early 1950s... aces fared no better behind the Iron Curtain than in this country, and in fact considerably worse. The party line was laid down by Trofim D. Lysenko, semiliterate maven of Stalinist science... " [More.]
Communist Russia 1985 Golden, Christopher. X-Men: Codename Wolverine. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1998); pg. 89. "...Soviet Union... Certainly there was an allure to the capitalist West, the glitter and glamour, the forbidden fruit of selfishness and depravity. But with all that Mother Russia, and her KGB superiors, had done for the Black Widow, she could feel only a righteous fury toward those weak-willed souls who would fall to the temptations of capitalism. "
Communist Russia 1985 Knight, Damon. "The God Machine " in One Side Laughing. New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; 1985); pg. 35. "The fall campaign is a success. 'HOLINEX for instant tranquility...' ...Hospitals buy the professional model at $1,795. Psychiatrists buy it. The home models retail for $695 plus tax. People line up for it in department stores. It comes in Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox and Reformed versions. For the overseas market, Buddhist, Moslem and Hindu versions are on the drawing boards.

Church and synagogue attendance zooms, then nosedives, until pastors begin allowing worshipers to bring their Holindexes. An enterprising minister in the West Village announces plans to build them into the backs of pews. A pirated Soviet version is rumored, using relics of Lenin. "

Communist Russia 1987 Cassutt, Michael. "Legends " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 440. "'You wanted to see me?' The voice interrupted his musings. A young major in the uniform of the Chief Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff--uncommonly known as the GRU--had entered. He was perhaps thirty-five, a bit old to still hold the rank of major, Polyakov thought, especially with the Hero of the Soviet Union medal. With his classic White Russian features and sandy hair, the man looked like one of those unlikely officers whose pictures appeared on the cover ofRed Star every day. "; Pg. 441: "'I'm sure it hardly compares with those at Dzerzhinsky Square,' Molniya shot back with just the proper amount of insolence. Dzerzhinsky Square was the location of KGB headquarters.

Polyakov laughed. 'As a matter of fact its identical thanks to central planning. Gorbachev is doing away with that, I understand.'

'We've been known to read the Politburo's mail too.' " [Other refs. throughout story, pg. 440-460.]

Communist Russia 1987 Cassutt, Michael. "Legends " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 454. "The first piece of the puzzle: There is one American politician who has left in his wake a series of mysterious deaths worthy of Beria or Stalin... "
Communist Russia 1987 Cassutt, Michael. "Legends " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 458. "For an instant Dolgov's face was the face of the Great Leader . . . The Benevolent Father of the Soviet People . . . himself turned into a murderous joker. Polyakov was just a young courier who carried messages between the Kremlin and Stalin's dacha--sufficiently trusted that he was allowed to know the secret of Great Stalin's curse--not an assassin. He had never intended to be an assassin. But Stalin had already ordered the execution of all wild cards. . . .

If it was his destiny to carry power, it must also be his destiny to use it. As he had eliminated Stalin, so he eliminated Dolgov. "

Communist Russia 1996 Bear, Greg. The Forge of God. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 38. "Trevor Hicks... Then he had flown to Moscow to cover an agricultural conference, as part of the background for a planned book on the Russian biologist Lysenko and the Stalinist cult of Lysenkoism. "
Communist Russia 1997 Martin, Les. The Host (X-Files). New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 1. "Dmitri was the lowest-ranking engineer aboard an aging Russian cargo freighter. The ship was once called the Lenin. Then the Soviet Union fell apart, and the ship was renamed the Liberty. "
Communist Russia 1998 Golden, Christopher. X-Men: Codename Wolverine. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1998); pg. 4. "But after the fall of communism, post-Soviet Russia was having a fire sale on technology and weaponry. " [Many refs. to Communist Russia and East Germany throughout novel, though few refs. to Communism by name. Cold War espionage is one of the main topics of the book.]
Communist Russia 1999 Banks, Iain. The Business. New York: Simon & Schuster (1999); pg. 68. "'What they might get, Prince, is the Communists back,' Hazleton drawled. 'If I didn't think Yeltsin was just an alcoholic clown I could believe he was secretly a Communist himself, supposed to appear to attempt capitalism but then make such a God-awful mess of it that the Brezhnev days look like a golden age in comparison and the Marxist-Leninists like saviours.' "
Communist Russia 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cold Allies. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1993); pg. 136. "'I believed!' Baranyk said, aiming a finger at the center of Pankov's face. The President's smile died, heart-shot. 'I believed in it all. In the Soviet Union and her right to defend her borders. I believed in the justice of Communism. Should I feel ashamed of my patriotism? We were once bound together by law. By more than law: by history. Is the past no more than sh-- to you?'

...'Why, no,' he said. 'We once shared a bond, of course. There's no denying that. It is just that in Afghanistan both our Russia and your Ukraine lost many young men.' "

Communist Russia 2018 Bova, Ben. Voyager II: The Alien Within. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 264. "Three portraits hung on the far wall: Marx on the left, Lenin on the right, and the image of the man who sat at the head of the table, Viktor Ulanovsky, general secretary of the Communist party and chairman of the Council of Ministers. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Communist Russia 2118 Card, Orson Scott. Ender's Shadow. New York: Tor (1999); pg. 144. "'It forced us for more than seven decades to commemorate an October Revolution that actually occurred in November.'

'You are much too young to remember when there were Communists in Russia.'

'On the contrary. I am old enough now to have all the memories of my people locked within my head. I remember things that happened long before I was born...' "

Communist Russia 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 205. "'Let me remind you of another bit of history, from only a few years before Pakistan's creation as a state. In Europe, two great nations faced each other--Stalin's Russia and Hitler's Germany. These two leaders were great monsters. But they saw that their enmity had chained them to each other. Neither could accomplish anything as long as the other threatened to take advantage of the slightest opening.'

'You compare India and Pakistan to Hitler and Stalin?'

'Not at all,' said Peter, 'because so far, India and Pakistan have shown less sense and less self-control than either of those monsters.'...

Petra was stunned to hear Achilles speak so sharply... Any normal person would have apologized for the unfortunate comparison to Hitler and Stalin...

'Hitler and Stalin sent their foreign ministers, Ribbentrop and Molotov, and despite the hideous denunciations they had made against the other, they signed a nonaggression pact and divided Poland between them...' " [More.]

Communist Russia 2276 Clarke, Arthur C. Imperial Earth. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1976); pg. 139. "...or accompanied Mao on the Long March, or shared the sealed train with Lenin... "
Communist Solar System 2010 Clarke, Arthur C. 2010: Odyssey Two. New York: Ballantine (1982); pg. 211. "'...But let me remind you of Haldane's famous remark: The Universe is not only stranger than we imagine--but stranger than we can imagine.'

'And Haldane,' Curnow interjected mischievously, 'was a good Communist.'

'Perhaps so, but that particular saying can be used to support all kinds of mystical nonsense. Hal's behavior must be the result of some kind of programming...' "

Communist South Africa 1997 Resnick, Laura. "Amandla! " in Alternate Tyrants (Mike Resnick, ed.) New York: Tor (1997); pg. 108. "'...South Africans in the struggle [for] freedom... Ours is a country of Christians, Jews, and Muslims, communists and neo-Nazis, Afrikaners and English, Asians and so-colored Coloureds...' "
Communist Soviet Union 1930 Tenn, William. "Betelgeuse Bridge " in Galaxy: Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction (Frederik Pohl, ed.) Chicago, IL: Playboy Press (1980; 1st pub Galaxy, April 1951); pg. 46. "For example, when they [the Betelgeuse] were presented with those newly created decorations in Red Square... they came out with a long, ringing speech about the scientific validity of communist government. It made for cheering, flower-tossing crowds in the Ukraine and Poland but a certain amount of restiveness in these United States. "
Communist Soviet Union 1950 Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle. Lucifer's Hammer. Chicago, IL: Playboy Press (1977); pg. 69. "She wondered what her status was. Her father had been a physician with a fairly good reputation among the Kremlin elite. Then had come the 'Doctors' Plot,' an insane Stalinist delusion that the Kremlin physicians were trying to poison The Revolutionary Leader of Our Times, Hero of the People, Teacher and Inspired Leader of the World Proletariat, Comrade Josef Vissarionovich Stalin. Her father and forty other doctors had vanished into Lubianka. One of her father's legacies was a 1950 copy of Pravda. He had carefully underlined every mention of Stalin's name: ninety-one times on the front page alone, ten times as Great Leader, and six as Great Stalin. "
Communist Soviet Union 1984 Tucker, Wilson. The Year of the Quiet Sun. New York: Ace (1970); pg. 243. "'Everyone here [in the U.S.] expected the Chinese to intervene, to invade, and we knew we could not stop them. Brian, our country had lost or abandoned twenty million men overseas; we were helpless before any invader. But they did not come. I thank God they did not come. They were prevented from coming when the Soviet turned on them in a holy war in the name of Communism: that long, long border dispute burst into open warfare and the Russians drove on Lop Nor.' "
Communist Sweden 1975 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 55. Pg. 55: "Not surprisingly, Charity Bentham criticized traditional world-scale cliques, like the Free World, the Communist Bloc, the Arab League... "; Pg. 56: "...biographical essays on... the nineteenth century's Hegel, Comte, and Marx... her analysis of the New Benthamism inherent in the foreign policy of the twentieth century's Theodore Roosevelt, Lenin, Neville, Chamberlain, Mao... "
Communist Tarot 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 83. Pg. 83: "'We shall introduce ourselves,' the man said, gruffly easing the awkwardness. 'I am the Reverend Siltz of the Second Church Communist, spokesman for this party by consent of the participants.'

Brother Paul's face never even twitched. After Antares the gelatinous alien, a living Tarot Empress, and the Breaker, what was a little anomaly like a Communist Church? ";

Pg. 84: "Reverend Siltz scowled, but continued. 'Church Communist was selected by lot in accordance with the Covenant to encounter you initially... This denotes no comment on the validity of your mission, or our opinion of the same...' "; Pg. 90: "The Reverend Siltz's hut was exactly like the others, distinguished only by the hammer-and-sickle on its hewn-timber doors. " [Many refs. throughout novel to this Rev. Siltz, one of novel's main characters, and to his sect, a Communist church.]

Communist Tarot 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 95. Pg. 95: "'...I will not claim to agree with the Covenant, but I am bound by it. The majority feel that your continuing objectivity is crucial. I will only say that the guiding principles of Church Second Comm [the Second Church Communist] are essentially humanist, and that we maintain only symbolic connection to the atheistic Communists of Earth. We are theist Communists.'

'Ah, yes,' Brother Paul said, disconcerted. God-fearing Communists--and the Reverend was obviously sincere. Yet this was no more anomalous in theory than God-fearing Capitalists. ";

Pg. 99: "'To the communal lunch. It is more efficient than home cooking, and provides for a fairer allocation of food, so we do it in summer.' Naturally a Communist would feel that way! "; Pg. 104: "Reverend Siltz ignored all except those wearing the hammer-and-sickle emblem of the Church...' "; Pg. 112: "Did members of the Second Church Communist play poker? " [Other refs., not in DB.]

Communist Tennessee 2054 Dick, Philip K. & Ray Nelson. The Ganymede Takeover. New York: Ace Books (1967); pg. 32. "Because the old pre-war UN money had become rapidly worthless as the Gany occupation authorities redeemed it or withdrew it or whatever they did... it was so obviously phony; as for instance whose pictures appeared on it? President Johnson? Stalin? No... "
Communist Texas 1994 Anthony, Patricia. Happy Policeman. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 263. "Yesterday. August 1991... Russians queued up at McDonald's. Statues of Lenin toppled. A general of the Evil Empire made jokes and drank Pepsi Cola as he was interviewed by CNN. People laughed in Moscow streets and waved striped banners of red, white, and blue. "
Communist Texas 1996 Leon, Mark. The Unified Field. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 236. "'But think about the differences between our worlds, and you might understand. On your poor planet you have spent the last several thousand years lurching form one paradigm to another--polytheism, empire, monarchy, Christianity, Buddhism, communism, capitalism--with no end in sight. "
Communist Texas: Galveston 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 51. "It read like computer-generated prose, long, obsessive streams of clauses . . . Stalinist. No grace or fire in it, just steam-driven robot pounding. "
Communist Thailand 1985 Ryman, Geoff. 253. New York: St. Martin's Press (1998); pg. 293. " 1985, Thailand... In places it was like the wild west, with anti-communist private armies. "
Communist Tibet 1950 Pattison, Eliot. The Skull Mantra. New York: St. Martin's Minotaur (1999); pg. 281. "The pages were not uniform. Some were lists, some were like encyclopedia entries. The very first word in the book was a date. 1949, the year before the Communists began to liberate Tibet.

'It is a catalog of what was here before the destruction,' Shan spoke in awe... "

Communist Tibet 1999 Pattison, Eliot. The Skull Mantra. New York: St. Martin's Minotaur (1999); pg. 112. "'Bureaucrats, I guess.' She saw that he would not give up, and shrugged. 'An MFC is a Mother F---ing Communist,' she explained... "
Communist Tibet 1999 Pattison, Eliot. The Skull Mantra. New York: St. Martin's Minotaur (1999), book jacket. [Book jacket.] "When a headless corpse is found by a prison work gang on a windy Tibetan mountainside, veteran police inspector Shan Tao Yun might seem the perfect man to solve the crime--except Shan himself is in that very Tibetan prison for offending the [Communist] Party in Beijing. Desperate to close the case before an American tourist delegation arrives, the district commander has no choice but to grant a temporary release from prison to the brilliant and embittered Shan, while confronting him with an ultimatum: solve the case fast and in a politically expedient fashion or the Tibetan priests in Shan's work brigade will be punished. " [Clearly, there are refs. to Chinese Communism throughout novel. Other refs. not in DB.]
Communist Ukraine 1942 Anderson, Poul. The Boat of a Million Years. New York: Tor (1989); pg. 275. "'...The war threw me together with people from the whole Soviet Ukraine, not Cossacks [Kazakhs], ordinary Little Russians, little people driven to such despair that they fought side by side with the Communistts...' "
Communist United Kingdom 1984 Orwell, George. Nineteen Eighty-Four. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1949); pg. 5. "The Ministry of Truth--Minitrue, in Newspeak--was startlingly different from any other object in sight. It was an enormous pyramidal structural of glittering white concrete, soaring up, terrace after terrace, three hundred meters into the air. From where Winston stood it was just possible to read, picked out on its white face in elegant lettering, the three slogans of the Party:
" [The government depicted in this novel is 'Orwellian'--the word having been coined from this very novel. While not strictly Lenin-Stalinist Communist, the totalitarian regime in 1984 borrows much from Marxist communist regimes that Orwell knew of. Only a few refs. to the 'Communist' regime of the book are in DB.]
Communist United Kingdom 1984 Orwell, George. Nineteen Eighty-Four. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1949); pg. 6. "The Ministry of Love was the really frightening one. There were no windows in it at all. Winston had never been inside the Ministry of Love, nor within half a kilometer of it. It was a place impossible to enter except on official business, and then only by penetrating through a maze of barbed-wire entanglements, steel doors, and hidden machine-gun nests. Even the streets leading up to its outer barriers were roamed by gorilla-faced guards in black uniforms, armed with jointed truncheons. "
Communist United Kingdom 1984 Orwell, George. Nineteen Eighty-Four. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1949); pg. 37. "In the Party histories, of course, Big Brother figured as the leader and guardian of the Revolution since its very earliest days. His exploits had been gradually pushed backwards in time until already they extended into the fabulous world of the Forties and the Thirties, when the capitalists in their strange cylindrical hats still rode through the streets of London in great gleaming motor cars or horse carriages with glass sides. There was no knowing how much of this legend was true and how much invented. Winston could not even remember at what date the Party itself had come into existence. He did not believe he had ever heard the word Ingsoc before 1960, but it was possible that in its Oldspeak form--'English Socialism,' that is to say--it had been current earlier. "
Communist United Kingdom 1984 Orwell, George. Nineteen Eighty-Four. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1949); pg. 72. "The great manority of proles did not even have telescreens in their homes. Even the civil police interfered with them very little. There was a vast amount of criminality in London, a whole world-within-a-world of thieves, bandits, prostitutes, drug peddlers, and racketeers of every description; but since it all happened among the proles themselves, it was of no importance. In all questions of morals they were allowed to follow their ancestral code. The sexual puritanism of the party was not imposed upon them. Promiscuity went unpunished; divorce was permitted. For that matter, even religious worship would have been permitted if the proles had shown any sign of needing or wanting it. They were beneath suspicion. As the Party slogan put it: 'Proles and animals are free.' "
Communist United Kingdom 1984 Orwell, George. Nineteen Eighty-Four. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1949); pg. 175. "'...I tell you that the Brotherhood exists, but I cannot tell you whether it numbers a hundred members, or ten million. From your personal knowledge you will never be able to say that it numbers even as many as a dozen. You will have three or four contacts... "
Communist United Kingdom 1984 Orwell, George. Nineteen Eighty-Four. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1949); pg. 194. "All members of the Inner Party believe in this coming conquest as an article of faith. It is to be achieved either by gradually acquiring more and more territory and so building up an overwhelming preponderance of power, or by the discover of some new and unanswerable weapon. "
Communist United Kingdom 1984 Orwell, George. Nineteen Eighty-Four. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1949); pg. 5-6. "The Ministry of Truth contained, it was said, three thousand rooms above ground level, and corresponding ramifications below. Scattered about London there was just three other buildings of similar appearance and size. So concretely did they dwarf the surrounding architecture that from the roof of Victory Mansions you could see all four Ministries between which th entire apparatus of government was divided: the Ministry of Truth, which concerned itself with news, entertainment, education and the fine arts; the Ministry of Peace, which concerned itself with war; the Ministry of Love, which maintained law and order, and the Ministry of Plenty, which was responsible for economic affairs. Their names, in Newspeak: Minitrue, Minipax, Miniluv, and Miniplenty. "
Communist United Kingdom 1985 Hubbard, L. Ron. Final Blackout. Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (1989; c. 1940); pg. 3. "If he longed for his own land, shell-blasted though it might be, he never showed it. Impassively he had listened each time to the tidings of seven separate revolutions which had begun with the assassination of the king, a crime which had been succeeded by every known kind of political buffoonery culminating in Communism (for at least that is what they called this ideology, though Marx would have disowned it. And the late, unlamented Stalin would have gibbered incoherently at the heresy of its tenets). And he saw only mirth in the fact that, whereas the crimson banner flew now over London, the imperial standard of the czar now whipped in the Russian breeze. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Communist United Kingdom 2015 Julian, Astrid. "Bringing Sissy Home " in L. Ron Hubbard Presents The Best of Writers of the Future (Algis Budrys, ed.) Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (2000; c. 1992); pg. 223. "Actually I think Dad was relieved when Jan was killed. He never liked him. Said he wasn't about to let no commie marry his little girl. I never believed Dad's accusations. I mean, Jan's job at the Polish Embassy in London was to help Polish expatriates reclaim property that had been appropriated by the communists. Why would a communist involve himself in something that negated everything he believed in? "
Communist United Kingdom: England 1100 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 549. "'...You need a national grievance--something to do with politics which is waiting to burst out. You need to use the tools which are ready to hand. This man John Ball, for instance, who believes in communism: he has thousands of followers who would be ready to help in a disturbance, for their own purposes. Or there are the Saxons. We could say we were in favour of a national movement. For that matter, we could join them together and call it national communism. But it has to be something broad and popular, which everybody can feel. It must be against large numbers of people, like the Jews or the Normans or the Saxons, so that everybody can be angry... We want a banner, yes, and a badge too. You could use the fylfot. Communism, Nationalism, something like that...' "
Communist United Kingdom: England 1946 Orwell, George. Animal Farm. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (Copyright1946; 15th printing); pg. 8. "'But is this simply part of the order of nature? Is it because this land of ours is so poor that it cannot afford a decent life to those who dwell upon it? No, comrades, a thousand times no! The soil of England is fertile, its climate is good, it is capable of affording food in abundance to an enormously greater number of animals than now inhabit it. This single farm of ours could support a dozen horses, twenty cows... Why then do we continue in this miserable condition? because nearly the whole of the produce of our labour is stolen from us by human beings. There, comrades, is the answer to all our problems. It is summed up in a single word--Man. Man is the only real enemy we have. Remove Man from the scnee, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished for ever.' " [This entire book is a parable about Communism and capitalism. Other refs. not in DB.]
Communist United Kingdom: England 1946 Orwell, George. Animal Farm. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (Copyright1946; 15th printing); pg. 18. "These three had elaborated old Major's teachings into a complete system of thought, to which they gave the name Animalism. Several nights a week, after Mr. Jones was asleep, they held secret meetings in the barn and expounded the principles of Animalism to the others... 'If this Rebellion is to happen anyway, what difference does it make whether we work for it or not?', and the pigs had great difficulty in making them see that this was contrary to the spirit of Animalism. "
Communist United Kingdom: London 1940 Willis, Connie. "Fire Watch " in Fire Watch. New York: Bluejay (1984; story copyright 1982); pg. 29-30. "Langby isn't a Nazi. He's a communist. I can hardly write this. A communist.

One of the chars found The Worker wedged behind a pillar and brought it down to the crypt as we were coming off the first watch.

'Bloody communists,' Bence-Jones said. 'Helping Hitler, they are. Talking against the king, stirring up trouble in the shelters. Traitors, that's what they are.'

'They love England same as you,' the char said.

'They don't love nobody but themselves, bloody selfish lot. I wouldn't be surprised to hear they were ringing Hitler up on the telephone,' Bence-Jones said. ' 'Ello, Adolf, here's where to drop the bombs.' " [Other refs., not in DB, pg. 30-31, 33, 43.]

Communist United Kingdom: London 2075 Ryman, Geoff. The Child Garden; or A Low Comedy. New York: St. Martin's Press (1989); pg. 68. "'The Communist Manifesto?' he asked. 'No one reads it now. They want to control it. And they call this a Marxist state.' " [other refs. not in DB.]

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