George Orwell Quote
Where this age differs from those immediately preceding it is that a liberal intelligentsia is lacking. Bully-worship, under various disguises, has become a universal religion, and such truisms as that a machine-gun is still a machine-gun even when a "good" man is squeezing the trigger have turned into heresies which it is actually becoming dangerous to utter.
The Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell: An age like this, 1920-1940 (ed. Harvill Secker, 1968)