George Orwell once wrote that "It's not a matter of if the war is not real, or if it is. Victory is not possible. The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. A hierarchichal society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. This new version is the past, and no different past can ever have existed. In principle, the war effort is always planned to keep society on the brink of starvation. The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects, and its object is not victory the over eurasia or east asia, but to keep the very structure of society intact."