What does this quote from the book 1984 mean?
"There was nothing left in them except sorrow for what they had done, and love of Big Brother. It was touching to see how they loved him. They begged to be shot quickly, so that they could die while their minds were still clean."
- ?Lv 72 months ago
The people had been brainwashed to such an extent that they actively feared anything that might undo the mental conditioning as a corrupting influence, even more than dying