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Did you read 1984?

HippieChick58 9 Nov 6

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Orwell was no dummy.
45 supporters, on the other hand, probably haven't read the book.

Any book. Maybe some autobiographies by pro wrestlers

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I suggest also reading Zamiatin's We, something that influenced Orwell's 1984.

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Yep and now I get to live it! Lucky me πŸ™‚

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I feel like we’re living in a horrible combination of 1984, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Idiocracy.

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Yes. Loved it. Then again, I love Orwell.

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Many years ago...the one thing that got stuck in my mind was government imposed intrusion to control minds in a world where thinking was a "thought crime"

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Yes, I read George Orwell's book, 1984, years ago.

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Orwell is incredible.

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Yep, and the "war on terror" is a forever war that fits the bill nicely.

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Yes as a teen. Scared me xx

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Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria ( ? ), Yemen ( ? ), Iran ( ? ); where next? Yes, the conflicts will continue unless or until the arms manufacturers are reined in and can no longer influence, with their bribery, those who run the country.

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Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.

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I was there in 1984 under Reagan. It's been getting worse ever since.

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Ugh, nope. Still got an 'A' on the test, though. Not proud of that.

I used to do that!!

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Read it years ago. Probably should read it again.

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Read the book, Watched the movie.
Meh, they both had some good points to think about, it also seemed a bit far fetched.
they kind of reminded me of soilent green. same kind of thing.

Not super far fetched if you think about it. Everyone is voluntarily wiretapping their homes, our leaders are redefining words and erasing history, convincing a hell of a lot of people that 2+2=5 and rewarding snitches, we have underground prisons where people are held without trial already etc and war is the main motivation that got everyone to sign away their freedom for paranoia. Pretty spot on.

A lot of people think it was a very close prediction of the means of government control, although what happened in reality is sort of a combo of that dystopia and the one in Brave New World, where the masses voluntarily brainwash themselves with opiates, entertainment, sex etc. Orwell said he wasnt writing about the future, but about what was already beginning to happen.

What with the destruction of the planet, Soylent Green might become a reality.

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Yes and this country is making it true..

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Read the book, saw the movie

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I have read it several times, starting first in 8th grade. It is one of my favorite books. It is germane today as it was when it was written.

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I would just like to make a comment refuting a statement I just heard. Having been in the service I can honestly state that the military are the ones tat least want any war. After all it is they who then must put their lives on the line.I am sure there are those in the military that speak of going to war with glee but that turns to reality when it happens and for the most part they are either nuts or the biggest cowards when it comes time to fight.Those who present the view that the military wants war has never served.

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It was true when he wrote it and continues today and is becoming worse.

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All too true,

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This book is what our government views as a how to guide. Why you think our history classes are so worthless?

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yes, i read it long ago, reread it in my middle years, and reread it online last year for obvious reasons. here is a link so that anyone who wants to reread it or read it for the first time may do so: [gutenberg.net.au]

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