Fittingly, Orwell’s ‘1984’ Is Number One Book on Amazon

 

Most of us had to read Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 in high school or college. The book describes a life of misery where the state, called Big Brother, watches everything you do, listens to everything you say, and beats into your lies and manipulations. Each ministry is ironically named, like the Ministry of Truth, which pumps out propaganda, and the Ministry of Justice, where people are jailed in sham trials.

From Orwell’s book:

“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”

The novel has shot up to the top of the charts on Amazon. People are drawn to it as they watch what is happening in the U.S.

As many recently have said, it wasn’t meant to be an instruction manual.

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  1. RPOST FTM 2ND CLASS PO
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    PANDORAS BOX HAS BEEN OPENED AND OUR COUNTRY HAS BEEN JEOPARDISED. SADLY THERE HAVE BEEN MANY PEOPLE TAKEN IN WITH ALL THE PROPERGANDA THAT HAS BEEN SPEWD OUT OVER THE LAST 15 OR 20 YEARS BY OUR GOVERMENT AND THE EDUCATION SYSTEM AND THE MEDIA. AGAIN SADLY THOSE PERSONS WILL BE LEARNING THE HARD WAY THAT SOCIALISM AND COMMUNISM DOES NOT WORK. READ A LITTLE HISTORY PEOPLE THE COUNTRYS THAT TRYED IT OR STILL HAVE IT ARE THIRD WORLD. ONLY THE LEADERS BENIFIT AND THE PEOPE ARE TURNED INTO SLAVES OF THE STATE. I FOUGHT AGAINST IT IN THE COLD WAR AND IN THE EARLY VETNAM TIME AND IT SADDENS ME TO SEE OUR COUNTRY TAKEN OVER BY THIS IDEAOLOGY.
    MAY GOD HELP US AS WE START DOWN THIS ROAD.

    • Eijebong
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      I agree, Pandora’s Box has been opened, but in reality, it’s only over the last four years under ‘The Donald’ administration that the situation has bound out of control.
      Thanks to his “totally unsubstantiated” lies and misdirection, the country is throughly divided. Who can you trust? Where is the direction and leadership? Now, Democrats and Republicans are at each other’s throats! Bipartisan relationships? What is in the best interests of American society? What can “We” (the politicians) do to make America ‘right’ again? Seems to me this has all flown out the window by ‘both’ camps. “You say ‘Red’, I say ‘Blue'”. Not because you are right/wrong, but through [venemous] spite simply because you do not agree to ‘whatever it is’, like I do. Let us “be, and act like children” even though we ‘are’ adults! “Someone else” is to blame becomes the persistent goto mantra.
      So, Yes, “…sadly many people have been taken in…” by this utter self-perpetuating ‘madness’ on a grand scale. No wonder the country is in such a dismal state of chaos and uncertainty.
      Then we have this recurrent, idiotic, paranoia of ‘socialism’ and ‘communism’ seemingly firmly embedded into the nationalistic psyche. Seriously people?! Do “You” (and so many other) Americans’ actually ‘understand’ the difference? Germany, France, Canada, Australia, England, New Zealand (to name but a few) are ‘Socialist’ countries.
      Have their citizens been turned into “…slaves of the state…”? Are these countries ‘the demons’ to be feared? Plain Idiotic!
      ‘Communism hysteria’ went well and truly out of favor after the McCarthy years, yet here “You” (and so many other Americans’) are ‘still’ somehow seeing visions of “reds-under-the-ibeds”. Plain idiotic thought processes.
      Given that you “…fought against it in the cold war…”, you ‘know’ that communism is “never going to happen” in America. Yet, here you are, ‘parroting’ the same idiotic rubbish as so many others before you.
      Please, when you target these “ideologies” at least understand what they actually ‘mean’ today, in America, and other countries in the modern world. By all means, learn from history, but don’t then distort it to frame any personal political bias.

  2. Joyce Eichenseer
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    It’s time for people to really understand that this is ACTUALLY HAPPENING!! Especially from the far left and the vicious and untruthful media. Not only the written media, but the so called Social media. Censorship of speech and ideas that don’t conform to the left is obvious. Schools and universities are not teaching history as it really happened, but judging it by current ideas, which is obviously different. Can we stop this travesty?? God help us!

    • Eijebong
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      What is “…truly happening…” is highly-educated adults are acting out as spoilt, self-centred, self-indulgent children. There is no ‘responsible adult’ in charge; both Democrats and Republicans. (Just re-read your own rhetoric.)
      “Can we stop this travesty??”…good question! Probably not until a [very] calamitous event occurs that ‘forces people’ to finally stop and think: “As responsible grown adults, should we be acting in this way?”.

    • Michael E French
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      Left or Right – it doesn’t matter. Democracy is dying because it ‘s become too difficult to manage. Most people don’t think about that, but those who do will always have the advantage – few as they are – the advantage being an innate ability to manipulate and control. Dictatorships are always a minority movement, undertaken by those whose main, or only, interest it is – like Hitler. Down -to-earth family people don’t normally go in for such things. Can you imagine Hitler going home to his wife and family every night!?

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