I learned a lot from this post.
Orwell’s “1984” famous novel of an imagined future has been repeatedly mentioned in my posts.
In my mind it was a work of fiction derived from his imagination, here I learn that the novels basis was in fact inspired by Orwell’s then reality and experiences.
Not surprising then, that we now live in such world as he depicted.
“Peace is War” “Truth Ministry” manufactures false news.
In 1984, what do these 3 slogans mean: War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, and Ignorance is Strength? https://www.enotes.com/homework-help/novel-1984-what-do-3-slogans-mean-201861
Our current excursion into government actions based on a somewhat new virus, marginally more deadly than the annual seasonal flu, is frighteningly close to Orwell’s “Big Brother” world!
(source) The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), happily amplified by the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) in the United States which carries its World News, continues to pump out its regular dreck about the alleged economic chaos in Russia and the imagined miserable state of the Russian people.
But amid all their countless fiascoes and failures in every other field (including the highest per capita death rate from COVID-19 in Europe, and one of the highest in the world) the British remain world leaders at managing global Fake News. As long as the tone remains restrained and dignified, literally any slander will be swallowed by the credulous and every foul scandal and shame can be confidently covered up.
None of this would have surprised the late, great George Orwell. It is fashionable these days to endlessly trot him out as a zombie (dead but alleged to be living – so…
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