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Bizarre misreading: @HillaryClinton thinks the lesson of Orwell's 1984 is that you should [tr]
Twitter ^ | September 12, 2017 | James Heartfield

Posted on 09/13/2017 5:31:35 AM PDT by C19fan

Bizarre misreading: @HillaryClinton thinks the lesson of Orwell's 1984 is that you should trust experts, leaders and the press

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KEYWORDS: 1894; clinton; hillary; hillary1984; orwell
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WTF?????
1 posted on 09/13/2017 5:31:36 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Holeekrap I knew it!
Liberals thought Orwell was writing training manuals.


2 posted on 09/13/2017 5:34:40 AM PDT by Mr. K (***THERE IS NO CONSEQUENCE OF REPEALING OBAMACARE THAT IS WORSE THAN OBAMACARE ITSELF***)
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To: C19fan

The Left completely misses the point of 1984. It actually became a best seller again after Trump was elected.

1984 is about the dangers of an all-powerful state, which is the natural outcome of following Leftist policies and ideology. We see it on campus — “Hate Speech is Non Speech.” We see it in government where both parties have created an all-knowing deep state to “keep us safe.”

Conservatives are about less government and less government control over our lives. That’s the opposite of what Big Brother wants.


3 posted on 09/13/2017 5:35:19 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: C19fan
Can't wait to hear her insights into Animal Farm.
4 posted on 09/13/2017 5:35:59 AM PDT by workerbee (America finally has an American president again.)
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To: C19fan

What’s the name of her new book?

My Struggles?


5 posted on 09/13/2017 5:38:23 AM PDT by BBB333 (The Power Of Trump Compels You!)
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To: TigerClaws

I generally don’t think that 99-percent of the population have ever read ‘1984’. Even when some college professor requires it for a class to be read....most will pick up the Cliff-Notes, the Spark-Notes, or pick up a Classic-Comics cartoon book on the story.


6 posted on 09/13/2017 5:39:09 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: C19fan

Rumor has it she also spends countless hours playing the White Album backwards for clues about Satan and the meaning of “Paul is dead”.


7 posted on 09/13/2017 5:39:26 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: pepsionice

Leftists certainly have misread it if they did:

https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/orwells-1984-and-trumps-america

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/31/opinions/why-we-read-1984-urbelis-opinion/index.html

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2017/01/1984-george-orwell-alternative-facts-trump-kellyanne-conway/514259/


8 posted on 09/13/2017 5:43:07 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: C19fan
The Left sees it as a blueprint rather than a warning. (After all, the name of Big Brother's ruling party was Newspeak for English Socialism/Socialists:


9 posted on 09/13/2017 5:47:18 AM PDT by drpix
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To: BBB333

Hitler’s original choice of titles for his book was, “Four and a Half Years of Struggle against Lies, Stupidity and Cowardice.” (His publisher shortened it to, My Struggle.) Maybe Hillary could rename her book, ‘My Two Year Struggle against My Health, My Psyche, and My Tone Deaf Instincts.’


10 posted on 09/13/2017 5:47:44 AM PDT by Fantasywriter (Any attempt to do forensic work using Inernet artifacts is fraught with pitfalls. JoeProbono)
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To: pepsionice
I generally don’t think that 99-percent of the population have ever read ‘1984’.

I read it, in sixth grade. I only skipped the romantic stuff in the middle. The forty or fifty pages at the beginning, and the forty or fifty pages at the end, I read, in horror and amazement and fear.

I remember it vividly because Buffalo Springfield's song For What It's Worth was on the radio at the time, and its message reinforced the queasy and sick feeling the book gave me.

I don't think any other fiction book ever affected me so much.

11 posted on 09/13/2017 5:48:06 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Liberals think in propaganda)
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To: pepsionice

I have read it on my own and not part of a course but quite a while ago now. It’s not a happy book. The most frightening part (spoiler alert) is the ending where the state embodied by Big Brother wins. Any normal person would get the message but of course H is a very warped person. I haven’t read Animal Farm but I should get around to it. It’s a shorter read I think.


12 posted on 09/13/2017 5:50:01 AM PDT by xp38
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To: C19fan

A couple of years ago for Christmas presents,
I bought my 16-year-old granddaughter 1984 and the 14-year-old one Animal Farm.


13 posted on 09/13/2017 5:50:34 AM PDT by kanawa (Trump Loves a Great Deal)
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To: Steely Tom

The DPRK is an implementation of Orwell’s 1984.


14 posted on 09/13/2017 5:50:56 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: BBB333

Had she been elected, her supporters might well have started shouting “Hail Hillary! Hail Victory!”


15 posted on 09/13/2017 5:51:53 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: C19fan

Hillary is round the twist. NUT!


16 posted on 09/13/2017 5:52:28 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Soros still hates America. Convict him and imprison him.)
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To: Steely Tom

Read Solzhenitsyn’s One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich while I was in 8th grade. Found it in the school library. It was a life-changing experience.


17 posted on 09/13/2017 5:53:05 AM PDT by Noumenon (Can you imagine if Islam were NOT the religion of peace?)
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To: C19fan

Wait til you find out what Hillary thinks about the movie ‘Idiocracy’!


18 posted on 09/13/2017 5:57:17 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Noumenon
Read Solzhenitsyn’s One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich while I was in 8th grade. Found it in the school library. It was a life-changing experience.

I tried to read Cancer Ward at about that time, but I got so creeped out by the description of patients in the actual cancer ward described in the book's early pages that I never got to the political allegory. The book came out in 1968, the year I entered eighth grade. I'm not sure where I found it, but it might have been in the school library.

19 posted on 09/13/2017 5:59:06 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Liberals think in propaganda)
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To: workerbee

Perhaps she’ll talk about the chapter “Putting lipstick on a walking pig”.


20 posted on 09/13/2017 6:00:10 AM PDT by OLDCU
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