Skip to comments.Boom in '1984' sales in NSA wake
Posted on 08/17/2013 4:09:37 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
As the story of the National Security Agency secret surveillance program exploded, sales of George Orwells 1984 - about a totalitarian state and government monitoring - have shot up on online book seller Amazon. As of Wednesday morning, four different editions of the book are in the top 40 of Amazons Movers and Shakers list with the highest ranking at 17. At one point, the Centennial Editions popularity was up nearly 10,000 percent and clocked in at third most popular on the list.
One description of the book says, Thought Police. Big Brother. Orwellian - these words have entered our vocabulary because of George Orwells classic dystopian novel, 1984. The story of one mans nightmare odyssey as he pursues a forbidden love affair through a world ruled by warring states and a power structure that controls not only information but also individual thought and memory, 1984 is a prophetic, haunting tale.
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Someone should sell 1984 and Brave New World in a box set. A George Orwell/Aldous Huxley combo.
The Liberal handbooks for Fundamental Change.
Hell we are living in 1985 and Thoughtcrime has become a reality with The Muslims trying to make it a crime to speak ill of their culture or false god. And they ARE rewriting and revising history to make themselves look omniscent. There are so any parralels that are becoming reality in that book its not even funny.
Already there. Flip to a random page and you will automatically think of dozens of real world examples going back years.
We are at war with RodeoPlumberLand.
We have ALWAYS been at war with RodeoPlumberLand.
“We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness”
‘The Puzzle Palace’ was a terrific book about the NSA; exposing a lot of the secret functioning and capabilities of liberty snuffing technology.
Oh, wait! That was back when the NSA was bad and disliked by leftists. Just forget about what I said . . .
Don’t forget ‘Animal Farm’
That would be double plus ungood.
I’ve read “1984” twice, and I actually think the movie “Brazil” is a lot more realistic.
Thought Police. Big Brother. Orwellian Obaman.
Throw in Animal Farm and you have a college education for fixing America ... or finalizing her death.
"Brazil" is a dark comedy version of "1984". It carries many of the same threads as the book; an oppressive central government, the idyllic love interest, and the eventual capture, torture, and destruction of the main character.
MSNBC is reporting that Big Obama is going to increase the chocolate ration to 20 grams a week!! (I seem to remember it was 25 grams already.)
Also, a movie, "Idiocracy".
Nineteen-Eighty Four was substantially accurate in the year 1984. It is 2013, and a new version of Nineteen-Eighty Four needs to be created to reflect how things have degenerated since then.
It doesn’t have to be fiction at all. In fact it helps it if it is entirely factual, describing the “Military-Intelligence-Police-Government Complex.”
To start with, the aforementioned is so ginormous that the book could just be a travelogue of what exists, yet be almost unbelievable.
Periodically I pull out my copy of Animal Farm and reread it. I think I must have rad it at least 20 times already.