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Reply #: I read Brave New World in school 1984 as well. I think we're closer to 1984. [View All]

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-31-13 05:08 AM
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I read Brave New World in school 1984 as well. I think we're closer to 1984.
Edited on Wed Jul-31-13 05:12 AM by No Elephants
Funny, that. In 1948, 1984 was Orwell's take on what Communist Russia, our arch enemy in 1948, would become in time. And though 1984 does not make that statement, it was implicit then that western nations were supposed to be the polar opposite of, and antidote to, Communist Russia.

Ironic how things turn out, isn't it?

BTW, the news that Tom Hanks is the most trusted by Americans comes out at about the same time as the news that it is now legal for the U.S. to be propagandizing Americans. I expect to see a lot more of him and others in the top 25-30 of that list. Because our trust is also a marketable commodity, like our addresses.
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