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The lesson of 1984

According to Hillary Clinton, the lesson of George Orwell's 1984 is that we need to trust our leaders.

I think she is saying the goal of 1984 was to sow distrust in the very institutions she wants us to rely on. I think she laments the fact that 1984 not only exists but is successful.

its been awhile since i read 1984, but wasn't the "torturer" part of the "leaders"?

 

 

Quote from fasttimes on September 14, 2017, 9:56 am

its been awhile since i read 1984, but wasn't the "torturer" part of the "leaders"?

 

 

Yes.  He tortured Winston Smith until he loved Big Brother, the figurehead of the totalitarian state.

i don't care what trump does or doesn't do, there are few things worse than giving that woman more power. good grief.

To be fair, I bet a thousand bucks Trump never read the book.  Just throwing that out there.

Quote from Bman on September 15, 2017, 2:17 pm

To be fair, I bet a thousand bucks Trump never read the book.  Just throwing that out there.

I'd bet ten bucks that he never read a book.

“Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.” ~George Santayana
“Those who remember the past are condemned to watch as everyone else repeats it.” ~RD Walker

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