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What is happening? We were Warned in 1908.

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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 10:08 AM
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Many think that the books 1984 and Brave New World a first books by American authors to predict out current situation and problems. Not so.



"The Iron Heel" is Jack London's 1908 dsytopian novel about the rise of oligarchic tyranny in the United States. Playing upon the socialistic themes that were so prevalent at the beginning of the 20th century, "The Iron Heel" tells the story of a wealthy class that squeezes out the middle class and effectively rules for three centuries until a revolution ushers in the "Brotherhood of Man". As important a commentary today as when it was first written, London's novel is a chilling depiction of a possible future world and an excellent exposition on the struggle between socio-economic classes.


The book is available from several EPUB sources for down load for those interested in seeing that we were warned rather early.

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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 10:20 AM
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Great post. You're right. This book is a background piece for whatever reason. Maybe its timing just wasn't right.
Maybe folks just weren't ready for the message it conveyed yet. It's on my need to read list. Thanks for the reminder. S&F



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 10:47 AM
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Interesting i'm going to order this from Waterstones ready for my next travels, good work!


A small point though, both George Orwell and Aldous Huxley were English authors.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 10:50 AM
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Sadly, no one on this site ever mentions the book that influenced both Brave New Worl and 1984 the most. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin written in 1920. This book is just as important as the others.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 11:04 AM
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I didn't know about this book Deviljin. I'll look it up.

All these dystopian works. Novels? or Reference manuals?

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posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 05:33 PM
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Originally posted by Klassified
I didn't know about this book Deviljin. I'll look it up.

All these dystopian works. Novels? or Reference manuals?

edit on 12-1-2011 by Klassified because: Better wording
Quite possibly both in my opinion. The dystopia arising now seems to combine both Orwell's and Huxley's works.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 05:37 PM
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Oop's, that's what I get for starting a thread at midnight. I do know that and apology's for the mistake.

Thanks



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 05:40 PM
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Thank you, this is one that I had completely forgotten about. I no longer have a copy, going to chase this down and get a new one.

Thanks.



posted on Jan, 12 2011 @ 05:54 PM
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I think that the author just understood the way the Country would go and develop due to the extreme love of capitalism.

A place where the richl get richer, allowing them to buy more and more so you end up with the majority of people left picking and fighting over the meat from its bones.

That's why I think the USA will one day turn to socialist policies regarding it's resources and key services like banking and health that impact every American; being controlled and owned by the people, rather it being held in the hands of the rich and powerful few.




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