posted on Aug, 15 2004 @ 05:40 PM
Yea, I'm always amazed by the similarities between 1984 and today.
But 1984 isn't the only one! Brave New World is amazingly similar.
And Fahrenheit 451, we see the beginnings already! Ray Bradbury wrote the book to criticize people who edit books to make them more readable. Then,
he gets letters in the mail from publishers who want to shorten it to fit it in an anthology for students. His publisher actually edited out the
words hell and damn from it to make it more readable. He gets letters from people all the time saying he should take out certain things in the book
because it casts of negative stereotypes.
And its like, have you ever read this book...if you understood it, I don't think you'd expect to get a nice response from Bradbury.
Anyway, to get back on subject...1984 dictates we are in a perpetual war.
The War on Terror! When in the hell will that end?!?!?! I think these people take ideas from these books.