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Today I Will Read 1984 -- As A Homage To The Election

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posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 10:50 AM
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Yup.

Been bothering me for weeks and I could not figure it out. Today, by chance, or fate, the book appeared on my desk.

I assume somebody was cleaning the house and found it somewhere, haven't read the thing in years. However all of it's concepts are entirely prevalent in today's society and it's overall message is important.

I urge ANY and all members who have no read this masterpiece to do so. A free PDF version is available on multiple websites.

We were warned, we ignored the warnings, now we are left picking up the pieces.

~Tenth




posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 10:55 AM
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Orwells 1984

And Huxley's A Brave New World.


Oh, and that first link? TONS of great, free, classics there.

~Heff



posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 10:55 AM
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May I suggest another reading- The Harbinger.



posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 02:33 PM
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To know and not to know, tobe conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinionswhich cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic,to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was theguardian of democracy, to forget whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again: and above all, to apply the same process to the process itself.

That was the ultimate subtlety: consciously toinduce unconsciousness, and then, once again, to become unconscious of the act of hypnosis you had just performed.Even to understand the word ‘doublethink’ involved the use of doublethink.


This just struck me as the PERFECT understanding of what our media is becoming.

~Tenth
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posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 02:37 PM
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Excellent book, Dystopian future doesn’t seem so farfetched these days.

The more regulations and policies that are imposed on people, the closer we are to making Orwell's world a reality.

Thought crime makes me laugh, I can draw parallels to our modern world



posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 04:03 PM
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Believe it or not, back when I was in school, it was required reading.

...after you read the book, watch the movie "Wag the Dog" to drive it all home



posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 04:04 PM
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Don't ... It's a very depressing read.



posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 04:05 PM
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Didn't know that was you at first Heff!!

Before your morning coffee?



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