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Obliterate or Rewrite

The most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.

George Orwell


From The Hill:

The estate of George Orwell has given the go-ahead for a feminist retelling of the British author’s classic novel “1984,” according to The Guardian.

American author Sandra Newman will tell the story of Orwell’s “1984” through the perspective of protagonist Winston Smith’s lover Julia.

“It was the man from Records who began it, him all unknowing in his prim, grim way, his above-it-all oldthink way. He was the one Syme called ‘Old Misery’,” Newman writes in an excerpt of the book obtained by The Guardian. “Comrade Smith was his right name, though ‘Comrade’ never suited him somehow. Of course, if you felt foolish calling someone ‘Comrade’, far better not to speak to them at all.”


Of course if you felt foolish reading something that is the definition of propaganda, best to not read it at all.

Why rewrite a classic? To change the view that people have of that classic, of course. I’ll stick to the old words.

There’s a reason we quote and stick to 1984; a lot of it has come true in the last few years.

Statues torn down, books taken out of libraries, new words and definitions created. All to fit a narrative.

No, I’ll keep my dogeared copy of 1984 with the highlighted parts, loose pages, and the notes in the margins. And I’ll keep the copies I’ve bought that have never been read that I’ve been saving to pass along.

One of my kids will get my copy. Maybe I’ll take one of the new ones and transfer my highlights and notes to it and pass that one on to the other child.

Forewarned is forwarded.

That’s it. That’s the post.

Seegars

Criminal

It used to be that I would follow what was fed to me through all the major outlets.

As I age, I detect the smell of bullsh*t more easily. You can call it a refinement of the senses with age.

EDC Bag

Many people would label me for not believing what is spoon fed to me every day.


In the official language of Newspeak, the word crimethink describes the intellectual actions of a person who entertains and holds politically unacceptable thoughts; thus the government of the Party controls the speech, the actions, and the thoughts of the citizens of Oceania.

In contemporary English usage, the word thoughtcrime describes beliefs that are contrary to accepted norms of society, and is used to describe theological concepts, such as disbelief and idolatry, and the rejection of an ideology.

From a Wikipedia article on Orwell’s 1984.


Post Stolen From Twitter

Whether it’s the government, SJWs, pharmaceutical companies, etc., I am a thought criminal.

I’m going to make my own informed decision.

That’s it. That’s the post.

Seegars

Two Men

Two completely different men in two different genres maybe crossing over here and there.

Orwell

I enjoy both of their offerings, I love reading. And I have returned to several of their books many times.

Orwell for 1984 and Animal Farm (which were required reading in my time in high school) and Bradbury for way too many to mention here.

There is cause to worry when even Dr. Seuss isn’t safe.

Bradbury

Who knew that one day they’d be prophets?

From 1984 to Fahrenheit 451 in less than 45 days.

Some of us saw it coming. But I think we were too busy watching and not busy enough raising our voices.

I don’t like the way things are headed.

That’s it. That’s the post.

I do not like it.

Seegars

I am.

Chicago-Area Leaders Call for Illinois to Abolish History Classes – NBC Chicago

You can make this stuff up because #Orwell did that. Now Orwell is more like a prophet than just an author. β€” Chicago-Area Leaders Call for Illinois to Abolish History Classes – NBC Chicago #Orwellian #1984 #2020

Chicago-Area Leaders Call for Illinois to Abolish History Classes – NBC Chicago
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