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1984

Audiobook CD - 2007
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1984, the world is a power-play and contemporary man is a non-entity controlled and watched by Big Brother.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Blackstone Audiobooks, 2007
ISBN: 9781433202469
Call Number: CD F ORWE
Characteristics: 9 audio discs (approximately 11.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Prebble, Simon

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AQUILEA777
May 25, 2021

Big Brother loves you, and you must love Big Brother. He wants to control you for your own good.
--- Conservatives find the 1984 system of spying and thought-police frightening, but Liberals see an attractive model. Dissent from Liberal dogma is "hate speech" and must be suppressed. Liberal media squelched criticism of the Biden graft in Ukraine (kickbacks to Hunter from funds disbursed by Joe), and news of Hunter Biden's compromising emails.
--- Every Liberal knows the 2020 election was fishy. Several million votes were cast illegally, but there was no way to prove they went for Biden. Judges refused to throw out the results, lest their families be at risk of attack by Antifa. In 1984 fashion, Liberals treat the election as a forbidden issue. They want the same procedural unaccountability to continue in future elections, and have used extraordinary pressure against voting-integrity laws.
--- In 2020, Dem leaders upheld the murderous Black Lives Matter arson-riots. Biden and Harris' staffs bailed out Molotov cocktail throwers. Harris commended the rioters, and Biden refused to criticize Antifa. While the rioters were crying "Burn down America!", Dems painted BLACK LIVES MATTER in their honor across a DC street.
--- At the height of the riots in June, 2020, I reviewed FBI murder statistics. The latest then available were for 2018.
There were 4,884 White murderers; 6,318 Black murderers; 6,088 White victims; and 7,407 Black victims. Where races of murderer and victim were known, Whites murdered 234 Blacks, while Blacks murdered 514 Whites. Blacks murdered around 7,000 Blacks. Yet the 1984-style Liberal media constantly pushed the lie that Blacks were being routinely murdered by White policemen. The Black/Black murder rate was no doubt higher in 2020 under Dem anti-police regimes in NY, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, LA, Oakland, Portland, Seattle, etc.
--- The only way to curb Black/Black murders is MORE police-funding. BLM demanded less or none, because Black lives do NOT matter to BLM, which has its own radical-socialist agenda. Police chiefs in the big cities were largely Black or Latino; some were fired when they spoke out against BLM lawlessness.
--- Now Dems are staging a vast purge of Republicans under the pretext of the Jan 6 "insurrection". They blame the protesters for the deaths of two Capitol policemen who later supposedly killed themselves, a senseless inference. But they uphold the Capitol policeman who killed protester Ashli Babbitt, and they continue to hide his identity. In the 1984-style Liberal propaganda, city cops who must deal with many thousands of armed murderers are wicked, while Capitol police who never faced stress till Jan 6 are heroes. If Trump had been declared the winner, the whole city of Washington would probably have been in flames, with Dem leaders approving.
--- Just as in 1984, Liberals seek to erase history. Dem vandals destroyed historical monuments across the country, and Nancy Pelosi approved. Local officials arrested citizens who tried to protect the monuments. Portland rioters tore down a Lincoln statue, crying, "F--k all colonizers!" (Lincoln was White and thus evil too). The U of Rhode Island removed WW II murals which showed White US soldiers. Rhode Island professor Erik Loomis declared it OK to kill "fascist" Trump-supporters, and hundreds of academic colleagues supported him. Liberals like Bette Midler, who regularly hoped for Trump's death, have been sustained by Twitter, while Trump and others who challenged the election were banned.
--- Liberals apply the same 1984 truth-suppression to abortion, sodomy, evolution, global warming, and anti-virus measures. Voices against the Dem position, as determined by Twitter, must be silenced.

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andreabilyeu
May 06, 2020

This recording of 1984 is excellent, better than reading the book silently.

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ProblemPatcher
May 25, 2019

1984 by George Orwell is a fantastic representation of the suppression caused by communist rule. Beyond that I can’t say much in favour of the book. The political ideologies that it was representing were very well executed. He made it easy to understand how the state has utter control over its people and how it can constantly redefine itself in order to suit the proper needs of the party. However the story itself was mediocre. I could not support any of the characters. Their dreary disposition at life made it hard to push myself to finish the book. The entire time you could feel the helplessness of Wilson, the main character, as he is convinced he is a “dead man”. Overall, the sections of the book that taught the intricateness of communistic rule were interesting, even though it felt like a lecture. The rest would be better taken with a medicinal glass of victory gin.

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Daveinportland
Jan 28, 2017

Who knew that when I first read this book decades ago it would be so relevant to what has becomes of the US and our political process. Sigh.

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Libellula
Jan 28, 2017

Why did that commenter spell it out? It's 1984, not "Nineteen Eighty-Four." How terribly odd...

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danielestes
Dec 06, 2016

I savored Nineteen Eighty-Four, but do I regard it as a real-life cautionary omen as many are quick to label it? No, not really. Contrary to the conspiracy theorists' claims, I think Orwell's ominously prophetic novel is much less relevant now that we live in an interconnected world. I can see where one could think the opposite because of the frightening, sprawling reach of our technological advances, but that same sprawl would be a bureaucratic death for any organization, or any one person, to attempt to control the thinking of a group. Big Brother needs an ignorant populace to be an effective menace; it needs walled gardens and enclosures. Globalization is the opposite of that.

Getting back to the story... If for no other reason, read Nineteen Eighty-Four for the third act alone. That section rates of one of the most horrific series of events I've ever experienced. Still leaves me with chills to this day every time I think about it.

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ruchica_singh
Feb 17, 2016

I took the novel from Library because it was listed in ' 30 novels everyone should read' . After reading it I realized it is a classic and needs to be owned. The novel will show a dreaded world, give us hope to believe in the power of a common man and then take the hope away. 1984 is far behind , yet so futuristic.

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donkeyhote
Dec 13, 2015

Orwell (Eric Blair) was chosen from University for his talent to become a Government propagandist. But he was more intelligent than those who chose him thought, and broke out of his conditioning and tried to inform us about the plans he knew about. 1984 is not fiction; it's just camouflaged to seem so. In fact, after WW2 in East Germany that same system existed. Communism was created by the West to experiment with their plans for our future. Read Anthony Sutton's book: "Wall Street And The Bolshevik Revolution" to see that Lenin was trained by the British and sent to Russia with 200 Brit agents and American money to take over Russia. The Cold War was a sham to scare and divide us. After the authorities saw Orwell broke out of his cage, they shunned him, even tried to kill him. He wrote this book while living on a small Scottish island. Soon after he finished it, he died. 1984 is a warning for us, and that world is coming at us rapidly. We are free to obey laws and there a re so many of those we aren't free to do anything without permission. I grew up in Communism, and in primary school they talked quite openly about the methods the rulers of our world use. Dialectic materialism, fighting of the opposites, etc. they told us. They create opposites, but even their opposition is led by their own agent, and the fight is being manipulated toward a pre-determined end. This way the crowd thinks they participated in arriving to the result, but it had been decided in advance. This is the way we are manipulated: a debate is started, and the two opposing sides are both managed from the same center to arrive at the planned result. Our heroes are usually hired agents to lead us with their influence with the public. All the world's a stage and we are dumb onlookers to clever play-masters' play.

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sfears123
Jul 19, 2014

The book was very enlightening! If you have not read this please pick up the book today! Really emphasizes on the government monitoring the citizens.

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