Tinfoil Fedoras and Conspiracies Abound
But some letters are more equal.
The phrase is a central theme in “Animal Farm” that highlights the dangers of totalitarianism and corruption. It shows how leaders in power can manipulate language to create a false sense of equality while perpetuating inequality and oppression.
Not bad for a book published in 1949. And not bad for a book that seemingly transcends classification.
The current conspiracy theory overheard on overnight talk radio, perhaps on Coast to Coast AM, or possibly, Midnight in the Desert, is that George Orwell was a time traveler from the future, who was stranded here, and then wrote 1984 as a desperate attempt to save us from our selves and consequently save his ‘future’ self from having to make this trip in the first place and, thus, getting marooned here in this seedy version of “tempus contemporary” . Complicated? Maybe. But there are no paradoxes on overnight talk radio.
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