ORWELL OUTSIDE THE BOX
To Orwell Today,
re: ORWELL 2 + 2 = 1984
Great to see readers bringing up interesting points about ORWELL and where he got all his inspiration for 1984 in particular and his many other writings. This was in fact a great literary period for British thinkers, writers and artists. As we know ORWELL was a very astute thinker and lover of all things British and could see through his numerous positions for the BBC, military/police etc the way the media could be manipulated as a source of control of the people, hence the importance of British sovereignty and the way of life.
Today in the UK fear is used via use of the terms TERROR, the constant reference to a WAR ON TERROR etc. We are constantly misinformed as to the facts. One only has to see how Dr David Kelly (inspector of WMD) supposedly took his own life; how an innocent member of the public, Mr Menzies was supposedly a terrorist and was sentenced to death via the police on the London Underground (8 bullets to his head) etc. We are now informed via investigators that Dr Kelly may not have in fact committed suicide and that Mr Menzies' whole story was fabricated via the police.
I hope that readers continue to read ORWELL and come to understand his need to write and think outside of the box.
Yes, Orwell thought outside the box and put those thoughts inside the book.
All the best,
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