At 12 years old I read Animal Farm, I stole it from my aunt driven by curiosity as she couldn't stop talking about this literature book. I still recite Animal Farm lines to this day, I was ecstatic when my dad got me the Swahili version. A couple weeks ago I decided to read the 1984, it shipped right in time for my trip to Vancouver. It only took me a day to finish it. It's such an engaging book especially at a time like this!. I love the similarities between the two books ; whether it's the projection of collective power aimed at distracting the masses or the constant push to "make" and enemy and continually use them as scape goat whenever things go wrong (read fake news, as the constant answer for every discovery). In both books, the past seems protean, the current govt quite keen to manipulate the citizens minds by rewriting historical facts, exaggerated or manipulated data (read alternative facts).
The refutation and ambivalence is staggering; Ministry of peace caters for war, Ministry of truth involved with lies, Ministry of love with torture and ministry of plenty, starvation!. The political leaders strategies are reflective of today's environment; fanaticism, repetitive slogans, half or distorted truths, conformity seems to become acceptable and continuous emphasis to narrowing the range of thought.
With today's political climate, have we inescapably allowed totalitarian leaders to come to power simply through the ignorance of the masses or just simple conformity and indifference, which enables society to disregard critical thinking...or maybe it's the self serving allegiances that makes people prone to blind loyalty?...... it's a must read!. DM if you want to borrow it. #read#education#goodread#1984#animalfarm#politics#review#success#truth#academic#art#coffee#library#motivation#honesty#donaldtrump#vancity#vancitybuzz#dailyhive#toronto#nerds#history#brain#quickstudy#women#rise#resist#knowledge#humanrights#readers