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[–] analfaveto 5 points -5 points (+0|-5) ago 

What Orwell's message was is irrelevant. Orwell was an idiot. Can everybody please stop talking about Orwell as if he was some kind of prophet with superhuman wisdom?

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[–] WildPotato 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Read the fucking book a shut up.

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[–] analfaveto 5 points -5 points (+0|-5) ago 

I think I'll pass. I've read enough Orwell to know he's an idiot.

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[–] MasivGam3 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Orwell's writings were splendid portrayal of Totalitarian Socialist societies. To the people who have lived on the Communist side of the Iron Curtain his books seem like documentaries.

Whatever he was he certainly was not an idiot. Far from it.

Actually he drew his inspiration from being familiar with the methods of the Left first hand, as he fought in the Spanish Civil war on the Communist side but grew disgusted by their hypocrisy and the atrocities he had to witness. The man knew the stuff he was writing about.

Prophet? Had Hillary won the elections he could have come one step closer to being a prophet.

Superhuman wisdom? He was one of the few who came out with writings like that and he was the best among them all. So maybe he was not exactly a "superhuman", but certainly a league above the rest.

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[–] newoldwave 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Could you write a better book?