We found 11 Reddit comments about 1984. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.
Jesus! This is my first time lurking by from /r/atheism. The way you write this reminds me of 1984.
... it might come as a surprise to you, but there are shady liberal and progressive political outfits as well.
This type of profiling is dangerous because if it is allowed then what happens when Republicans regain control of the White House? Would it be ok for them to target their opponents and tie them up in red tape?
Also, it wasn't just "tea party" groups that they targeted, they also targeted groups that were critical of the actions of the federal government. If you don't understand why that is dangerous then go read 1984 again.
My favorite book has to be A Handmaid's Tale. Its horrifying but not a horror book. It is dystopian and I could see something like this really happening which makes it really scary. I really enjoyed that it was a book but could also be real life and in some ways is. Its one I recommend to everyone now!
My Favorite Book! and if I win I would love to read 1984 which is on my books wishlist! Thanks! I love seeing what everyone recommends for these!
1984 - George Orwell
The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins
I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell - Tucker Max
I'd love a painting of a giraffe in Africa. Or something else. Idk. I just love giraffes, so anything with a giraffe in it would be awesome :p
1984 is an awesome book and it really introduced me to dystopian books and now I love this sort of stuff.
Flipped is just an overall awesome book. There's no reason it SHOULDNT be on this list. Such a classic.
Hoot has to be put on this list because I read it again and again in middle school. Yep. This is was such a great book.
While we're making book recommendations, you should try this, this, or this. Or maybe these, or this, or hell, this if my summary of the current situation of the state as universal malefactor and the alternatives as looking better every day are unconvincing to you.
As for some misguided belief that the people will "rise up" in some faux revolution with onward marching and people's councils and all that kind of jazz; not at all, generally speaking, people are stupid. For example those that think that it's a paranoid fantasy the state operates in its own interests first despite the cacophony of evidence supporting this fact all over the world and the simple fact that it has always been so. But people also don't like being fucked over, and they're not stupid enough that they won't take whatever actions are necessary to directly counteract being fucked over as those actions become clearer and easier for them to take.
I hope you had a nice shower!
I have a book for you to read...
They had a surveillance state and it was effective...
Only 95x? We can go better than that.
Pick up a copy today.
1984 George Orwell
Rated by many the best book of all times very important for the arab world right now
People can have biases. This is a free country. The court of public opinion should ultimately decide these matters. Don't like that this guy doesn't want to make a cake out of religious conviction? Then boycott his place and try to put him out of business. The people who like that he did that can conversely patronize his business. Everyone is going to have diverse set of views on things. Its a terrible, immoral idea to try to jail people over their beliefs. We keep getting closer and closer to this everytime we decide those with unpopular views should be squashed through the strong arm of the government.