A New U.L.S. member, and a post on 1984 by George Orwell

If you like good literary criticism, you’ll want to read this analysis of George Orwell’s 1984 by Robby Cheadle.

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Underground Library Society

Thank you to Robbie Cheadle for her post on 1984 by George Orwell. With this entry, Robbie has joined the U. L. s., the Underground Library Society, dedicated to opposing book censorship and book banning. Please visit her blog Robbie’s inspiration .

If a society similar to that depicted in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury were to somehow come into existence and all books were banned, I would want to be part of any group involved in preserving books. If that meant learning a book off by heart, I would be prepared to do that. The big question for me would be what book to choose.

Out of all the wonderful and amazing books out there, my choice is 1984 by George Orwell. My over view of this book and my reasons as to why I believe it is still relevant to us are as follows:

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Democracy Means Never Having to Tell the President You’re Sorry

Even the Republican ones…

“I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against
every form of tyranny over the mind of man.”
Thomas Jefferson

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Imagine – 1971

A Flight of Ideas: Johnny

Johnny is soft around the middle but that doesn’t bother Pattie.

She nibbles some bits and waits for him to finish his show.

Pattie scrolls through the news:

“Today in an action reminiscent of the worst excesses of the
1960’s a feminist icon burst into flames!”

“Oh me, oh my,” Patti sighs, “I’m so nuts and so obnoxious!”

Johnny weeps with Miss America as Ms. Arkansas is crowned.

Ms. Congeniality stalks across the stage to snatch her check
from the emcee.

“I will use my beauty to feed the World!”  Ms. Arkansas sobs.

The crowd goes wild with sincerity.

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