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It's not necessarily a fun or entertaining book--at least that was what my students thought, but it was assigned reading in 11th and 12th grade high school classes.

For years, I read and re-read that book each year that I had to teach it. Always I had the feeling that there was some undercurrent that I was missing. And then Obama came along with his blatent attempts to transform America, and the media began their radical dance to the far far left, and the anti-family, anti-Christian groups flew from the woodwork to grasp at the sudden opportunity to force their radical agendas on the entire country.

Big Brother was suddenly as emblazoned on our society as if his pictures actually were on every street corner.

. Suddenly Americans realized the "newspeak" is not just a feature of the novel, but a real and ongoing effort to rewrite American history into the vision of the hippies and radicals of the 1960's--people who have not changed one bit but have learned to work from within and appear as today's college professors and journalists and politicians.

1984 is a scary novel, more so because Orwell could have been lookiing at us from a long way off and writing about the world, indeed, about America as it is today in 2014. It didn't quite come to pass in 1984, but if we take a look at history, we can see that it was in the works.

If you have not read that novel, you must. It is a picture of America today. Only by knowing the truth can we hope to win back our nation.
1984 by George Orwell