Books Americans Should Read
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
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
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