George Orwell’s iconic “1984” became the top-selling book on Amazon after Trump’s inauguration speech. It has reached No. 1 on Amazon’s bestseller list. This Nextweb link says that all the hardcover and paperback versions are sold out on Amazon and only the Kindle version remains.
If you have read the book, you will know that it is about a sci-fi, dystopian world where whatever you do is monitored by the big brother – not the television Big Brother, but the government. The government monitors every aspect of your life. Interestingly, most of the school children in America are made to read “1984”. In the book, people get the “state-approved facts” instead of reality. You get to access only that information that is approved by the government.
Actually, this isn’t something new that is happening in the world. Education has been totally distorted in the mostly left-dominated sphere. Every leftist crime has been whitewashed. If you really want to experience an Orwellian world, come to India, here it has existed, as far as interpretations of “facts” goes, ever since the British decided and our socialist Congress party carried forward, what sort of education Indians must get. The entire history of the country has been turned upside down by leftist historians, the sorts who constantly oppose the Donald Trump sorts. But that’s a different topic.
It is being claimed by the Hillary-loving American media that within 15 hours of an official claiming on TV that there can always be “alternative facts”, the book, that was already selling like hotcakes post the Trump Apocalypse, jumped from No. 6 to No. 1.
What exactly happened?
Recently the White House Press Secretary (the new one, obviously) Sean Spicer claimed that Donald Trump’s inauguration speech attracted the largest audience ever. The media, quite predictably by now, said that it was a false claim.
In a TV interview, when the journalist asked Kellyanne Conway, an adviser to Donald Trump, why Sean Spicer made a false claim, she said that Mr Spicer gave alternative facts, and thereupon the media went into a tizzy and this created the hype around the “1984” concept. That the government is creating its own alternative facts and people of America are getting worried.