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[–]d3rr 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I was pretty shocked at the "it's okay to attack the majority" policy change as well. It seems very regressive to me, like an extreme version of affirmative action. I thought we were all after equality of opportunity, but I guess not.

The generational theory people say we're headed for full blown insanity, but after that there will be a backlash. It does feel like the pendulum is at the leftmost position right now. Just wanted to respond, it feels like SaidIt has made it with you here.

[–]killerjavi98 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

I always felt those books were a clever way to spread the word to the people warning them of an impending dystopian future, without the elites catching on and censoring them. They did what they could to help.

[–]girlwithpolkadots[S] 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think that is true for George Orwell.

For Aldous Huxley, it seemed to be more of a map for the future. His family was very wealthy, supported eugenics, and more!

[–]brightlightbellend 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Also worth checking out Orwell's Politics & The English language, less than 100 pages. Written as a warning, but unapologetically used as a manual by bastards, trying to control people through language.

Funny example, saw the gender critical lot openly discussing using tactics from this book to further their agenda.

https://archive.org/details/PoliticsAndTheEnglishLanguage