Sales Of George Orwell's 1984 Have Surged 6884% In The Last 24 Hours

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In the last 24 hours, sales of the 'big brother' book 1984 on have soared by almost 7000% as the reality of the surveillance state come to the public's attention. As Liberty Blitzkrieg's Mike Krieger notes, we suppose it makes sense that people would want to get up to speed on the dystopian world being constructed rapidly and secretly around them. 1984 is now the 4th fastest rising sales book and 184th most popular on Amazon!


The Centennial Edition 1984 book...


And the Combination 1984/Animal Farm book



Perhaps this tweet sums it up...

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Tue, 06/11/2013 - 09:55 | 3645755 VonManstein
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"The Alex Jones effect"

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 09:55 | 3645761 The Juggernaut
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I hope sales of "Revolution for Dummies" went up as well.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 09:57 | 3645773 Pladizow
Tue, 06/11/2013 - 09:59 | 3645789 johnQpublic
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that was quite the clip

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:06 | 3645833 FL_Conservative
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In other news, the sheeple continue to graze in the gubmint's GMO field-o'-plenty blissfully unaware that they are being hunted by nature's greatest predator.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:13 | 3645868 Manthong
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1984..  THX1138.. The Matrix.. Brazil.. “V” For Vendetta.. moar…

If you have not seen the flicks.. suspended disbelief for a bit , and then considered the “life imitates art"  thing, then you are a drone.

Remember.. you are not truly paranoid if they are really out to get you.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:21 | 3645917 pods
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If you wanna feel happy you can pop in "The Road" and rejoice that we aren't there yet.


Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:24 | 3645925 SpiceMustFlow
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I was obsessed with "infrastructure fallout" for years after I read that book

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:41 | 3646011 true brain
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Didn't the polls yesterday say that most americans don't care about NSA violation of our freedom? Polls are for idiots and for propaganda. Only the bottom half of the IQ curve doesn't care about what's going. Reality is that people are waking up  and desiring to know more.

Reading a book?  WTF, what's this world coming to. What about the Kadashian?

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:43 | 3646014 eclectic syncretist
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Big Brother can kiss my hairy puckered asshole!

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 11:04 | 3646113 old naughty
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6.11  more awakening...

hummmmmmm !

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:44 | 3646019 malikai
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I thought firemen were supposed to put out fires.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 11:43 | 3646272 thisandthat
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Yes, by burning books.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 15:11 | 3647254 Manthong
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One of the interesting aspects of the life/art thing is at what temperature does paper burn?

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 19:52 | 3648422 Wolf-Avatar
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Farenheit 451

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:45 | 3646026 ParkAveFlasher
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I want to make this clear, the granddaddy of the dystopian novel is "WE" by Yevgeny Zamyatin.

First book banned by the seminal Soviets.

George Orwell based "1984" on it. 


Tue, 06/11/2013 - 11:06 | 3646117 true brain
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That's right. just like "an invitation to a beheading" by Nabokov predates the "trial" by Kafka.

Russians got some good surrealist literature. Guess because of the october revolution and commie  society. No one would ever guess that these literature now apply to the land of the free.


Tue, 06/11/2013 - 11:37 | 3646243 john39
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the same cabal of criminals that set up the russian 'revolution' are still hard at work infiltrating and corrupting any and all human institutions, including government, religion, media, medicine etc.   Obviously individuals come and go, but the plan, and the organization stretch over vast periods of time.   no longer is the satanic NWO conspiracy 'theory'...  it is now in plain view for anyone who cares to look.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 13:01 | 3646597 Herd Redirectio...
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People forget the Sleepy Bear has a long history.  They have had to put up with Romanov usurpers, Ivan the Terrible, Mongols, Cossacks, Turks, Swedes, Commies...  And its not this homogenous nation (no more than America, any way) either.  Its an amalgamation, an empire.   On top of that, the peasants were promised redemption by the Commies and we all know how that turned out for them. 

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 15:19 | 3647286 Manthong
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Zamyatin.. Nabokov.. Kafka.. ..  most excellent thread ..  this is how enlightenment works  :- ) 

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 11:45 | 3646280 ParkAveFlasher
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Thanks for the Nabokov reco.  Will check it out.

I think all that darkness up north, and the cold air thick with oxygen, makes them supremely able to mull consequences over the long winter months.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 12:29 | 3646454 noless
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1984, brave new world, we, also animal farm and lord of the flies(middle school/early highschool), children: the giver, running out of time, more i can't think of, really should compile a list for a younger age bracket...  


the roads must roll was pretty good, but now I'm gonna start getting really off topic..

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 16:26 | 3647435 Manthong
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 "roads must roll"... heh heh heh :-D

Grok that ..  and Why Johnny Can't Drive ..

I wish I still had the old Analogs.

Oh,  and there is much to expand awareness from "Out of the Silent Planet".. "Perelandra"  and "That Hideous Strength".

Evil and Angels..  it might be reality.

I will let y'all know when I make it to Farnham's Freehold.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 13:36 | 3646758 A is A
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People are just now discovering 1984? No wonder so many people have their head so far up their ass!

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 14:11 | 3646902 Totentänzerlied
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There is a treasure-trove of sorts of "fictional" dystopian literature from and about Soviet Russia (because it set the modern standard).

Two of the most important non-fiction books ever written in this milieu are The Black Book of Communism and The Great Terror, each running about 500 pages. The former is a no-punches-pulled world-tour of the darkest aspects of every notable communist regime - some of its contributors are former communists and current socialists. The latter is a month-by-month and year-by-year utterly meticulous history of the crimes of Stalinist Russia.

Both are invaluable. Unequivocal must-reads. The reading is not easy, these works are not popular histories for casual readers, and the material they cover is deeply disturbing, but vitally important.

PS: The Black Book of Communism free download in multiple formats from, The Great Terror has been through I believe 4 editions each of which added new material as it became available, it should be available in your local library.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 16:08 | 3647386 Manthong
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thank you :-)

but now I might be confused.

someone else, to my recollection wrote something about "seeking out the Communists"

maybe it was for instruction rather than for perspective.

Wed, 06/12/2013 - 14:06 | 3650800 thisandthat
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Actually, according to wikipedia, "We" is almost a rip-off of Jerome K. Jerome's "The New Utopia":

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 11:04 | 3646108 tarsubil
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Polls are lies from our masters telling us how we feel.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 11:12 | 3646142 lakecity55
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Those polls have as much value as a FRN.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 12:49 | 3646537 Talcott
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i heard that poll on the 'liberal' NPR 4:30 PM radio show in southern california. Definately a mental cattle prod.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 11:22 | 3646181 duo
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why don't they word a poll question like this:  "Would you like it if whether you get audited or not, whether you can travel by air, whether your kid gets into college or not, or whether you got that bypass surgery you needed DEPENDED ON whether the information the NSA has collected on you makes you a potential political opponent of the adminstration"?

I'll bet the answer would be very close to 0%

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:46 | 3646032 TheFourthStooge-ing
Tue, 06/11/2013 - 11:02 | 3646098 Temporalist
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Shemp I was just posting something about that very movie...that is creepy.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 11:27 | 3646202 Ignatius
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Creepy, or a sign of the times....

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:46 | 3646031 Frastric
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Manthong; add Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi and Naqoyqatsi to that list of must see flicks to open your eyes.

If you can't watch the above mentioned films (plus Manthong's list) you truly are a soulless minion of orthodoxy.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:48 | 3646040 Big Corked Boots
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First saw K in architecture school. We all cheered during the demolition scenes...

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:55 | 3646073 Frastric
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Pruitt Igoe was one hell of a scene, but the Vessels part was the best out of Koyaaniqatsi, it sort of summed up America in a nutshell: wondrous technology, sprawling urban areas and an oversized military industrial complex. All summed up in eight minutes, visually and musically!

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 11:41 | 3646265 Svendblaaskaeg
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"1984.. THX1138.. The Matrix.. Brazil.. “V” For Vendetta.. moar…"

This is fargin war! - make them sheeple understand Vendetta style - take over all US tv stations and run those movies 24/365


Tue, 06/11/2013 - 11:59 | 3646352 Stoploss
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Funny, 1984 was required reading when i was in high school.

Four years later, no body new what it was.

Fahrenheit 451 was another.

So, hurry up every chance you get and read that book, so you can see the Great American Coup started in 1981 with the election of Reagan, an actor...

While they were telling us government was getting smaller, (what we needed to hear), in actuality, it was in a dramatic transformational process whereby the next successor was chosen based on the willingness to continue the coup.

A massive set back was encountered with the Gore / Loserman campaign, as GW somehow beat the chosen one. (That happened to be our fallible "voting system"), which was promptly changed to computer voting.....

Well, how fucking quaint. 

Now you know why your vote never seems to count..

It is because it never has.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 12:50 | 3646545 Talcott
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The coup was when JFK was popped.


Tue, 06/11/2013 - 13:04 | 3646607 Herd Redirectio...
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Some say the Dulles brothers.

Others say the Warburg brothers.  I think both are true in a sense.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 12:56 | 3646578 IdiocracyIsAlre...
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Good points except for the Gore loss being  a "setback" for the TPTB.  WTF?  Cheney, Rove, Rumsfeld and an administration stuffed from one end to the other with neocons behind a "one of the guys" moron figurehead like the Shrub that one segment of idiot America could embrace as one of their own was a setback?  I think not.  One thing about Gore is that no one really liked him, not even his supporters for the most part so his capacity to do serious damage might have been more limited. 

Now on Reagan you are absolutely correct.  Just re-read Murray Rothbard's takedown of Reagan the other day someone posted on an entirely different site.  A MUST READ for anyone deluded enough to still think the "Red Team" is an any way better than the "Blue Team"

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 12:17 | 3646428 PoliticalRefuge...
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"Remember.. you are not truly paranoid if they are really out to get you."


..and that's my greatest fear, that I am not paranoid.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:15 | 3645870 davinci7_gis
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Guess what the next "big seller" will be in Amazon books: The Bible!  'Cause the SHTF really soon!

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:16 | 3645889 Pladizow
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Well Christ was the original Zombie!

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:58 | 3646090 JimBowie1958
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No, your mother was the original zombie, shit for brains

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 18:49 | 3648181 BigJim
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Awwww, did the nasty man make a jokey-wokey you didn't like?

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 11:22 | 3646184 tmosley
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Christ was NOT a zombie.



He was a lich.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 12:43 | 3646515 Matt
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Besides, zombies as a concept have been around for thousands of years. Over 4000 years ago, Ishtar threatened to bring the dead to outnumber and devour the living:

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