Orwell Tops Trump - "1984" Publisher Orders 75,000 New Copies Of Amazon Bestseller

Tyler Durden's picture

And the best-selling book on Amazon.com is...

Orwell Tops Trump...

 

As AP reports, with "alternative facts" the latest catchphrase, George Orwell's "1984" is No. 1 on Amazon.com and the publisher has ordered an additional 75,000 copies.

 Signet Classics told The Associated Press in a statement Wednesday that sales have been "remarkably robust" for a book that already is a classroom standard. The publisher noted that Orwell's Dystopian classic, in which language itself is held captive, tap into "the fears, anxieties, and even hopes" of readers.

 The spike in popularity seemed to come in the wake of Kellyanne Conway defending Sean Spicer's falsehoods about Donald Trump's inauguration crowd size as "alternative facts." Many on social media compared the phrase to the "NewSpeak" employed in 1984.

This is not the first time the book sales have spiked in response to political events: it enjoyed a stint on best seller lists in 2013 after Edward Snowden leaked NSA documents, when many compared the agency to "Big Brother."

With the arrival of Trump, this Orwellian quote seemed most appropriate:

“Orthodoxy means not thinking–not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.”

Wake up people.

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Croesus's picture

Why read the book? Just look outside, we're practically there.

sixsigma cygnusatratus's picture

It used to be a cautionary tale.  Now it's a how-to book for libs.

Croesus's picture

I love the book...but Libtards have blinders on, and so, are unable to see that Obama was just a continuance of Bush.

Billy the Poet's picture

The Nobel Peace Prize went to the first US president to be at war every day of his administration. Talk about double speak.

Croesus's picture

Amen, Billy:

They DO the Opposite of what the operative word/phrase suggests, e.g. "Patriot Act", or "Affordable Care Act".

JRobby's picture

Exactamundo! It's always the opposite.  Every time.

Reality Creator's picture

Uhhh, hey Zeros...It's yer fucking Trump tard they're talking about...Trump and his minustration are the mendacious evil equivocators Orwell wrote about...I'm surprised yer hating on yer Trump tard by loving up Orwell, unless of course you don't get that everyone's reading 1984 again to bone up on the newly unelected government.

Yer all government haters, well, with the Trump tard in office we're all government haters now!

SMG's picture

Really this is not a bad thing.  People need to know the world the Globaists want for us and try to stop it, no matter who's president.

Lore's picture

Agreed.  1984 is a vital deprogramming tool, one of a handful of books that provide a springboard for further research and enlightenment.  Every intelligent, conscientious teenager should be given a copy and encouraged with some urgency to think about how the underlying themes apply to their own milieu.  A literate, observant, critical-thinking society is a free society. 

FreezeThese's picture

On the bright side, he's the most popular president since Obama

Billy the Poet's picture

On the brighter side, high school was a long time ago and results are far more important than popularity.

847328_3527's picture

I guarantee, this is NOT standard reading in most schools. In most high schools both the students have a reading level of 4th grade. Even IF they read it, they would not undetstand it. Students can't even understand Cliff Notes these days!

 

That's a fact!

Billy the Poet's picture

I don't follow. Can you boil that down?

LetThemEatRand's picture

Hold on.  I'm looking for an instragram picture that will explain it to the snowflakes.

SgtShaftoe's picture

That would be the boot on the face of humanity for eternity.

Billy the Poet's picture

For the love of God, don't look at the Jimmy Comet posts!

TxExPat's picture

Now you're in Huxley's "Brave New World".  Distract the masses with meaningless pleasentries and they don't even notice their servitude.  Cheaper and more reliable than the Thought Police if you can do it right...

 

JRobby's picture

Complete detachment from reality into the nightmare of Communism. Free thinkers don't last long. 

jeff montanye's picture

and the quotation about orthodoxy that ends the post is far more applicable imo to neo conservatism and neo liberalism.  there you know it's israel first and 'is it good for the jews?'

donald trump does not strike me as being orthodox.

Yog Soggoth's picture

Hey, you just got tagged, two of them. Don't look at me! I am annoyed by the trolls, but can tell when they mean business. They got it out for you my friend.

Croesus's picture

@ Yog:

Oh well, I wasn't keeping score, friend!

FreezeThese's picture

Totalitarianism people ... read about it

nmewn's picture

Yeah, kinda like soda, sugar, smoking, speech, gun, salt etc bans.

Ezzz not good citizen, ezzz run up zeee cost of our socialized medical kare and make for de unhealthy warriors for de Fadderland!

sleigher's picture

Jon Gruber was just on Tucker. Please, anyone in Boston, please go down and punch that dickhead right in the pussy.

 

 

Elco the Constitutionalist's picture

I remember being a kid when seat belt laws went into affect, and I knew then it was going to be a slippery slope, even if I wasn't old enough to articulate it.

Where I grew up, American values were intrinsic to the local culture. Liberty, self reliance, morals, responsibility, limited government were all around, even if they were not discusses deliberately.

Mr Pink's picture

The retarded progs haven't figured out that they have been eating up the "doublespeak" for decades

Billy the Poet's picture

Once you accept the idea that women have penises, "slavery = freedom" is an easy one.

847328_3527's picture

Transgender man tries to join sorority at Northwestern, pushes for change in Greek life

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-northwestern-transgender-sorority-rush-met-20170121-story.html

 

Jesus Christ Almighty….why didn’t I think of that!

847328_3527's picture

This guy...I mean girl...or whatever...it's going places!

 

Probably CEO of some SF company before he's...ooops, I mean it's 30 years old.

 

 

New_Meat's picture

I tried one time to learn to be a lesbian, but, well, dkdn't work out

Yog Soggoth's picture

Wait until I tell all the Interior Desthiners tommorow! Fags can sodomise women too! Yeah? Some people will have to talk that one over with the wife. I would rather live in a backwoods trailer park at that point.

BabaLooey's picture

I hope libtards order it, read it, figure out it's THEM that are the pigs, and off themselves enmass.

New_Meat's picture

Hey!  Some pigs are more equal than others!

Laddie's picture

Sadly you are quite correct.
Philip Giraldi on the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act by Dr Kevin MacDonald December 6, 2016 emeritus professor of psychology at California State University - Long Beach

Kevin MacDonald PhD

Here Jewish power was used to turn this exemplar of Jewish moral particularlism into an instrument of Jewish ethnic interests in advocating nation-destroying levels of immigration and multiculturalism. The creation of this icon of moral universalism is aimed at motivating the British to accept levels of immigration that within the century will eradicate the traditional people and culture of Britain. To do otherwise would be to approve the holocaust.

As is typical of the iconic stories put forward by our hostile elites, facts don’t matter.

Another recent example: the Matthew Shepard case, where we now find out that Shepard was a meth addict who was murdered as part of a drug heist; one of his murderers had a homosexual and drug-dealing relationship with Shepard. But that has made no difference to the narrative put out by the Matthew Shepard Foundation or the mainstream media, and the author of book with these revelations now finds himself besieged by hostility despite being gay, Latino, and politically liberal.

Billy the Poet's picture

Trump is shrinking the power of Big Brother.

Billy the Poet's picture

Trump hasn't frozen regulations, grants and new hires?

LetThemEatRand's picture

I wish I could agree with you Billy, but Trump did not freeze anything military or NSA related.  I'm all for the freezes he's doing, but he's also exempting the very agencies that need it most.

Billy the Poet's picture

The fact remains that as of today government agencies have less power over citizens than they did last week.

jeff montanye's picture

you and let them both make good points.  the president has shown promising first steps but we must stay on him to carry through on his foreign and military policy as well.  

Billy the Poet's picture

Agreed. I regularly criticize Trump on these pages and have been doing so for months.

Oldwood's picture

Gosh, four days in and he STILL hasn't fixed EVERYTHING!

Dirty lying bastard!

MSNBC says he is STILL a danger to us all.....unless we are white men, and then we are just stupid and racist, and deserve what we get.

Isn't it odd though that they celebrated every market ramp until Trump was elected and now his irrational exuberance is threatening the world economy?

LetThemEatRand's picture

I don't expect him to fix everything in four days or four years.  But I have some major concerns with the fact that he seems all in on the MIC and the Fed, which to me are among the biggest problems that need fixing.  He doesn't seem to think the Fed or MIC are broken.

New_Meat's picture

Are we there yet?  Are we there yet??  Are we there yet?  Are we there yet??  Are we there yet?  Are we there yet??  Are we there yet?  Are we there yet??

de3de8's picture

Meat, perfect, couldn't say it better myself, LOL!