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The Nineteen Eighty-Four Thread

George Orwell Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 Animal Farm Dystopia Totalitarianism Big Brother failed civilization

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Here's where we discuss 1984 and anything related to it.


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I can't explain why I love 1984 so much. Something about this mixture of totalitarianism, a failed civilization, the fact it's a cosmic horror story with absolutely no paranormal elements...

 

Here are some of my 1984-inspired threads

 

2114: National Bolshevik Greater Eurasia

Mother Meki-related thread. National Bolsheviks take control of Europe and establish the superstate of Eurasia, and then kickstart World War III. Meanwhile, they create a fascist-primitivist society. 

Scariest thing is: real life National Bolsheviks want to do the exact same thing.

 

The Eternal War

Civilization 2 thread. Lycerius plays a game of Civ 2 for 10 years, and now it's the distant future. Three superstates exist, engaged in perpetual warfare against each other, leading the world to ruin.

There's a whole subreddit decicated to the game, and I have a savegame myself. 


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From the Alternate History forum...

 

"Images of 1984"

 

This alternate timeline deals with Orwell's Hell, but with the twist being that there are no superstates. Instead, the UK is just a psychotic, North Korea-esque rogue nation run by a power mad totalitarian regime.


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I was planning to read the book soon, it's next on my list.



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Have you read Animal Farm? I'm close to recommending it as a must-read before reading Nineteen Eighty-Four


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I read 1984 when I was 12 and it made enough of an impression that when I next read it again 12 years later, I could recall just about every detail. Some of the exposition into political commentary went over my head on the first reading / I skipped it at the time because I found it boring.

 

I tried to read Brave New World when I was 17. But, perhaps because it was a prescribed school text, or perhaps because I found the setting orders of magnitude more miserable than 1984, I never finished it. Maybe I should give it another try. The funny thing is, I think Huxley is a great author. I loved Doors of Perception and Island.

 

Both men well ahead of their time and their degree of insight and foresight was astonishing. The world is a lesser place without them.

 

A warning from the man himself:

 

 

 by Yuli Ban
This alternate timeline deals with Orwell's Hell, but with the twist being that there are no superstates. Instead, the UK is just a psychotic, North Korea-esque rogue nation run by a power mad totalitarian regime.

 

 

Ah, so, like it is today.

 

I kid, I kid.

 

For now.


I loudly predicted the second wave of the Global Financial Crisis would begin by the 31st of March 2017. But I was wrong! Observe my well-deserved public humiliation here, here and here. Let this be a warning to all of you who try to guess the future. Yes, that means you, reading this now! Put that prediction back in your pocket! Do it now, before it's too late! (Also check out my userpage, it's even funnier.)


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"For The Love Of Big Brother"

 


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National Bolshevism, an ultra-fascist totalitarian ideology popular in Russia that aims to create a superstate known as 'Eurasia'
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In order to be so united, this Eurasian Union will need a defining ideology, and for this purpose Dugin has developed a new “Fourth Political Theory” combining all the strongest points of Communism, Nazism, Ecologism, and Traditionalism, thereby allowing it to appeal to the adherents of all of these diverse anti-liberal creeds. He would adopt Communism’s opposition to free enterprise. However, he would drop the Marxist commitment to technological progress, a liberal-derived ideal, in favor of Ecologism’s demagogic appeal to stop the advance of industry and modernity. From Traditionalism, he derives a justification for stopping free thought. All the rest is straight out of Nazism, ranging from legal theories justifying unlimited state power and the elimination of individual rights, to the need for populations “rooted” in the soil, to weird gnostic ideas about the secret origin of the Aryan race in the North Pole.
The open devotion to Nazism in Dugin’s thought is remarkable. In his writings he celebrates the Waffen SS, murderers of millions of Russians during the war, as an ideal organization. He also approves of the most extreme crimes of Communism, going so far as to endorse the horrific 1937 purges that killed, among numerous other talented and loyal Soviet citizens, nearly the entire leadership of the Red Army — something that Stalin himself later had second thoughts about.
What Russia needs, says Dugin, is a “genuine, true, radically revolutionary and consistent, fascist fascism.” On the other hand, “Liberalism, is an absolute evil. . . . Only a global crusade against the U.S., the West, globalization, and their political-ideological expression, liberalism, is capable of becoming an adequate response. . . . The American empire should be destroyed.”

Someone read Nineteen Eighty-Four, in particular the Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism, and decided "That's the perfect way to model a country!"
And apparently that guy is Aleksandr Dugin. The fact this guy is serious terrifies me.


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Cross these two buildings, and you'll get the Ministry of Truth

 

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NATIONAL BOLSHEVIK EURASIAN EMPIRE

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This thread!
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I loudly predicted the second wave of the Global Financial Crisis would begin by the 31st of March 2017. But I was wrong! Observe my well-deserved public humiliation here, here and here. Let this be a warning to all of you who try to guess the future. Yes, that means you, reading this now! Put that prediction back in your pocket! Do it now, before it's too late! (Also check out my userpage, it's even funnier.)






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