Did you read the book "1984" of Georges Orwell?

by Nicolas 28 Replies latest jw friends

  • Nicolas

    This book is one of the best book I've ever read. It describe well the technics that the Watchtower use to manipulate their Jehovah's Witness.

  • StinkyPantz

    Yes, I've read it.

  • justhuman

    A MUST read for those who are exiting mind control cults like JW's, Mormons etc. It was my first book that I started to read when I was in the process of getting out the Borg.

    It discribes the technics that Big Brother - the leaders of the party have been using upon the masses. And I was suprised to see that the GB was doing the same.

    My favorite line from this novel that fits exactly to the WT is:

    Everything faded into mist...the past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became truth...

  • Piph

    I'm in the middle of reading it right now, actually.

  • justhuman

    Good Piph

  • LittleToe

    I haven't read that for over twenty years.
    In my pre-1984, very-JW days, I applied it to the Great Tribulation.
    Now I take an altogether different slant on it.

  • Freedom Fighter
    Freedom Fighter

    I've recently re - read it and the parrallels are amazing to the JWs.
    Great book that really sets you thinking.


  • Midget-Sasquatch

    I did at age 16. It was an especially interesting read for me because I first read the book "The Orwellian World of Jehovah's Witnesses". That got me interested in reading the novel.

  • lawrence


    That line brought back many memories when I read '1984' in school. '1984', a reverse of 1948, and what Orwell projected to happen by then. George wrote a book previous to '1984' that was seminal to many of the thoughts in '1984' - 'Down and out in London & Paris' - anyone read that book? Very insightful to life, societies, and control.

  • franklin J
    franklin J

    amazing how the totalitarian creeds are all the same.....the people always suffer

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