George Orwell's 1984 served as a cautionary tale for what happens when authority goes horribly wrong and when government intrudes into every aspect of its citizens life, including their own thoughts. It was a prophecy of what was (and is) to come if people did not fight back against the militant leftism – then the Soviet Union – that had ruled Eastern Europe with an iron fist.
However, the woman who should never be President (and thankfully never will be) believes that Orwell's warning was about why people should trust authority: people like herself, the mainstream media, sycophantic journalists, Hollywood, etc.
In Hillary Clinton's latest memoir What Happened, where she blames everyone but herself for her abysmal loss to President Trump this past election, the former First Lady explains how Trump is really the Big Brother of 1984 and that elitists like herself are the heroic Winston Smiths out to uncover the truth.
“Attempting to define reality is a core feature of authoritarianism,” she writes in her book. “This is what the Soviets did when they erased political dissidents from historical photos. This is what happens in George Orwell’s classic novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, when a torturer holds up four fingers and delivers electric shocks until his prisoner sees five fingers as ordered.”
"The goal is to make you question logic and reason and to sow mistrust," she continued. “For Trump, as with so much he does, it’s about simple dominance.”
Hillary then explains how Trump's "war on Truth" will manifest in year's to come. “If he stood up tomorrow and declared that the Earth is flat, his counselor Kellyanne Conway might just go on Fox News and defend it as an ‘alternative fact,’ and too many people would believe it," she cautioned.
Just another reason, in a very long list of reasons, why Hillary should never be President. She claims that Trump has made us question "logic and reason" when her entire book cannot bring itself to point the finger at the most logical reason for her loss in 2016: herself.
Hillary can lament all day about the non-existent "Ministry of Truth" operating under President Trump, but the people have spoken, and 61% of them want her to just go away.