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Is ‘1984’ Here? Right-Wingers Gets Schooled on Orwell’s Dystopian Sci-Fi Novel

”The fact that #1984IsHere is trending really shows that no one in America has read the f—ing book,β€œ one Twitter user writes

#1984IsHere is the go-to hashtag on Saturday on Twitter, referencing George Orwell’s dystopian novel about the consequences of an authoritarian government, as many on the right see the banning of Donald Trump from Twitter as a sign that we are living in the repressive society warned about in the book. But many Twitter users are tossing that theory back at the right-wingers.

“The fact that #1984IsHere is trending really shows that no one in America has read the f—ing book,” one Twitter user wrote.

While many chose to take the literal, lighter side of the hashtag, cheering on the return of hair scrunches, the original “Muppet Babies” and parachute pants, (not to mention Wonder Woman), the debate was fierce, with those on the left schooling the right on what they believe is the real message in the novel versus those on the right mostly focusing on Trump being banned from Twitter (for violating the platform’s terms of use).

A textbook example of two sets of people looking at the same issue, yet seeing totally different things.

Actor Michael Sheen wrote: “‘..a nation of warriors and fanatics, marching forward in perfect unity, all thinking the same thoughts and shouting the same slogans..'”- George Orwell ‘1984’ #1984IsHere.”

Here are a few others with similar mindsets:

On the flip side, conservatives rang alarm bells over Twitter’s permanent suspension of Trump and what it might portend for free discourse: