I know - I'm the last person on Atheist Nexus to see the similarities between Oceania and our current administration:
The Ministry of Love Tortures people just like Guantanamo;
The Ministry of Peace runs the never-ending war that we are always just about to win - just like Iraq;
The Ministry of Plenty controls the diminishing quality of our manufactured products and the crumbling quality of middle-class life;
The Ministry of Truth: What else would you call our media?
Big Brother and the right of our government to spy on us;
Was Oceania considered to be a socialist nation? Maybe communist? It's been 30 years since I read the book, so I guess I should get a copy and read it again.
Maybe we should have been asking all those people who fear a turn in the socialist direction if they'd rather be living in Oceania - It's coming up the pike if we stay with our current administration.