The Harry Potter author tweeted a sentence from George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel after Sanders circulated a doctored video that she falsely claimed showed CNN reporter Jim Acosta manhandling an intern during a fiery press conference exchange with Trump.
‘And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth.’ — George Orwell, 1984 https://t.co/SKTAnM3BNP
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 8, 2018
“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth,” Rowling wrote, referencing Orwell’s tale about a society controlled by a lurking totalitarian dictator.
Many Rowling fans agreed with her analysis:
1984 is literally their playbook. Fortunately, many of had to read this several times in school so we know exactly what they are doing. Not here. Not ever. On November 6th we rejected Trump.
— Meghan🎃👻🦇🕸🧛🏻♀️ (@meghanchel) November 8, 2018
It’s a sad incitement of the times in which we live, that I’m only now fully understanding the genius of Orwell
— Marc Limon (@marc_limon) November 8, 2018
Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.
Also George Orwell, 1984
— Paul O’Kelly (@SparksF1) November 8, 2018