- Sep 20, 2013
It is not surprising that younger Americans would be unaware of George Orwell as the Soviet Union no longer exists. That stuff was force fed to us when I was in elementary school and again in junior high. It was a type of propaganda to try to make American children hate the soviets and not question the governments actions against them. In truth, it didn't work well for the thinking students because we would raise questions about only the US having nuclear weapons. And also lumping the populace in Soviet Russia with the government. I remember John Wayne, drunk, attacking the author/director of "The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming" accusing him of being a commie sympathizer for making that film.