Rereading Nineteen Eighty Four, taking time, examining each chapter, each fragment of a chapter is necessary to comprehend today’s reality.
Those who never read Nineteen Eighty Four would not understand ‘Alternate Facts’ , would not be alert to how mind control works.
Once one comprehends how an ‘every man’ like Winston Smith can be turned into a mindless drone who believes the lies, without pause, today’s world becomes simple.
In the Book there is the constant war; sometimes with Eurasia, sometimes with Eastasia.
As people in that society do not have control of their brains, they have no problem hearing, on Monday, that :
“Oceania is at war with Eastasia and has always been at war with Eastasia”, and on Tuesday hearing that:” Oceania is at war with Eurasia and has always been at war with Eurasia”, and not for a pico second realising the change.
Those who have read Nineteen Eighty Four see and understand how minds can be controlled.
Not from without, but from within.
When one looks at the mindless behaviour of people in today’s world, when one hears them state fallacies as truth, and sees that glazed look in their eyes, one comprehends how a government or segment thereof can so absorb human minds, that they practice self mind control.
I implore you; if you never read 1984, do so.