Progressives are actually attempting to cancel writer George Orwell, in accordance with an article printed Sunday.
A biography of Orwell’s spouse, Eileen O’Shaughnessy, describes him as a “sadistic, misogynistic, homophobic, and typically violent man,” in accordance with the Telegraph. And apparently the darkness inside his most iconic textual content “1984” was a mirrored image of the internal Orwell … so one biographer claims.
“He desperately needs to be first rate, and eager to be first rate is an honourable factor, a noble factor. However writing a ebook like 1984, which is violent, misogynist, sadistic, grim, paranoid: that comes out of a author’s flaws,” O’Shaughnessy’s biographer, Anna Funder claimed of Orwell, with completely no grounds to base her assertion on.
Does J.Okay. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” storyline imply she is a violent wizard with delusional tendencies? No. So why would “1984” imply Orwell was a psycho?
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— KAY SMYTHE (@KaySmythe) February 25, 2023
The irony of the left attempting to cancel Orwell, who isn’t alive to defend himself, over completely nothing, is past ridiculous. It’s downright embarrassingly, and exhibits how totally thin-skinned we’re in 2023. (RELATED: Individuals Aren’t Shopping for Biden’s Story Of Financial Restoration)
Misogyny was only a phrase for being a person again in Orwell’s day. And most males had been homophobic in their very own approach (and most are in the present day — recover from it, persons are flawed). Some males are additionally violent. Whereas I’ll by no means condone violence in opposition to ladies, it looks like Funder is greedy at straws in attempting to color Orwell as a villain. And it units a harmful precedent.
If solely somebody had written a ebook warning about this form of factor…