Hillary Clinton’s new book, ironically titled What Happened (or maybe WTF Happened?), has gotten a lot of attention for both her lack of self-awareness and her shameless score-settling. But the most bizarre thing that I’ve seen fall out of the book so far is this:
Most critiques of 1984 seem to agree that it is a warning against a totalitarian government and that the major offense of the protagonist, Winston Smith, is in refusing to trust Big Brother. She may be right about Trump and dominance but linking Trump’s perpetual attempts at personal domination of rivals and one-upmanship with totalitarianism is simply bizarre. Keep in mind, this is coming from the woman who blamed Benghazi on an internet video, lied to the survivors of the Benghazi victims and carried out a campaign of harassment, intimidation, and slander against her husband’s brigade of paramours. It doesn’t take much imagination to see whose impulses run more towards Big Brother… and it isn’t Trump.