More proof that Orwell was prophetic

I once believed that Orwell was describing places like the USSR or the Taliban in Afghanistan, and perhaps he was, but it seems that the behavior has seeped into the rest of the world.


Ian Fleming’s original James Bond novels have been “rewritten” to remove racist remarks ahead of a coming re-release, The Telegraph has reported.

Ahead of a coming re-release to mark the 70th anniversary since the release of Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale novel, the first in the James Bond series, the publication reports that the works have been “rewritten” to appease woke sensibilities.

The revelation comes after a week of controversy surrounding recent reprints of Roald Dahl’s books, with it being revealed that the works of fiction have been edited in order to change or remove language deemed problematic.

According to The Telegraph, this practice of editing problematic content, supposedly to appeal to modern audiences, has now extended to Fleming’s work, with so-called “sensitivity readers” being drafted in to examine the novels.

As a consequence, the 70th-anniversary edition reprints due out in April are to sport a number of major changes compared to the original, as well as a trigger warning at the beginning warning readers of each book’s contents.

“This book was written at a time when terms and attitudes which might be considered offensive by modern readers were commonplace,” the disclaimer will read.

References to the race and ethnicity of characters appear to have borne the brunt of the changes, with the use of terms deemed offensive or antiquated said to have been axed in favour of descriptors more befitting of modern progressive tastes.

Some sexual descriptors have also allegedly been reworked, with The Telegraph giving the example of one reference to a group of men ogling a woman doing a strip tease at a nightclub acting “like pigs at the trough” in Live and Let Die being axed.

How long will it continue, and can these publishing companies remain in business as they busily rewrite what the authors actually wrote? Keep your old books, and stock up on copies of old movies. Don’t rely on ebooks or streaming video.

Watch Fahrenheit 451. It’s a good movie, with excellent actors (Christie and Werner.) Or read the book. Bradbury was another visionary.

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2 Responses to More proof that Orwell was prophetic

  1. Stella says:

    Taking my own advice. Ordered my copy of Fahrenheit 451.

    Liked by 2 people

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