“Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic Socialism, as I understand it” -George Orwell
Given that Orwell was the ultimate Democratic-socialist -- is there an element of cultural-marxism at play when we consider just how widespread his work is taught at public schools in America?
Or -- is it just that your average American has been brain-washed with the ol' "Fox News Socialism" -- where they fail to distinguish between the aspects of it that are troubling (anytime it's totalitarian) and the aspects of it that are not (when it's policy with a people-focus working in a democratic form of government)?
I've always thought that America was really missing out on a stronger socialist contingent within our great democracy. How many Democratic-socialists do we have today? One independent in the Senate? A handful of young progressives in the House?
I'm of the opinion that even if you don't understand Democratic-socialism, you can probably really appreciate Orwell's brilliant works that take aim at Stalinism, authoritarianism, fascism, and so on. So do we overlook his socialist leanings because of how he was arguably able to illustrate the faults of that strongman form of government better than anyone else?