Reprinted with permission from Alternet
North Carolina freshman Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn added to his litany of odd and disturbing acts Tuesday night when he tried to troll liberals by comparing America in 2021 to the dystopian Orwell novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.
It did not go well for the far right-wing Trump acolyte who just turned 26.
"1984 is a great fiction novel to read but it seems like it is becoming the reality we are currently living under more and more each day," Cawthorn tweeted.
Many noted that all novels are fiction, others observed it sounds like he's actually never read the book, and some asked what else would one do with a book but read it.
Translation: "I have never read 1984." https://t.co/8G72sWB1KV— Tom Nichols (@Tom Nichols)1628647011.0
Lol this is how I used to start book reports when I couldn’t find the cliffs notes. https://t.co/xK5FiTVpi7— Sam Youngman (@Sam Youngman)1628647503.0
1) A "fiction novel." 2) He didn't read it. 3) He didn't even scan the Cliff Notes. 4) He can barely read Twitter a… https://t.co/o9ybh0KKT7— David Simon (@David Simon)1628648311.0
not only does this read like it was written by somebody who has never read 1984, but it reads like someone who wasn… https://t.co/3s8BFCWgt9— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1628647892.0
madison is the kid who didnt do the reading assignment and has to say a bunch of nonsense words to fill up the allo… https://t.co/o6c5vfqfdX— Oliver Willis (@Oliver Willis)1628648818.0
"Fiction novel" https://t.co/uuezHP9PsP— S.V. Dáte (@S.V. Dáte)1628648083.0
Or, well… https://t.co/02XNb5z6Fn— William Gibson (@William Gibson)1628650097.0
Am I the only one who read this tweet in a little kid voice? https://t.co/uDRua2a9EN— Aki Peritz (@Aki Peritz)1628647872.0
He 100% hasn't read 1984. https://t.co/X9uLkQnJZo— Matt Murchison 💛🐝 (@Matt Murchison 💛🐝)1628643977.0
Truly we can all do anything, as this absolute moronic piece of human garbage is a Representative. Yes you see li… https://t.co/IxMBtfIJRo— Blake Wilhelm, One Piece Hype Man (@Blake Wilhelm, One Piece Hype Man)1628650511.0
The representative’s sophomore copy of the book has been located: https://t.co/TVUQTPX6ho https://t.co/aaT88Okh2W— scott andreas (@scott andreas)1628651473.0
Tell me you barely passed middle school English without telling me you barely passed middle school English. https://t.co/CTlDXQlJby— Franklin Leonard (@Franklin Leonard)1628647233.0
...tell me you haven't read 1984, without telling me you haven't read 1984. https://t.co/0vcPgllCrg— Garrison Anderson (he/him/his) (@Garrison Anderson (he/him/his))1628648275.0
Tell me you've never read 1984 without saying you've never read 1984. https://t.co/i4kQ4XFiun— Lauren (@Lauren)1628646984.0
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