•Back in 1938, Orwell reviewed Lyons’ ‘Assignment in Utopia, which became one of his primary sources for both Animal Farm and 1984. For instance, Orwell uses the 1984 Newspeak slogan 2+2=5, whichreferred to completing the Soviet
5-year plan in just 4 years.
•Orwell wrote in AF: “Starvation
seemed to stare them
in the face.It was vitally necessary
to conceal this fact
from the outside world. Emboldened
by the collapse of the windmill, the
human beings were inventing fresh lies about Animal Farm. Once again it was being put about that all the animals were dying of famine and disease..."
•Gareth through exposing the famine, is without doubt, one of the ‘Human Beings’ inventing the fresh lies…
•However, was Gareth ‘The Human Being’? Lyons
wrote: ‘Poor Gareth Jones must have been
the most surprised human being alive when the facts
he so painstakingly garnered from our mouths were snowed under by our denials”