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Anthem a Jihad against Communist Dictatorship
Anthem, the Bible of Freedom
Equality 7-2521, the Hero of Anthem was the lone anarchist against a totalitarian society which tried to take away all the freedom a man is born with. A society where there is no one has a freedom to think live alone the freedom to express. Where there is no place for finer aspects of life that make we Human different from animals. In the name of equality the rulers of the society takes away every bit of free will. Where every one is suffocated with rules of society that is hell bent to create a bunch of robots who would know only to follow instructions. No one need to think just act according to the will of ruler.
Alissa Rosenbaum was born on February 2, 1905, in St. Petersburg, Russia in a simple middle class family. She was happy as a child living with her parents with a special talent in literature. After communism came to power in 1917, her father's small business was confiscated, and the family endured years of suffering and danger. There was no freedom of expression for any civilian. Alissa with a dream in her eyes to become a writer was got suffocated in that environment. Equality of Freedom became absence of all freedom. Where humans are just counting numbers like Equality 7-2521. So she rebelled. Rebelled against the mighty communist empire. On her own way. She fled to USA at the age of 21 only. Discarded every trace of her past, even her name and became Ayn Rand.
The rebel in her own self re-appeared as Equality 7-2521, in her masterpiece Anthem. Where the lone worrier declared Jihad against so called society of Equality. The world around got the glimpse communist dictatorship and how it suffocated the dreams of millions unto death. A must read for one who never knew how the communist ruled and never stops praising the motto of equality.