"most Americans don’t have a clue just who George Orwell was or what an Orwellian nightmare means. We have dumbed down to such a state of ignorance that government tyranny is easily facilitated despite our Bill of Rights."
Most Americans just want lunch, sex, and beer. We're dumbing down our news, our educational system, our entire populace.
Even so, I think "Orwellian" is a pretty well understood term for us now, but if anyone hasn't read 1984, here's a link where it can be read online. You can also download it as audio if you want. Warning: it's bleak as hell.