Yes indeed... and he was so right!
Read "Brave New World Revisited," written by Huxley in 1958. An interesting exploration of what he was actually getting at in the original book, and a thorough attack on the profit-driven psychological manipulation and mass consumerism that stood at the heart of postwar society.
And as far as "left scum" is concerned, I admit I do leave a ring in the bathtub, but that's only because I get dirty from hard physical work.
In all seriousness, though, be advised that I'm not going to have that kind of cheap political namecalling in this or any other thread in any part of the Lounge that I control. One warning, and you've just gotten it.
"Animal Farm" in middle school was my introduction to him. And since it was the '70s and the Cold War was still going on - the parallels to the USSR were part of the classroom discussion. It was one of those books that made an immediate and lasting impression and it also advanced my love of reading in general. "1984" is a classic for good reason, but even his less-popular books like, "Burmese Days" are impressive.
Those who've seen the 1954 animated movie version of Animal Farm -- note the significant differences between the film and the book, and then realize that the film was entirely funded by the CIA. Who's Orwelling whom?
There was a lot of CIA involvement in popular culture in the fifties and sixties -- the head of censorship at Paramount, for example, was on the Agency payroll, and made sure that anything that came out of that studio toed the required political line.
If you've ever seen the awful 1956 movie version of 1984, there's a reason why it's so awful. The Agency was up to its old tricks again.