whats the original obscure novel then?
And how do you know that 1984 reflects the USSR...? I know that's the mainstream take, but when I think about it now, it describes fascism more than anything... brutal hierarchy, religious brainwashing, subversion of all resistance, etc.
I agree that animal farm is a bit basic though. Strange because I was thinking about that earlier today before seeing this thread.
IMO its just entryism OP. See what leftists rally against (Stalinism) and try infiltrate it. Just like isolationists trying to infiltrate anti-war movements.