Posted: October 14, 2014
1984 is a novel published in 1949 by George Orwell and is ranked in the top 100 English novels published between 1923 and 2005.
Orwellian is an adjective that describes official deception, secret surveillance, and the manipulation of recorded history. As we have seen with the growing police state in the U.S., the marketing of propaganda by the news media, the merging of politics and entertainment, the shrinking of opportunity, the hand in hand relationship between big government, big business, big money, big military, big brother, Orwell’s imagination has been caught by reality.
With the revelations of Edward Snowden, the doublespeak of all the President’s spokespeople, the NSA and Google connections, we are living in a shrinking world where privacy and the individual are on the way out.
We are moving down a tunnel together and those who object just disappear.
You have cameras everywhere now; drones are winking at us from the sky.
Satellites spin dizzily in the heavens and psychotropic drugs leak into the public water supply.
Everything is standardized, homogenized, scrubbed and cleaned.
Thirty years later than predicted, 1984 is with us.
How to remain an individual is the pressing question.
Supporting either of the political parties now is a real conundrum.
You can only hope to elect an individual capable of withstanding group pressure, capable of relying on experience that let’s them say “no” when “no” is the only acceptable and moral answer.
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