a reply to: timidgal
Thanks for responding!
I've never read 1984, much to my embarrassment. I've seen only a brief clip of the movie.
I would say that my experience was different than the overt control of your description. In my dream there was the illusion of freedom of you were
"doing the right thing" and just living your life, keeping your head down and praising Dear Leader.
There was a sense of threat disguised as "protection". We were tightly controlled but there was a sense of class difference and luxury for some while
others like me lived in bare stone dwellings carved from the rock.
It was like a very small efficiency apartment with a tiny kitchen (cooktop and hot pot and mini fridge), a bed that doubled as a couch, table and
chair, etc. there was a small bathroom.
It was tiny and dark and oppressive. It was crammed full of my stuff with nowhere to really put anything. I don't know if I had a tv but I imagine we
all did so we could watch the speeches. Now that I think about it there was internet type connectivity and phones but everything was monitored or
listened to. I got the sense there were spy cameras in my apartment.
We were not overtly monitored to our knowledge. I don't know what I did to earn the special orange jumpsuit. There was a similarity with 1984 in being
reeducated but I was unconscious for it - no overt torture but you were left feeling incredibly vulnerable in that they could have done anything to
you while you were out.
If reeducation fails, younget the ostracizing orange jumpsuit and are left to find your way back into your life but with a permanent stigma. I think
my employment options changed as well as "credits" for food and such.
So anyway, the sense was that if you were "good" and happily indoctrinated you didn't see much wrong with anything. You raised your family, you
sacrificed supplies for the good of the whole and accepted rations, etc. Meanwhile the rich were living extraordinarily well. Kind of like now but
more extreme and there was a "survival" mentality.
We had to be grateful to Dear Leader for "saving us" and " providing for our needs, each by our own worth." That type of thing.
The political climate has a definite influence. But this was something I subconsciously saw in Trump back in the early days, this potential. I'm sure
I was not alone in that early assessment.
When Manifort joined his campaign after this dream, I became more concerned. I know my dream seems way over the top and too dystopian to be real. I
think it was perhaps a warning. At the very least, it was an accurate representation of my fears.
Anyway, thanks again for your astute contribution to this thread.