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70 years later, George Orwell's 1984 has become a reality.

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posted on May, 23 2019 @ 09:38 AM
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1984 Turns 70-Years-Old In A World That Looks A Lot Like The Book.


Orwell’s predictions were so spot on that it almost seems like it was used as some type of accidental instruction manual for would-be tyrants.

In the world of Nineteen Eighty-Four, there is an all-encompassing surveillance state that keeps a watchful eye on everyone, in search of possible rebels and points of resistance.

Does anyone really believe that the unlawful, warrant-less spying, surveillance state is in place to "keep us safe"?

Sure TPTB may try to thwart some crimes using this system but we know that its primary function is to monitor those who present a challenge or problem to government's power and authority.



Censorship is the norm in this world, and is so extreme that individuals can become “unpersons” who are essentially deleted from society because their ideas were considered dangerous by the establishment.

While government does its part, this also exists today in the form of deactivation by social media corporations which just happen to toe the establishment line.

"They are private companies that just happen to agree with the official narratives, they can do what they want"
- Government.


Orwell is famous for coining the term “double-speak,” which is a way to describe the euphemistic language that government uses to whitewash their most dirty deeds.

Interestingly, the government agency known today as the Department of "Defense" was actually called the United States Department of War.



There was also never-ending war in Orwell’s story...

Check and double check.

Not only to fund the war-for-profit machine but it also serves as an excuse to clamp down on our freedoms here at home.



Orwell described “telescreens,” which acted as both an entertainment device and a two-way communication device.

This one is pretty self explanatory.


...in Orwell’s book, people in the modern world are so distracted by entertainment and the divided by politics that they have no idea they are living in a tyrannical police state

I would agree that most dont realize the state of things but on a positive note, it would seem that more and more people are waking up from their zombie like state.


Many of the ideas about power and authority that were expressed in Orwell’s classic are timeless and as old as recorded history; but his analysis of how technology would amplify the destructive nature of power was incredibly unique, especially for his time.

Its crazy.

No longer do they need to send a CIA spook to your home dressed as a telephone repair man.

Technology coupled with blatant lawlessness by the government has made things incredibly easy.

Anyone know what happened to that thing called the 4th Amendment?




edit on 23-5-2019 by gladtobehere because: typo




posted on May, 23 2019 @ 09:56 AM
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I believe if Orwell thought his 1948 novel would come to fruition like it has, he would have destroyed all copies. He not only saw where things might go with tech, he openly advocated against it. I believe he would have been shocked to realize tech would actually progress the way it did into his worst nightmare, or he was way ahead of his time and would have ended it himself.

Asimov was also pretty progressive with his Foundation series. I've felt he wouldn't be happy with the way humanity has "progressed" lately with AI. It can (and might)certainly become our downfall. That said, humans are very clever and our tech is only going to get better until the line between AI and consciousness becomes a blur.



posted on May, 23 2019 @ 09:59 AM
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The thing I find interesting is that we willingly trade freedom for security and convenience. I mean everyone has a 24 hour tracking and monitoring device called a cellphone. We willingly put listening devices and cameras in our homes.

I'm convinced the natural state of man is living under tyranny because we so l willingly ask for it.



posted on May, 23 2019 @ 10:05 AM
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a reply to: gladtobehere

I've been watching this all come into place for years. You share this info with fellow peers and friends who are clearly asleep (zombies) and they just get angry at you or deny everything because they don't want to come out of their fake little reality. It's truly sad.

It almost follows the story line perfectly. I find our world today has a bit of "Brave New World" mixed into it as well.

Strange, terrible, exciting times ahead.

Exciting because WW3 is right around the corner. As bad as it will be LOL.



posted on May, 23 2019 @ 10:08 AM
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The physical mechanisms of control are all in place.
The social mechanisms, ie fracturing the population into as many bickering polarized demographics as possible, is on schedule.
The future of the species is depicted, indeed, as a boot stomping on a human face.
Forever.



posted on May, 23 2019 @ 10:09 AM
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a reply to: Edumakated
Very true. "Imagine a boot stamping
on a human neck" only we're willing to live with that as long as the boot is in our pockets instead of on our necks.



posted on May, 23 2019 @ 10:13 AM
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a reply to: gladtobehere

DUDE!

It's for the children!

Why are you so;
A) Deplorable
B) Racist
C) Islamophobic
D) Homophobic
E) Greedy
F) All of the above



posted on May, 23 2019 @ 10:17 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy
F. That's the right answer right? I have been called all of them, never all at once yet though, so F must be the right answer. lol



posted on May, 23 2019 @ 10:24 AM
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What Orwell intended as a cautionary tale, democrats viewed as an instruction manual. (Queue the "what-about-ism")

Between "1984" and "The Communist Manifesto" there is nothing unclear about the dnc.



posted on May, 23 2019 @ 10:24 AM
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originally posted by: thov420
a reply to: DBCowboy
F. That's the right answer right? I have been called all of them, never all at once yet though, so F must be the right answer. lol


that is correct.

And since you did answer correctly, you will now receive a fresh new pair of socks courtesy of the United States Surveillance Protection System of America.



posted on May, 23 2019 @ 10:39 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy
Awesome, I needed a new pair of socks. Can I cash in my weekly ration card
now as well, or do I have to go to another building for that?



posted on May, 23 2019 @ 10:41 AM
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a reply to: Edumakated



I mean everyone has a 24 hour tracking and monitoring device called a cellphone. We willingly put listening devices and cameras in our homes.


Not everyone, there is still a few out there that don't carry phones,have smartphones, don't use plastic or live off of debt.

I use cash and do nothing online or with plastic cards if I can help it.
I still get paper bank statements from my bank and gave them an earful for automatically signing me up for online garbage.
They don't have my phone number or email address, thats none of their business...they have an address to mail the stuff for me to ignore that way instead.

I have a flip phone that I don't give the number out to and rarely carry it....its a portable home phone.
I also discourage people from sending me texts.

These days, if people really wanted to, they can tell where you went, how many times you worked out this week and how many burgers you ate while going off your workout routine.

Its amazing people actually CHOOSE to live that way....but hey, its convenient and everybody is doing it, right?






I'm convinced the natural state of man is living under tyranny because we so l willingly ask for it.


Couldn't agree more, we aren't as smart as we think we are and our arrogance will come back to bite us in the ass....its nature's way.



posted on May, 23 2019 @ 10:41 AM
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originally posted by: thov420
a reply to: DBCowboy
Awesome, I needed a new pair of socks. Can I cash in my weekly ration card
now as well, or do I have to go to another building for that?


You've asked too many questions.

All privileges suspended.



posted on May, 23 2019 @ 10:46 AM
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a reply to: gladtobehere

The star wars prequels were not the greatest movies but they did produce a terrific line of dialogue.

"So this is how liberty dies, with thunderous applause."



posted on May, 23 2019 @ 10:47 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy
Damn it
I knew my big mouth would get me in trouble.



posted on May, 23 2019 @ 10:51 AM
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I think China is a test ground for all Orwells ideas. Think about social credit card. If you are 'bad' citizen, you wouldn't be able to take a loan, buy a bus ticket, leave a city or in extreme buy a groceries. Its happening in front of our eyes. China has screens which are watching people on the streets, a recording their behavior. China is an example of full '1984' plan. Scary as hell...



posted on May, 23 2019 @ 11:02 AM
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a reply to: residentofearth
It really is. I want to say hard to imagine in the west, but doesn't seem that far off.

Eastasia has always been our enemy, we must take them down. If we do, all war will be behind us right?



posted on May, 23 2019 @ 11:06 AM
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originally posted by: thov420
a reply to: residentofearth
It really is. I want to say hard to imagine in the west, but doesn't seem that far off.

Eastasia has always been our enemy, we must take them down. If we do, all war will be behind us right?


Don't be silly!

We then give them foreign aid to rebuild so we can fight them again!



posted on May, 23 2019 @ 11:23 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy
Of course you're right...we have always been at war with Oceania. I get those 2 mixed up all the time, maybe some re-education is needed? Can I get double chocolate rations this week? I'm joining the war effort so won't be around next week for collections.



posted on May, 23 2019 @ 11:36 AM
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originally posted by: DrumsRfun
a reply to: Edumakated



I mean everyone has a 24 hour tracking and monitoring device called a cellphone. We willingly put listening devices and cameras in our homes.


Not everyone, there is still a few out there that don't carry phones,have smartphones, don't use plastic or live off of debt.

I use cash and do nothing online or with plastic cards if I can help it.
I still get paper bank statements from my bank and gave them an earful for automatically signing me up for online garbage.
They don't have my phone number or email address, thats none of their business...they have an address to mail the stuff for me to ignore that way instead.

I have a flip phone that I don't give the number out to and rarely carry it....its a portable home phone.
I also discourage people from sending me texts.

These days, if people really wanted to, they can tell where you went, how many times you worked out this week and how many burgers you ate while going off your workout routine.

Its amazing people actually CHOOSE to live that way....but hey, its convenient and everybody is doing it, right?






I'm convinced the natural state of man is living under tyranny because we so l willingly ask for it.


Couldn't agree more, we aren't as smart as we think we are and our arrogance will come back to bite us in the ass....its nature's way.



The reality though is that it is becoming increasingly harder to function in society without giving in. We have businesses here in Chicago that don't accept cash anymore. Many companies do credit checks before hiring someone for a job. Any new car with navigation has tracking devices.

There are cameras everywhere.

The future is definitly dystopian in ways that many people cannot imagine.

Big data can tell if you are going to get a divorce based on your shopping habits before you even know it yourself....




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