Sales of the book “1984”, by George Orwell are on the rise as some people, in 2014, believe that what was written by Mr. Orwell is starting to happen, while some, especially those in certain media circles, are laughing at the fact that others are now buying a copy of the book and obviously the question is: who is right?
The answer to this question is not an easy one to find as people in the United States come in a variety of backgrounds, beliefs, experiences and education so what one person believes to be happening is another person’s warning signal.
A good example of this may be how Google has the ability to track people.
Someone with a background from say Poland in the 1930’s and 1940’s may see this as a very scary way of making sure an authoritarian ruler has a way of knowing exactly where you are, while others, who have a background of growing up with Face Book, Linked In and Twitter may think that what Google can do is great because it will allow them to be more “sociable”.
But, if we step back and take a look at what Mr. Orwell wrote and then just simply observe what is happening in the United States the answer to that question may be easier to find than we think.
Just look at where today:
I didn’t even have to mention the NSA scandal…oops I just did.
Now I ask – is 1984 still irrelevant or is it something that should be laughed at?
There’s no need to worry though because the government will readily supply us with the needed pills we have to have to make it through the day..uh-oh, apparently those don’t work like they are supposed to or maybe, just maybe, they do work exactly like they were intended to work.perfectly
To quote someone as trivial as Barbossa from the Pirates of the Caribbean “ You best start believing inconspiracy stories, Miss Turner… you’re in one!”