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So what can teach us about the modern day? At its core, is a post-WWII interpretation of the relationship between individuals and institutions. Within its narrative, the five freedoms of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution were infringed and removed; in particular, the freedom of speech was so restricted that there was only one source of news operated by the official governing body and an entire branch of government was dedicated to steadily eliminating language deemed detrimental to the State.
In all opposition is controlled and absorbed into the background. Indeed, the Telescreen is the primary means through which norms were forced on the society and false imagery and narratives embedded in its collective consciousness.
Orwell knew that ideas do not exist separately from language. While government surveillance of its own people continues to increase, government secrecy is at an all-time high, the sharing of ideas that challenge the status quo is becoming more heavily censored, releasing information on institutional and State activity is now punishable by law, and whistleblowers from inside the State are systematically destroyed.
We are beginning, as a society, to question such falsehood, and exercise our inherent freedom to expose it. Certainly, that is the way many of us feel when we first become aware of lies and partial-truths that are presented as reality by those in control of our society today, and accepted in totality by seemingly everyone else — it is as if we are the last lone person.
As a master of his craft, nothing Orwell wrote was off the cuff. There are three described classes and a suggested fourth, only later is it implied that the Brotherhood, anti-establishment rebels — has been eliminated from the narrative jut as those in power sought to eliminate them from the society.
Idiots refuse information, zealots blindly refute information, elitists misuse information, and patriots seek and distribute information.
Zealots ask certain questions of certain information, ignoring unaligned information in order to maintain their perspective, supporting the status quo at all costs. They take the meaning of words and archetypes, and flip them on their heads: Similarly, the other three types of people depicted in the society of Oceania are the Inner Party, the Outer Party and the Proles.
The social classes interact very little. They are akin to modern politicians and the financial elite, working with and against one another, and clamoring to gain and maintain power.
They have privileges the other castes do not, including being able to temporarily turn off the propaganda-spewing Telescreens. However, there is a pecking order within the Party. The Outer Party are given state administrative jobs and are composed of the more educated members of society.
The lower class of workers that perform the majority of menial tasks and labors are known as the Proles. The use of this character name by Orwell asserts a developed, even transmuted human being, who has transcended the imposed limitations of the system he is opposed to, and grown from dull to refined, disempowered to empowered.
Its most powerful message is in its omissions: Emmanuel Goldstein, to you. Godliness and gold is within. Activist, author and Tai Chi teacher Ethan Indigo Smith was born on a farm in Maine and lived in Manhattan for a number of years before migrating west to Mendocino, California.
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In the novel, Great Britain ("Airstrip One") has become a province of a superstate named Oceania. Project Gutenberg Australia a treasure-trove of literature treasure found hidden with no evidence of ownership.
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