Orwellian Surveillance, Spies & Infiltration

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg in terms of how much the modern world resembles (or has surpassed) the dystopia of 1984.  It’s not inconceivable that the masses of our world are as ignorant as the Proles about the inner-workings of the inner-party.  How about the general acceptance of war and the tolerance of civilian casualties in enemy nations?  And does the “two minute hate” have anything over the celebrations which took place when Osama Bin Laden was assassinated?  It’s even been shown, for those who will care to look, that, like the “followers of Emmanuel Goldstein,” Al Qaeda was mostly a government fabrication.

Again though… I think we generally overlook a key aspect of Orwell’s dystopic vision.  That key aspect has to do with how untrustworthy and personally disloyal those around us are.  This is related to the surveillance apparatus, but I think it’s deeper than that — because we have no idea of how much we can trust anyone around us.

via Orwellian Surveillance, Spies & Infiltration – Infoshop News.

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