Orwell’s 1984 Solution to Criminalize War

In George Orwell’s 1984 the Outer Party comprised a mere thirteen percent of the population and was subject to the ideological filters in play at the Ministry of Truth and the broader bureaucratic structure. A specific language and way of thinking were closely adhered to. Given their political import, Outer Party members were the most heavily indoctrinated and controlled inhabitants of Oceania. The majority Proles who constituted the remainder of the population was of little consequence so long as their political awareness remained underdeveloped.

While its members withstood more austere conditions, 1984’s Outer Party is roughly tantamount to those who in our society are the well-informed, college-educated professionals; those whose duty it is to adhere to the ready-made opinion available in the major agenda setting journalistic outlets such as the New York Times, Washington Post, and National Public Radio, where news is carefully selected, crafted, and presented. Such information is then disseminated to the masses via actors in summary capsule form on cable and broadcast television platforms.

via Orwell’s 1984 Solution to Criminalize War: “If There was Hope, it must Lie in the Proles”.

via Orwell’s 1984 Solution to Criminalize War: “If There was Hope, it must Lie in the Proles”.

via Orwell’s 1984 Solution to Criminalize War.

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