Friday, April 26, 2019

george orwell ~ 1984

will orwell's dystopia (= negative utopia) 1984 finally become reality soon? who knows? #FreeAssange

in the last few months and weeks i often think about george orwell's novel 1984. about aldous huxley's brave new world, too.
i've read those books last year or 2 years ago and the current occurrences in germany + the (western) world remember me more and more about a probably final stage of planet destruction and total slavery for the most of us as prophesied in 1984 :-(
source of the picture and of 13 famous quotes from the novel: HERE (www.inktank.fi)

PAG (polizeiaufgabengesetz); censorship-article 13 (upload filter for internet content) in name of copy rights protection; DSVGO - content providers & business participants control/selection in name of data privacy protection; termination of the INF treaty by trump's administration => (nuclear) armament in name of safety; julian assange, (edward snowden) surveillance by NSA & Co., chelsea manning, .... => heroes go to prison and war criminals (obama, EU) get nobel prizes for peace and laugh down on us from their stellar and seemingly safe spheres; massive debt and financial mess with 'quantitative easing' + negative interest rates (creation of wealth and prosperity by money printing press) + mostly uncovered cryptocurrencies; wars in name of humanitarian aid & democracy & human rights; destruction of nature in name of CO2 / climate protection; poison in food & water & air & soil (monsanto's roundup + glyphosates, pesticides, antibiotics ...); gender agenda; fake news by mainstream media ... there happens currently so much what in my opinion is an insult of average human intelligence & commons sense ....

sadly i can't understand why almost all of my colleagues and most people around me stay so calm and relaxed? do they not see all the mess coming upon us? or is maybe my own perception wrong and our world is in its best shape ever? => who knows?

what about George Orwell's dystopian novel nineteen eighty-four (1984) itself? btw, why 1984? maybe because g. orwell begun to write it in 1948. it was first published in 1949. this book describes a gloomy outlook for the world in 1984 when according to wikipedia's summary "... the most of the world population have become victims of perpetual war, omnipresent government surveillance and propaganda."

i've got a copy in german and thus could understand orwell's "newspeak" probably better than i would in english original. no matter if orwell was a freemason who blatted out the 'elites' plans for the world as many conspiracy theorists believe or just has published his own concerns, it was a really interesting reading anyway.
but it was undoubtably not a nice reading for me. i actually felt set back to 1988 just before i escaped from the than socialistic and totalitarian czechoslovakia. orwell's concepts of "doublethink", "thoughtcrime", the unchallengeable communist "party" (there have been 2 or 4 additional political pro forma parties allowed and present in the parliament in czechoslovakia, but without any significance), "big brother" aka party leader, "thought police" aka secret police SB (no, we had no CIA/ KGB in czechoslowakia), "room 101", manipulation of the past .... no wonder that winston smith, the protagonist of orwell's novel hated the party, the system and rebelled against it. unfortunately without any success :-(
the theatre in london where this goerge orwell's story was played (each and every day? only when my youngest daughter + me have been there in 2014?)
more coming soon or never.

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