Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Party like its 19--84!


I have been listening to 1984 by George Orwell while I have been at work and it has been interesting so far. It is a commentary on communism. Orwell wrote this piece in the 1930's. The story follows a man who is living in this society and is starting to second guess it.. I could not imagine living in a communist society. They base their society upon fear of the government. They are there to take care of you and make sure that you are not doing anything wrong or anything that will compromise the government. "Big Brother is always watching you..." The slogan of the party is :
WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH

With a dogma like that.. who wouldn't love the society...It makes me wonder if this is similar to what communism was like in Russia...I guess when I get extra time, I could research this...

1 comment:

Mandy said...

Ah, and this reminds me of the most awesome Apple commercial ever! See?