I had an opportunity to re-read 1984 recently and was astounded at it’s clarity of prophecy. Everything noted in 1984 has become fact. It is ironic that the version I have states it is a work of warning, but that time has since passed. Pornography and sour beer for the proles sounds an awful lot like pornography and marijuana that we have today for the masses. Newspeak is now replicated in words that offend for example, “Mother”, “Father”, and other such specimens like ‘Woman” and “Man”. Which untold number of words will be deleted next?
Truth is what to believe, so men have vaginas and women have penises. Truth will never be based on facts now, only beliefs and what the party says will be the truth. The party can make anything physical happen and they can make anything mental happen as well. The party will be the truth. (disinformation as it is called today and practiced by everyone struggling for power.) The assault on the nuclear family, the turning of children against their parents, the erosion of “parental rights” with the aim of complete destruction of such a concept.
Power of the party must be maintained, so first they remove connection to the land (Dutch farmers anyone?) Then they remove connection to the family (seen in American schools and institutions today) which leaves a perfectly moldable specimen of human mass. They then pour in the beliefs which are suitable for complete control. Financial fear (debanking), social fear (cancel culture), ideological fear (class struggle replaced with identity struggle.) All foretold by the prophet.
The DEI mafia, surreptitious and insidious, has crept into the corporate boardrooms of the West. It is no different from organized crime, cartels or totalitarian mafias. Identities must be protected! The enemy is within and it must be rooted out and exposed. Shamed and defaced like a brutal Maoist cultural shaming. It’s target should cry and weep, beg forgiveness and be publicly ridiculed in a modern day pillory: websites and social apps.
At first I was shocked, not so much at the accuracy of the predictions, but the lazy way people have fallen asleep at the wheel, letting themselves be herded. The tipping point has been reached and I fear it is too late to discuss dignity and freedom of thought or expression with anyone as those words will be come repugnant , mocked, ostracized and shamed in the name of equity.
Was it Blair’s fault? In writing such a thing was it a prophecy or a recipe for future Maoists? I understand now Blair’s dislike of academicians and they are thoroughly described in 1984. So he got the year wrong, but it has come nonetheless
What am I left with as an individual? Nothing. I can only maybe possibly choose the tyranny I will live under. Maybe a tyranny whose truth is closer to something I would say is true, for alas, my beliefs are my truths as well.