Do you feel that the basic elements of the novel '1984' are actually happening in the present world?

in dpoll •  3 months ago 

Do you feel that the basic elements of the novel '1984' are actually happening in the present world?


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'1984' is one of the greatest dystopian novel of all time, written by George Orwell in 1949. This novel depicts a post world war world where there are only three countries in the world which are always engaged in wars against each other but they are unable to conquer other countries because of their being of equal strength and also deliberate effort to escalate the war for ever.

In Oceania, there is a rule of one party which is a totalitarian and authoritative government. Every citizen is either a member of the party or belongs to proletarian group. Members of the party are not allowed to express their views. Even free thinking is a crime. 'Thought police' searches for the people who even have slightly different opinion that the party thinks right. In short people are only meant for the party. Large Television screens keep watch over the activities of the masses. No one is free in that society. Party head and the ruler 'Big Brother' is a mysterious person whose place is taken by top party members one after another. History and day to day news is manipulated in such a way that people have no physical memory about the events. Scarcity of resources is kept deliberately. Jingoism is not only the practice but also the sole purpose of the people as well as the government.

So, it depicts a society cum country where no one is free. Everyone is slave there but they even have no willingness to be free. It is the 'perfect society' where no revolution can ever happen. Top party members feel proud to be the part of a powerful and omnipresent regime even at the cost of their personal integrity.

We can see that this is happening in reality all over the world. Governments have crippled opposition parties. Every voice of dissent is being trampled. Television, internet, social media are keeping continuous vigil over people. We are being served fake news and fake people are representing us. People are being deprived of their wisdom and prudence. Information war is the reality of this era. My todays poll is on this matter.

Do you feel that the basic elements of the novel '1984' are actually happening in the present world?


  • Yes.

  • No.

  • I don't know.

  • Fictions can never become reality. So, events of this novel can never happen in the actual world.

  • Plot of '1984' is exaggerated. It can never be a reality.

  • It is a novel written with the communist mindset. I don't like it.

  • It is happening in real life. They are making us slaves.

  • We are actually repeating the plot of the novel.

  • Other....

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  • Yes.

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Listen here bucko, freedom is slavery. Just take your pills and shush.

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  • Other....

I think in some countries is this so.

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  • Yes.

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  • I don't know.

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  • Yes.
  • It is happening in real life. They are making us slaves.
  • We are actually repeating the plot of the novel.

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  • Yes.

Even to the extent that words are being expunged from our language to create our very own NEWSPEAK.

Yes, truly.

Other: We're not there yet, but could be if certain modern day and very present political ideologies get their way or get into power. Sometimes, what seems like a good idea because it's suiting to your life situation isn't really a good idea. It seems there are many people that want others to put in the effort and do the work, while they sit back and enjoy the rewards. They just feel entitled, like they are deserving but others are not. If entire societies around the earth adopt this belief, there will be no one left doing anything, and we will die off. Those societies and cultures who never had much to begin with and know how to survive by taking action, and with very little, will be the survivors.

I think we are already in there but, the extent and intensity of the level of authority vary in every situation and every condition.

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  • Yes.

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  • Yes.

Dear @akdx

Indeed it's hard not to have similar impression. Especially if we notice that total invigilation has been already introduced in China and many other countries seem to be very interested in pursuing similar solutions.

Interesting topic. Upvote on the way
Piotr

Especially if we notice that total invigilation has been already introduced in China and many other countries seem to be very interested in pursuing similar solutions.

This is really alarming for us.

Thank you dear for your kind words.

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  • Yes.

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  • Yes.

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  • Yes.

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  • Yes.

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  • Yes.
  • It is happening in real life. They are making us slaves.
  • We are actually repeating the plot of the novel.
  • Other