Tag Archives: George Orwell

The Omnipresent Surveillance State: Orwell’s 1984 Is No Longer Fiction

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.”—George Orwell, 1984 Tread cautiously: the fiction of … Continue reading

Posted in Authoritarianism, censorship, CIA, civil liberties, consciousness, culture, Dystopia, elites, FBI, freedom of speech, Law, media, Oligarchy, police state, propaganda, Psy-ops, Social Control, Social Engineering, society, State Crime, surveillance state, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Technotyranny: The Iron-Fisted Authoritarianism of the Surveillance State

By John W. Whitehead Source: Activist Post “There will come a time when it isn’t ‘They’re spying on me through my phone’ anymore. Eventually, it will be ‘My phone is spying on me.’” ― Philip K. Dick Red pill or … Continue reading

Posted in Authoritarianism, censorship, civil liberties, consciousness, Corporate Crime, culture, Dystopia, elites, Film, Geopolitics, internet freedom, Law, Oligarchy, police state, propaganda, Psy-ops, Social Control, Social Engineering, society, Spirituality, State Crime, surveillance state, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Survival of the Richest

All Are Equal, Except Those Who Aren’t By Nomi Prins Source: TomDispatch.com Like a gilded coating that makes the dullest things glitter, today’s thin veneer of political populism covers a grotesque underbelly of growing inequality that’s hiding in plain sight. And … Continue reading

Posted in Corporate Crime, culture, Dystopia, Economics, elites, Financial Crisis, History, Inequality, Labor, Neoliberalism, Oligarchy, Recession, Social Control, Social Engineering, society, State Crime, Work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Age of Tyrannical Surveillance: We’re Being Branded, Bought and Sold for Our Data

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “We know where you are. We know where you’ve been. We can more or less know what you’re thinking about… Your digital identity will live forever… because there’s no delete button.”—Former Google … Continue reading

Posted in Authoritarianism, CIA, conditioning, consciousness, Corporate Crime, culture, Dystopia, Economics, Neoliberalism, police state, Psy-ops, Social Control, Social Engineering, society, State Crime, surveillance state | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Retconning History

By CH Source: The Hipcrime Vocab “He who controls the past, controls the future; and he who controls the present, controls the past.”–George Orwell “The mistake of judging the men of other periods by the morality of our own day … Continue reading

Posted in consciousness, culture, Dystopia, Economics, education, History, Labor, media, propaganda, Social Control, Social Engineering, society, Sociology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

DIGITAL FREE SPEECH ZONES ARE HERE

By Dylan Charles Source: Waking Times “Truth is treason in an empire of lies.” ~George Orwell An empire of lies requires popular devotion to its founding illusions, lest it will collapse under the weight of its own hubris. It is therefore … Continue reading

Posted in Activism, censorship, civil liberties, corporate news, culture, Dystopia, elites, freedom of speech, internet freedom, police state, Psy-ops, Social Control, Social Engineering, society, surveillance state, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Orwell knew: we willingly buy the screens that are used against us

By Henry Cowles Source: Aeon Sales of George Orwell’s utopian novel 1984 (1949) have spiked twice recently, both times in response to political events. In early 2017, the idea of ‘alternative facts’ called to mind Winston Smith, the book’s protagonist and, … Continue reading

Posted in Authoritarianism, civil liberties, conditioning, consciousness, Consumerism, culture, Dystopia, internet freedom, media, police state, Psychology, Science, Social Control, Social Engineering, society, Sociology, surveillance state, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

OUR NEW, HAPPY LIFE? THE IDEOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT

By Charles Eisenstein Source: Waking Times In George Orwell’s 1984, there is a moment when the Party announces an “increase” in the chocolate ration – from thirty grams to twenty. No one except for the protagonist, Winston, seems to notice that … Continue reading

Posted in consciousness, Consumerism, culture, Dystopia, Economics, education, Environment, Health, imperialism, Neoliberalism, Philosophy, Psychology, Science, Social Control, Social Engineering, society, Sociology, Spirituality, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments