Tag Archives: George Orwell

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

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How The Guardian Fulfills George Orwell’s Prediction of ‘Newspeak’

By Eric Zuesse Source: Strategic Culture Foundation On Sunday April 15th, Britain’s Guardian bannered “OPCW inspectors set to investigate site of Douma chemical attack” and pretended that there was no question that a chemical attack in Douma Syria on April 7th had … Continue reading

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Whose Dystopia Is It Anyway?

Reason writers debate which fictional dystopia best predicted our current moment. By Mike Riggs, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Todd Krainin, Nick Gillespie, Jesse Walker, Robby Soave, Eric Boehm, Christian Britschgi, Peter Suderman & Brian Doherty Source: Reason With social media platforms seemingly … Continue reading

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Philip K. Dick and the Fake Humans

(Editor’s note: on this 36th anniversary of the passing of Philip K. Dick, it seems an appropriate time to note the relevance of his work to our current dystopia as Henry Farrell does in the following essay. Unfortunately the author … Continue reading

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Freedom Is a Myth: We Are All Prisoners of the Police State’s Panopticon Village

“We’re run by the Pentagon, we’re run by Madison Avenue, we’re run by television, and as long as we accept those things and don’t revolt we’ll have to go along with the stream to the eventual avalanche…. As long as … Continue reading

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Our Protected, Predatory Oligarchy: Dirty Secrets, Dirty Lies

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds If you want to understand why the status quo is unraveling, start by examining the feudal structure of our society, politics and economy. The revelations coming to light about Hollywood Oligarch Harvey … Continue reading

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As Babies are Prescribed Pharmaceuticals, Have We Reached Dystopia?

By Joe Jarvis Source: The Daily Bell Would you let a five-year-old smoke a joint? I certainly hope not. Yet that would probably be less harmful than loading kids up on pharmaceuticals. Currently, over a million American children UNDER SIX … Continue reading

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You Want a Picture of the Future? Imagine a Boot Stamping on Your Face

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “The Internet is watching us now. If they want to. They can see what sites you visit. In the future, television will be watching us, and customizing itself to what it knows … Continue reading

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