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“1984” at Seventy: Why We Still Read Orwell’s Book of Prophecy
submitted 7 months ago by dcjogger from newyorker.com
[–]dark_devil_dd 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 7 months ago (0 children)
I think people confuse prophecy with description. I don't think Orwell wrote about what's to come, but what happened and could happen again, as he was once labelled a fascist despite joining a military group meant to fight fascism. Sounds familiar?
"People who don't learn from history are bound to repeat it."
[–]dcjogger[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun - 7 months ago (0 children)
The future looks grim.
The government has been taken over by the elites. There is no stopping tyranny now. The 1% will go all the way to start a civil war and launch WWIII while bankrupting and enslaving the whole world.
Americans are stupid cowards and deserve everything coming to them.
Here's what to expect:
Americans will be forced to get a national ID card, passports will be revoked, and domestic travel permits will be required.
Every American will be required to submit a DNA sample, give fingerprints, get microchip implants, and be registered in a facial scan database.
Internet filters will first be required on all computers, mobile phones will be banned, and then the Internet will be shut down.
Free speech and protests will be illegal.
Reporters will be arrested.
Government loudspeakers will be installed on street corners to broadcast propaganda.
Newspapers, magazines, and TV and radio stations will be closed.
Churches will be closed.
Books will be burned.
All guns will be required to be registered and then banned.
Wiretapping will increase.
Neighborhood watch groups will be set up, undercover police will be everywhere, and warrantless home searches will become routine.
Taxes will be raised.
Cash will be banned, there will be negative interest rates, bank fees, bail-ins, capital controls, and gold will be outlawed.
Private property will be banned.
Torture and extra-judicial assassinations will become routine. Government drones and robots will patrol everywhere.
Lawyers will be arrested.
Elections will be canceled, juries will be banned, courts will have show trials, and congress will be eliminated.
Americans will be required to wear uniforms and attend study sessions.
Concentration camps will be opened and Americans will be starved and killed.
The US will look like North Korea does today.
Since everything was illegal in the Soviet Union, Russians just gave up and the USSR collapsed.
Those who fail to learn history will be doomed to repeat it.