Originally Posted by houghtam
I read it my first year of college, and have read it at least once a year since. Forgive me if blindly quoting things without realizing their intent grates on my last nerve.
As I said in another post, people are always quick with the Big Brother references, and it's cute, really. But 1984 wasn't about oppressive government so much as it was about the sheep-like populace who allow it to happen. It was also about social hierarchy and class warfare.
But hey, these people on the internet will think I'm awesome if I can take this one quote out of context and apply it to my agenda, even though my agenda goes against pretty much everything the author of that quote stood for.
Is Big Brother more likely to manifest in a blended, corporate/militarized state, or in one that has nationalized health care, education and a safety net?