George Orwell’s 1984 Has Become a Blueprint for Our Dystopian Reality

George Orwell’s 1984 Has Become a Blueprint for Our Dystopian Reality

“If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.”— George Orwell, 1984 Tread cautiously: the fiction of George Orwell (Jun. 25, 1903-Jan. 21, 1950) has become an operation manual for the omnipresent, modern-day surveillance state. It’s been more than 70 years since Orwell—dying, beset by fever and bloody…

Sick Britain’s Orwellian DystopiaUK

Sick Britain’s Orwellian DystopiaUK

Britain’s sorry excuse for a leader, Boris Johnson, has proudly announced the biggest spending spree on the nation’s military in 30 years. This comes as the country is reeling from disease, a healthcare crisis and economic misery for millions of workers. The United Kingdom’s so-called “defence” budget is to increase by £16.5 billion ($21.8 bn) over the next four years….

Something Wicked this Way Comes: Anarchy Is Being Loosed Upon the Nation

Something Wicked this Way Comes: Anarchy Is Being Loosed Upon the Nation

“Every day I ask myself the same question: How can this be happening in America? How can people like these be in charge of our country? If I didn’t see it with my own eyes, I’d think I was having a hallucination.”—Philip Roth, novelist Things are falling apart. How much longer we can sustain the…

Facebook Policing Personal Messages Won’t Really Save Children from Abuse, But It WILL Bring Us Closer to 1984

Facebook Policing Personal Messages Won’t Really Save Children from Abuse, But It WILL Bring Us Closer to 1984

Facebook’s “rebel shareholders” want to review potential risks that a new end-to-end encryption service could allow for increased exploitation of children by sexual predators – but why wait until now to kick up a fuss? We collectively scratch our heads today in bewilderment at how someone in Victorian times could walk into a chemist and…

Is it Brave New World or 1984? Here are a Few Dystopias We ALREADY Live In

Is it Brave New World or 1984? Here are a Few Dystopias We ALREADY Live In

The post-coronavirus future is looking grim: economic collapse, martial law. It’s not like we weren’t warned humanity was heading south, however, and there’s a lot more doomsaying to explore beyond Orwell and Huxley. Who wouldn’t want to live in a future described as “a boot stomping on a human face, forever”? It’s all but impossible…

1984 Was Not an Instruction Manual: ‘Climate Hysteria’ Will Only Create More Skeptics

1984 Was Not an Instruction Manual: ‘Climate Hysteria’ Will Only Create More Skeptics

Germany’s literary establishment has declared a moratorium on the phrase “climate hysteria.” No wonder “climate denial” is epidemic – there’s no better way to convince people something’s not real than making belief mandatory. One might think that painting the climate debate in black and white – evil “climate deniers” versus saintly Greta Thunberg and her…