I voted for the first time this last election and while I am happy that things clicked enough for voting to make sense but I have been haunted by a bad feeling. I am in part responsible for all the innocent lives lost when our President summoned his drone army to do the country’s bidding. When allies or people whose allegiance we pay for commit some atrocity to humanity I am partly responsible. As education I feel continues to be driven by corporate interest I am partly responsibly. I have never felt that things had to be that way. I still question at times the extent to which we can really effectuate change. There are many troubling things I see around the world and home. The gradual loss of civil liberties and the governmental surveillance, the disappearance of privacy. Ultimately a country that uses such advanced technologies to surveillance and police will use the same means to spy on it’s citizens.
It’s not just because I am extremely cynical that I believe there are strong dystopian elements that shape and mold our society. I see it happen all around day after day year after year. The dystopian elements and their subsequent spheres of influence (chinese historical reference) expand their reach.
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
- Dystopian Societies in Literature and Our Complicit lives
- I told f’ing you so: City Unveils new ways to keep tabs on NY’ers
- Hodgepodge: Big Brother, Fat Brother, Golf Ball Sized drones, Happy Feet, CNN and German Girls
- My Anti SOPA POST: Entering into The Ministry of Truth
- The Cowboy from the Village People, Baudrillard, Twitter and some Sexy Rumpus
- Uncle Tom’s Fairy Tales – 7/12 Things About Me that May or May not be True,
- Are We Becoming an Orwellian Nation? by Thomas Baldwin (dandelionsalad.wordpress.com)
- Dwight Garner: Meet George Orwell (coreyrobin.com)
- George Orwell Predicted James Hansen’s Scam (stevengoddard.wordpress.com)
- Visualizing George Orwell’s 1984 (enotes.com)
- Orwell – Why I Write (irresponsibility.wordpress.com)