That the book was taken by many as a condemnation of socialism would have troubled Orwell greatly, had he lived to see the aftermath of his work. 1984 was a warning against totalitarianism and state sponsored brutality driven by excess technology. Socialist idealism in 1984 had turned to a total loss of individual freedom in exchange for false security and obedience to a totalitarian government, a dysutopia. 1984 was more than a simple warning to the socialists of Orwell's time. There are many complex philosophical issues buried deep within Orwell's satire and fiction.
George Orwell’s novel, 1984, depicts a dystopian vision of the future, one in which its citizens thoughts and actions are controlled by Big Brother government. This novel relates the ruthless surveillance and lack of privacy of the citizens to government actions today. Totalitarianism, surveillance, and lack of privacy may all be common themes in Orwell’s novel 1984, but are also prevalent in modern day society and government. Many people today have and will continue to dismiss the ideologies mentioned in 1984 as unrealistic predictions which could never occur in the democratic run system they live by today. But, are Orwell’s ideologies completely implausible, or have his predictions already played a hidden role in society?
PROBLEMS, SOLUTIONS, AND FUTURE OF LAW ENFORMCEMENT INTELLIGENCE The use of intelligence within law enforcement intelligence agencies is not always perfect. There may be a way to safeguard against the misuse of intelligence processes to assure proper use it at all times, but it has not yet been discovered. The only way that agencies can try and control the misuse of intelligence is to study the historical failures of the past. It is of most important to protect United States citizens’ right to the freedom of speech. For the average American it is hard to understand why the government does not viciously target extremist groups like the Ku Klux Klan or the American Nazi Party; but it is necessary to protect the rights of these groups or the overall rights of every citizen could be compromised.
Accordingly, there is danger in having an all-powerful state because personal freedoms are lost. More so, there is power in having knowledge that others do not possess because it is a gateway for the government to control the public if scientific and technological advances are been made. As mentioned before, governments prosper when there is stability and commodification is way of the government achieving that although it does alter human behavior. On the other hand, some would argue that modern society is based on democracy and a controlled state as depicted in Brave New World is impossible to occur but there are indicators in society today that serve as a resemblance. Brave New World emphasizes that the dangers of an all-powerful state, power of knowledge, and commodification are detrimental to modern society.
It is important for us, as citizens, to know what it actually going on in our government. Sometimes it may seem like it is best for the public to not know all the secrecy that is being kept, but we have the right to know the liability our country has. I think that part of the book has to deal with problems with economics and that the developing economies of other nations are not really developing. In the book, Globalization and its Discontents, it states that “Even conservative politicians such as France's president, Jacques Chirac, have expressed concern that globalization is not making life better for those most in need of its promised benefits and globalization has become the most pressing issue of our time (Stiglitz 4).” It just goes to show that lots of dishonest matter happens behind closed doors. The ones who are in need most are the ones being affected way more when they are supposed to be helped.
The novel 1984, by George Orwell, made me paranoid. It made me suspicious of our government's power and intentions. I became aware of the potential manipulation which the government could impose upon us. I came to see that the people I believe to be wholly dedicated to the well-being of society, the people I rely so heavily on to provide protection and security have the power to betray us at any given time. I realised that in my naivety I had gravely overlooked the powerful grip government has over society, and what it can do with that power.
To make matters worst for the President, and it can be detrimental to his entire Presidency if Congress is not the majority of his/her party. That is what happened in Former President Clinton and Bush’s case as legislation was attempting to be passed but could not because of the party difference. Another reform I would recommend to improve accountability is the Judicial Branch not really having reforms or anything major that check their accountability. Most justices nowadays are somewhat centered in their decision-making.
In today’s society, most people don’t realize the government is taking advantage of their power. The government is here to protect and keep society safe, but I believe they are abusing their authority against us for their own benefits. In the novel 1984, George Orwell is a foreshadowing to our present day living. Orwell brings forth a feeling of hopelessness and paranoia. The government can use the term reasonable cause to get a warrant to tap phones, to intercept our mail and use satellites to view us without our knowledge.
George Orwell’s novel, 1984, displays a compelling scenario in which people are no longer in control of their own lives. They are controlled by a higher power, the government. In regards to the control of our government today, many people say that 1984 is more than just an interesting piece of fiction. In fact, some people believe that it is a prophetic piece of reality. In opposition to this, others believe that it is a novel better viewed as a piece of satirical gold that holds very little or no resemblance to our world today.
One example would be that while I did not explicitly express my impression that the president had control over the economy, I did hold that notion without looking into it or doing any further research. I, like everyone else, would place the blame on the current president for the bad economy because s/he was the head of state who led the nation and had the most authority as a distinct individual. Head of state refers to “the role of the president as ceremonial head of the government” (Citation). After going this class however, I have realized that Congress has more control over the economy since it makes and enacts laws as the legislative branch; however, this does not mean that the president has no involvement in affecting economy. After all, s/he is also takes on the role as chief legislator who is able to sway Congress to pass laws in his favor.