The Dangers of Totalitarianism

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An unknown Russian once said: “Every culture has its distinctive and normal system of government. Yours is democracy, moderated by corruption. Ours is totalitarianism, moderated by assassination.” Although the totalitarian movement was greatly embraced in the early fifties, shortly after the Second World War. The term was initially proposed to label fascist and communist regimes. This dictatorship regime cannot acknowledge its goals and no country should be allowed to embrace this as the citizens’ encounter in the book 1984, written by Orwell. This was a warning to western nations. Orwell supported Marxist theory and appreciated socialism because he was concerned mainly with individual freedom and provoking Communist ideas; even though he was not sure how to come to grips with the up rise in Communism. Orwell saw the awful extent the totalitarian government of Spain and Russia relied on to uphold and increase their power. He was very troubled by the widespread brutality and oppression throughout these Communist countries. They are concerned with ideology which creates terror and dominates all mass communication, cannot acknowledge their goals because they command power to match their aim and erased pasted life. They also used secret executions of opposition strategy, propaganda and invasion of privacy to up hold power. Installed in almost every room is a surveillance camera. Regimes like these control the armed forces and the economy. This regime eventually collapses because it is led by a single charismatic leader holding on to power at all cost. This creates chaos, poor living conditions, and exhausts the state’s resources. The people ruling acquire wealth and the ordinary people sold their labor. Orwell lived i... ... middle of paper ... ...olic of the collapse of Communist rule. “Moscow Center had ceased to hold, the entire edifice of fear and lies was exhausted, the police no longer ready to shoot” (Steven, Myers). Providing, one can upholds fine ethical standards then the future generation will not have to fear from Nineteen Eighty four hunch. References Claypool, Jane (1984). Turning points of World war ll: Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Toronto: Grolier 1984. Legvold, Robert.” The Cold War” Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia. 1999 Edition. Orwell, George (1949) Nineteen Eighty-four, centennial edition. Steven, Lee Myers (2009, November 09). Fateful day and the East. The New York Times, Retrieved May 01, 2010, from World news web site: world /Europe/091.html