Big Vs. Small Government After reading both articles about opinions on big and smaller government the truth came out. People want the government to work with and for them, however no one wants to pay for it. As long as the people do not have to pay for the protection they will take as much as they can get. Most adults want the government involved because it reassures them that they won’t be harmed. Now, if teenagers ranging anywhere between 14 and 24 years old were asked their opinion on the governments involvement in their lives would say “screw the government,” “the government is ruining my life bro!” Being in that category I am expected to think they same way, no.
Readers are often angered by the ending of 1984 because of Winston’s betrayal of his previous life for the acceptance of the party. This is a semi-appropriate ending because of the impossibility of going against the party because of their total control of all people’s lives through the use of fear, which had not been accomplished by any authoritarian regime before the rise of the party. The novel’s ending was semi-appropriate because it stresses a society where all people are equal, but on the contrary makes it so that people must give up all of their freedoms and have all of their aspects of life controlled to conform to the standards of the society. The party controls people’s lives off of three founding philosophies “war is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength. (Orwell 26) War is peace refers to the fact that if the party always frames another enemy to direct all hate towards.
If these companies weren’t being government run in some form or another, there would be no immunity to these laws. Nobody else has immunity, thus there has to be a correlation just like the one with the ministries and government in 1984. To sum of the findings of this article, the facts are that these service providers are essentially getting away with breaking the law; however it’s not at the government’s expense, like in the book it’s at the people’s expense, ours. This concept of constant surveillance is the epitome of what this country doesn’t stand for. It’s the “land of the free” not the land of the
The “Thought Police” are similar to how the government uses our private surveillances such as, phone records, emails, and wiretapping to know what we talk about and whom we talk to. Another example Orwell says, “The command of the old despotism was ‘Thou shalt not.’ The command of the totalitarians was ‘Thou shalt’. Our command is ‘Thou art.’ No one whom we bring to his place ever stands out against us”(255). He explains how in 1984, their depositions are less accurate than the original ones in our government. There are more similarities between our two societies, including lack of privacy, brainwashing, lack of concern for others that we do not associate with, and most importantly, the lack of creativity and thinking for one.
In 1984 Orwell showed a world in which the people are under the control of the government through surveillance. Thought Police watch the people through telescreens, microphones and helicopters. Many people do not believe this will come true because they do not see it happening. However, if you look at the current state of technology you will easily see that it is being used, and that it is easier than ever. Many private companies are using these systems to watch both their property and their employees.
The election could have turnout out different if everyone actually took the time to learn about the issues going on and made a educated vote, but who knows, it could have turned out the same. There are many reasons behind this trend of low voter turnout. Many Americans who choose not to vote believe that who ever is voted for president or for congressman will not care about them as an individual or community. They often feel like the government does not care for them and it has let them down. So these people who believe this don’t care to vote because they basically feel like how ever the election turns out it would not affect them in any way another reason why people choose not to vote is because they feel like their vote will not mean anything and it wont affect the turn out at all due to the fact that there are millions of other people voting.
Mercedes Kelley Prof: Michelle Ronda CRJ 202-1201 Correction 5 March 2015 Glossary #4 Chapter 4 Decry- to say publicly and forcefully that you regard (something) as bad, wrong, etc. Undaunted- not afraid to continue doing something or trying to do something even though there are problems, danger, etc. In “Does imprisonment deter” (94-97), starting from paragraph two, asserts that “criminologist decry prisons and assumes that they had bad effects on people lives” (Pg.94). People including Cullen wanted to believe at that moment, but with the help of empirical evidence from other criminologist
It doesn’t matter if the people knew in the back of their minds that Oceania was just at war with Eastasia and not Eurasia. The government brainwashed them into thinking that whatever it told them was true, and that the past had never been changed (Beale). This can be compared with today’s society with the phrase that proclaims America to be the “Land of the Free.” This phrase contradicts itself because the United States has more people imprisoned than any other country in the world. Nevertheless, it is still used. Doublethink in the book is different from doublethink today because the government is not forcibly putting examples of it everywhere in an effort to brainwash the population.
To be honest, everyone has issues. I really don’t’ think it’s a necessary action to chase someone down the street with a gun because he “talked smack about you” or your mother. Make peace not war, is my motto. Violence is not the answer some might say, but without realizing it we end up in a continuous battle between one another. We campaign for peace amongst nations but that could never happen because we are too self-centered to actually agree to such a belief.
Thy can not question their government...or their rights. But not knowing about something does not keep us from questioning. All it does is keep us un-informed. Teenagers remain un-educated about things like STD's because some schools have banned the teaching of it. Is that keeping the students safe?