The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power."
-George Orwell. 1984
I wonder, if Orwell was alive today would he think we were still going in the same direction he predicted?
Would he think of websites like Facebook that offered to keep track of your whereabouts and activities everywhere you go and at all times as similar to the "telescreen" that watched you and waited for you to slip up?
I wonder how long it will be before the thought police come bearing down on us, condemning us of "thoughtcrime"!
Or has it been happening all along and we've just been too distracted to notice?!
Already, some governments require their faithful voters to practice "Doublethink" in order to support their criminal wars raged for power and resources and not for the overtly stated purposes!!
Already some people have adapted themselves to the reality that war need not be justifiable! it need not be in defense of freedom. It need only be frenzied and constant.
The lessons we are meant to learn from 1984 are as viable and applicable in today's world as they were the day the novel was published!
In fact, this is more than a novel.. this is a warning. This is a prophecy..