Posts Tagged ‘George Orwell’

Bama Government leaders should shed their BIG BROTHER MENTALITY on its Minority Nationals

October 31, 2013

Bama Government leaders should shed their BIG BROTHER MENTALITY on its Minority Nationals

Since the publication of Nineteen Eighty-Four the phrase “Big Brother” has come into common use to describe any prying or overly-controlling authority figure, and attempts by government to increase surveillance.


President Thein Sein goes to Washington

May 19, 2013

You have gotta love this 11 minutes US Cold War propaganda showcasing Ne Win’s dictatorship as the one ‘dedicated to peace’!

President Thein Sein goes to Washington Friday, May 17, 2013


Myanmar Animal Kingdom

November 4, 2012

One of my favourite “fairy stories” is ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell. This is one of the educating books with a hidden message .This ANIMAL FARM somehow had a special place in my heart as a classics/satire reflecting our country. I have attempted the merging of the Animal Farm story into the Burma/Myanmar scene. I hope some one will be able to write the full adaptation of this animal farm in Burmese Language later.

TQ Yemin Nyinyi for this picture


Myanmar Government’s lies about Rakhines and agent provocateurs’ Genocide

October 6, 2012

But Myanmar Government’s lies about Rakhine Conflict are stupidly sound untruthful and the murders committed by Rakhines and agent provocateurs are clearly seen as Genocide by the FREE WORLD.


Mr. Azly Rahman’s “Dismantle our apartheid education”

March 17, 2012

What then must Myanmars do to provide a future safe enough for their children not to experience another Racial Riots or another round of wars with the Ethnic Minorities when all hell broke loose – because of miseducation?

In an attempt to engineer what seems to be a successful system of failure in a hyper-modernising state that prides itself in the slogan of “human capital” and “education for all”, Myanmars seem to live with these oxymorons. In the words of George Orwell in his prophetic novel of a dystopic society of Oceania in the classic work called 1984, this means “doublespeak”, in which contradictions abound in the inner-workings of the conveyor belt called education.


Comparing the Unique Characters of 1984, Animal Farm and Burmese Days

March 3, 2012

Source: Comparing the Unique Characters of 1984, Animal Farm and Burmese Days

George Orwell, an alias of Eric Arthur Blair, is know for the books 1984 and Animal Farm. In both of these, as well as in most of his others, he seems to delight in using vivid and wholly believable characters, easily believable because of their obvious and tragic faults. Another similarity seems to be the consistent use of irony, a stylistic choice which plays big in Burmese Days and in several other works. Also, Blair enjoyed placing his characters in situations and settings that were out-of-the- ordinary, constantly reversing or switching roles. It is a mark of talent that he is able to use all of these so effectively, making us believe the unbelievable and accept the incredible at the same time that he makes us emphasize with the characters and see similarities between them and ourselves, long after they were written.


Myanmar Animal Kingdom

November 21, 2010


Big Brother Ne Win

October 13, 2010

 Lord Kitchener, a possible inspiration for Big Brother

Big Brother is a fictional character in George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. He is the enigmatic dictator of Oceania, a totalitarian state taken to its utmost logical consequence – where the ruling elite (‘the Party‘) wield total power for its own sake over the inhabitants.

In the society that Orwell describes, everyone is under complete surveillance by the authorities, mainly by telescreens. The people are constantly reminded of this by the phrase “Big Brother is watching you“, which is the core “truth” of the propaganda system in this state.