Posts Tagged ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’

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.

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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.

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