1984 has come and since passed by, but is it over. I read 1984 by George Orwell a while ago and want to read it again but last night I started watching the movie 1984. It may not be the best movie made but it did get me thinking. The movie and the book were both great reasons for the public to think "Man, I'm so glad we don't have Big Brother." I guess it is too bad that we do have our own type of Big Brother for our society. We may not have rationed food, but our food is poisoned with synthetic chemicals and additives. We do not have thought police but how do we know what are our own thoughts, "they" are constantly telling us what and how to think. Just like 1984 we are almost constantly at war with an enemy for us to unite against. And now we are in the "War Against Terror", I am pretty sure that Terror is not a physical thing that can be beaten. 1984 is also a good example of how the winners write history and "He who controls the present, controls the past. He who controls the past, controls the future." - George Orwell. That is one thing to keep in mind the next time you read any history textbook or even anytime you watch the news. Who is telling me this? Why? How does it make me think?
The horrible thing is that anytime anything comes out in a movie or a fiction novel most of the public can use that as evidence that it isn't possible or real. "No thats not real. That was in a movie!" At least those that are awake can watch the latest thing coming from the movie industry and objectively view it for any information that may in fact be true; but that will be saved for another post.