“Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength”

“Smart people are mean and dumb people are nice.”
(The Lawnmower Man)

Reflections on Being Based on George Orwell’s 1984 Book

Orwell’s 1984 book was written almost a century ago. The author wrote about the faraway future, but the book is never more relevant than today.

The thesis “Ignorance is power” have not left my heart after reading this world bestseller.

Orwell’s dystopia is much more interesting than the many fiction books that tell you that you have already seean or heard. Orwell was a socialist. At least that was how he defined his political views. However, the book is completely different. I think Orwell was wrong. If this book were socialist, it would have spread even faster in the Soviet Union than the slogan “For the family, for Stalin!”

To say that I share everything written is nonsense. A book is simple as a spade if you have not read it. In my opinion, the usual three-part narrative story is no worse than any tabloid novel.

Most of all, I felt no loneliness shared by the ego-centric individuals in our society, I felt no betrayal of fear, no death of an individual. I thought about the phrase, “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”

Orwell wrote about the future. Of course, he lost it. But 100 years ago, it was the same as it is now — an “aggressive-obedient majority” without guts interested only in its own well-being failing to follow its own way. Therefore, everyone would be left alone with his or her fear. Revolutions occur only in order to give birth to hope for a new riot or revolution.

The purpose of power is to always have power. Therefore, ignorance is a strength. And the intelligentsia, which rarely has the power, just daydream and hope to shape something definite from something indefinite. Blurred ideas, creeping fear, and wishy-washy actions.

It would be curious to say to Orwell, if he saw his newly published book,  how incredibly beautiful looked his book surrounded with living flowers.

Ignorance is power… “Freedom is freedom to say that two plus two makes four. If that it is granted, all else follows.” (G.Orwell).

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