“1984 was a warning, not an instruction manual!”

Well.
Frak it.

There are so many people out there, fearing that 1984 is going to come true. I got flushed with garbage like that from a friend on facebook, amongst a torrent of other useless shite.

Take a good look around you, and tell me, do we REALLY live in the dystopian vision of the future that Orwell drew up, or did Huxley foretell the future more accurately?

What do I mean? Well, let me do a small metaphoric explanation:

Orwell – Every room of the house is under surveilance, the building is on fire, the building manager is standing at the exit, telling everyone that everything is perfectly fine, and they need to continue doing what they’re supposed to.
Huxley – The building is on fire, someone is claiming that the fire is fake, someone else chimes in and says that “back in the day” the flames were practical effects, but the new CGI flames look fakey fake. The hippie chick stands there screaming that the fire-extinguishers cause cancer, a band sits in the corner of the smoke filled lobby jamming as if nothing happened, a spokesperson of the management ist quietly telling a non existent crowd that the building may be burning, a sciency dude from the basement tries to douse the flames with a cup of water, a whistleblower who used to work for management “leaks” the info that the sprinklers are not working, but no one is listening.

Neither Orwell nor Huxley ever dreamed of the possibility of their dystopian visions ever combining in a catastrophic fusion of “We’re fraked!”.
In all honesty, I am afraid we live in a bastard love-child of these dystopian visions: “1984” married “A Brave New World” and  we live in the resulting catastrophe.

Governments lie, tell those in a calm and boring voice as if it was the truth, while all kind of nonsensical shite is hurled around too, so even IF someone were to tell the truth, it would be drowned out by the noise. (Many people, even in the US haven’t got a clue who Edward Snowden is, or what he did/does…and no, he’s not Julian Assange…)
For all that it’s worth – do not turn to the cospiracy theorists. They are just adding to the confusion, the most conspiratory thing I would be willing to believe, is that the governments are trolling us with crazy, looney stories in the conspiracy department themselves, to distract us.

You are flooded with useless crap on facebook, google, twitter, 5 trillion TV channels, countless magazines, “news”papers, X-Boxes VS. Playstations, Nintendos, smartphones (and the entire ridiculous “apple VS. android” war), gaming in general, and all those special people out there.

Can you truly sort out the real news from all this crap?
No?
Good.
Because even the real news, probably is a fabrication, once the BNW crap is sorted out, the 1984 factor shines through – lies, lies, lies, truth, lies, lies, truth, lies, halftruth, lies.

But wait, there’s more!

Once this unholy union of “complete over saturation” and “complete surveillance / fabrication” is uncovered, and you pay a few minutes attention to the people (supposedly?) in power, you realise the horrible truth: this is a menage a trois of dystopian nightmares. Orwell and Huxley got company – idiocracy has joined the playing field, mingling with the others.
Yes, idiocracy.
Look out there, people who hold (ivy league) degrees, but by all common sense shouldn’t have gotten out of the short bus, are in leading positions. Senators, governors, vice presidents, and higher up in the respective food chains of countries.
People who would loose in a game of chess against a common inner-city pigeon.
》Wind can’t be used as a renewable source of energy, because it would slow down, and stop cooling the land, thus global warming. Global warming isn’t real, it got cold last winter. If solar panels are used it might siphon all the sunshine away and leave nature in the dark…《
Those were extreme examples, but pay close attention to your politicians, and you will hear nonsensical shite, or contradictions in one sentence, yourself.

My suggestion, if your politicians call for more gas guzzlers, steal their money, unfollow everyone who is re-/posting more than twice a day, steer clear of conspiracy theorists, and do life perfomances for the CCTV cameras, and later demand the tapes released into your custody to make an artsy film (without ever needing camera equipment), if you hear your government say ANYTHING, take it wotha grain of salt or two.
Entertain yourself.

The system is broken, but boy, it sure is damn fun to beat a dead horse and watch it twitch…

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