George Orwell’s Dystopia & U.S.A Today
An article from Prison Planet & a counter-article from CNN made me dig within my mind about the controversial topic of privacy in today’s modern society. However, I would have to disagree with both the arguments made by these journalists.
Both papers talk about an opinion that the author makes on the situation of the American government, and how it is compared to Big Brother’s world in an extremely polarized way. Instead of categorizing U.S.A today in either end of a stick, I would draw it along somewhere in the middle of the line.
Human society cannot function when freedom is abused. What is the purpose of a government if they cannot intervene with any aspects of the community? On the other hand, excess authority and control can lead to corruption, which has evidently been the case for many nations both in the past and the present.
It is no luck that America flourishes as the most militarily and economically stable nation in the world; both the people and the government work in unison to create what is currently present, and in order to do so, I do believe that to some extent, secrecy and privacy is a probable sacrifice.