1984 As A Corrupt Government

1290 WordsJun 7, 20176 Pages
As much as we citizens want to deny it, government corruption exists everywhere, whether it be a small group of greedy politicians or the system entirely. Is it shouted at the top of the mountains? Of course not, because it defeats the whole purpose of being corrupt, which is to quietly sweep away one’s imperfections and present themselves as honourable people. An appalling level of corruption and political power is described in the book 1984 written by George Orwell. Ingsoc, a political party, runs a totalitarian society, and with no resistance from their citizens, the government deceives them by changing the past and announcing fake news. Ultimately, they limit the thoughts and emotions of their citizens. Although 1984 tells a fictional…show more content…
It makes us less reliable on the government than we were before, but that does not make the chances of government corruption non-existent. We all start off as citizens that learn to obey the law established by the government and regard them as the high power that is responsible for protecting our nation and doing what’s best to improve the state of our country. However, my initial belief was proven to be wrong after personally being deceived by the government (a presidential figure, in my case). To give a little background about myself, I was born in Seoul, South Korea and moved to Canada at the age of seven. Despite leaving my home country at a relatively young age, it did not affect my pride in being a Korean and how much I care about the country. My whole family is from Korea, so I willingly learned their rich history of how the past generations managed to build themselves back up from the invasion of Japan and the Korean War. The respect that I had for this country wavered when I heard the news that the South Korean President, Park Geun-hye, doled out executive actions influenced by her long-time friend, Choi Soon-sil. Choi Soon-sil was not (and never was) involved with the government and some sources say that she had links to a cult. Allegedly, Choi Soon-sil wrote the presidential speeches delivering what she wanted to propose to the country, and was even involved
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