1984 Comparative Essay

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Since the beginning of humanity, there have always been the rulers, and the ruled. The rulers have always been the government, and the ruled has always been the people. One would believe that the government would be truthful and be interested in their people's well being, but clearly, this is not the case. In fact, lies are often more common than the truth. Facts are changed based on the governing party's current needs. The government wants to control their people, to have an unquestioning, thoughtless population that make them more powerful, as this is their main priority. As a generalisation, the government is more interested in their well-being than that of the people who drive it. It has been said that you cannot rewrite history, as…show more content…
In conclusion, governments are more interested in their well-being than that of their people. Governments are not bothered by lying to their people, nor are they above changing the past, falsifying fact, or any other tactic that may be needed to become more powerful. They are only interested in power, absolute control over everything. One needs to be careful when trusting their government, or better yet, not trust them at all.

Orwell, George. 1984. New York, NY: Published by Signet Classic, 1977. Print.
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"The Press Corpse"

The {Downing Street} memo says...

...We gotta work to make the facts fit the false charges
Pull the wool over the eyes of the filthy masses
Stab the people in the back for the corporate choice
Roll the propaganda out using The People's Voice

We don't want to talk about it...

The press scribble, scribble every half-truth spoke
Then shoot it round the country like an April Fool's joke
Hype the nation for a Desert Storm love affair
Wave the stars and stripes like you just don't care!

They talk it up all day, they talk it up all night
They talk until their face turns blue - Red white and blue!
But when the truth escapes the night and crawls into the day
We find the picture still askew

They don't want to... talk
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