George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 Essay

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Not so free after all      Big Brothers eyes are over watching us everyday. The privacy we once had has dissipated. His focal point is in the sky like an eagle stocking its prey. The camera lenses of Big Brother dwell everywhere. Big Brother is always awake and has an eye on us. As of today, Big Brother has risen taller and mightier. He has gained the power to control what we can have knowledge about and has infiltrated into our private lives. George Orwell’s novel 1984, prophesied coming of our democracy of a negative utopia has been proven by current events. Today, the United States democracy is looking much like the totalitarian state of 1984. Tactics of persuasions to make citizens believe their economy is…show more content…
Each one of them is censored by the government department of the FCC, which stands for the Federal Communications Commission. Much like the ministry of truth, it regulates U.S. broadcast media and communications markets. Everything a news reporter reports a story on is looked at beforehand for censorship before it hits the television screen. If for instance he or she is doing a story on something the Party/Government wishes not to reveal to our eyes and ears, then the story never hits the screen or air. They only want you to hear what they want in other words. Since they own the press, they can do this. They follow a concept called the Authoritarian. The Authoritarian concept is viewed as the oldest of media concepts, tracing its roots from the as far back as Gutenberg's invention of the printing press in the mid-fifteenth century. With this invention came government limitations and restrictions on something they saw could challenge their authority. “The basic principle of authoritarianism is the press is always subject to the direct of implied control of the state or sovereign. Diversity of views is seen as wasteful and irresponsible, harmful to the country's development. Under this system, the press are allowed to gather and publish news, but the news must be for 'the good of the state', and should not criticize authority or challenge the leadership in any way.”(McCormick) Everything we see or hear from the press
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