Government Control In The Government Of 1984 By George Orwell

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In the book 1984, George Orwell describes the life of a man named Winston who works for the Ever prevalent INGSOC. INGSOC is a society controlling government that is split into three parts. The inner party, the outer party, and the proles. INGSOC is omnipotent and all controlling of every aspect of people's lives. This dictatorial society is horrifying to the minds of americans who have nearly total freedom in their actions and thought. However, with recent changes in government policy on surveillance, war, education, and the increase of fear of outsiders, it begs the question. Is America becoming 1984? In the book 1984 by George Orwell, the citizens of Oceania are so fearful and hateful of the other countries being Eurasia and Eastasia, that they have a daily “Two minutes hate” which the government uses to enforce the hate of foreign people upon the population. Included in this government produced distaste, they have created a “Hate Week”. A whole week dedicated to hating and watching propaganda against the party’s current enemy. While America does not have nearly as much propaganda and active government allocated hate for other peoples, American racism and distaste of foreign peoples, mainly those being of mexican, muslim, and middle eastern races, has grown. In america, few peoples face more prejudice and hate than muslim americans. So much hate crime and fear surrounds muslims that they have even developed a word for it, “Islamophobia”. Islamophobia may be spreading

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