Essay about The People’s Republic of China: Tyrannical Political State?

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Despotic governments, public welfare, illusions of utopia, despondency, individualism, conformity, protection against foreign invasion, and paranoia are conflicting ideas yet all exist within societies past and present. George Orwell prophetically writes about a futuristic society in his book entitled 1984. He uses hindsight of past and present political authority to illustrate the possibility of additional states imposing oppressed control. Orwell asserts the conflicting ideas with, “…the three slogans of the Party: War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength,” (Orwell, 4). In a clever, applicable, and daunting approach, Orwell challenges the so-called pragmatism in London, England. The antagonism of Big Brother opposes …show more content…
However, it does give us an overview of tyrannical power in societies.
In 1984, the Party controls Air Strip One with rigid state rules and regulations. Government imposed surveillance inhibits the enjoyment of individual expression without fear of being arrested. Citizens must abide by state policy and practice the nationalism forced upon them or suffer severe consequences. Pictures of Big Brother are plastered everywhere as propaganda. Many citizens of Air Strip One suddenly disappear without a trace. Likewise, the PRC has enforced strict policies for the Chinese people. In a Human Rights Watch article titled Walking on Thin Ice, Luo Gan is quoted as saying: “All law-enforcement should be led by the Party. All reform measures should be conducive to the socialist system and the strengthening of the
Party leadership…. The correct political stand is where the Party stands,”
(qtd. in "Human Rights Watch" 22).
This is a contrasting struggle between legal rule and party rule. A massive photo of Mao Zedong is prominently displayed at his mausoleum in Tianamen Square, Beijing, China to propagandize their message (Danford, video 1). In fact, perceived dissidents by the PRC have been jailed, tortured, and executed. During Mao Zedong’s regime, an estimated 40 million Chinese
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