Saturday, May 14, 2011

We,ve Come a Long Way.....Have We?

Journalist Hunter S Thompson working at his ranch circa 1976 near Aspen Colorado. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

The story awoken my own history in the development of the means with which to write. How we write today.  What it means to have this technology limited by the access to media expression that the police state, is indeed a view of George Orwell's future perspective on culture and social regulation.

In the book, Inner Party member O'Brien describes the Party's vision of the future:

There will be no curiosity, no enjoyment of the process of life. All competing pleasures will be destroyed. But always—do not forget this, Winston—always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.

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