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1984 and Beyond

April 22, 2015

A couple of years back, my older brother came across an article about the conspiracy. Apparently, he doesn’t bother reading any of my stuff, I guess.

Anyway, he bombarded the pages of friends and family for about eighteen months before the flood slowed and he can resume rational discourse.

Yesterday, my daughter’s father-in-law posted something similar as if he had just stumbled upon the conspiracy himself. It was a long-winded rant with multiple links to plenty of news items and op-ed pieces.

Very – *yawn* – thrilling, no?

And someone likened what we have now to the wonderful novel by George Orwell called 1984, a dystopic tale about how bad a repressive society can become.

What I have seen in history mirrors a lot of what we see in Orwell’s tome but we should remember that is not the end of societal evolution but only a small snapshot of a singular phase.

Similar repressive societies have existed in the past and they have all collapsed due to either external or internal pressures.

Sure, armed insurrection is not likely to happen in most countries even as their rights and privileges are being stripped away, even as they move closer everyday to eventual slavery, the fear of personal harm keeps the populace docile.

It is only when the prospect of living becomes more distasteful than dying that such things occur. As long as the people can be lulled into thinking their slavery IS freedom, the command structure will hold firm. When that illusion is pierced – some straw that breaks the camel’s back – the flood-gates open and the rabid mob will rise up against whatever weapons can be brought to bear but will win the day by sheer numerical superiority alone. The survivors – whose numbers will be greatly reduced – will cobble together some basic agrarian society and start all over again.

Not pretty, I know, but history shows the cycle recurring over and over. The overlord types try different methods to control populations but it always falls apart and the tyranny crumbles.

I suppose after enough trial and error, fails plans and tweaked adjustments, someone might come up with the right formula for such long-term worldwide control. I haven’t seen the mathematical models but I doubt it can be sustained. Dull-witted subservience is not anywhere in our genetic makeup. Attempts to cull it out of the herd will not go well because it is a basic part of our survival instincts. They would be better served by dominating the monkeys or the cattle. Trying it with humans (even those that some call “sheeple”) will never stand.

Believe me on this one. On this I have seen the math models.

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