Big Brother Is Watching You
Big Brother is aÂ fictional character inÂ George Orwell‘s novelÂ Nineteen Eighty-Four, the enigmaticÂ dictator ofÂ Oceania, aÂ totalitarian state taken to its utmost logical consequence – where the ruling elite (‘the Party’) wield total power for its own sake over the inhabitants.
In the society that Orwell describes, everyone is under completeÂ surveillance by the authorities, mainly byÂ telescreens. The people are constantly reminded of this by the phrase “Big Brother is watching you”, which is the core “truth” of theÂ propaganda system in this state.
Since the publication ofÂ Nineteen Eighty-Four, the term “Big Brother” has entered theÂ lexicon as a synonym for abuse of government power, particularly in respect toÂ civil liberties.
Tuesday Newsday is still in effect, and if you clicked this entry, it shows that you have an interest in staying informed.
The slogan for some of you who may not be aware, is from the science fiction novel by
George Orwell known as 1984.
It was writtenÂ in 1949 as a vision of the future, which as of now, is past history, yet the message still represents a conspiracy theorist handbook of sorts.
My personal two cents in the matter is simply that in any situation, it is always give and take, and with the overwhelming popularity of voyeurism(watching) and exhibitionism (being watched) combined with the ease and convenience of the Internet,
the “Big Brother” of sorts who is doing the watching is having his job made easier and easier as the demand for the tools used to be watched and do the watching increase, and in my opinion, as it has been for as long as I can remember, at the end of the day, business is still business, and now it’s profitsÂ seem to be based on valuable information about your personal.
A different perspective to consider.