The Irony Of Big Brother

 I appreciate irony and so does George Orwell, the author of the book1984.

The novel is set in the future where the government, Big Brother, monitors ever aspect of a citizens life.

In additional to constant propaganda there are specific subsets of the government who’s primary function is to maintain the current structure of power.

The Ministry of Love oversees torture and brainwashing, the Ministry of Plenty oversees shortage and rationing, the Ministry of Peace oversees war and atrocity and the Ministry of Truth oversees propaganda and historical revisionism.

Ironically, the names of each subset communicates the opposite of their practical function.

This form of blatant cognitive dissonance seems obvious. However, even in modern day society we follow suit and justification of all kinds of despicable actions by calling it something good.

Although thankful for the blatant irony, the irony of Big Brother can be seen today.

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