by Mac Slavo, SHTF Plan:
The Orwellian dystopia of thought control and an omnipresent surveillance state has become our reality. George Orwell’s book 1984, although meant as fiction, has turned out to be an incredible prediction of our future.
The “land of the free” hasn’t been free since shortly after the American Revolution and it’s getting more authoritarian by the day. It’s been 70 years since Orwell (dying, beset by fever and bloody coughing fits, and driven to warn against the rise of a society in which rampant abuse of power and mass manipulation are the norm) depicted the ominous rise of ubiquitous technology, fascism, and totalitarianism in 1984.