by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:
In George Orwell’s 1949 dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, the Thought Police (Thinkpol) used informants to gather intelligence on potential subversives and eliminate them. The superstate’s power was largely derived and maintained from their ability to turn everyone, including children, into informants, or ‘snitches’, for Big Brother.
Though his predictions have materialized into non-fiction, Orwell wasn’t a psychic. The culture of snitching has long been the foothold of tyrannies throughout this planet’s history. Through fear, entire societies are convinced by their rulers that a certain group of people is “the enemy” and they will not be “safe” unless they inform the government about the behavior of “the enemy.”