We live in interesting times.
Just last month, the central government gave itself the power to snoop into any computer.
No warrants, no limitations, no nothing. Unlimited unbridled power.
Big Brother is watching. Cool.
I guess I’ll have to set up a VPN and a private browser just to read the news. Oh, how the world has changed.
Additionally, political opponents of the ruling party were thrashed by the police last week. For what Crime? Wearing black clothes and releasing black balloons in the presence of the Supreme Leader.
Who here is surprised?
35 years too late, but let us still take a look at the 1984 checklist.
- Personality Cult? Check
- Denouncement of Facts? Check
- Rewriting History? Check
- Hateful Propaganda? Check
- Eternal War? Check
- Unlimited surveillance? Check
- Thought Police? Well, we are getting there