Is "Big brother" watching you?

utopia or distopia, which do you live in?

"But the end result, the true genius of this plan, was the fear.... Fear became the ultimate tool of this government."

Though i never saw the movie, or even read the book, V seems like a very intelligent person. The above quote was said by none other then V when he was.... Man i really don't know what was going on i have neither seen the movie, or read the book, also I could not find any more information then the above listed for that quote, which is absolutely nothing. *Takes a bow* Thank you, Thank you very much.

Distopia!

In the United States we consider ourselves a group of free people, who live under a fair and balanced government, but is that really the case? Maybe we live in a dystopian society, how can we tell, how could we not know if we do, and what is actually going on around us? Sure in the book “1984”, by George Orwell, Orwell gives plenty of great examples of a dystopian life style and just as many vivid, mental images of what it might look like. But can we be sure that we live in what is considered a fair and balanced society? Who knows?

Dictionary.com defines a dystopian society as “a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and human overcrowding”, to me, it is beginning to make a little bit of sense, but how about to you? This is where that magical thing called an opinion comes in. every ones opinion can be, and most likely is very different. Just look around you at the different taste people have, and how they dress, act, and display themselves in public. But ahh! Here we go again! If we are truly in a dystopian society, could people express themselves as freely as they do now?

Recently there was a book series that has become very popular amongst teens and adults. This trilogy is called, The Hunger Games. This series of books shows another great example of a dystopian society. In this series once a year the government takes away 2 children from each district (their version of our states) and forces the children to all fight to the death until a single “contestant” is left. They have a very cynical government who wants to prove that it has full control and that the people cannot do anything about it. Now there is an excellent example of dystopia.

Can you imagine being a young child from the age of 13 to the age of 18 and having your name drawn to fight to the death with 23 other kids? Man! That is dystopian societism at its best, or should I say worst? According to the “Big Data, Meet Big Brother” packet the executive branch of the United States has made approximately 33,900 request for surveillance on individuals or companies, and all but 11 of these request were approved. What does that tell us? Well what it tells me is that can we trust our government to trust us?

The United States is a great place, there is no denying it, but is our “great” country starting to become more of a prison then a home? Yes we have many freedoms granted to us by our constituition, but what happens If our government takes a page out of either The Hunger Games governments book, or even 1984s government book. What can we do then? And even now should we consider it a dystopian society since the only recent changes that have been made in our government has been to be nosier but not more concerned.

Work Cited Page (well rather section)

The Hunger Games by: Suzanne Collins

Big Data, Meet Big Brother packet by: unkown can be found at: http://content.time.com/magazine/article/0.9171.2146453.00.html

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineteen_Eighty-Four By: unknown authors.

Dictionary.com - http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/dystopia


Egypt Central - White Rabbit (Official Video)

"White Rabbit" by Egypt Central

Your magic white rabbit
Has left it's writing on the wall
We follow like Alice
And just keep diving down the hole

You can't fix your broken promise
Our ties have come undone
I will not be used to be battered and abused
It's the reason why I choose to cut my losses
Your lies fool no one
Your magic white rabbit
Your white room straight jacket

Your magic white rabbit
Has left it's writing on the wall
We follow like Alice
And just keep diving down the hole
We're falling and we're losing control
Your pulling us and dragging us down this dead end road
We follow like Alice
And just keep diving down the hole

You can't offer your poison to me
In your kingdom of filth
White Rabbit
Straight jacket

Your magic white rabbit
Has left it's writing on the wall
We follow like Alice
And just keep diving down the hole
We're falling and we're losing control
We follow like Alice
And just keep diving down the hole

I won't be pushed aside
I will be heard
I will get what I want
What I deserve

I won't be pushed aside
I will be heard
I will get what I want
What I deserve

We're falling and we're losing control
Your pulling us and dragging us down this dead end road

Your magic white rabbit
Has left it's writing on the wall
We follow like Alice
And just keep diving down the hole
We're falling and we're losing control
Your pulling us and dragging us down this dead end road
We follow like Alice
And just keep diving down the hole

Your magic white rabbit
Has left it's writing on the wall
We follow like Alice
And just keep diving down the hole
Diving down the hole!


Cited from

http://www.elyrics.net/read/e/egypt-central-lyrics/white-rabbit-lyrics.html

The Dystopian Rabbit

In the song "White Rabbit" by Egypt Central the “white rabbit” is also the government. "Your lies fool no one" is a line from the above listed song, and simply shows, that even though the government controls what we might do, we know what they tell us is nothing but pitiful lies, and we do not have to believe them. "Your pulling us and dragging us down this dead end road
we follow like Alice And just keep diving down the hole" is another line from the song "White Rabbit" and these lines show, that the government is leading the nations people into a dead end, and all we do is follow them, over and over, like Alice In Wonderland diving down the hole. Let’s face it, our government controls way more of our daily lives then it should, but what can we do about it, and how do we get heard? Is it even possible to be heard by a dystopian government? ” I won't be pushed aside I will be heard I will get what I want What I deserve”, is another quote from the song “White Rabbit”, so does this show what we should do, how we should re-act? Or shall we stay like Alice and “And just keep diving down the hole Diving down the hole!”.

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This New Utopia

Wednesday, Dec. 25th 2013 at 12am

Obamas Door Step

Lets all go knock on the presidents door to see if he likes the continual bs of people he does not even know or care about, like we the american citizens have to.


Citations

Collins, Suzanne, and Phil Falco. The Hunger Games. New York: Scholastic, 2008.


Orwell, George. 1984: A Novel. New York, NY: Published by Signet Classic, 1977.


Dictionary.com. Dictionary.com, n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2013.


"White Rabbit Lyrics." WHITE RABBIT Lyrics. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Dec. 2013.