A Journal of the Plague Year 2021: The Oligarchy makes its final moves

They have twisted the erstwhile class struggle into ensuring their elite class remains above everyone else. There is nothing reminiscent of working-class attributes/behaviour among these Hollywood moguls, celebrities, politicians, and dictatorial managers of Big Tech. Continue reading A Journal of the Plague Year 2021: The Oligarchy makes its final moves

Totalitarian Paranoia in the Post-Orwellian Surveillance State

by Henry A. Giroux Surveillance, in any land where it is ubiquitous and inescapable, generates distrust and divisions among its citizens, curbs their readiness to speak freely to each other, and diminishes their willingness to even dare to think freely. — Ariel Dorfman The revelations of whistle-blowers such as Chelsea Manning, Jeremy Hammond and Edward Snowden about government lawlessness and corporate spying provide a new meaning if not a revitalized urgency and relevance to George Orwell’s dystopian fable 1984. Orwell offered his readers an image of the modern state that had become dystopian — one in which privacy as a civil … Continue reading Totalitarian Paranoia in the Post-Orwellian Surveillance State