Correspondingly, the government that George Orwell brings to the attention of the audience compared to our government, also has four branches in their government, they are known as the Ministries of Truth, Love, Peace, and Plenty. As described by Orwell, the Ministry of Truth is responsible for education, entertainment, fine arts and the news. In other words, it is the government departments ultimate responsibility is to spread the rumors and popularity. The Ministry of Love is responsible for maintaining law and order; the Ministry of peace, as Orwell introduces doublespeak, is concerned with war; and the Ministry of Plenty is responsible for the economy (eNotes). Similarly, our government has four branches as well.
It can be seen from different angles since many countries are determined to live in a free expression society but others want to enforce censorship in many situations. Countries that are against censorship is mainly because it can be very powerful in the sense that it can control what is shown on the news. It may present false statements and mislead the people in to believing things that are not true. If censored, everything would have to pass first through the government, and they may change some stories to please them. This can lead to only showing favoritism for certain brands or groups; companies may get to control the information that gets to the country.
The state then can make use of the information for certain political purposes like filtering criminal/ terrorist-related suspects out of the government or even country. Surveillance itself is disrespectful and offensive although it may contribute to the national
Governments like to be in command and supervise its citizens. With that, there are always some citizens that will rebel over the people in charge. People will rebel because they gain much knowledge from literature, news media, entertainment, and presently, the internet that contradicts the government. The government is intelligent because it has the power to change what the people look at to make them dense and without an opinion of what the government says. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury shows an accurate representation of what the government does to its people.
There is a large amount of information that is censored in America, and the citizens don’t usually realize what details are being withheld from their knowledge. Censorship is the act of prohibiting things that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat to security. Censorship is carried out mostly by the government but also by private companies, influencing and usually putting a bias spin on the information being given. When it comes to censorship, there are many pros and cons. There are many positive impacts that come from censorship, and it is sometimes used to protect people or important information that is meant to be kept secret.
Allowing someone to have all the power is dangerous for a nation in the sense that they will be most likely be making decisions to benefit themselves as opposed to the whole country’s needs. Preventing tyranny gives people the opportunity to have some power in what decisions are being
(U.S. Constitution Amendment II) This allows for citizens to form a resistance if the government becomes corrupt, keeping the government in check. The English Bill of Rights and the Constitution also allows for peaceful assembly of people to protest. The right to assembly allows for large groups of people to spread their ideals and publicly bring the government’s shortcomings to the light. This allows for rapid spread in ideas that can benefit a government such as the civil rights
The American revolution was successful because it had the plan to reform government. It was driven by the idea of a new form of government rather than meeting the needs of the poor. Arendt discusses the American revolution and the difference of liberties and freedoms when she writes, “All these liberties, to which we might add our own claims to be free from want and fear, are of course essentially negative; they are the results of liberation but they are by no means the actual content of freedom, which…is participation in public affairs” (Arendt 22). She argues that participation is public affairs is the epitome of freedom. Individuals must partake in politics in order to be free.
It has gotten to the point where bringing technology into your home willingly has the effect of you giving up some of your freedom and right to privacy granted by the Fourth Amendment. It shouldn’t have to be this way. Technology is advancing too fast for the courts to keep up, and revisions regarding technology should be made to the Constitution to align with today’s tech-savvy society. That being said, people also need to be more aware of the technology that they are using in their everyday lives and how it can limit their individual