The government cleverly manipulates the population into submission through well-controlled and staged events. Ultimately, the population becomes so fearful of the oppressor, they are scared into compliance with even just a threat of violence. For Pinochet's regime, this is demonstrated in the tactful arrests, torture, and executions of many leftist (suspected) sympathizers the National Stadium. In ESPN's 30 for 30: The Opposition, the gruesome scene within the stadium is vividly described. Under the bleachers, the prisoners would be subjected to horrific torture practices and deprived of food, water, and sleep.
1984 was written shortly after the end of World War ll as a warning to his readers. Orwell was concerned of what could happen when governments gradually takes away people’s freedom. He saw what could happen when a party is handed too much power, primarily in Germany and Soviet. Although the society in 1984 is fictional. Orwell's Oceania is terrifying image of Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Soviet Union absolute governmental control, constant starvation and the systematic execution of those who did not agree with the government's values.
In 1984, Orwell depicts a nightmarish world through the eyes of Winston, the protagonist of the novel. Winston, a minor member of the ruling Party, does not support the totalitarian control or the enforced oppression of the individual that the government pushes on the citizens. Big Brother, the Party, and the Thought Police establish incomprehensive oppression of their people where the people begin to reject their own individuality and intellectual reasoning to be more agreeable with the party’s ideals. Big Brother wields total power over the inhabitants of the totalitarian state. He monitors every citizen twenty-four hours a day which restricts any form of privacy.
While being tortured and destroyed both mentally and physically, Winston discusses the fundamental ideals of the Party and how they remain in power for so long. O’Brien then points out the flaws with other government systems, including communism, stating that they fail because they deny their claim for power. The Party does not attempt to explain itself it its people or present itself as a utopia. The Party demands
The words, “Our future and hope depend on you. People’s fate depends on you, Comrade Kim Jong-Il! We cannot live without you. Our country cannot exist without you!” are sung by North Korean citizens everywhere ("No Motherland Without You."). Throughout Kim Jong-Il’s reign, this song was one of the many sources of propaganda used to brainwash their country’s citizens.
Big Brother is watching you! In the novel 1984, George Orwell sets up a world where the people are constantly under surveillance. Oceania is a totalitarian society run by an entity known as Big Brother and the Inner Party. It is also known for the four ministries and is ruled by fear and force everyday. The truth is whatever the Party wants it to be through the manipulation of language and propaganda.
The two control methods are related as they contribute to one purpose the totalitarian control over the people of Oceania. The people are physiologically manipulated as discussed by the mental control measures, and physically forced into loving Big Brother. This is one of the methods the government uses to control people’s minds, by placing fear into them. The fear in 1984 limits the people into even thinking of challenging the government. The emotional trauma the people suffer is the fear they have when the government catches them not abiding to the laws.
The elimination of problematic opinions in Brave New World and the backhanded censoring of online content in the twenty first century are similar because they both limit freedom of thought, speech and individuality. The suppression of individuality starts in the bottle in Huxley’s demented future. During Bokanovsky’s process, dozens of eggs are engineered in a lab to produce identical embryos and the controllers lump these variations of twins into castes. In addition, citizens are conditioned to buy into the rules of society through hypnopaedia, where phrases are repeatedly whispered into the ears of young children while they are sleeping. The government is a totalitarian force that banishes people to remote islands for having ideas that could motivate the masses to question society.
Here we see how the government, the Capitol, is a completely totalitarian one. It portrays the way that ordinary people are being dehumanized in this made up world. This dehumanization is being caused by the dictatorship led by President Snow. In that dictatorship we can find the worship of a figurehead, which is yet another characteristic of dystopian
Censorship in Iran is the key element to maintain stability in the country. The government controlled media, censorship and license in Iran clearly shows that Iran has a strict authoritarian type of media system. Iran follows a system in which all forms of communication are under the control of governing elite or influential bureaucrats. Iran seems to be a fully authoritarian country which is controlling the entire media and all forms of communications. It is said that Iran is working on forming its own national internet.