O 'Brien, states in 1984 that ' 'we will squeeze you empty and then we shall fill you with ourselves ' '. This again indicates the elimination of identity and individualism which then allows authoritarian governments to exploit citizens and control them. In order for George Orwell 's totalitarian society to remain perfect, dictators must take control over all aspects of life. The reader is introduced to several ways in1984 leaders’ control citizens such as introducing Thought police, double think and newspeak. The purpose of Newspeak is to control personal beliefs as this gives the government the ability to remove and limit thoughts that are aimed against Big Brother and its parties.
Hook. In George Orwell's 1984, the protagonist, Winston, lives in a future society, which is governed by "Big brother". This society is corrupt, and controls every aspect of life, even their thoughts. In Catch 22, by Joseph Heller, the protagonist, Yossarian, struggles with war, and the idea of the inevitability of death. Yossarian struggles against the war, and how the deaths of men are treated as nothing, how they are controlled by bureaucracy.
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. The Party is the upper class of the government who can make laws and are two percent of the population. Finally, the Thought Police are the secret police who uncover and punish thought crimes, unexpressed opposition or uncertainty in the ruling party.
Unfortunately, when people say the word communism, they think of leaders including Joseph Stalin of the Soviet Union. The society of America puts a mask on everyone, giving them biased views. Communism has never really been executed under a non-corrupt leader, and that is why it gets such a negative view. Not only is communism looked down upon, but also less extreme forms of it like socialism which was proposed by a presidential candidate in 2016. Perhaps if this presidential candidate were elected as President of The United States, then this fantasy world of common motivation, and joint efforts could become a reality.
Separating the poor from the rich causes a lack of communication and understanding between the two classes. Big Brother segregates the proles and the outer-party members to aid in the prevention of revolution. Proles make up 85 percent of Oceania’s population, but they lack the ability of higher thinking. On the other hand, outer-party members are intelligent, but lack in numbers. If the proles and the outer-party members conspire together there would be a mass of people to revolt, and people to lead that revolution.
The people are in hunger while the government is full. Posters and chants brainwash the people to believe in things regardless of their personal beliefs. Such phenomena are often observed in communist or totalitarian systems of government and these governments are able to produce such consequences with propaganda. In his novel, 1984, George Orwell aptly reflects totalitarianism and warning the readers of its dangers. Orwell envisions a fictional world, Oceania, in which the people are screened and society is ruled by an omniscient figure known as ‘Big Brother’.
It envisages a totalitarian future of the world divided into Eurasia, Oceania, and East Asia by some grandiose powers. The protagonist, Winston Smith is a member of Oceania who is in charge of the crucial task of manipulating the past. He is a potential ideological offender who writes a diary or shares love secretly with the female member of the party, both of which are all prohibited by the authorities. He was merely a dreamer of departure. However, since he confirms the existence of Brotherhood, which tries to subvert the government system, he
“Campaign finance laws were enacted. Ford's Rockefeller Commission, which conducted a limited review of domestic CIA operations, was overtaken by the much more aggressive Church Committee and other post-Watergate Congressional investigation”(Watergate). All the reforms were good for the country but there is still a sense of lack of faith or no faith in the government. (PBS). One positive about the Watergate scandal is that the government showed that even when a president does the impossible like a Saturday Night Massacre when he fired everyone that was important to the trial, that he is still going to get caught.
The biggest difference between the books are the endings and how the government regulates the ideas and thoughts of their people. In both novels the stories take place in a dystopian society, shorty after a nuclear fallout/war. Quite the opposite of a utopia, this is a society based on the future that is frightening and unpleasant for the people living in it. The government has total control of the people, dictating what is allowed and what is not. There is total social control in both novels by the government controlling what is on the television by brainwashing and dumbing down their citizens.
Another great illustration of Shakespeare’s point is one of Donald Trump’s more famous statements. One of the controversial proclamations of 2016 republican candidate, Donald Trump included, "When Mexico sends its people, they 're not sending their best. They 're sending people that have lots of problems, and they 're bringing those problems to us. They 're bringing drugs. They 're bringing crime.
The people in George Orwell’s 1984 are dehumanized using many ways by the inner party. They have a hard life because they don’t know simple everyday things that we take for granted. When we show emotions and do what and think what we want it is something that the people of Oceania don’t have. They don’t have freedom from the government. The Outer Party controls everything using many methods.
Bailey Stanford Part 1  The three groups that make up Oceania are the Inner Party, the Outer Party, and the Proles. The Inner Party consists of the rich people and political figures of Oceania, and they are more privileged than those in the Outer Party and the Proles. The Outer Party can be compared to the middle class, but they are the servants of the Inner Party and the everyday workers, who are under constant surveillance. The Proles are the lower class who have no rights and are “free,” but do not have the same access to resources that the Outer Party has.  The “Two Minutes Hate” is a program that is played across the telescreens daily and the people are allowed to voice their opinion towards the opposition, or resistance.
Given that the Left can look at Trump and say to independents or other potential future conservatives, “Do you really want to vote for, join a party, or subscribe to an ideology that really is racist and bigoted, as proven by Donald Trump’s presidency/candidacy?” No! It would require the independent to either defend Trump, or somewhat or wholeheartedly agree with the Leftist. Trump would alienate voters from conservatism. Trump would also change the perception of conservatism in regards to policy. This is the second most dangerous part of a Trump presidency (after providing Leftists the opportunity to claim conservatives are racist and bigoted).
The Koch Brothers are trying to buy America. They not only funnel money through their phony Americans for Prosperity, they funnel money into all kinds of organizations to do the same thing that they are doing. I honestly do not believe America is for sale. But as soon as these two power-drunk billionaires are called out, they say, “It’s free speech, what’s wrong?” Most actual Americans trace their free speech to the Constitution — not a bank account that has lots and lots of zero’s at the end. A prominent pollster once said, “When does the pursuit of victory exact to a higher price?
. In my view, the author is correct since people have been known to abuse their power, especially when they are in a position of power like a presidential candidate. More specifically, I believe that people convince others into following them and try to force their beliefs onto others, regardless of those who don’t share the same opinion. This can be seen in the lines “He used his vow to torture terrorism suspects as an applause line at a Las Vegas rally Monday night … And when a protester was ejected from the rally, Trump said, “I’d like to punch him in the face.””. This quote shows how some people don’t care about other people or their opinions if it gets in the way of their goals.