In Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, a controlling government uses brutal force, torture, and mind control to keep individuals in line. While rulers in the book Brave New World keep the citizens in line with addictive drugs and pleasurable distractions.
In looking at the world’s current situation, I believe China is implementing their version of a high tech 1984. And socialist in America are hoping to sneak into absolute power by using the Brave New World model.
I hope that young Americas will open their eyes to the dangers of socialism. As for China’s young, their conditioning has been in the works for a while, and new technologies coming online are going to make any rebellion against their government a dangerous one.
In the coming years, total control of China’s young will come with the help of facial recognition, iris scans, geo-fencing, AI, data collection, and more. In this new society, they will be rated by the government on their trustworthiness, their “citizen score” which will follow them wherever they go. Good scores will bring good things, and bad scores will bring bad. Everything they do from birth to death will be part of their score and used against them if they fail to obey the ruler.
The “citizen score” is not science fiction, it is happening today. It will continue to spread across the world if not challenged.
The argument for a Brave New World in America will be the tried and true doublespeak. The new democratic socialist will promise the young everything. They will guarantee them a world where they can pursue their creative dreams without the worries of daily survival. The government will take care of them. No one will be a loser in this new society.
However, it will all be a lie. The first generation under control will live the good life. But, the next generations will suffer the consequences of their parent’s misguided dreams of Utopia.
The truth is there can be no Utopia ruled by elitists because a real Utopia would need no government.
So which will it be, a Brave New World, 1984, or self-reliance and freedom?
Teach your kids well because they will decide.