Christian persecution in an Orwellian utopia-dystopian society in 1984, happening today?
“Orwellian” is a condition where a country or society seems a utopia but is actually dystopian. It may refer to a government that promotes righteousness, but in reality, aims to destroy freedom.
In an Orwellian society, individuals are under the draconian rule of a “Big Brother.” They use propaganda and create situations whose intent is to brainwash the people into an atheistic ideology. A demagogue rules it.
The book 1984 in present day
The fiction is about the repressive government of Oceania. The book 1984 depicts a perpetual war, mass surveillance, and propaganda.
Karl Marx and Orwellian
Critical in an Orwellian society is to brainwash its people into a unified belief system. In George Orwell’s other books, striking similarities are evident with the ideologies of Marxism.
“Big Brother” China
Big Brother is a hero, the hope of the masses, and the totalitarian state’s supreme ruler. Similarly, President Xi Jinping is hailed as China’s new hero.
China, by 2049 would have completed its “One Belt and Road” (OBOR) project. This means that they can use economic domination.
Only the Philippine President seems to have kowtowed to the emperor of a thousand years; elsewhere, China is seen as a “big brother” threat.
CCTV, AI, and Algorithm
With an estimated 176 million public and private surveillance cameras, there is no escape from authorities. Also, social media is under its control.
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Amazon, Google, Facebook, Microsoft are creating an Orwellian society
“Big Brother Tech” USA
Interestingly, some suggest that 1984’s “Big Brother” is “Big Tech” (Amazon, Google, Facebook) in the United States. In 2019, Matthew Peterson of Claremont Institute exposed disturbing policies of “Big Tech” who is up and arms against conservative views. [PCM]
Brent Bozell of Media Research Center claims Big Tech is creating an Orwellian society. “Google, in particular, is engaged in political censorship and bias,” according to conservative Senator Ted Cruz in 2019.
In 2021, “Big Brother Tech” Amazon, Apple, Twitter, Google appears to silence conservatives 2021, accusing conservative leaders and their followers of spreading “dangerous information.” [Business Insider]
Ultimately, it’s Christian persecution
In the USA, “It feels like the only people being allowed to speak up on campus are the violent group of fascist thugs,” says MAGA singer Joy Villa. Conservatives and Christians are being silenced by “Big Brother Tech,” claims Dailywire.
What can Christians do?
The Bible warns of a one-world government that controls everything. No one can do anything, without the mark of the beast (Revelation 13:17). Only when Jesus returns can we have righteousness in the government.