Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Big Brother is you and me



In George Orwell's fictional book 1984 he tells a story about government watching the people. He uses the term, "Big Brother", which is a euphemism for government. In 1984 Big Brother, the government, is always watching. But it seems that Big Brother in modern times isn't government but the people who are watching each other.

We see dozens of news reports each month about crimes and other events being caught on cell phone cameras. And no one hesitates to turn the photos or video over to the government.

Isn't it amazing that government now has us working for it catching each other doing all sorts of things. We have been trained well haven't we.

10 comments:

M. Rigmaiden said...

Yes we really have been trained well Val. This realization has really gotten to me lately and caused a bit of cynicism to well up and pour out!!! We are a nation of tattle tales! In some situations, the mob ought to stop the crime instead of film it! Your blog is colorful and has a nice feel.

? said...

I guess it's a good thing the government is incompetent then.

brohammas said...

A society of tattle tales? Where I live I wish more would tattle. This "Stop Snitchin" stuff is a mess and people will continue to kill and be killed till someone steps up and testifies.

I could care less what the street thinks, If you did it, the unaquivacle right thing to do is testify.

Then again, I don't want big brother listening to my phone calls.

Val said...

@Mahndisa

"...In some situations, the mob ought to stop the crime instead of film it!"

I agree with that. Everyone becomes detached through a lens and that's really the problem.

Val said...

@?

Lol, yeah I guess.


@brohammas

But there's a difference between tattling and reporting crimes. I am def not advocating for, "Stop Snitching". I think that's dangerous. But when we all walk around ready to film for the government that's dangerous as well.

Val said...

@Mahndisa

And thanks for the kind words about my blog. I've finally gotten it to look like I want it to.

Citizen Ojo said...

The vibe in the streets is that we have to take the law into our own hands to get things done these days. That's one of the reasons they are fighting over these gun laws. We are already turning ourselves into celebs using our own equipment so I'm not suprised that we have become crime fighters. Maybe they will make a reality show out of it.

Val said...

@CO

Yeah that everybody needs a gun stuff is getting out of hand. Individuals gun ownership is so backward. But America is a backward nation. My hope is that once the baby boomers aren't in charge anymore that things might change. Baby boomers are afraid of everything. Thus they feel the need for guns.

Don said...

Hahahahaha @ We have been trained well haven't we.

And then I look over and see Sarah Palin winking. Too funny.

Love this post. I believe it says where we are as a society and where we are headed. Not sure if it's a good or bad thing though. Some things should be kept private, I believe. Barring crime.

Val said...

@Don

Yeah and unless you are in your own home almost everything you do is likely to be caught on video. That's scary.

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Soldier Of Love

I've lost the use of my heart
But I'm still alive
Still looking for the life
The endless pool on the other side
It's a wild wild west
I'm doing my best

I'm at the borderline of my faith,
I'm at the hinterland of my devotion
In the frontline of this battle of mine
But I'm still alive

I'm a soldier of love.
Every day and night
I'm soldier of love
All the days of my life

I've been torn up inside (oh!)
I've been left behind (oh!)
So I ride
I have the will to survive

In the wild wild west,
Trying my hardest
Doing my best
To stay alive

I am love's soldier!

I wait for the sound
(oooh oohhh)

I know that love will come (that love will come)
Turn it all around

I'm a soldier of love (soldier of love)
Every day and night
I'm a soldier of love
All the days of my life

I am lost
But I don't doubt (oh!)
So I ride
I have the will to survive

In the wild wild west,
Trying my hardest
Doing my best
To stay alive

I am love's soldier!

I wait for the sound

I know that love will come
I know that love will come
Turn it all around

I'm a soldier of love
I'm a soldier

Still waiting for love to come
Turn it all around
(4x)

I'm a soldier of love
I'm a soldier

Still waiting for love to come
Turn it all around
(3x)

Still waiting for love to come

Miss Keri Baby!

Tracee!

Solange!

Solange!
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Alicia says...

Rest in Peace Mitrice

Rest in Peace Mitrice
Mitrice Richardson