The reality of 1984 is now:
Are we all terrorists?

These days a state of emergency has begun to seem normal: the recent revelations about the NSA must surely have made every last one of us aware that there is no privacy left for anyone on earth. The use of fighter drones annuls the sovereignty of individual nation states, whether they like it or not, and the declaration of a danger zone in an inner-city Hamburg neighbourhood by police drastically limited the civil rights of Hamburg’s citizens at the beginning of 2014. And while all these examples leave us feeling very uneasy, there are few signs of resistance by citizens and politicians to this continual surveillance. Orwell’s 1984 has become reality today. But why? Read More

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