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Is Big Brother watching us?

November 21, 2011

Of late my sms-es and emails have been arriving late. Is this just happening to me or is this a ‘strange phenomenon’ also affecting most of you too?

George Orwell’s novel 1984 was published in 1949. A literary political fiction in which he wrote of a society in Oceania that was “ruled by the oligarchical dictatorship of the Party” (or, if you like, the authority/government of the day in today’s environment). Where life is “a world of perpetual war, pervasive government surveillance, and incessant public mind control, accomplished with a political system euphemistically named English Socialism (Ingsoc), which is administrated by a privileged Inner Party elite.”

Sums it all up, ain’t it? Now is 2011. Nineteen Eighty-Four perhaps has finally come of age or maybe it is that 2011 has caught up with 1984. (Not to worry if the preceding sentence did not make sense to you. It did not to me, either. hehe)

Anyway, the point is … look around us today. Is the times we are living in now any different from that of Oceania’s? George Orwell nailed it to the core way back then. Was he a genius or what? Or a reincarnated soul of Nostradamus who had the ability to ‘see’ into the future? The only difference between the two being George was less cryptic than Nostradamus, whose quatrains would stress brain cells somewhat.

So, I have been receiving late sms-es and emails. The latest, which prompted this post, is an email I received this morning in my Yahoo! mail box dated and time-stamped ” Wednesday, November 16, 2011 11:06 AM.”

WTF is happening, folks? Four days later I receive my said email?!!! (And this was not the first but the most delayed by far!!!) Have I been targetted by Big Brother or what?

Welcome to 1984 … to me, at least.

One Comment
  1. Maybe it just means somebody is not doing a job all right. If messages arrive late. It does not mean we should be histerical about it and imagine things.

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