Perhaps people thought it was “fake news.” Two years ago, an article appeared in the Miami Herald about Florida Department of Environmental Protection officials being barred from using the terms “climate change” or “global warming” in official communications, emails, and reports. Right away, those familiar with British author George Orwell’s iconic dystopian novel 1984 began drawing parallels between the […]
SPOILER ALERT: This article contains references to both the book and film titled 1984. As technology becomes more ubiquitous, and surveillance (both from government and private institutions) becomes more prevalent, George Orwell’s novel 1984 is coming much closer to being a fortune teller than a work of fiction. Now, with President Donald Trump’s White House at […]
Not long after President Donald Trump was inaugurated, Kellyanne Conway was in an interview when she turned a set of lies into “alternative facts.” Now, we are headed toward alternative language under the Trump administration. Trump has started a war on the media because he doesn’t like the things they say about him. He tweeted: […]
We are just days into the Donald Trump presidency, and already George Orwell’s 1984 is starting to seem more and more true to life (plenty of Americans agree: 1984 is back on Amazon’s best seller list, despite being published in 1949). We may be taking another giant step towards that precipice, judging by some of the ideas […]
Earlier this week, Donald Trump refused to rule out requiring American Muslims to wear special badges if he succeeds in buying the presidency. He also indicated that he would also consider security measures that would have been “unthinkable” in the past. Well, on Thursday, we learned just how far Trump is willing to go Donald […]
Turns out we aren’t just being paranoid when we think the National Security Agency (NSA) knows pretty much everything we do. And in this digital age we live in, knowing everything involves our computers and other digital devices. The NSA has that covered, too — and to a level that may leave you more than […]
If you want to explain to people why the NSA spying is bad, and why the Patriot Act is bad, show them in less than two minutes.