Ignorance is Strength

1984 (2021)

Half of the global population is living in poverty and many of them are in extreme poverty – “living on less than a dollar a day”. Only in Nigeria, about 86 million people are surviving with less than $2 a day.
Currently, about 710 million people are living in extreme poverty. And these are only the official numbers, reality might be considerably worst.
Without help and support from my friends and family, I would be on that list too. But this is not about me.
It is something utterly wrong with our society. And it will only get worse before it will get better.
Instead of always blaming somebody else, we should start looking for solutions and fix the problems. If not for ourselves, at least for our children and the future generations.
We’re in the middle of multiple wars. One dimension is spiritual, another social and economical.
Pretty soon it will be about survival.
The owners of this planet most likely read Orwell’s 1984. They understood that it is crucial for their survival to eliminate the middle class. Independent artists, thinkers and entrepreneurs, local and small businesses must be destroyed.
Historically and cyclically, the middle class and high class changed their position. If the current high class will eliminate the middle class, their dominance will be consolidated indefinitely.
Here is a small fragment from Orwell’s novel.



Emmanuel Goldstein

Chapter I

Ignorance is Strength

Throughout recorded time, and probably since the end of the Neolithic Age, there have been three kinds of people in the world, the High, the Middle, and the Low. They have been subdivided in many ways, they have borne countless different names, and their relative numbers, as well as their attitude towards one another, have varied from age to age: but the essential structure of society has never altered. Even after enormous upheavals and seemingly irrevocable changes, the same pattern has always reasserted itself, just as a gyroscope will always return to equilibrium, however far it is pushed one way or the other.

The aims of these three groups are entirely irreconcilable. The aim of the High is to remain where they are. The aim of the Middle is to change places with the High. The aim of the Low, when they have an aim – for it is an abiding characteristic of the Low that they are too much crushed by drudgery to be more than intermittently conscious of anything outside their daily lives – is to abolish all distinctions and create a society in which all men shall be equal. Thus throughout history, a struggle that is the same in its main outlines recurs over and over again. For long periods the High seem to be securely in power, but sooner or later there always comes a moment when they lose either their belief in themselves or their capacity to govern efficiently, or both. They are then overthrown by the Middle, who enlist the Low on their side by pretending to them that they are fighting for liberty and justice. As soon as they have reached their objective, the Middle thrust the Low back into their old position of servitude, and themselves become the High.”

George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel, Part Two, Chapter 9.

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1984 (2021)

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