2021 vs George Orwell’s ‘1984’
7-21-21, * -- In George Orwell’s novel ‘1984’ Erich Fromm’s 1961 ‘afterward’ said: [The book] is the expression of a mood and it’s a warning of near despair about the future of man and the warning that unless the course of history changes, men all over the world will lose their most human qualities and become automatons. Depicted is the speculation that man looses all sense of individuality brought about by a mixture of unlimited terror [fear of ‘Big Brother’] combined with ideological and psychological manipulation by government watchers. Can mankind forget freedom, dignity, integrity and love for God and each other?
The aim of the ruling party is to kill millions of people.[..] Truth is proven by the consensus of millions; to the slogan ‘how can millions be wrong?’ and ‘how can a minority of one be right?’ That a system where the concept of truth is an objective judgment concerning reality being abolished. Orwell shows that a minority of one must be convinced that he/she is insane! 2 + 2 = 5!
The ‘doublethink’ of the day means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously and accepting both of them while thinking and believing the opposite of what is true.
Therefore, mankind surrenders its independence and integrity to the state and accept that ‘slavery is freedom!’ They feel free because there is no longer any awareness of the discrepancy between truth and falsehood. Similarly, as the Inquisitioners  who tortured and burned Christians at the stake, falsely believed that they acted in the name of Christ’s love.
The book implies that the new form of managerial industrialism exists where man builds machines that act like men and develop men who act like machines.
In 2021 we see this era of dehumanization occurring where love of God, spouse, family and country are eliminated. In their place is blasphemy, depravity, sex without benefit of love and marriage, aborting your children and refusal to work rules the day as ‘Big Brother’ sustains your every need.
Delusion reigns in our current world where the minority is shouted down about the danger of a virus that only kills one percent of its victims yet is labeled a pandemic! Where a mentally deficient old man spends most of his time in his basement instead of campaigning then becomes president of the USA. The minority [32%] who reject his election - is told the election was fair and honest.
 The Inquisition took place beginning in the 12th century when the Catholic Church throughout Europe tortured and persecuted those who the ‘church’ claimed were heretics. History.com https://www.history.com/topics/religion/inquisition
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Erich Seligmann Fromm (March 23, 1900 – March 18, 1980) was a German social psychologist, psychoanalyst, sociologist, humanistic philosopher and democratic socialist. He was a German Jew who fled the Nazi regime and settled in the US. He was one of the founders of The William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis and Psychology in New York City and was associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory.
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