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‘Big Brothers’ and Politics of Patriotism and Fanaticism

Article by WorldNews.com Correspondent Dallas Darling. A major theme often overlooked in George Orwell’s book, “1984,” which was written in 1949 and warned about the rise of totalitarian states (whether communist, democratic, or socialist), is that any government, known as “Big Brother”, can dominate society to the extent that every aspect of an individual’s life can be dictated, including emotions like brotherly and relational love. In other words, absolute governments or groups can consider loving a fellow citizen, or showing empathy and compassion towards those living in other parts of the world, as a sinister activity, a betrayal of the supreme love and total allegiance owed only to Big…