We look to George Orwell as a kind of prophet of the ills of corporatism, socialism, authoritarianism, totalitarianism – any powerful -ism, essentially, in which we can find nasty, freedom-destroying implications.
George Orwell makes his point by highlighting his ‘warning’ to what he saw as a fast corporatizing/socializing/authoriatarianizing/totalitarianizing World and makes the following ominous prediction:
I think that for allowing for the book, after all, being a parody, something like 1984 could actually happen. This is the direction the World is going in at the present time. In our World, there will be no emotions except fear, rage, triumph, and self-abasement.
The sex instinct will be eradicated. We shall abolish the orgasm. There will be no loyalty except loyalty to the Party. But always there will be the intoxication of power. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who’s helpless.
If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face, forever. The moral to be drawn from this dangerous nightmare situation is a simple one:
Don’t let it happen. It depends on you.
The future might be dreadful unless you do something about it.