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Tag Archives: Orwell

Is PC culture the modern ‘Newspeak’?

Politically correct culture and the anti-democratic nature of ‘hate speech’ censorship is on the rise in Australia, as persistent proponents of a new age of ‘tolerance’ push the dogma that a hierarchy of ideas exists — some superior and some that need to be suppressed.

Conflating criticisms of beliefs with criticism of believers, a new society of language policing is slowly emerging, as ideological labels are used to dress up the latest manifestation of the collective impulse to gag other human beings from expressing opinions.

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Thought Police: The End of Free Speech in Australia

Freedom of speech has been characterised as one of the fundamental values of all democratic societies; the freedom par excellence, for without it, no other freedom could survive.

In the following membership piece, we take a look at all aspects of free expression in Australia, including political communication in democracy, implied freedom of speech, legislation restricting opinions and thoughts, the rise of PC culture and an in-depth look at similarities between 'hate speech' and George Orwell’s Newspeak.

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China’s ‘Social Credit System’ may reach Australia

Could Australia be incrementally setting up a similar system?

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Australia: The Biometric Dystopia Cometh

The world is changing at an unprecedented rate. Advancements in technological capabilities and systems have developed to a point where most of the modern world has become highly dependent on digital governing systems for sustainability and functions.

In the following membership piece, we take a look at the rise of a new age technological dystopia, including the history and development of biometrics and biometric technology, monitoring characteristics, the modern digital era in Australia and the rise of China’s ‘Social Credit System’.

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Smart Home Technology: Thought Police in the 21st Century

From smart meters to smart phones, the world has seen increased development of new technologies over the last decade, allowing companies the ability to slowly become major actors in the world of law enforcement and national security.

As the world enters what technology experts are calling the “fourth industrial revolution”, we explore growing evidence suggesting that smart home technology was designed to be a surveillance intermediary for police and intelligence organisations.

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Big Brother is here, and his name is Facebook

In the book Nineteen Eighty-Four, humanity lives inside of a dystopia wherein a person or persona called ‘Big Brother’ watches everything they do, and a centralised platform pushes party agendas continuously through propaganda, spying, monitoring, and thought controls.

As we approach the 70th anniversary of the book, the threat we face today doesn’t exist from some direct ultra-fascist government or political party.

It exists in stealth – from an oligarchy of social media giants focused on the continued suppression and manipulation of public information, and the mass collection of personal information for ‘ministry’ databases across the world.

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