The Birth of Masters and Slaves3 min read
Regardless of any idea or social stigma that subsists to unite or destroy societal relationship, it should always be a means to improve the quality of our social life. Those ideas are indeed a gentle reminder of the imperfections and fallibilities of human beings. Contrarily, certain nouvelle idée like “Chinese Social Credit System” standardises the economic and social reputation of the citizens via social credits and evaluation. This merely destroys the relationship between the individual and society.
Now how does such nouvelle idée influence the society?
Well, akin to the difficulties in reintegrating an ex-convict into society, these social credits also become a lifelong baggage, irrespective of the personal evolution and morality. When our evolving and dynamic culture, social norms, etiquette and political correctness becomes the bench mark of such social credits, tagged along with our emotional, social and mental vulnerabilities (that differentiate us from machines and automated behaviour),the debate is on how accurate these credits will be and to what standard ?
Orthodoxy is unconsciousness
Now, imagine how embellished an idea will it be, when our thoughts are being judged, evaluated, credited and even punished. Definition of crime changes from point of action to point of birth of an idea. It is then that we need to define what liberty is, understand the boundaries of liberty.
The existence of free consciousness is what defines freedom and liberty. Apart from the emotional sentiments and common sense, it is this consciousness which reiterates our thought process to realize our mistakes, to find new solutions and to improve the existing knowledge. This consciousness helps us to understand the world and environment around us that have been here for eternity.
“Who controls the past controls the future
who controls the present controls the past”
Presently, the neglect of this free consciousness defines the polity of the world. Democracy and development are yet to be a married couple . A democratic establishment in a socialist society always leads to development, but a slow one. Moreover, the momentum of development sacrifices liberty and freedom to some extent.
Now how different might then a fast paced development be in a capitalist society?
The judgment taken on who all will enjoy the privilege of power in the society determines the so called development. Development means not that some one is improving but rather some one is left behind. This is why development is a slow process.Irrespective of being capitalistic or socialistic society, this privilege of choice; to not be the untouchables defines the essentiality and existence of Power.
The constant tug of war between individual freedom and societal responsibilities is what constitutes the diverse polity in the world.
1984 by George Orwell
I would highly recommend you to read 1984 by George Orwell if the above musings sought your attention. Feel free to check out the link if you are interested in purchasing the book, 1984 by George Orwell.
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Well thought of, well written and completely original thoughts🥰. Please continue your great work my friend.
Thank you dear
As a history buff, I really enjoyed this article! Thanks for the quick history lesson!
1984 is on my To-Read List. Now seems like the perfect time to begin reading it!
Very interesting post. The book you mentioned also draws me in. I used to do Philosophy in uni however I haven’t heard of that book before. I will look into it. Thank you
It is a raw and true portrait of the complex society in which we live. Interesting … makes you think.
Chelsea Sauve - Wandure
Really interesting reflection – thank you so much for sharing. I quite liked this quote in particular – “the existence of free consciousness is what defines freedom and liberty”
I had to read 1984 in high school honors english. It definitely makes you think
Just My Goals
I simply cannot recommend enough this book – 1984. I read it two months ago and it hada great impact on me for sure. When I saw that pic of Big brother is watching you in your post I thought, hell yeah it must be from that book and then I saw it’s actually a review of that book 😀 Amazing! If I hadn’t read it beforehand, I would have rushed to the nearest bookstore right after reading this post. It’s really giving me the urge to read.
So thanks for this, I’ll be a followerfor sure!
Glad that we share similar thoughts. Please do feel free to add your thoughts and ideas you had after reading the book. I am all ears.
It seems like a good novel to read. I must get this one.
I hear this book is a must-read!
I remember seeing what’s in that photo in person and being in such awe when I walked in.
very interesting read, and information. I hear this book is a must-read! I must get one.
I will have to check out that book recommendation. Sounds like a very interesting read!
I have been meaning to read 1984. Will definitely do so sometime soon! ♥️
Very interesting analysis of 1984, great book and enjoyed reading your thoughts on it!
Original! Good read.keep going