Weapons Of Control Essay

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In Oceania, the youths are the controlled most, because they are most impressionable and easily controlled. The Nazis also decided to use youths and shaped their minds into blindly following, and this created the Hitler Youths. An article from the Holocaust Encyclopedia states, “Schools played an important role in spreading Nazi ideas to German youth. While censors removed some books from the classroom, German educators introduced new textbooks that taught students love for Hitler, obedience to state authority, militarism, racism, and antisemitism” (“Indoctrinating Youth”). Orwell in 1984 wrote about how “the children were terrible” and “adored the Party” (24). The Party and Nazis had ...view middle of the document...

The Nazi and Soviet regimes engaged in mass indoctrination by exercising control over the content of the literature citizens read, what children were taught in schools, and what was printed in newspapers” (395). Keys wrote about the corruption of the two governments and how they altered documents, controlled the people, and distorted families. This form of control is similar to the Party and this added to dissolving the family dynamic. Families betrayed one another for their country. Winston explains the rules of marriage in Oceania, “The aim of the Party was not merely to prevent men and women from forming loyalties which it might not be able to control. Its real, undeclared purpose was to remove all pleasure from the sexual act. Not love so much as eroticism was the enemy, inside marriage as well as outside it” (65). This patriotism helped in enforcing obedience and fear to every person in Oceania and Stalinist Soviet Union. These leaders got complete control and were able to make people obey all their commands. The Party indoctrinating and republishing documents to ensure loyalty and love for the Party. The Party and Big Brother do believe that shaping the minds of the people will increase their allegiance to them.
Many people believe that the control that happened in the Nazi Germany and Stalin’s Soviet Union are only in the past. People with such views think these governments would never emerge again. Previous generations did not care about the government taking too much control, because it did not happen in America. I disagree with these statements. If you look back in America’s government during the 1950s, you see the “Red Scare.” The possibility of communist in America created fear and suspicion for Americans. Brian Fitzgerald wrote McCarthyism: The Red Scare, “In 1950, the United States was gripped by a fear of communism. The Soviet Union had expanded it communist influence, and news of Soviet nuclear testing had many Americans fearing for their lives…the fear and mistrust of this ‘Red Scare’ affected people in all walks of life. It appeared as if no one was safe from investigation” (46). Many people’s lives ruined over speculation, because of the House Un-American Activities Committee, a committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, investigated reports of communist activity in the United States. The Americans in the 1950s had the same feelings of fear and terror as in the Soviet Union and Germany. The Red Scare because of McCarthyism made everyone paranoid, just like the Spies and Thought Police in 1984. People can try to argue that the government is never going to rise up and take control, but there is no assurance. The novel, 1984 serves as a cautionary tale of a “negative utopia” and America’s democracy will not become like this, only if we limit the amount of control the government possesses.
People begin to listen and trust everything they read, instead of taking action and fighting for what they...

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