1984 is a famous distopian novel about the future. It was written by George Orwell in 1949.
On the forum freerepublic.com, a participant asked these questions about the possible effects of disarming the population:
There are other pressing questions. 1) Once all privately guns disappear into the government black hole, will there be no longer any need for law enforcement officers? 2) Once we’re all safe from private gun ownership, what will constitute our primary means of protection and defense, and what reason is there to believe it will be any more effective than the government protection industry today?I put on my Orwellian hat and typed these replies.
As a good party member, you know there are two truths (sometimes more) that must always be concurrently believed. One truth for the masses, another for the party, and sometimes another for the party leadership, that only they are capable of bearing.
Here are the truths that apply:
Will there be any need for law enforcement officers?
This applies to the masses and the party:
Of course! How can you doubt it? There will be many more crimes to enforce, not to mention thought crime and dedicated service to running re-education centers! Law enforcement does great service for the party!
This applies to the party leadership:
We will need many more loyal law enforcement to enforce these edicts. We also need to purge existing law enforcement of those who do not fully support the program without thought. Replacements should be from loyal party members only.
What will be our primary means of defense?
For the masses - The benevolent government has always been your primary means of defense. Now that evil gun owners have been disarmed, the government will defend you by making certain that all crime thinkers will be placed in re-education centers for the benefit of society. Any resistance to redistribution of wealth will be vigorously punished. If you do not possess any excess property, if you are not white and have been a loyal party member, you have nothing to fear.
For the Party - You will be protected. As a loyal party member you may be allowed to have weapons. Your party loves you.
For the Party leaders - Your security details will be increased. You now are at slight risk while the last bitter clingers show their true colors and are eliminated. Do not believe the false reports of assassinations. The situation is under complete control.
Will it be more effective than the government protection industry today?
For the Mass - Be careful. This is close to crime think. The government is always benevolent, always responsible, and always improving. There is no other truth.
For the Party - When you see this question, you know you are dealing with a latent crime think. Check their tax records very closely. Put them on one of the appropriate lists.
For the Party leadership - You already know that your security has been improved. The more guns that are removed from outside government hands, the more that you are secure. Pay no attention to rumors of bitter clingers in the area near you. The situation is completely under control.
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