I read George Orwell's terrifying and horrible story "1984" in high school. In 1984 actally. I totally hated it then and hate it now. The government or "Big Brother" told people how to think, what to think, when to think, etc. Yes it was boring reading to my 14 year-old mind, but I got the gist. And I HATED it.
And here we are 25 years later and I'm feeling as if I'm being pulled kicking and screaming into those pages that I loathed so much in my youth. I'm scared. I'm terrified. And I'm ANGRY. Why on earth do I feel as if I'm one of the precious few that are "immune" to the virus that is going around and spreading like wildfire now? Why on earth won't people wake up and see what is instead of spending so much of their time in the "promise" of what "can be"? HELLO?! People? You won't be able to save anyone or the world if you're brainwashed!
I am simply and utterly frozen in my tracks. I do not know what to do. I do not know how else to reach people and urge them to use their good brains and not allow themselves to be led to their ruin. What on earth can we do? How do we wake people up? I'm actually feeling quite depressed about it - really. I'm so sad for America. I'm so sad for my friends - conservative or not. A lot of them are good decent people and they just are not seeing what is going on around them. I get wanting to feel protected and safe - but this SO isn't the way!
What can I do?! I want out of this story!!! It has no future!