>>fb-QAJ7LBA9 → Closer than I initially assumed. Even in 1984 (((The Party))) only has a tight grip over the inner and outer party members, the proles, although manipulable when need be, are left for themselves, they are too ignorant to pose a thread. The main differences I see from %current_year% world is that open political dissidence is still tolerated and our overlords still have a sense, however distorted, of doing good for the majority. I don't have my hopes up for escaping dystopia, though. At some point some maniac will seize power not as a mean to an end, but as the end itself.