Government is good.
Big Brother is watching you.
The State wants to take care of you.
north Korea scares me to death. the fact that a place like that still exists in modern day. those people are prisoners.
1984 is here and now
yes because wanting to use the government to prevent people from starving to death, live on the streets, or die because they can’t afford to go to the doctor is just like north korea
Minor correction: the three-generation rule doesn’t apply only to prisoners. There’s a caste system everyone is divided into, and children of the lower castes are deliberately kept from moving up (they can’t go to college, travel is more difficult, they can’t move to a nicer neighborhood, their government-issued rations are smaller, they work crappier jobs, and they’re watched more closely).
It’s one of the things that keeps the people from fighting the regime. It’s one thing if YOU suffer if you get caught. It’s quite another if you know your kids and elderly parents will share your fate.
And most who would stir up anti-government sentiment are caught. There are people hired by the government to spy on their neighbors, and they get bonuses for catching people. Even writing something questioning the government in one’s diary can get a person hauled off to prison.
My book club just read Nothing to Envy, about North Korea from the points of view of those who escaped to South Korea. Very eye-opening.