Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Blog post #3: write your own definition of what the word “Orwellian” means to you. Does the word apply to our society today? Why or why not?

Orwellian" is an adjective describing a situation, idea, or societal condition that George Orwell identified as being destructive to the welfare of a free and open society. It denotes an attitude and a brutal policy of draconian control by propaganda, surveillance, misinformation, denial of truth, and manipulation of the past, including the a person whose past existence is expunged from the public record and memory, practiced by modern repressive governments. Often, this includes the circumstances depicted in his novels, particularly 1984 but political double-speak is criticized throughout his work, such as in Politics and the English Language.

I personally think that it does apply to our society because now days people are selfish and only care about themselves . I say this because like I explained in the first sentence of the first paragraph that the word Orwellian is a word that describes situation , idea, or societal condition hat George Orwell identified as being destructive to the welfare of a free and open society which is saying that people in government are selfish to the fact that welfare is being put into use cause some people need help.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Who would you spend 15 Minutes with?

If I could spent 15 minutes with someone it would be my best friend Kalana. The reason I would pick her is because she is a very understanding person and she is really the only person other than my parents and my family that actually knows everything about me and what I have been through in life. She is like that person who I could always talk to and know she would understand and listen to every word. Also another reason is because she is the greatest friend to have because she is not fake and she is a realist she does not sugarcoat anything and she tells it like it is. What I mean by that is that if your in the wrong she will let you know without hesitation even if you get but hurt and throw a fit. This is one of the best things I like about her because ever and I mean everyone needs a person that will tell them the truth and what is real. To me having a person like that in your life is good because even though you might not like what they say at the time in the back of your head and mind u know that they are not trying to harm you or discourage you in any type of way they are just looking after you in the realist way.