Orwell

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Nineteen Eighty-Four is a dystopian tragedy by George Orwell about an oppressive surveillance society which monitors citizens every move via telescreens in each house and place of work. Life in the Oceanian province of Airstrip One is one of perpetual war, fear, and government informants. The individual is always subordinated to the government, and it is this philosophy which allows the rulers to manipulate and control humanity. In the Ministry of Truth (Minitrue, in Newspeak), protagonist Winston Smith is a civil servant tasked with censorship and propaganda by revising historical records to render the Party omniscient and always correct. The horrible conditions and constant lying to the public disillusions him to the point of seeking rebellion against Big Brother, eventually leading to his arrest, torture, and reconversion.

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But one of the choices is to tell your actual experiences abusing people for the gain of Empire, or to morph it into a fiction that has a chance of getting published and might keep you alive. Orwell lived it. He busted people up and the military's intel services kept tabs on everyone. He is indeed a Oracle who has seen despotic powers abuse populations both abroad and domestically. He correctly realised that the British Empire was a fake democracy, and the TPTB (big brother) have enslaved the world. Orwell used an assumed pen name and morphed the story so that the real PTB wouldn't come after him.
Confessions of an Economic Hitman, risked the authors life, and he was counselled to make it into a fictional account or the CIA was going to kill him. He decided, just like Snowden, he didn't care: the subject matter was too important.

Even C.S. Lewis's "Alice in Wonderland" is just such a cleverly morphed fiction of the Red Queen Tyrant who is clearly Queen Elizabeth.
And So is the Child's Poem:
"Mary, Mary quite contrary,
See how your garden grows"

Translation: Queen Mary offed the heads of those who irked her and buried the bodies in her garden.

Humpty Dumpty was about a great cannon placed on the outer wall of The White Tower in London which collapsed the wall it was so heavy. Large teams of horses tried to put it back up and failed. The poem was a popular criticism of government in England at the time.

Rather clever dissent, wouldn't you say?
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