A dark socialist movement festers within our great America. Its leaders promise a life of social justice, fair share and free stuff. Socialism promotes the concept of free distribution of national wealth versus rewards from personal effort. This ideological conflict was the basis of George Orwell’s book “1984.”
That novel identified three divisions of the population: the High, the Middle and the Low. The Low were described as proles, from the word “proletariat,” the working class in Russia.
The High and the Middle were watched by telescreens in every part of their lives to monitor their activity. Lives of proles were ignored, except at election time when the Middle tried to replace the High with promises of more free stuff. Those proles were later regarded as useful innocents or useful idiots.
“The great majority of proles did not even have telescreens in their homes. Even the civil police interfered with them very little. There was a vast amount of criminality in London, a whole world within-a-world of thieves, bandits, prostitutes, drug-peddlers, and racketeers of every description; but since it all happened among the proles themselves, it was of no importance.”
After each election cycle, regardless who won, the Low was always relegated back to their same status. Isn’t this similar to our large inner cities today, worlds-within-worlds, administered by socialist liberals with their false promises to fulfill wishful dreams? Will those useful proles only dream; or will they look inward and work to fulfill their dreams themselves?