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1984 = School - SeReNiTY - 04-11-2014 06:36 AM

I have started reading George Orwell's "1984" and am about 100 pages in. After reading this much I can tell you with a full heart that 1984 (or Oceania) is near exact to school. The students are the proles, the teachers are the Outer Party, the vice-principal(s) are the Inner Party, and the principal, aware or not, is Big Brother.

We are always threatened with cameras and the fact that "The principal has cameras" or "The principal is watching", which is like saying Big Brother is watching. We are forced to admit our crimes. Freedom is looked down upon by both sides. Emmanuel Goldstein, Enemy of the People, promoted free speech. If you think differently than the authority, it plays a role of thoughtcrime. Thoughts always lead to words, and they get you punished. They have a lack of care for free speech.

Even the SMARTBoards may have cameras, and it must to see anything. But I think I see one other than that one. Then it is a telescreen. Even the FOOD is similar in quality.

DOWN WITH BIG BROTHER!


1984 = School - KFC Nyan Cat - 04-11-2014 07:03 AM

Sounds like a more accurate version of my Communism thread.


1984 = School - brainiac3397 - 04-11-2014 09:04 AM

Big Brother doesn't exist. Big Brother is actually the manifestation of the collective beliefs of the state population. It exists only because they believe.

As for the Inner Party, they serve to maintain this perception. The Outer Party serve's as the back-bone, the tools. The proles are the cushions, the indifferent manipulated masses with more freedoms than the Outer Party.

Thus...Big Brother is the theory of the education system. Inner Party is the people of high influence(like in those departments and councils and such, including principals). The Outer Party are the students and teachers. The parents and other adults are the proles.

But I'd disagree since the 1984 government is far more successful in manipulating it's citizens.


1984 = School - Trar - 04-11-2014 09:04 AM

SMARTBoards?

I'm lucky in that the schools I've been to didn't have many cameras. They were alike in the other regards, though.


1984 = School - brainiac3397 - 04-11-2014 09:24 AM

We had a few SMARTBoards but half were not working, and of the remaining half only 2-3 teachers knew how to use them.


1984 = School - James Comey - 04-11-2014 09:25 AM

Actually, funny enough, earlier this morning I changed my computer desktop (in Graphic Arts, mind you) to a thought police poster, in response to my graphic art's teacher's obsession of essentially controlling our creativity.


1984 = School - Chanku - 04-11-2014 10:13 AM

I liked smartboards we had one in 6th grade....the teacher won it in a contest against one of the people at the company. Heh, I think it was a hot pepper eating contest or something like that...


1984 = School - KFC Nyan Cat - 04-12-2014 05:25 AM

SMARTBoards are EVERYWHERE in my school.


RE: 1984 = School - Ky - 04-12-2014 06:39 AM

(04-12-2014 05:25 AM)kfcnyancat Wrote:  SMARTBoards are EVERYWHERE in my school.
Same.


1984 = School - Chanku - 04-12-2014 06:52 AM

I kinda like them as they can be useful and fun to dick around with.


RE: 1984 = School - James Comey - 04-12-2014 09:06 AM

(04-12-2014 06:39 AM)DoA Wrote:  
(04-12-2014 05:25 AM)kfcnyancat Wrote:  SMARTBoards are EVERYWHERE in my school.
Same.



1984 = School - James Comey - 04-12-2014 09:06 AM

By the way, speaking of boards, anyone remember those green chalkboards? Last time I saw them was 8th grade in middle school in Graphic Arts. Actually, I think that was the first time I saw a classic green chalkboard.


RE: 1984 = School - Ky - 04-12-2014 09:42 AM

(04-12-2014 09:06 AM)MichaelTownley Wrote:  By the way, speaking of boards, anyone remember those green chalkboards? Last time I saw them was 8th grade in middle school in Graphic Arts. Actually, I think that was the first time I saw a classic green chalkboard.

There's one of those in my math classroom. There are a lot of boards in that room, actually, one of which is a SMARTBoard and another four are whiteboards.


1984 = School - James Comey - 04-12-2014 09:42 AM

Do they use them?


RE: 1984 = School - Ky - 04-12-2014 09:45 AM

(04-12-2014 09:42 AM)MichaelTownley Wrote:  Do they use them?

Oh yeah, all the time. Not a day goes by that some new equation, request for help, or random doodle shows up on most of those boards. (Except the SMARTBoard, because it's kind of hard to erase marker or chalk from one of those.)


1984 = School - James Comey - 04-12-2014 09:49 AM

Wow. Thought those green boards would've gone the way of the dinosaurs by now.