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Sunday, March 7

  1. page Works Cited edited ... Photograph. Triplepundit. By BC Upham. 20 Nov. 2009. Web. 16 Feb. 2010. http://www.triplepund…
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    Photograph. Triplepundit. By BC Upham. 20 Nov. 2009. Web. 16 Feb. 2010.
    http://www.triplepundit.com/category/greenwashing/.
    "Poll: Majority Of U.S. Travelers Cool With Full-Body Scans | TPM LiveWire." Home | TPM LiveWire. Web. 14 Feb. 2010.
    <http://tpmlivewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/01/poll-majority-of-us-travelers-approve-of-full-body-scans-in-
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    Security. Digital image. Motivated Photos. Web. 19 Feb. 2010.
    http://www.motivatedphotos.com/?id=97.
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  2. page Skeptical Trust edited ... DHS DOESN'T HAVE MY CONSENT TO GOVERN XNET KIDS: USA OUT OF SAN FRANCISCO ... to the conc…
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    DHS DOESN'T HAVE MY CONSENT TO GOVERN
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    to the concert, whenconcert. When Marcus sponsor's
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    X-net (underground internet); Theinternet), the reporters shift
    {the_mind.gif} (The mind)
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    (Orwell, 167). Winston and Julia believe that their minds are safe, that no one can deal damage to them or control them in any way that is not physical or measurable, believing that those are their limits. This is
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    free (Orwell). This shows that thoughts and feelings, things that are not measurable of physical can still be controlled, that every aspect of you is limited because it can be controlled, even though so few believe it to be true. Little Brother
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    is that America isAmericans are severely like
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    it skepticism free.
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    free, unaware of how truly wrong their perception of human limits are.
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    (Black)Although these
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    blind and unskeptical.unskeptical, because Americans cannot learn to acknowledge human limits and be skepitical of the media.
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  3. page Trusting Humans edited ... Although America does need to be skeptical of who they trust, that does not mean the outright …
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    Although America does need to be skeptical of who they trust, that does not mean the outright mistrust and fear that is felt towards so many fellow citizens and even fellow human beings that has become customary in the United States today...
    {security.jpg} America is an extremely safe nation, but its people are so paranoid that they are rapidly giving away their freedoms for added security that is not necessary. (Security)
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    worrying (Doctorow). The citizens prove that their trust in fellow Americans disappears at the first sign of trouble because it is so weak. 1984 shows
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    process of sacrificing freedom for securityselling out your fellow citizens leads to:
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    is the product of allowing personal freedom to dieprice you pay for nationalimplementing such heavy security, when you let your trust die, your freedom dies with it, a lesson
    How paranoid of a nation does America have to be to implement such security on their own people, much less on other human beings; well this sequence from 1984 shows even more insight into the type of mistrust America is moving towards:
    (Youtube - 1984 George) Notice how often in this sequence, the words thought crime. Not only do the citizens of Oceania not trust people and their actions, but they do not even trust the thoughts of other citizens. The mindset is that everyone is a criminal until proven innocent, which proves very difficult for many citizens.
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  4. page introduction edited English 9 honors Smith Period 2 Learning to Trust {handshake-with-fingers-crossed-behind-ba…
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    Learning to Trust
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    America has changed greatly in the last 60 years, but one thing remains the same, shown through two writers with similar themes writing over half a century apart: America has not learned how to trust. The proof of this is obvious in these two revolutionary works:
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Saturday, March 6

  1. page Conclusion edited The message that 1984 by George Orwell and Little Brother by Cory Doctorow seem to emphasize above …
    The message that 1984 by George Orwell and Little Brother by Cory Doctorow seem to emphasize above all others is the one that America has failed to heed: how to trust.
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    government too greatly,greatly and not respecting their human limits, and orlimits. Nor have they learned how to
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    among humans andby not trusting fellow countrymen, fellow human beings, or even the people they govern. All this has
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    of overwhelming technology,technology that monitors all constantly, where government
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  2. page Skeptical Trust edited ... {the_mind.gif} (The mind) Another aspect of being skeptical of trust that Americans have fall…
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    {the_mind.gif} (The mind)
    Another aspect of being skeptical of trust that Americans have fallen very short in is understanding the limits of the human mind and respecting those limits. Human’s cannot be skeptical of who they trust if they cannot learn to control themselves and that means not putting themselves within shouting distance of the limits of their mind. In 1984, the disregard for these limits is shown through this section in which Winston and his lover, Julia are talking about the one thing that they believe the government is not able to manipulate inside of them: “’It’s the one thing they can’t do. They can make you say anything - anything – but they can’t make you believe it. They can’t get inside you'" (Orwell, 167). This is and was the human mindset, but unfortunately it is not true. This is shown through a later section of 1984 in which Winston is taken to room 101 and through torture and the threat of his worst fear: rats, the government is able to make him completely and utterly betray Julia from the inside out. He is reduced to begging them to inflict his torture upon Julia so long as he goes free (Orwell). Little Brother proves that this holds true today as well, from this segment where Marcus has been placed in the DHS’s secret island prison, and treated very poorly because of his failure to cooperate: “As I walked back to my cell, that felling of deserving it came back to me. I’d broken a lot of rules all my life and I’d gotten away with it, by and large. Maybe this was justice. Maybe this was my past coming back to me. After all, I had been where I was because I’d snuck out of school.” (Doctorow, 57) It took very little to make Marcus feel as if he was deserving of his punishment. This proves how easily the government is able to get inside one’s head and toy with it. The truth is that America is severely like the characters in these books: unaware of how easily they are manipulated. This makes it so easy for people to take advantage of their trust because they are willing to provide it skepticism free.
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    is the dame,same, just as
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  3. page Conclusion edited The message that 1984 by George Orwell and Little Brother by Cory Doctorow seem to emphasize above …
    The message that 1984 by George Orwell and Little Brother by Cory Doctorow seem to emphasize above all others is the one that America has failed to heed: how to trust.
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    they trust by trusting the government too greatly, not respecting their human limits, and or how
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  4. page introduction edited ... {1984.jpg} 1984 is the tale of a young man named Winston living in a once futuristic society w…
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    {1984.jpg} 1984 is the tale of a young man named Winston living in a once futuristic society with a totalitarian government. When Winston formulates a plan to rebel against the government he begins to realize just how daunting and powerful "Big Brother" is.(1984)
    {Little_Brother_pic.jpg} Little Brother tells the modern story of a boy named Marcus who, in the aftermath of a terrorist attack is captured and tortured as a suspect for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Marcus decides to rebel against the government and soon finds himself in over his head in a country where "security" has just taken the lead seat for priorities. (Little)
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    constantly chasing secrecy...Americasecrecy throug technology...America has not
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  5. page The Future edited ... Here are a few examples of current security technologies: a wireless video camera the size of …
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    Here are a few examples of current security technologies: a wireless video camera the size of a penny- 120$ (Spy), full body scanners, a recording device that can be passed off for a pack of gum- 100$ (Gadget), and tracking device- free with the purchase of any cell phone. These are just a few things that are currently on the market that can completely invade privacy beyond our imaginations, and new ones are being invented each day, America is dead set towards a world where government uses these and much worse devices on us and the citizens barely edge them out with technology.
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    of privacy. America's future is bleak, and it is one where the government is constantly chasing secrecy through technology.
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  6. page The Future edited ... {assembly_line.png} (Diplotti)Once the technology gets there, it is only a matter of time, bec…
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    {assembly_line.png} (Diplotti)Once the technology gets there, it is only a matter of time, because Americans trust technology absolutely. Security would become such that entering any important or frequented building would be a difficult task. In Little Brother, after the terrorist attack, commuting time increases ten fold, according to Marcus: "I wasn't the only one who got screwed up by the histograms. There are lots of people who have abnormal traffic patterns. Abnormal is so common, it's pratically normal" (Doctorow). Marcus says this after he is "detained" for having unusual traffic patterns. This describes how the technology allowed the government to monitor the citizens more, but it also made everything a much bigger hassle. All this would just be the future of public security that Americans would be aware of.
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    them (Orwell). This is a sign that security has gone too far, however, by the tie it reached that point in 1984, there was nothing the citizens could do about it. This relates
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    it (Doctorow). The government believes that they are protecting their country from a suspected terrorist, but Marcus realizes that he is just an innocent person being spied upon unjustly. The truth
    {home_security.jpg} (Photograph. Island)
    Here are a few examples of current security technologies: a wireless video camera the size of a penny- 120$ (Spy), full body scanners, a recording device that can be passed off for a pack of gum- 100$ (Gadget), and tracking device- free with the purchase of any cell phone. These are just a few things that are currently on the market that can completely invade privacy beyond our imaginations, and new ones are being invented each day, America is dead set towards a world where government uses these and much worse devices on us and the citizens barely edge them out with technology.
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