Totalitarian is the most horrible political regime in the history. In his famous “1984”, Orwell G. wrote that Winston was tortured to believe that “ 2 plus 2 equal 5”! However, it does not mean that one can be forced to believe anything as true. As “no compulsory learning are remain in the soul”, the forced believe can never last. Orwell used exaggerate technical described the phenomenon to ridicule the communism regime and warn western against such enormity regime, defense individual rights and freedoms, constraint state’s power.
Totalitarian regime is the rule of terror, deceit and violent, it destroied traditional culture, religion and customs; individuals are deprived all rights and freedoms; one ruling party totally control all state power, public realm and private life, as well as citizens thought and spirit. Secret-policemen surveillance Citizens 24 hours, state control public media such as newspapers, magazine, TV, radio blocked any true news transfer freely, propaganda and brainwash through art, film, literatures, fool people. Therefore, by deceiving and cheating, through long-term brainwash, mass were misleading to believe ruling party’s spurious ideology.
Totalitarian regime always tortured people for humiliating and destroying their dignity, force them confession, but seldom tortured people for forcing them believe something ridicule, because they can through deceit achieve the end more effect, more important is that it is impossible through torture forced people believe such thing, unless the tortured become insane.
It is quite clear that Orwell believe that under tyranny, the politics are false, far away from truth, for the truth could not survive in such a regime. Ruling party rely on terror, violent and deceit mean maintain power, use Newspeak, double thought, deliver fake news, fool people.
Totalitarian are basis on spurious science such as Marxism which declared discovered the law of history process, and Nazi’s racism, which derive from social Darwinism. As a result, Nazi killed more than six million jew, however, communism regime not only killed ten times as Nazi did, but also forced brainwash billion people through deceit and terror.
Orwell is a great political novelist, with rich imagination, vividly describes what will happen in a totalitarian regime. State intervene citizens private life, individuals lost all rights and freedoms, whole society under strict control by secret police. Any dissidents will meet same fate as Winston, whole country actually become a large prison both in body and spirit. No one can run away. Orwell show how terrible the regime it is, warn whole world to defense individualism, protect human rights and freedoms, against totalitarianism.