In 1984, there is a lot more spectacle views on the Big Brother and how corrupt the government might actually be. Winston has found himself staying in a small apartment above Mr. Charrington's antique shop. It's ironic to be there for Winston because his job is to change and erase history but all the antiques are historic and their past can't be changed. He plans on hooking up with Julia as well. She works within the ministry and produces "alternate facts" for the government to feed the people. She is also part of the anti-sex league and that could create an opinion on their hook up being part of their personal rebellion. Syme disappears as well by not showing up to work. The first day of him missing people were talking about it and were mildly concerned, by the second day no one was found to be speaking about it. The third day Winston took matters into his own hands and went in the records room. He looked at a list and it was one name shorter. Syme wasn't there, almost as if he never existed. The ministry and the rest of the government was preparing for Hate week. Banners and posters were flying in the streets. The new Hate song was playing loudly everywhere. The rebellion was strong and ready just didn't have a place to start.
For Winston to be staying above a unique shop was ironic because of his job. The government position asks him to erase and even change history to support the government but some things in the shop could not be denied for what they are. Julia is also an employee for the ministry and is a member of the anti-sex league. She and Winston plan to hook up with each other and that to me is part of their own personal rebellion. This is tied to the power of the electorate because of them showing that sex is a personal right that should not be able to be taken away from the people. Syme disappears and doesn't show up to work. This is strange and creates even more ideas about what the government is doing especially when Winston found that he was erased from history. Our government does this and it takes power away from the electorate and gives it to the government unrightfully.
Today's government is viewed as politics and only that. In the TED Talk she talks about how our government is more than that. It's citizenship and bureaucracy and everything far out and in between. Our government is about the people and we see it as being about the political figures. Citizenship is becoming stronger with the apps she was talking about such as Citizens Connect- an open and public internet server that you can post about anything local and it connects people to create a stronger sense of citizenship which is important in today's age with our generation growing up.
Our generation is very vocal about our opinions and solutions with national problems but we don't do enough action. We are about our voices and not our hands. We need to take our problems and do something about them. Talk to people in the government who are supposed to be representing us, the people. We have voice and it is heard but we only raise awareness of the problem instead of taking our solutions and acting on them. Our government is a vast ocean of possibility and it can easily help connect people since one governmental problem is every American's problem. We are one. We are the government, we just take that for granted.