In 1948, George Orwell created what appears to be the blue print for the totalitarian state that is slowly being implemented by the current administration. The book, 1984, was meant to be a satirical commentary on despotism and the ongoing threat of tyranny around the world.
The dystopian novel spoke of a time where citizens were forbidden to do almost everything. Their subservience was achieved through the control of the media under the auspices of The Ministry of Truth that was in charge of destroying evidence, changing facts and creating propaganda for the masses.
Orwell put it plainly and bluntly: “We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.”