130212policestate2-596x283Across the United States, high-school students read George Orwell’s seminal work “1984.” In it, protagonist Winston Smith is given a horrifying picture of life under a tyrannical regime.  “But always – do not forget this, Winston – always there will be the intoxication of power, constantly increasing and constantly growing subtler. Always, at every moment, there will be the thrill of victory, the sensation of trampling on an enemy who is helpless. If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.” Written by Orwell in the late 1940s, the dystopian date of “1984″ is now 30 years passed. But that doesn’t mean the nightmarish world of complete state control is gone. More