THE Big Brother, of Orwellian proportions, is here. Right here in 2010.
It's not the government or some evil corporation.
You and me.
Thanks to the cellphone cameras, Twitter, YouTube, etc, we have become our own Big Brother. We take pictures of people - doing good, doing bad, doing embarrassing things, or simply being themselves... and we share them with the world. And the world judges.
Oh, we judge.
Think about the young gay man who was filmed having sex in his dorm room. He committed suicide over it because he knows... WE JUDGE. We watch, we tsk-tsk, we condemn.
It started with celebrities - like the Britney/Lindsay/Paris trainwrecks. We saw it all, in real-time, minute-by-minute with crotch shots, drunk tweets, barber-shop breakdowns.
Perez Hilton, TMZ, US Weekly... they judge. And we watch and nod and judge too.
Think about it... We are Big Brother.