Many organizations today are considered bad or “evil”. Groups like the Ku Klux Klan, The Anarchy Organization, Supreme White Power, which are Skinheads and Neo-Nazis, and Phreaks are a few of these groups. These groups all have one thing in common…… they somehow break the law. The Ku Klux Klan “terrorized public officials in efforts to drive them from office and blacks in general to prevent them from voting and holding office. ” ( Microsoft Encarta 1995 Ku Klux Klan) The “Klansmen” flogged, mutilated, or murdered their victims. Supreme White Power (SWP) or “skin heads” are omewhat like the Ku Klux Klan.
The skin head groups are more local rather than the Ku Klux Klan, who all have one leader. The Anarchy Organization is totally against government. Their main idea is to be free. The reason why this organization is considered “evil” is because of bombings and activities like that from certain anarchists. Phreaks are hackers, but they don’t just specialize in computers. They are also into phones and electronic things that they can rip off. As you will later see, this organization and our government strongly resemble 1984’s government and the Brotherhood.
The Ku Klux Klan people haven’t gotten out of the idea the black people and other foreigners are evil, which they call, “alien outsiders”. These “outsiders” are “all non-Protestants, aliens, liberals, trade unionists and striking workers”. (Microsoft Encarta 1995) Their traditions have been pasted down from generation to generation since 1865. Lately, Klansmen have been running for office and other government jobs like that. Although the Ku Klux Klan and the Brotherhood have nothing really outstandingly in common, they are both considered evil by their society which are the U. S. government and the Party.
The Ku Klux Klan is not fighting to make things better, nor are they doing anything constructive. In the Brotherhood they are out to make life better for all. The Anarchy Organization’s purpose, according to Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, is to abolish “established order using violent ways”. Basically anarchists are out to overthrow any law. In The Anarchy Organization’s page they summarize what they are after and what they want. They call themselves “artists fighting infections f capital plague-machine society and the assault of free minds. The Anarchy Organization, page one)
“TAO fights now for our lives, our minds, and our planet. ” (The Anarchy Organization, page two. ) These people are not doing anything now to fight for their cause. Like in 1984, if these people surface, government will quickly shut these people up and try and cover up. Anarchists have begun to think and have chosen to rebel against their government. Perhaps everyone else has been brainwashed into thinking that government is the best. Members of the Brotherhood think, remember, and know something is not right with their society.
Just like the anarchists see all the laws being broken and rights violated. there is a new bill that simply wants to have censorship on the internet so you cannot access anything “bad”. This violates the 1st Amendment which gives us the right to freedom of speech and freedom of the press, but this bill some how even made it to court. In 1984, people against The Party saw that the quantity of food distributed was becoming less. The Party stated, while talking about chocolate, something that now they’ll be giving more chocolate to each family.
This was obviously a lie when last week he quantity was more. In the Brotherhood they believed in truth and letting people live life as they want to live it, just like The Anarchy Organization. Supreme White Power has over 30 different major organizations. “The members of these groups have one big thing in common: they hate members of racial, ethnic or religious groups that are not the same as their own. ” (White supremacy on the rise by Mike Harpin) The main people targeted of hatred and violence are Jewish people, Hispanics, Asians, blacks and people who are Catholic Christians.
The more well-known groups are the Ku Klux Klan, the Neo-Nazis, and the Skinheads. The reason why the Ku Klux Klan is separate from the Neo-Nazis and the Skinheads is because the Ku Klux Klan’s hatred and violence is aimed more towards blacks rather than the Neo- Nazis and the Skinheads, whose hatred is aimed more towards the Jewish people. The Neo-Nazis, sometimes called White Aryan Resistance, is a group that follows under Adolph Hitler’s philosophies, which targets Jewish people. Unlike the Ku Klux Klan, the Skinheads do not join because they believe in the cause.
Many join the “gang” to feel apart of something because they feel that they do not belong anywhere else. “Then others join because they like looking “different”. ” (White Supremacy on the Rise. by Mike Harpin) You can spot a Skinhead by their style. This style or “uniform” includes fatigues, flight jackets, suspenders that hang down, and steel-toed boots or Doc Martens. The most obvious thing about one is their shaved head. These people stand out purposely. Unlike the Brotherhood, they don’t have to be afraid of government. The thing these Skinheads or Neo-Nazis fear are racial roups that will and do fight back.
The Skinheads say they aren’t afraid of anything, but when you have groups and tons of people out to kill you, you should be afraid. In 1984, the Brotherhood could not march around and protest like some Skinheads do. The Skinheads and Neo-Nazis do not target government like the Brotherhood does. Either way, they are both hated by society. It seems reasonable to hate the White Supremacy groups because all they do is cause trouble, anger, and pain, which most people do not want. In the Brotherhood they believe in letting people choose what religion or what hey want to do with their life.
Phreaks are hackers. They are a group of people from around the world that love to hack others computers and systems. Many people believe that these “hackers” only cause trouble and hurt people. When in fact many Phreaks go around and improve systems. They write programs and all sorts of things for the public to enjoy. They may break into bank’s computers, but they do not always take something. One Phreak was bragging about how he got into a bank’s computer and saw “all those numbers”. When he was asked, “how much did you take? . His reply was, ” none”.
Phreaks get satisfaction from knowing they can beat security. Every year different groups of Phreaks get together and hack the world. A couple times they played with NASA’s temperature control, air port’s times, and power plant’s settings. No harm was caused though. The reason why powerful Phreaks are hated by government is because they can control a lot of their computers and systems. Many of the popular Phreaks have connections into agencies like the Secret Service, NSA, etc. and can get all sorts of information. The Secret Service has been making threats to these people and magazines.
Magazines like “Phrack” and “2600”, are constantly being harassed because of what they put in their magazine. One of the writers for Phrack, Emmanuel Goldstein, was getting phone calls from anonymous people, threating to shut them down because they know too much or it could be because of their ideas about government. Their ideas are almost the same as the anarchists. In many phreak’s home pages, they have a link to various anarchy pages. The difference between the phreaks and the anarchist is that many phreaks like to play around with overnment things, instead of trying to get rid of government.
They need something to hack into that would be a challenge. The threats of shutting down the magazines or anything of that sort directly violates the 1st Amendment. The freedom of speech. Emmanuel Goldstein is not this person’s real name. The name coincidentally comes from 1984. Its obvious that Emmanuel Goldstein thinks of himself as the Emmanuel Goldstein of 1984. In 1984, the author pushes you towards believing that the Party members are the bad guys and the Brotherhood as the good guys. If you thought of the Brotherhood as good, why would the Phreaks be bad?
Phreaks and anarchists see society and government the same way, but Phreaks only go half way with government. They want to get rid of many laws, but they do not want “chaos”. A difference between the Brotherhood and Phreaks is the way they are treated. If someone was caught being a part of the Brotherhood, the Party would make a big deal about it. The way Phreaks are treated is: “What? ” The Phreaks that do cause trouble are locked away quietly. This might be done because our government has something to hide.
And when the police say they have caught the best hacker in the world, its to make them look good. There is no best hacker because there are many specialties and the best hackers do not get caught. Both organizations expose how bad and what our government is doing. The simple presence of the Brotherhood says that many people see a problem in their government. Some Phreaks have posted secret messages, de- coded on the internet, showing what is happening in different government agencies. Phreaks have not opened security to the public, they were allowed o by their rights.
Some of these groups are considered bad, but the choice is up to the individual. Our government seems to be moving towards a 1984 society, where you are not free at all. The Bill of Rights is here to protect us from someone higher hurting us, but the US Government seems to violate these rights. We the people should not let this happen. 1984 does a good job illustrating what might happen if we do not stop this bill passing madness. We have already begun to see the slow process of government taking over. It’s just a warning to us all.