ethan glover (independent thought is restricted ("Every twenty…
independent thought is restricted
"Every twenty seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains."
The government should not be trying to control people's intelligence for the sake of equality.
Citizens conform to uniform expectations
"They were burdened with sash weights and bags of bird shot, and their faces were masked..."
there are negative side effects to sameness
citizens are perceived to be under constant surveillance
"It was tuned to a government transmitter."
the government should not be allowed to constantly monitor people in every way possible.