In the dystopian near future, the state is controlled by Big Brother.
START: Did I ever tell you about the time my daughter set fire to that old woman’s skirt because her and her friends — well they saw her leaning against a poster of Big Brother! Burned her quite badly. Little beggars!
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END: Of course it’s only a toy, mind you. Still, gives ‘em the right idea, eh? She’s Thought Police in the making. Get right inside your head. Absolutely brilliant.
Icke, Robert and Macmillan, Duncan, 1984, Oberon Books Ltd, 2013, p. 38.