Opinion: Apple is Big Brother

Opinion: Apple is Big Brother

By Ray Hanania

In 1984, Steve Jobs and Apple made a promise to free the minds of the mindless and change the way we would communicate …

But in the 34 years since Jobs and Apple unveiled the Macintosh Computer during the Super Bowl in 1984, symbolically destroying Big Brother … Steve Jobs and Apple have become Big Brother

Apple Brother controls our minds, controls our iPhones, controls our updates, controls what we watch, controls what music we listen to …

Image from 1984 Apple Commercial released during the 1984 Super Bowl. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

And they do so by inserting an Silicon Diode IV into our pocket books draining us of our hard earned money

Ladies and Gentlemen, behold … Big Brother is Apple

Here is my visual opinion commentary on what Apple has become since 1984 when it unleashed the Big Brother advertising.


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Ray Hanania

Ray Hanania is an award-winning columnist, author & former Chicago City Hall reporter (1977-1992). A veteran who served during the Vietnam War and the recipient of four SPJ Peter Lisagor Awards for column writing, Hanania writes weekly opinion columns on mainstream American & Chicagoland topics for the Southwest News-Herald, Des Plaines Valley News, the Regional News, The Reporter Newspapers, and Suburban Chicagoland.  

Hanania also writes about Middle East issues for the Arab News, and The Arab Daily News criticizing government policies in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

A critic of mainstream news media bias, Hanania advocates for peace & justice for Israel & Palestine, & the empowerment of Arabs in America. 

"I write about three topics, the Middle East, politics and life in general. I often take my life experiences and offer them in an entertaining way to readers, and I take on the toughest topics like the Israel-Palestine conflict and don't pull any punches about what I feel is fair. But, my priority is always about writing the good story."

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His columns are archived here. Hanania was named "Best Ethnic American Columnist" by the New America Media in November 2007, and is the 2009 recipient of the SPJ National Sigma Delta Chi Award for column writing.

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