The proles make up the majority of the population of Oceania

The proles make up the majority of the population of...

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The proles make up the majority of the population of Oceania, about 85%. The Party itself is only interested in their labor power, because the proles are mainly employed in the industry and in the farms. Without their labor force Oceania would certainly fail. Despite this fact the Party completely ignores this social caste, like a worthless vermin. The curious thing about this behavior is that the Party calls itself a Socialistic Party, and generally socialism (at least at the beginning and middle of this century) is a movement of the proletariat. So one could say that the Party abuses the word "Ingsoc." Orwell again had pointed at an other regime, the Nazis, who had put "socialism" into their name. One of the main phrases of the Party is " Proles and animals are free." In Oceania the proles live in very desolate and poor quarters. Compared to the districts where the members of the Party live, there are much fewer telescreens, and policemen. And as long as the proles don't commit a crime (crime in our sense, not in the
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