Are we living in an open and free society or do you think the government has co opted our freedoms?

Is it all about corporate greed and control with that as an agenda through mainline media? Is George Orwell's 1984 coming true today? Have people become so complacent to believe the government and media should be dictating what we the people should think, and act like? Is it mainline media's business to... show more Is it all about corporate greed and control with that as an agenda through mainline media? Is George Orwell's 1984 coming true today? Have people become so complacent to believe the government and media should be dictating what we the people should think, and act like? Is it mainline media's business to tell us how to vote, and who should win, or is it propaganda with a hidden agenda behind it?
Update: I'd just like to add, Lenin believed in free speech, though he didn't care because he had the might and that was all the right he needed.
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