The year 2016 was marked by two things: the rapid growth of political correctness and the push-back it received from the far-right. Instead of reaching a consensus, the United States of America has been heavily divided into two echo-chambers that continue to make deafening noise.

Faux-PC is alive and well

It may have seemed that the faux-political correctness we've been witnessing over the last year or two has subsided, but a few recent events show us that the grotesque SJW culture has only lost momentum. They've also shown us that the momentum is coming back.

Canadian professor, Jordan B. Peterson, famous for refusing to use "gender-neutral" pronouns, had his YouTube account locked.

That, however, is merely the tip of the iceberg. YouTube seems to be making maneuvers to further censor and oppress its users, with new content policies being installed. The ongoing cultural war in America has not stopped, it has only laid low for some time. Perhaps we have Donald Trump's presidency to thank for this -- the nation still hasn't recovered from the shock of Trump winning the election, but it seems as if though the shock is subsiding and we are getting back to "normal." That is, we are getting back to where we were.

This time, the internet seems to be the main battleground.

Governments and corporations are trying to take control of it, constantly spreading propaganda and censoring every corner of the world wide web. In countries like China and Russia, things are even worse --governments are forbidding VPN software and invading the peoples' privacy in a way they've never done before.

The far-right is doing great too

Unfortunately, the far-right seems to be doing great too. The movement has been generating even more traction and spreading all across Europe. If history has taught us anything, it is that the more radical the far-right is, the more radical the far-left becomes, and vice versa.

American society might be divided, but it seems like the rest of the world will soon follow.

Are we gradually evolving into an Orwellian society? It looks like we are and we still aren't quite sure how to stop that from happening. Dialogue, critical thought, and objective journalism are things we desperately need right now, but the entire situation does not look too promising.

What will the world look like in 5 years time? Are we going to witness an implosion or will things finally get back to normal?