How did things get to be so bad; how is it that an entire population is convinced that things are acceptable the way they are? Okay, I take that back...Winston isn't convinced that things are all right. Even if no one is convinced that their way of living is acceptable; why is it that no one is taking measures to change it?
I have a feeling that Winston is going to risk his life in order to fix the situation, but if he's not, then I'm quite confused as to why things are the way they are.
I guess my question can be answered by situations like the Jewish Haulocaust; gradual dystopianizement (a word of my own invention, obviously).
All I can say is, I hope this situation never develops in our world.