There can be many candidates for this "honor." I think that I find the lack of privacy to be the most frightening element of the Oceanic social setting. The idea that individual thoughts can be monitored through technology, conversations are overheard, and that the political order can mold thoughts to support those in the position of power is horrifying. Orwell knew that the encroachment of the state using technology as a means to keep the body politic into submission is a horrible reality and one that brings out the worst fears in individuals. I think that this becomes what I consider to be the most terrifying element. The lack of a private realm and the consuming and pervading public realm provide a vision where there is only fear and pain, and little hope of redemption. I think that this is probably where I feel the most amount of terror as the bulwark of Western political thought is the realm of the individual, the sphere from which there can be no intervention from the outside realm. The vision of Oceania that is offered repudiates this tradition, and in doing so, recognizes one of my worst fears.