Re: Mirror universe, Day to day and Civilian life
I imagine that day-to-day life in the Terran Empire for most people is akin to day-to-day life in the Third Reich, in Franco's Spain, Chile under Pinochet, or Argentina under the military junta
. It does seem to be a totalitarian state; it doesn't seem to have any egalitarian rhetoric, implying that it's not what we would call a "nominally leftist" dictatorship.
"Every line of serious work that I have written since 1936 has been written, directly or indirectly, against totalitarianism and for democratic Socialism, as I understand it." - George Orwell, 1946