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George Orwell's 1984

In Orwell's novel, the concept of Doublethink and Big Brother allowed the government to tell citizens carefully thought-out lies and to get rid of morality while claiming to be moral. After all, democracy was not possible in this fictional story and the Party would decide what is democratic and what was *****, what was good for the people to know, and ***** was not ***** for the citizens ***** know. Unfortunately, in ***** U.S. over the past few years there are plenty of examples ***** ***** - in fact official ***** and deception have ********** all too common.

***** the novel 1984, the Min*****try of Plenty had promised citizens they would produce 145 million pairs ***** boots, but only 62 million pairs were made. The information put out then ***** that "...the ***** ***** made five ***** more boots last year then they had expected to." But wait, in the same paragraph in Chapter 3, it was possible that "no ***** at all were *****," because even though the newspaper said five million extra pairs were made, "...you could see ***** half the people ***** Oceania had no boots." This is an example of Orwellian g*****nment *****ting lies in the form of propaganda out ***** newspapers, to make the public think that things are fine, when they are not fine at *****.

This concept is not unlike the Bush Administr*****ion in Washington, which, among many other *****, has admitted bribing journalist Armstrong Williams with $241,000 to write positive stories about education programs (including "No Child Left Behind"), according to Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post. Paying a profession*****l ***** to say and write untrue things about a program is similar to lying about how many boots ***** government has produced. It's pure *****. Designed ***** convince the public of things that are not necessarily true.

And perhaps just as jaded and unconscionable, ********** Bush Administration *****ficials have testified in Congress under oath ***** ***** editorially changed science reports before *****y were rele*****ed to the public, ***** make Global Warming seem ***** as serious as it really is, among other things. Th***** fits right in the Orwell ********** Winston edits historical accounts in order to fit with ***** current policies of the government. In o*****r words, Orwell's ***** government wanted the citizens to know what the government felt ***** be good for them to know, not what people really truly needed to know (i.e., the truth).

As ***** the Bush *****'s censoring ***** to spare the ***** from hearing ***** real **********, the Christian Sc*****nce Monitor reported that the White House "has broadly attempted to control which climate scientists could speak with reporters, as well ***** editing scientists' congressional testimony on climate change..." (Clayton, 2007). ***** Bush Administration ***** "particularly active in stifling [scientists'] discussion of the link between increased hurricane intensity ***** global warming," the article reports.

In ***** novel, the Ministry ***** Truth tweaked photographs in order to present a f*****lse image to the public. And

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