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George Orwell's 1984

***** ***** 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, ***** ***** was not ***** for the citizens ***** know. Unfortunately, ***** the U.S. over the past few years there are plenty of examples of Doublethink - in fact *****ficial ***** and deception have *****en all too common.

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

This ***** is ***** unlike the Bush Admin*****tration in Washing*****n, 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 professional ***** to say and ***** untrue things about a program is similar to lying about how many boots the government has produced. It's pure *****. Designed ***** convince ***** public of things that are not necessarily true.

And perhaps just as jaded and unconscionable, former ***** Admin*****tration officials have testified in Congress under oath that they editorially changed science reports before they were released to the public, ***** make Global Warming seem ***** as serious as it really is, among other things. This f*****s right in the Orwell novel; Winston edits historical accounts in order to fit with the current policies of the government. In other words, Orwell's fictional government wanted the ***** to know what the government felt ***** be good for *****m to *****, not what people really truly needed to know (i.e., the truth).

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

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


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