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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 ***** be moral. After all, democracy was not possible in this fictional story and the Party would decide what is democratic ***** what was *****, what ***** good for the people to know, and what was not ***** for the citizens to know. Unfortunately, in ***** U.S. over the past few years there are plenty of examples ***** ***** - in fact official lies and deception have ********** all too common.

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

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

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

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

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


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