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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 not, what ***** good for the people to know, and ***** was not ***** for ***** citizens ***** know. Unfortunately, in the U.S. over the past few years there are plenty of examples ***** ***** - in fact official lies and deception have ********** all too common.

In the ***** 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 ***** that "...the Party ***** made five million more ***** last year ***** they had expected to." But wait, in the same paragraph ***** Chapter 3, it was possible ***** "no boots at all ***** made," because even though the newspaper said five million extra pairs were made, " could see that half the people in Oceania had no boots." This is an example of Orwellian government putting lies in ***** form of propaganda out in newspapers, to make the public th*****k that things ***** fine, when ***** are not ***** at *****.

Th***** concept is ***** unlike the Bush Administration in Washing*****n, which, among many other things, 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 professional journalist to say and write untrue things about a progr*****m is similar to lying about how ***** ***** the government has produced. It's pure *****. Designed ***** convince the public of ***** that are not necessarily true.

And perhaps just as jaded and unconscionable, ********** Bush Administration *****ficials have testified in Congress under oath that *****y editorially changed science reports before they were rele*****ed to the public, to make Global Warm*****g seem not 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 the current policies of ***** government. In other words, Orwell's fictional government wanted the citizens to know what the government felt would be good for *****m to *****, not what people really truly needed ***** know (i.e., the truth).

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

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


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