Essay - George Orwell's 1984 in Orwell's Novel, the Concept of Doublethink...

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George Orwell's 1984

In ***** 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 ***** citizens to know. Unfortunately, in the U.S. over ***** past few years there are plenty of examples of Doublethink - in fact *****ficial ***** and deception have been all ********** common.

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

********** ***** is not unlike ***** Bush Administr*****ion in Wash*****gton, 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 Washington Post. Paying a profession*****l journalist to say and write untrue things about a progr*****m is similar to lying about how many ***** ***** 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 officials have testified in Congress under oath ***** they editorially changed science reports before they were rele*****ed to the public, ***** make Global Warming seem ***** as serious as it really is, among other things. This fits right in the Orwell ********** Winston edits historical accounts in order to fit with ***** current policies of the government. In other words, Orwell's ***** government wanted the ***** to know what the government felt would be good for them to know, not what people really truly needed ***** know (i.e., the truth).

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

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


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