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


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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 ***** 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 good for ***** citizens to know. Unfortunately, ***** the U.S. over ***** past few years there are plenty of examples of ***** - in fact *****ficial ***** and deception have ********** 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 Party ***** 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 were *****," because even though the newspaper said five ***** extra pairs were made, "...you could see that half the people in Oceania had no boots." This is an example of Orwellian ***** putt*****g lies in the form of propaganda out in newspapers, to make the public th*****k ***** things ***** fine, when ********** are not ***** at *****.

This concept is ***** unlike the Bush Administration 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 Washing*****n Post. Paying a profession*****l ***** to say and ***** untrue things about a program is similar to lying about how many ***** ***** government has produced. It's pure *****. Designed to convince the public of things that are not necessarily true.

And perhaps just as jaded and unconscionable, *****er Bush Admin*****tration officials have testified in Congress under oath ***** *****y editorially changed science reports before they were rele*****ed to the public, to make Global Warming seem not as serious as it really is, among other things. Th***** fits 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 the ***** to know what the government felt would be ***** for *****m to know, ***** what people really truly needed ***** know (i.e., the truth).

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

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

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