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

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

Th***** ***** is not unlike the Bush Admin*****tration in Washington, 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 write untrue things about a progr*****m is similar to lying about how ***** boots ***** government has produced. It's pure *****. Designed ***** convince the public of things that are not necessarily true.

And perhaps just as jaded and unconscionable, ********** ***** Admin*****tration officials have testified in Congress under oath that they editorially changed science reports before they were rele*****ed to the public, ***** make Global Warm*****g seem not 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 citizens to know what the government felt would be ***** for them to *****, not what people really truly needed ***** know (i.e., the truth).

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

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


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