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


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George Orwell's 1984

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

In the novel 1984, the Ministry of Plenty had promised citizens they would produce 145 million pairs of boots, but only 62 million ***** were made. The information put out then ***** that "...the ***** ***** made five ***** more ***** 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 made, "...you could see that half the people in Oceania had no boots." This is an example of Orwellian government *****t*****g lies in the form of propaganda out ***** newspapers, to make the public think ***** things are fine, when ***** are not ***** at all.

Th***** ***** is ***** unlike ***** Bush Administration in Washington, 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 ***** untrue things about a program is similar to lying about how many ***** ***** government has produced. It's pure propaganda. Designed to convince the public of things that are not necessarily true.

And perhaps just as jaded and unconscionable, ********** Bush Administration *****ficials have testified in Congress under oath ***** *****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***** 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 citizens to know what the government felt ***** be good for *****m to *****, ***** what people really truly needed ***** know (i.e., the truth).

As to the Bush Administration's censoring sc*****nce ***** spare the ***** from hearing ***** real facts, the Christian Science Monitor 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 ***** Administration w***** "particularly active in stifling [*****] discussion of the link *****tween increased hurricane intensity and global warming," the article reports.

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

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