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

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

********** ***** is not unlike the Bush Admin*****tr*****ion 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 Washington Post. Paying a profession*****l ***** to say and write untrue things about a progr*****m is similar to lying about how ***** ***** the government has produced. It's pure propaganda. Designed ***** convince ***** public of ***** that are not necessarily true.

And perhaps just as jaded and unconscionable, former 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. Th***** fits right in the Orwell ********** Winston edits historical accounts in order to fit with the current policies of ***** government. In ***** words, Orwell's fictional government wanted the ***** to know what the government felt would be ***** for them to *****, not what people really truly needed to know (i.e., the truth).

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

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


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