George Orwell Got It Right

Almost through “1984” in preparation for the Reading Right Book Club sponsored by the Pembroke Republican Town Committee. Read it many years ago and so much forgotten. Orwell got it right. Statism and collectivism were going to be the enemies of the future.
–BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU.
–three slogans of the Party: WAR IS PEACE FREEDOM IS SLAVERY IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.
–The MINISTRY OF TRUTH, which concerned itself with news, entertainment, education, and the fine arts; the MINISTRY OF PEACE, which concerned itself with war; the MINISTRY OF LOVE, which maintained law and order; and the MINISTRY OF PLENTY, which was responsible for economic affairs. Their names, in Newspeak: Minitrue, Minipax, Miniluv, and Miniplenty.
–The thought police.
–Victory Mansions.
–Two minutes of hate and Hate Week.
–Newspeak, the language of the State
–Doublethink.
–“Our new, happy life”
–Statues, inscriptions, memorial stones, the names of streets—anything that might throw light upon the past had been systematically altered.
–INGSOC (English socialism)

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