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I Speak, You Speak, We All Speak Newspeak

By Joziah Thayer Source: Activist Post In George Orwell’s infamous book 1984, Big Brother imposes Newspeak on the people of Oceania. Newspeak is defined as “a controlled language of restricted grammar and limited vocabulary, meant to limit the freedom of … Continue reading

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Orwell’s 1984 no longer reads like fiction. It’s the reality of our times

By Robert Bridge Source: RT.com 70 years ago, the British writer George Orwell captured the essence of technology in its ability to shape our destinies in his seminal work, 1984. The tragedy of our times is that we have failed … Continue reading

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The Omnipresent Surveillance State: Orwell’s 1984 Is No Longer Fiction

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.”—George Orwell, 1984 Tread cautiously: the fiction of … Continue reading

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How The Guardian Fulfills George Orwell’s Prediction of ‘Newspeak’

By Eric Zuesse Source: Strategic Culture Foundation On Sunday April 15th, Britain’s Guardian bannered “OPCW inspectors set to investigate site of Douma chemical attack” and pretended that there was no question that a chemical attack in Douma Syria on April 7th had … Continue reading

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Thought Police for the 21st Century

By Chris Hedges Source: TruthDig The abolition of net neutrality and the use of algorithms by Facebook, Google, YouTube and Twitter to divert readers and viewers from progressive, left-wing and anti-war sites, along with demonizing as foreign agents the journalists … Continue reading

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Four Kinds of Dystopia

By Darren Allen Source: ExpressiveEgg.org The twentieth century saw four basic visions of hell on earth, or dystopia. These were: Orwellian. Rule by autocratic totalitarian people, party or elite group, limitation of choice, repression of speech and repression of minorities, … Continue reading

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Lessons from George Orwell’s ‘1984’

By Ethan Indigo Smith Source: Waking Times “Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” — George Orwell Some fictional literature is so profound as to … Continue reading

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Language Leaps and the Information Shuffle

By Zen Gardner Source: ZenGardner.com So much can be told by language shifts. Both what’s being used more frequently in general as well as substantial new additions, and deletions, to the lexicon. This goes two ways. The controllers keep shifting … Continue reading

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