posted on Feb, 4 2013 @ 02:04 AM
Originally posted by lampsalot
Is free enterprise really worth the human cost? A more free market like many people here want would mean a second Gilded Age where masses of people
live in squalor or complete servitude while the rich hog more and more of the resources.
If you really want to fight against the elite, fight capitalism not the little that we have left of public social services. Grow a heart.
By 2050, earlier, probably – all real knowledge of Oldspeak will have disappeared. The whole literature of the past will have been destroyed. Not
merely changed into something different, but actually changed into something contradictory of what they used to be. It's a beautiful thing, the
Destruction of words.
If all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed – if all records told the same tale – then the lie passed into history and became truth.
"Who controls the past," ran the Party slogan, "controls the future: who controls the present controls the past." All that was needed was an
unending series of victories over your own memory. "Reality control," they called it: in Newspeak, "doublethink." To know and not to know, to be
conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to
be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it
As long as a person’s perception of the truth can be externally verified, then even a lie can become truth. Such is the Party’s method of control.
The past was erased, the erasure was forgotten, the lie became truth.
- George Orwell 1984