VOCABULARY: Thoughtcrime (George Orwel 1949)


Thoughtcrime is a word coined by George Orwell in his 1949 dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. It describes a person’s politically unorthodox thoughts, such as beliefs and doubts that contradict the tenets of Ingsoc (English Socialism), the dominant ideology of Oceania. In the official language of Newspeak, the word crimethink describes the intellectual actions of a person who entertains and holds politically unacceptable thoughts; thus the government of the Party controls the speech, the actions, and the thoughts of the citizens of Oceania.

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Are You A “Thought Criminal”?



INTERESTING: The Memory Hole


July 22, 2012
Paterno Down the Memory Hole
Posted by Butler Shaffer on July 22, 2012 01:56 PM

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George Orwell’s prescience warned us of the established order’s use of the “memory hole” to rid people of the knowledge of events that now prove embarrassing to it. The erstwhile Soviet Union made use of such practices — including removing pictures from earlier official photos — while the American establishment has relied on its obedient media and academia to accomplish the same effects. If you want to locate this “memory hole” geographically, you might find it in the same neighborhood as “the tubes,” into which our culture is rapidly descending!

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That’s why “history” is so important. Because we are DOOMED to repeat it.

The “war to end all wars”, etc etc yada yada wah wah … … … 

Patriots have to have LONG memories.

Trust none of the politicians and bureaucrats!

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