In the George Orwell book, “1984”, party ownership of the print media made it easy to manipulate public opinion, and the film and radio carried the process further.
The Ministry of Truth is the propaganda ministry. As with the other Ministries in the novel, the Ministry of Truth is a misnomer and in reality serves the opposite of its purported namesake: it is responsible for any necessary falsification of current and historical events and statistics. In another sense, and in keeping with the concept of doublethink, the ministry is aptly named, in that it creates/manufactures “truth” in the Newspeak sense of the word. The book describes a willful fooling of posterity using doctored historical archives to show a government-approved version of events.
As well as administering truth, the ministry spreads a new language among the populace called Newspeak, in which, for example, “truth” is understood to mean statements like 2 + 2 = 5 when the situation warrants.
In Newspeak, the ministry is known as Minitrue.
The primary job of the Ministry of Truth was to supply the citizens of Oceania with newspapers, films, textbooks, telescreen, programs, plays, novels – with every conceivable kind of information, instruction, or entertainment, from a statue to a slogan, from a lyric poem to a biological treatise, and from a child’s spelling-book to a Newspeak dictionary.
Winston worked in the RECORDS DEPARTMENT (a single branch of the Ministry of Truth) editing and writing for The Times. He dictated into a machine called a speakwrite. Winston would receive articles or news-items which for one reason or another it was thought necessary to alter, or, in Newspeak, rectify. If, for example, the Ministry of Plenty forecast a surplus, and in reality the result was grossly less, Winston’s job was to change previous versions so the old version would agree with the new one. This process of continuous alteration was applied not only to newspapers, but to books, periodicals, pamphlets, posters, leaflets, films, sound-tracks, cartoons, photographs – to every kind of literature or documentation which might conceivably hold any political or ideological significance.
We are seeing the real life version of the Ministsry of Truth played out in our government/media partnership every day.
The FBI admitted Hillary committed several felonies, yet she has been declared “careless”. 2 + 2 = 5
“Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.” George Orwell
The democrat machine must remain in power at all cost. Hillary MUST be elected. Fake polls must show that Hillary is leading:
The stock market must stay up until Hillary gets elected to prove the policies of the democrats are working so the government just buys stocks. It is so blatant now the government is called, “the buyer of last resort” in financial articles.
The monthly jobs report is also a complete fraud to give the illusion of a recovery and keep the “party” in power. A 5th grader with basic math skills can figure this out:
And if all of this fails, the “party” will just use their powerful voter fraud machine.
“1984” is here.