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Ignorance is Strength by disinformatique Ignorance is Strength by disinformatique
Osama bin Laden's messages will no longer be shown in Oceania. This will improve the strength of the bloc.

There is no dissent in this country. Those who disagree with President Bush are merely confused.

The New York Times published an excellent piece of doublethink in its magazine section on Sunday 18 November. It is bad that Al-Jazeera fails to take American positions seriously. It is good that American media doesn't take Arab positions seriously. And all this from an Arab-American scholar who President Bush the First once called “more anti-Arab than the Israelis.”

Government agencies are requesting that certain government reports be removed from public libraries. An excellent indication that SOS is having influence at the highest levels!

The Guardian reports that PR firms have begun creating false citizens to try and shift the debate on certain key issues. Big Brother is certainly pleased!

Do not wear a “Give Peace a Chance” t-shirt at the mall, or carry a protest sign when passing through. It may be illegal.

It's good to know that the recent pro-war rallies have been sponsored by Clear Channel—we wouldn't want people expressing their opinions without the help of media conglomerates!

We're pleased to learn that the government has been removing information from websites which do not agree with the current administration's policies. For example, the CDC's website no longer points out that condoms are an effective means of stopping sexually transmitted diseases.

Thanks, Time Magazine for removing articles from your website!

Reading an article critical of the government is a serious form of thoughtcrime—and, fortunately, the FBI takes such things seriously!

Do not email President Bush.

Youths in Arabic-speaking countries are encouraged to read Hi Magazine.

A recent study showed that thanks to Fox News and other Minitrue news sources, most Americans believe untrue things about the war in Iraq.

We are proud to present a special report on a specific instance of doublethink in the New York Times.

The FBI urges you not to carry almanacs, lest you be labeled a terrorist.

The Civil War will not be taught in US History courses in Georgia.

“Those who cast the votes decide nothing; those who count the votes decide everything.” — Stalin, a man truly ahead of his time.

In the grandest pro-Orwellian tradition, science is (fortunately) no longer a tool for objective truth, but rather one to promote an agenda. Huzzah!

The UC-Davis Aggie has published an excellent article on SOS.

It's a good thing that the Department of Homeland Security has asked its employees to be on the lookout for good photo-ops for the President.

It's okay for the government to lie, according to the General Accounting Office.

Students who publicly and personally question the Vice President's wife are guilty of a crime.

A teacher was arrested in Tampa, Florida because a bookmark she was carrying is a concealed weapon.

Thank the Department of Homeland Security for not forgetting Poland but instead protecting us from dangerous 12-year-old Polish choir boys.

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For more detailed reports go to [link]
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starsafterlight Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Student Writer
i love the description. it's so clever.
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Moxiesan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
um, i was taught the civil war in US history in Georgia.......................
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Finder77 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007   Writer
So is this thing really secretly an against-Bush/against-war/against-ignorance thing?
It's kinda confusing... *_*'
AND... hmm... the concept is interesting.
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SirDennis Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2005
a more obvious nod to george orwell (or eric a. blair if you prefer) than mentioning doublespeak and Oceania is required. Not everyone has read his stuff and Oceania is actually aplace here on Earth nowadays... the islands of the south pacific.
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disinformatique Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes ur right, the younger generation doesnt know about oceania ur right, even i was ignorant till i read it in detail.

yep lol Oceania is a place on earth lol.

Chris
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SirDennis Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2005
I wasn't trying to flame you btw... the graphical treatment of the familiar (to some more so than to others) slogan brings it into the present. And it is in the present that it needs to be pondered. I am sure that had you done this piece 10 years ago the font and style of the text would have reflected the style of the day. And that is the point isn't it? You are trying to place that prophetic statement in the context of today. I read 1984 in 1984 in grade 10 english, it was always on the book list for grade 10 I just happened to be lucky enough to experience it for the first time in the year of the title. Needless to say just how real the world of Airstrip One and Oceana had become was less obvious in 1984 than it is today. Luckly we focused more on what Orwell got right rather than what he got wrong (mainly the date). See the movie? Almost as good as the book.
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disinformatique Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to order that movie now :D its hard to find classics in india though :D

I made all these illustrations to protest against GW BUSH lol im bad :D
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