George Orwell, an Englishman and an honest Socialist wrote Nineteen Eighty Four, thereby introducing us to Newspeak, a device to prevent us even thinking thoughts that the government does not like.
Quakers & Puritans would have understood perfectly. Their intellectual descendants are busy practicing it this day, for real. If you doubt, try saying Nigger in the course of conversation with BBC front men. You will not be asked back. In fact they might well try to get you put in prison. Burning at the stake would be their preferred option. Then there is Sodomy, the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah i.e. Homosexuality. the Quakers hated it while today's Useful Idiots market it as a life style choice.
Memory Hole ex Wiki
A memory hole is any mechanism for the alteration or disappearance of inconvenient or embarrassing documents, photographs, transcripts, or other records, such as from a website or other archive, particularly as part of an attempt to give the impression that something never happened. The concept was first popularized by George Orwell's dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, where the Party's Ministry of Truth systematically re-created all potential historical documents, in effect, re-writing all of history to match the often-changing state propaganda. These changes were complete and undetectable.
Newspeak ex Wiki
Newspeak is the fictional language in the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, written by George Orwell. It is a controlled language created by the totalitarian state Oceania as a tool to limit freedom of thought, and concepts that pose a threat to the regime such as freedom, self-expression, individuality, and peace. Any form of thought alternative to the party’s construct is classified as "thoughtcrime".
Newspeak is explained in chapters 4 and 5 of Nineteen Eighty-Four, and in an appendix to the book. The language follows, for the most part, the same grammatical rules as English, but has a much more limiting, and constantly shifting vocabulary. Any synonyms or antonyms, along with undesirable concepts are eradicated. The goal is for everyone except the Proles — the working-class citizens of Oceania — to be speaking this language by the year 2050. In the meantime, Oldspeak (current English) is still in common usage with Newspeak interspersed into conversation.
Orwell was inspired to invent Newspeak by the constructed language Basic English, which he promoted from 1942 to 1944 before emphatically rejecting it in his essay "Politics and the English Language." In this paper he deplores the bad English of his day, citing dying metaphors, pretentious diction or rhetoric, and meaningless words, which he saw as encouraging unclear thought and reasoning. Towards the end of the essay, Orwell states: “I said earlier that the decadence of our language is probably curable. Those who deny this would argue, if they produced an argument at all, that language merely reflects existing social conditions, and that we cannot influence its development by any direct tinkering with words or constructions."
Newspeak's contracted forms, such as Ingsoc and Minitrue, are inspired by the Russian syllabic abbreviations used for concepts relating to the government and society of the USSR, such as politburo, Comintern, kolkhoz ("collective farm") and Komsomol ("Young Communists' League"), many of which found their way into the speech of Communists in other countries.
List of Newspeak words ex Wiki
1 Bellyfeel 2 Blackwhite 3 Crimethink 4 Duckspeak 5 Goodsex and sexcrime 6 Ownlife 7 Prefixes 8 Suffixes 9 Thoughtcrime 10 Unperson 11 Other Newspeak words 12 Words incorrectly attributed to Orwell's Newspeak