Ha ha, you say. How could anyone make the people believe that war was peace, freedom was slavery, and ignorance was strength? Preposterous!
But had you noticed that often in modern Western societies...
- Diversity is uniformity (secularism rules OK!)
- Austerity is spending more than before
- Rebellion is conformity (whoever would have thought that 'rebellion' could be a lifestyle choice marketed and sold to you by multinationals?)
- Love is lust
- Freedom is slavery (and again)
- Equality is inequality
- Fairness is greed
- Tolerance is intolerance
- Personal rights are state mandates
- Bigotry is truth
As Christians, we need to be aware of this trend, and consciously reject the rules of the debate which the would-be exponents of newspeak try to impose upon us. No doubt in the above there are some points that people would want to debate. But the overall point remains: often, the true debate is not the one that we are led to believe (e.g. how to get "fairness", or "should two men be able to marry?"), but about the meanings of the terms themselves (what really is "fairness", and what is "marriage"?). If you don't ask the earlier question, then often you'll find you're involved in a stitch-up. The playing field has been tilted to make sure you lose; the outcome is pre-determined.
Having committed thoughtcrime, I must now prepare for vaporisation. End of post.