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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Obama truth squads: 'ministry of truth' in action?

A perennial characteristic of totalitarian regimes whether they be communist, fascist, or monarchist, is the need to control information. In order for these oppressive governments to succeed they must limit the information the populace receives and manipulate data in order to spin facts to make them favorable to the regime's objectives.
Barack Obama announced yesterday that he would implement 'truth teams,' or 'squads' as some are calling them, to confront critics nationwide prior to the November Presidential election.
When George Orwell published his blockbuster novel entitled1984, he described a fictional totalitarian regime known as 'Big Brother,' which put into place the 'Ministry of Truth'--one of four central agencies of the government--in order to control the flow of information and make so-called 'corrections' to misperceptions. 

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