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Doublethink

A political term referring to the act of willingly believing two contradictory statements. For example, doublethink may involve trusting the government when one's preferred party is in power and never trusting it when the preferred party is not in power. The term is strongly associated with government propaganda. See also: Doublespeak.
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On a less tragic level, a similar form of double-think is involved in our traditional vision of the political power of corporations in America.
Bush's Iraq invasion in 2003 and wanted to bomb Syria last year, and President Obama, who's crossed borders regularly to kill enemies, are outraged that Russia has intervened in Ukraine, a case of double-talk and double-think.
It is anchored by a quite superb central character in Tucker, played magnificently by Capaldi, who is a master of potty-mouthed fury and double-think, repairing smashed reputations with diabolic sleight of mind.
It is a strange double-think, in which science-based and evidence-based progress is refused on ideological grounds, while potentially dangerous and often untried and useless remedies are accepted without question.
I wonder who is next in line for this bit of double-think - perhaps the poor burglars.
Orwellian double-think is a basic prerequisite of the modern football Ultra.
It allows them to mask the truth, and promotes double-think.
This is the kind of moral double-think that can give medical ethics a bad reputation.
The double-think of that apart, these moves illustrate yet again how this country's movers and shakers regard us as total loons who can no longer be held accountable for our actions and need shelter from life's inevitabilities.
His claim that he was only joking is one of the most blatant examples of Labour double-think seen so far.