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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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In George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984, citizens of Oceania were required to exercise doublethink on a regular basis in order to believe and go along with the lies that "Big Brother" told them.
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It was the great George Orwell who first invented the concept of doublethink and newspeak in his classic novel 1984, language constructed to disguise or distort its actual meaning to fool and manipulate the masses.
You can approach the intersection as someone else, or as a phony self--saying what you think the other wants to hear, saying what you want the other to hear, parroting the party line, or recycling the company's official Newspeak and Doublethink (apologies to George Orwell, 1949).
Despite the nature of this research, and in a classic case of Orwellian doublethink, he remains a fan of the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team.
His manifesto, which appeared under the title "Electric Kool-Aid Conservatism" in the online edition of Doublethink, a magazine published by a small right-of-center foundation, began by allowing what most conservatives already believed: the mainstream media tilts to the left.
66; and Elmer Davis, "History in Doublethink," Saturday Review (28 Jun 1952), pp.
Oceania is run on words like doublethink, duckspeak, INGSOC,