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LORBIT

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WELCOME TO LORBIT
SENSING URBANITY
LISTENING FOR WORDS
VIEWING IMAGES OF MYSTERY
REFLECTING ON MEMOIRS
LOVING MUSIC
READING FOR LIVING
TRAVELING FOR ENCHANTMENT
PROTESTING IDIOCY

Is 1984 in our past or future? 

In George Orwell's novel "1984," he provides clues to an inarticulate future. In the book's totalitarian society (1) language is narrowed by outlawing certain words, (2) diversity in language and opinion is curtailed, (3) critical analysis of anything is decried, and (4) determining truth through mental investigation and conversation is forbidden.
 
George Orwell's prophetic novel was published in 1949
 
He created a new vocabulary about totalitarian control with words such as "newspeak", "doublethink," and "thoughtcrime."
 
His warnings were powerful in his portrayal of a chillingly credible 'negative utopia,' with 'big brother' always on the watch, and a deeply anxious populace falling into an unthinking conformity. Sound familiar?