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
created a new vocabulary about totalitarian control with words such as "newspeak", "doublethink," and "thoughtcrime."
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?