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Peninsula readers' letters: May 11
From Daily News Group readers Posted: 05/10/2011 05:32:29 PM PDTUpdated: 05/10/2011 11:43:31 PM PDT
Dear Editor: In George Orwell's book "1984," protagonist Winston Smith worked for the Ministry of Truth, dedicated to eliminating every vestige of truth and replacing it with what the government said was truth. Winston is painfully aware of the telescreen, which is both a receiver and transmitter at the same time.
It incessantly relays messages from "the Party" and simultaneously allows the dreaded "thought police" to tune into the activities of any individual at any given time.
President Obama continued to use fear to try again to win voter confidence, selling the party agenda on "60 Minutes" Sunday night: "War is peace ... freedom is slavery ... ignorance is strength."
This constant abuse of language by the Obama administration should end. Orwell's future is our present.
Ted Rudow III, MA
Palo Alto

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