posted by needhelp!!! on .
is "War is Peace, Ignorance is Strength, Freedom is Slavery" a type of glittering generalities?
please help and thank you
I'd call them lies. But they're examples of "Double Think" in 1984.
I am reminded in the 1950's Curtis Lemay had painted on all Strategic Air Force Nuclear sites this slogan: Peace is our profession.
If you want to explore the mental processes that this type of speak does in the mind, see this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_dissonance
If you want to have some fun, read this: