Barnhill, Jura, where Orwell wrote “1984”




“He loved Big Brother.” These are Winston Smith’s last thoughts in George Orwell’s “1984”. Winston’s therapy or re-education had been successful and he had adopted happily the world of newspeak. “Newspeak was designed not to extend but to diminish the range of thought, and this purpose was indirectly assisted by cutting the choice of words down to a minimum.” “Newspeak” is engineered to create a means of communication and articulation in which critical thought is impossible, excluded by default. “Newspeak” is designed to keep the Elite in power and everybody politically impotent. Ironically, 45 years later, in 2020, “Newspeak” is best spoken by the “commander in chief” of the most powerful nation on this globe.