Florida Minitrue is taking doubleplusuncold for crimethinking words "climate change,” "global warming”, "sea-level rise" or "sutainability." The Governor, Rick Scott, says he "was not a scientist" which is plustrue. Is a doubleplusgood example of Doublethink, described in 1984 by Winston Smith:
To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to forget whatever it was necessary to forget, then to draw it back into memory again at the moment when it was needed, and then promptly to forget it again.
Minitrue only hires goodthinkers and puts oldthinkers down the memory hole. Miami Herald malreported the case of crimethinker Christopher Byrd:
“Deputy General Counsel Larry Morgan was giving us a briefing on what to expect with the new secretary,” Byrd recalled. Morgan gave them “a warning to beware of the words global warming, climate change and sea-level rise, and advised us not to use those words in particular.”
Byrd is gone now, incapable of doing blackwhite, described by Orwell:
The ability to accept whatever "truth" the party puts out, no matter how absurd it may be. Orwell described it as "...loyal willingness to say black is white when party discipline demands this. It also means the ability to believe that black is white, and more, to know black is white, and forget that one has ever believed the contrary."
The Sierra Club has verbed Scott, or turned him into a language cleaning product, #scottaway.
“Kids here used to have asthma due to coal pollution. Now, thanks to #ScottAway, I banned ‘asthma,’ and these kids are just complainers!”— Sierra Club (@sierraclub) March 9, 2015
Welcome to 1984. Read the Newspeak dictionary here.