The security state is different from the constitutional state and is marked by generalized fear, de-politization and forms without substance. In 1984, Orwell warned of totalitarianism where the past was erased and the Party created a new language. The Party alone decided two plus two equals five, dissent was not allowed and chidlren informed on their parents for thought crimes.
Whoever controls the past controls the future. Whoever controls the present controls the past.
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