PAP Supporters Taken In By ‘Double-Think’

The word “Double-Think” refers to the acceptance of contrary opinions or beliefs at the same time, especially as a result of political
indoctrination.

Double-think is the act of simultaneously accepting two mutually contradictory beliefs as correct, often in distinct social contexts.[1] Double-think is related to, but differs from, hypocrisy and neutrality. Also related is cognitive dissonance, in which contradictory beliefs cause conflict in one’s mind. Double-think is notable due to a lack of cognitive dissonance—thus the person is completely unaware of any conflict or contradiction.

George Orwell created the word double-think in his dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (published in 1949); double-think is part of newspeak. In the novel, its origin within the typical citizen is unclear; while it could be partly a product of Big Brother’s formal brainwashing programmes the novel explicitly shows people learning double-think and newspeak due to peer pressure and a desire to “fit in”, or gain status within the Party—to be seen as a loyal Party Member. In the novel, for someone to even recognize—let alone mention—any contradiction within the context of the Party line was akin to blasphemy, and could subject that person to disciplinary action and to the instant social disapproval of fellow Party Members.

Orwell explains that the Party could not protect its iron power without degrading its people with constant propaganda. Yet knowledge of this brutal deception, even within the Inner Party itself, could lead to the implosion of the State. Although Nineteen Eighty-Four is most famous for the Party’s pervasive surveillance of everyday life, this control means that the population of Oceania—all of it and including the ruling elite—could be controlled and manipulated merely through the alteration of everyday thought and language. Newspeak is the method for controlling thought through language; double-think is the method of directly controlling thought.

Earlier in the book, double-think is explained as being able to control your memories, to be able to manually forget something, then to forget about forgetting.and it contains many words that create assumed associations between contradictory meanings, especially true of fundamentally important words such as good and evil, right and wrong, truth and falsehood, and justice and injustice.

Orwell’s “double-think” is also credited with having inspired the commonly used term “doublespeak”, which itself does not appear in the book. Comparisons have been made between doublespeak and Orwell’s descriptions on political speech from his essays Politics and the English Language, in which “unscrupulous politicians, advertisers, religionists, and other double-speakers of whatever stripe continue to abuse language for manipulative purposes”.

 

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  • Maxchewy:

    If the Makcik would-be Prez is the only candidate approved, and becomes Prez by default, then shes as good as an Appointed Prez and NOT an elected Prez ! But we all know there’s no difference. As with prev Presidents, our EP is a lame duck or otherwise known as a figure-head paid $1.5million for cutting ribbons, shaking hands and opening Parliament. Makchik Prez is the ideal Prez candidate for LHL and the PAP Govt! Enquire about the true state of our Reserves and CPF? No way!
    Now I know why LHL made her Speaker 2 years ago…..to be instantly eligible as a Prez candidate! My god, he’s able to think years ahead! Wonder whether he’s also thinking 5 years down the road for his wifey HC to be fielded as the next Prez after HY? Very likely! His ambitions know no limit! Wife Prez, Son PM and he? Minister Mentor!
    Hope he’s not assuming he will live to his 90s like his dad? LKY did not suffer from cancer, heart problems Nor prostrate excision. He did for the first and last.
    Human mortality saves us eventually from dictators and cruelty! History is replete with examples….
    MC
    8.8.17
    Happy National Day to all!

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  • PATRIOT of TEMESAK:

    Double-think…Double-talk…DoubleHead-Snake!!!

    All BOILS down to the FACT that you allow Evil Minds and Evil Leaders to penetrate and CONDITION your MIND!!!

    Stand FIRM and TRUE to yourself, that men are MORTALS(with some thinking that they are immortals or having CosmoPowers) and Fallible..if you are Weak as a Sheep you deserve to be Ruled & Controlled by a BUNCH of self-serving arseHoles who will dish out DESSERTS for you and they The Elites & Self-Proclaimed Aristocrats have the Main Course

    PATRIOT of TEMESAK:
    Double-think…Double-talk…DoubleHead-Snake!!!

    All BOILS down to the FACT that you allow Evil Minds and Evil Leaders to penetrate and CONDITION your MIND!!!

    Stand FIRM and TRUE to yourself, that men are MORTALS(with some thinking that they are immortals or having CosmoPowers) and Fallible..if you are Weak as a Sheep you deserve to be Ruled & Controlled by a BUNCH of self-serving arseHoles who will dish out DESSERTS for you and they The Elites & Self-Proclaimed Aristocrats have the Main Course

    CONSIDER this FACT!!!…..after a visit to a Land where sheep outnumber MAN Five to One…The Evil One aka the ManWhoConYou return to the Land of the Lions???(what a JOKE) to say that it is all in the EYES of A single sheep dog to control a flock of THOUSANDS of sheep…he should know cos’ he had THOSE evil EYES!!! along with quite a number of Cabinet Members TODAY!!! it is all in the EYES!!! either you see EVIL in it or $$$$ sign

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  • rukidding:

    Throughout history,….all Crooked Leeders will eventually be “brought down”,…”Peacefully or Violently” ..one way or another

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  • RDB:

    Hokkien or Teochew dialect say “Sar Luck Chup Poit” is for 3 x 6 = 18.

    Pee And Poo is about “Sar Kar” is = 18 times doing it until your think no more! Is then obedience by submission. PAP is leader of Sg they self claimed as their past tense even resorted to writing a book titled “From the 3rd to the 1st”. Meaning that he and only he alone single handed took us to his world of !st world country not yet a nation of 3rd world thinkers!

    1st world but not yet a nation as their Law minister K. Shanmugam a few years ago declared that Sg still was a nation yet! No shame like Khaw Boon Wan who had his heart coronary bypass surgery to bluntly tell us all tax payers he only paid $8 to mean that you all paid the rest of his large amount for him! He isn’t group think and double think of Orwellian type. Stupid is always as the stupid does.

    But in both their case, we thank them very very der much for their utterly Double-Think stupidity by self confirmation and personal credibility destructions!

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  • Sperm is just Sperm:

    Many kpkb on a daily about huge increase in tariffs but when come to national day, they feel that sg everything is done correctly.

    Doublethink!

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  • Survey recently:

    L$L double think ? , yew tee MP was elected by the people or residences there to represent them in parleement , but now L$L says he can appoint an advisor to represent yew tee constituency , any logic ? ; this is unacceptable ! L$L might as well appoint all MP into parleement , the whole world is laughing , ha ha ha ha ha …..whdt do you think tio chie huang ?

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  • PAP has the mandate:

    http://www.asiaone.com/asia/250-gold-bars-found-wheelchair-bound-bangladeshi-flying-singapore

    Money Laundering in Singapore is very much alive…..LOL..how can they miss such a big elepahnt in the room….LOL

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  • NotMyProblem:

    Let’s see if we have the Malays in Hong Lim Park to protest having an Indian as Malay to be their President.

    Is this double think – President Wee was the first elected President and an Indian can become a Malay overnight?

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  • KoyakBrain:

    The world, people are all a product or by product of the Word. At home, your father’s word is god. In class, your teacher’ word is god. In the military, your general’s word is god. When you become someone’s employee or slave, your boss’s word is god

    And on national affairs, the snakehead’s word is god

    John 1:1

    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

    So simple. You are all worshippers st some point. Now don’t get fucked by religion who fucked with your mind or you will miss the…simplicity of the word…god

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  • KoyakBrain:

    Right and wrong or good and evil, ultimately, is decided by authority or by the power.

    No need to think for most people. Just follow law.Hence you are educated idiots. Fatten sheep or pigs for the slaughter house

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  • LIONS:

    Double-think or not,sgs are too lenient to this COMPLACENT N UNCARING GOVT UNDER LEE AH LONG.

    GOVT OUTSOURCED CONtractors with links to grasslooters are getting paid for non-fulfillment of contracts.
    Take NEA OUTSOURCED CLEANING CONtractors,forexample.
    Look carefully around your neighbourhoods n you can observe how govt contractors are cheating on the job.
    Everywhere in once CLEAN N GREEN SG,there all litters n debris strewn all over – the roadsides,pavements etc.
    Even AMK GRC is not as clean as before!
    LKY would not allow this to hapoen n happens so rampantly.

    Lee Ah Long,from this simple examole,is not doing his work as PM N HIS MINISTERS N PERM SECS ARE DOING LIKEWISE,COLLECTING SALARIES N SHAKING LEGS.

    WHAT MORE IS THERE LEFT TOUNCOVER?

    BLARDYSHAME!

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  • New Egg Yoke:

    rukidding:
    Throughout history,….all Crooked Leeders will eventually be “brought down”,…”Peacefully or Violently” ..one way or another

    Violently hopefully. They ALL deserve nothing LESS! And we peasants deserve some real entertainment for a change yes? :)

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  • 俺常打手枪:

    rukidding:
    Throughout history,….all Crooked Leeders will eventually be “brought down”,…”Peacefully or Violently” ..one way or another

    But Singaporeans dun change from Cradle to Grave.
    History has proven them so.
    You cannot debunk history.

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  • Orwellian:

    I suspect Gov already checked that there are no Malays that heads a $500 million company.
    So there will be no other eligible candidates, other than PAP MPs, to compete with her.
    If so, this Presidential Election is rigged.
    It will be a walkover.
    It will be the end of Singapore’s democracy.
    How so she brings dignity to the presidency.
    We should not be surprised that after this EP walkover,
    similar strategies will be used ensure they get back all the parliament seats in next GE.

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  • Rabble-rouser:

    Double-think – Triple-think – Quadruple-think! Whatever theory, the fact is the same! It’s an Electorate indoctrinated & conditioned to vote for the PAP as they are their only Salvation & Hope. Like Christian doctrine, Moses (the late LKY & PAP) has led his people (S’poreans) out of Egypt for 40 years to reach their Promised Land (A Prosperous S’pore). This bit of propaganda was drummed into S’poreans (from Kindergarten re: Fishing Village story..) & even into New Citizens for PAP election bias. In that regard, S’pore opposition has relatively little hope of dislodging the PAP from the govt. But the reality is S’pore under the PAP is the Titanic looking for an Ice-berg. The coordinates had been set by a man dead since 2015 & the same for the last 50 years. But the climate had shifted & the ice-mass had broken [leading to floating icebergs]. his had resulted in the economic destruction re: disruptions, asset bubbles, etc].
    For the last 50 years, the late LKY & PAP had configured an Economy based on Political Affiliation eg. Cronyism, Bloodlines & Parasites & a large bureaucracy involving the PAP. S’pore were fortunate in the past due to;
    * the Albert Winsemius Economic Doctrine (of plucking low lying economic fruits);
    * US-hegemony & geo-politics during the last 45 years where S’pore was held up as a Democratic model & the US had supported LKY’s regime;
    * S’pore strategic location in the crossroads of the trade winds;
    * Beneficiaries of Early Globalization (re: PC era boom) until the Cold War ended & China became the next Investment destination; &
    * Financial centre which depended on neighbouring capital flight & relied on corrupt & weak govts.
    But our ‘good luck’ is ending! S’pore will meet the iceberg sooner or later. Looking at the PAP, they are ASSET-STRIPPING S’pore financially in preparation for this iceberg. The present day Economic Model is unsustainable.
    * Property market is into an unsustainable bubble. It relies on continual & growing intake of foreigners to drive housing demand & feed a Consumerist Economy: over 80% of ‘local’ population are home-owners, the demographics are ageing, households are over-leveraged in debt & reliant on employment for income; & the global economy is weak!
    * S’pore’s Strategic Location is being eroded by China’s OBOR & by online developments;
    * the present-day liquidity flush is in danger. Much of it had been invested in high-risk investments. The 1st domino re: Oil & Gas had fallen; the 2nd domino are interest-rate sensitive investments & the last domino will be the sovereign nations & their corrupt banking systems!
    If you understand my piece – you’ll know S’pore is dead meat!

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