Originally Posted by FullautoUSA
In the book 1984, it is called Newspeak. They are essentially the same principal.
This is why the epic political philosophers you call your Founding Fathers remain relevant and instructive. Our human natures, with all our warts, desires, selfishness, pride and ambition, are not all that different today than in the late 18th century.
I am lately beginning to believe that when our cultures stopped going to church, we were probably doomed. People have never been very good at sorting out on their own what is good or bad and what is acceptable or not. I'm not what anyone would call a church-going person, but that's how I am leaning.