War is peace; freedom is slavery

Hey, Lee Hsien Loong: 1984 is not a “how-to” book, nor is it “Dystopia for Dummies”. Quoth Orwell:

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The rocket bombs which fell daily on London were probably fired by the Government of Oceania itself, “just to keep people frightened.”__

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And quoth Pravda, reporting on last weekend’s National Day Parade (previously on JRE):

_But some of those catching the parade on TV at home were startled when news presenter Cheryl Fox cut into the parade broadcast to report that explosions had rocked a housing estate in Singapore.

Adding to the confusion was a ‘reporter’ at the parade itself saying that the nation’s 44th birthday celebrations had been disrupted, with the discovery of a bomb at the floating platform.

Some netizens even posted a news alert on their social networking website accounts like Facebook. _But as the ‘attack’ progressed on stage, it became clear that it was part of a Total Defence display, simulating a terrorist strike.**_

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I can’t be the only person who thinks that staging a fake terrorist attack on your own citizens is a bit messed up.