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thought police

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  1. thought policenoun

    A group that aims to control what other people think.

  2. Etymology: Originally used in the first half of the twentieth century as an epithet for the Tokkō, although it is arguable that its popularity in modern usage stems primarily from George Orwell's book Nineteen Eighty-Four. An organization responsible for monitoring all citizens and making sure they are not guilty of political dissent, or thoughtcrime.

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  1. Thought Police

    In George Orwell's 1949 dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, the Thought Police (Thinkpol) are the secret police of the superstate of Oceania, who discover and punish thoughtcrime, personal and political thoughts unapproved by Ingsoc's regime. The Thinkpol use criminal psychology and omnipresent surveillance via informers, telescreens, cameras, and microphones, to monitor the citizens of Oceania and arrest all those who have committed thoughtcrime in challenge to the status quo authority of the Party and the regime of Big Brother. Orwell's concept of "policing thought" derived from the intellectual self-honesty shown by a person's "power of facing unpleasant facts"; thus, criticising the dominant ideology of British society often placed Orwell in conflict with ideologues, people advocating "smelly little orthodoxies".

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  1. Thought Police

    The Thought Police are the secret police of Oceania in George Orwell's dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. It is the job of the Thought Police to uncover and punish thoughtcrime and thought-criminals. They use psychology and omnipresent surveillance to monitor, search, find and arrest members of society who could potentially challenge authority and status quo, even only by thought, hence the name Thought Police. They use terror and torture to achieve their ends. It also had much to do with Orwell's own "power of facing unpleasant facts," as he called it, and his willingness to criticize prevailing ideas which brought him into conflict with others and their "smelly little orthodoxies."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thought police in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thought police in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of thought police in a Sentence

  1. James Russell Lowell:

    We live in oppressive times. We have, as a nation, become our own thought police but instead of calling the process by which we limit our expression of dissent and wonder 'censorship,' we call it 'concern for commercial viability.'

  2. Brad Parscale:

    This is a big problem. brad Parscale need to make sure that conservative ideas and principles are allowed on these social-media platforms and there’s not a thought police coming from Silicon Valley.

  3. David Mamet:

    We live in oppressive times. We have, as a nation, become our own thought police; but instead of calling the process by which we limit our expression of dissent and wonder censorship, we call it concern for commercial viability.

  4. Ronna McDaniel:

    Brad Parscale need to make sure that conservative ideas and principles are allowed on these social-media platforms and there’s not a thought police coming from Silicon Valley.


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