In Orwell’s novel “1984”, the Ministry of Love engaged in torture, the Ministry of Plenty engaged in rationing, the Ministry of Truth engaged in propaganda lies, and the Ministry of Peace engages in perpetual war. This seems at first glance to be so absurd that no one in their right mind would accept this fantastical doublethink.
Protesters in California set fire to a courthouse, damaged a police station and assaulted officers after a peaceful demonstration intensified. https://t.co/fUZTABUM21
— ABC News (@ABC) July 26, 2020
An increase in violence is not an intensification of peacefulness, much like how speech is violence but violence is free speech.