Nineteen Eighty-Four (sometimes written 1984) is a 1948 dystopian novel written by George Orwell, about an oligarchical, collectivist society. Life in the Oceanian province of Airstrip One is a world of perpetual war, pervasive government surveillance, and incessant public mind control. The individual is always subordinated to the state, and it is in part this philosophy which allows the Party to manipulate and control humanity. In the Ministry of Truth, protagonist Winston Smith is a civil servant responsible for perpetuating the Party's propaganda by revising historical records to render the Party omniscient and always correct, yet his meager existence disillusions him to the point of seeking rebellion against Big Brother, eventually leading to his arrest, torture, and reconversion.
Has anyone every wondered what inspired the leadership of the WTBTS to transform the WTBTS and how JWs behave? Did Orwell's novel 1984 help to inspire the WTBTS leadership? Many posters to this thread have quoted dictionary definitions, but I have noticed when talking to JWs that JWs frequently use double-speak to communicate (i.e., love jehovah means obey the WTBTS without question). It would be interesting to list all the WTBTS double-speak definitions, but I am afraid that with every new light the definitions would change.
I am awed by every JW who is able to follow the WTBTS and stay out of a mental hospital, instead of changing the WTBTS.
Peace be with you and everyone, who you love,