1984 - off by 20 years?

Recent political events have been a bit too evocative of the George Orwell dystopia from the novel 1984. Examples follow:

 

Pentagon office of disinformation formed -- or not? here

Presidential Medal of Honor given to the architects of the failed Iraq plan

Here's an article that lays it out in a clear way - how the current system is coming to resemble 1984.

A post 2004 election view of the matter here.

The current administration often uses "Orwellian" logic and language. This article talks about control of media content.

Here is an amazing article from 1947 by Orwell himself on the political use (or misuse) of language - mostly of the euphemistic sort. It's like the man had a time machine.