Some Eurasian prisoners, guilty of
war crimes, were to be hanged in the
park that evening, he remembered.
This happened about once a month,
and was a popular spectacle.
Children always clamoured
to be taken to see it.
WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
He was already dead, he reflected.
It seemed to him that it was
only now, when he had begun
to be able to formulate his thoughts,
that he had taken the decisive step.
The consequences of every act are included in the act itself.
Thoughtcrime does not entail death:
Thoughtcrime IS death!