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Its purpose is to suppress thought by severely curtailing both the conceptual vocabulary and permissible grammatical structures of Oldspeak. As Orwell describes in the Appendix: "....a thought diverging from the principles of Ingsoc should be literally unthinkable, at least insofar as thought is dependent on words." 
It is a terrifying notion, not least for its plausibility and the games we see played with words and meanings by those in power today.
- p. 312, 1984 - George Orwell, Penguin, 1984