Orwell, before he departed, left within 1984 a panacea to the propaganda system within which we inhabit: the shared vocalisation of dissent. Sharing truths that are unthinkable to hear within the confines of mainstream discourse – the propaganda system - is how Winston Smith managed to un-shackle his own mind and confirm his own sanity. ‘Surely, we were allied with Saddam Hussein just moments ago when he committed all these crimes?’ Winston would ask, ‘Surely the Pentagon and CIA have repeatedly warned, US policy in the Middle East is radicalising the Muslim world!’, Winston would scream, as the chants against ‘Goldstein’ (the official enemy of the state) increase, for ‘hating our freedoms’. The sharing of information kept out of mainstream institutions is increasing - due to greater connectivity between individuals. For this reason, Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Jimmy Carter’s National Security Advisor, is warning of a coming ‘crisis’ in American global power, or as he puts it ‘leadership’, due to ‘global activism’ (through networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Wikileaks, Anonymous and an emerging anti-war movement) which is un-shackling more and more minds from the systematic propaganda, as people turn to alternative sources of information from the establishment, and as a result is ‘generating a surge in the quest for cultural respect …in a world scarred by memories of colonial or imperial domination’; or, in non-Orwell-speak, making increasing numbers of people less susceptible to propaganda. Shared vocalisation of dissent is the way to resist in a propagandist society – that was the true message of Orwell’s 1984 – which will only increase as the ‘global political awakening’ as Brzezinski labels it, takes greater hold, and the establishment’s control of the past, erodes.
Instead the press consciously - or sub-consciously according to Propaganda Model - chooses to ignore the real stories, for the trivial, but drama-esque. The Iraq War quickly followed the genesis of the 'Project for a New American Century', which, as the name suggests, is an influential think-tank by leading American officials designed for global US control, and in a letter to the President in 1998, called openly for war on Iraq: 'Although we are fully aware of the dangers and difficulties in implementing this policy...[we must] protect our vital interests in the Gulf. In any case, American policy cannot continue to be crippled by a misguided insistence on unanimity in the UN'. The media ignored this trivial fact - of senior politicians, including John Bolton, Paul Wolfowitz and Richard Perle - senior members of the Bush II administration - casually urging the head of a state, to declare war on a sovereign nation without the 'misguided insistence' of the United Nations - in other words to declare it illegally. The mainstream media instead chose to focus on a much more important event happening around the time - the Lewinsky affair... These three men then went on to hold key positions in the Bush cabinet, and fulfilled their long-standing fantasies. But hearing that is un-thinkable in the mainstream press. The war also followed Saddam Hussein selling Iraqi oil in Euros rather than US dollars in 2000, breaking the petro-dollar world order the US economy relies on , posing a grave threat to US global hegemony. With the invasion, the US quickly began to sell Iraq’s oil wealth back into dollars. In 2003, Jack Straw the British Foreign Secretary at the time, addressed British ambassadors and officials who had speculated at the war’s true motives, and quite candidly tried to persuade them the government was ‘bolster[ing] the security of British and global energy supplies’ and, blatantly: ‘I can't say that energy is irrelevant (to the Iraq conflict)’. Paul Wolfowitz, the former Deputy US Secretary of Defence, was asked what distinguished Iraq from North Korea, and merited it with occupation, to which he replied: ‘...the country swims on a sea of oil.’  More recently, President Bush consolidating his gains in 2008 stated he would bypass a piece of congressional legislation that would prevent the ‘United States control of the oil resources of Iraq.’Deducting Iraq’s vast energy resources motivated the invasion, and that the Iraqi connection with Al-Qaeda - the perpetrators of 9/11- and possession of WMD was created ex-nihilo to cause a panic coinciding with brute patriotism - in what was a titanic battle between ‘good’ and ‘evil’ (and other infantile terminology)- to dumb the level of discourse down and get the public to go along with it, is however, automatically relegated from mainstream discourse as the ponderings of: Marxists, YouTube conspiracy theorists, overly zealous teenagers writing for university newspapers, and George Galloway. Having obvious truths dismissed is another trademark of a propagandist society.
 BBC News, 'UN official blasts sanctions', September 30, 1998, http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/183499.stm
 New Statesmen, After the Journey, one UN inspectors letter to Tony Blair, Septemebr 2010 http://www.newstatesman.com/middle-east/2010/09/iraq-humanitarian-sanctions?quicktabs_most_read=