Critical Map of Alaska Disappears
‘There is a Party slogan dealing with the control of the past,’ [O’Brien] said.
‘Repeat it, if you please.’
‘”Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past,”‘ repeated Winston obediently.
‘”Who controls the present controls the past,”‘ said O’Brien, nodding his
head with slow approval. ‘Is it your opinion, Winston, that the past has
Again the feeling of helplessness descended upon Winston. His eyes flitted
towards the dial. He not only did not know whether ‘yes’ or ‘no’ was the
answer that would save him from pain; he did not even know which answer he
believed to be the true one.
Read the report in the Times, “Arctic Map Vanishes, and Oil Area Expands.” And do note that whatever the fellow has been coached to say, when people accidentally dispose of things, like maps with legal standing which happen to be attached to foamboard, they don’t replace those maps with foamboard of the same size. They simply dispose of such them.
Feel free to click on the map for the original, undistorted version.