Originally Posted by Litofsky
The whole point of Newspeak was "If a word does not exist to represent a specific idea, said idea cannot exist, as it cannot be defined," correct?
Simplified, "Can there be [peace] if words do not exist to describe [peace]?"
That depends on how you view words, do words define concepts, or do concepts define words? All people need are letters and new words can be invented to describe concepts, it's how it's worked all throughout history.
But yes, control words, you can control thoughts. Well, as long as you train people to only think within the bounds of words. Art sort of destroys this concept. You can paint a picture of a t***, even if you have no idea what to call it.