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Meet the censors

Effective censorship is a time-consuming process.

In Orwell's book 1984, Winston Smith has a full-time job in the Records Department in the Ministry of Truth. Because the State continually revises history, people such as Winston have to rewrite historical records to match the State's latest version.

The logo for this blog is from the film version of 1984. It shows Winston dictating the revised history before he destroys the original documents in a "memory hole."

The television screen in the background shows Big Brother watching everything he does. 

Winston's not a bad person. He's just doing a job.

I envision Winston Smith working at Book of Mormon Central Censor. In my version, the M2C logo hovers next to Big Brother, reminding Winston that anything he comes across that does not promote M2C must be destroyed.

In the book, Winston secretly disagrees with what he's doing at work. He is curious about what really happened in the past. He becomes a &quo…