The mask is off, so to speak, when it comes to politics. It's not about protecting our natural rights and correcting actual wrongs. It's about punishing and coercing those who don't agree with us.
If you're thinking about learning a second language, you may want to start with Newspeak. Thomas L. Knapp has an excellent column on 1984 in 2021: We're Doing Big Brother's Job for Him