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Teacher (Tee-chur) is a member of The Triumvirate and one of the leaders of The Party. Teacher is the Head Professor at Minitrue University, Department of Doubleplusungood and 2+2=5. An astute theologian, Teacher spent years in school learning under the guidance professors who taught him history, mathematics, literature, and foreign policy. Teacher was said to be taught by Big Brother himself, but this has yet to be confirmed and is no talked about by anyone within The Party.
While studying at Minitrue U, Teacher met Father. Father was a driving force in his life and eventually introduced him to the all knowing ideology of The Party and Big Brother. Saved from sin by the graciousness of Big Brother, Teacher dedicated his every breath to the betterment of The Party and the spread of it's influence. Ever faithful in the power of knowledge, Teacher's permanent residence contains a library that is second to none. Knowledge can only be attained through diligent and constant attention to detail, which is one of Teacher's few ideologies that differs from doublethink. Intelligence, in the end, is the downfall of man. If used correctly, intelligence will spark the new world and revolutionize the true superpower, The Party.
Within The Party, Teacher focuses mainly on the Ministry of Peace (Newspeak: Minipax) and the Ministry of Plenty (Newspeak: Miniplenty) and works closely with Father in these areas. As the overseeing commander of the Ministry of Peace Department of Recitifaction(Newspeak: Minipax Derect), Teacher brings peace and, when fit, destruction to the world using the elite forces under his command. Teacher is one of pacifism, but is known to turn a blind eye to mass murder and genocide when the situation permits. The Party, above all, survives, even when death is necessary. War is Peace.
In addition to duties with Minipax and Miniplenty, Teacher provides an advisory role in the departments of the Ministry of Truth (Newspeak: Minitrue) and Ministry of Love (Newspeak: Miniluv). Father and the third member of the Triumvirate, Watcher, work prominently on Minitrue and Minuluv, only coming to Teacher for advice on theological advancement of the ministries and the overall advancement of the Party.
The entire body of work of Teacher can be summed up in one quote, which reads as follows:
|“ The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them....To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies — all this is indispensably necessary. Even in using the word doublethink it is necessary to exercise doublethink. For by using the word one admits that one is tampering with reality; by a fresh act of doublethink one erases this knowledge; and so on indefinitely, with the lie always one leap ahead of the truth ”|
Teacher was permanently banned in February of 2009 for multiaccounting