According to Orwell “Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.” I for one do not believe that Steven believes what he said, but he sure he believes the whole aim [of his comments]is "to narrow the language of thought “
The following was published by Canadian Press on February 9th, 2013 and I suspect a lot of people missed the story. George Orwell in his novel 1984 had some thoughts about what Harper is doing.
I also believe that he and his party believe that "if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”