Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end, we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible because there will be no words in which to express it.
1984, Part 1, Chapter 5. Syme to Winston.
In 2020 the most incredible coordinated coup on societies across the world began. As Vladimir Lenin rightly observed: “There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” Perhaps there are years in which centuries happen."
Across all major Big Tech platforms, the press, and even local organizations, people of all walks of life were censored, de-platformed, disparaged, threatened, fired, discriminated against, and coerced for simply questioning a narrative pushed by the most powerful people in the world. In wave after wave, merely mentioning a topic meant being erased. The wrong joke or meme meant businesses like ours were banned from advertising and our audiences disconnected to our work.
As the cognitive dissonance became broader, and the "official narrative" more riddled with obvious holes, the censorship and authoritarianism merely got stronger. Now we live in a world transformed. The technocratic authoritarians have stepped openly into the spotlight and proudly show their teeth. Opposition to these megarich, unelected elites is now labeled "dangerous." Any view no matter how aligned with reality is now "conspiracy theory" if it simply points out what is right in front of us. Memes are fact-checked, while the constantly-changing logic of the technocratic dictators are never questioned.
In short, every one of us becomes a thought criminal eventually. Propaganda is the scientific application of lies, and the more lies that are told, the more lies are needed to underpin them. Eventually, it becomes impossible to keep this superstructure of lies up in a way that isn't obvious to a clear-thinking individual. Only the truly delusional under mass formation continue the charade.
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