A collection of 6 posts
Totalitarianism: we have become comfortably numb - Part 10
“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street and building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And that process is continuing day-by-day and minute-by-minute. History has stopped.”
Totalitarianism: we have become comfortably numb - Part 9
Newspeak, propagandistic language characterised by euphemism, circumlocution, and the inversion of customary meanings. Coined by George Orwell in his novel Nineteen Eighty-four. Newspeak, “designed to diminish the range of thought,” the language of Big Brother’s enforcers. —Britannica (excerpt).
Totalitarianism: we have become comfortably numb - Part 8
Arbitrary control is the conditio sine qua non of totalitarianism. All you need to do is point your finger, utter “Islamophobia”, and it is done. When we agreed to create “hate speech,” we conceded that our thoughts and emotions must be policed. This has always been the business of totalitarianism.
Totalitarianism: we have become comfortably numb - Part 7
Whether class struggle that must inevitably lead to the dictatorship of the proletariat, or “No one comes to the Father except through me,” or “until all worship is for Allah alone," the idea is the same: we act in accord with our purpose, the only way to real human happiness.
Totalitarianism: we have become comfortably numb - Part 6
You cannot get rid of them. They are contaminated. They are programmed to think and react to certain stimuli in a certain pattern. You cannot change the basic perception and the logic of behaviour. In these people the process of demoralization is complete and irreversible.