One of the defining aspects of a totalitarian state, be it Islamic or communist, is that the state takes unto itself the power to determine what is the truth, to punish all those who do not act in the manner that they fully accept that the state’s truth is the truth, and that the state will also make sure that what must be believed as the truth, is actually a massive lie.
The state will achieve this quite easily. They will empower each of us to be judge, jury and even on occasion, executioner towards anyone we see defying the state’s truth. In Islamic states, its blasphemy, and in communist states, heresy, or a variety of other names. My favorite is what the father of a friend of this website was called by the communists in Czechoslovakia. “A leader of the people against the people”.
Currently of course, it would be hate speech in one of its many semantically tightly rammed manifestations. Climate denial, hate speech. Just for one example. Even though the science is clear that there is no AGW taking place and if anything, the Earth is cooling. No questioning the vaccine narratives of course, and the list grows with each issue, and even most of the issues themselves are lies, let alone the solutions.
Earlier today I saw a video in a tweet by Paul Joseph Watson I deeply regret not downloading in time to save it. It was of a pregnant woman shopping and a man in a very effeminate voice but quivering with a degree of sanctimony I thought was only possible from a Canadian, accused her of killing his grandparents because she was in the store without wearing a mask.
UPDATE: The video is still up on Canadian reporter, Joe Warmington’s account and here it is:
Some people are mean right now. It’s like there is a free licence to be nasty to People. A time of gotcha. A time to bully. Etc. But it’s still a free society. So far. https://t.co/N0tgduM7us
— Joe Warmington (@joe_warmington) May 6, 2021
He used every trope he could with maximal moral outrage to humiliate a pregnant woman in public who was shopping; and felt that breathing freely was better for her health than wearing a surgical mask.
This was a brilliant example of how a totalitarian state manages to get the general public to act as its thugs and enforce official truth. In Islam this often results in death. if a person being accused of blasphemy, especially a non-muslim, can be accused in a way that other locals can accept as possibly true, it can be justification for her murder on the spot. Sometimes by multiple means. And I say “her” because in the stories I have read, its usually a she that gets murdered in this way. (Somehow I doubt there will be any blowback on this use of pronouns)
I am thinking in particular about a mob justice case where an Afghan woman was accused of blasphemy by a local imam for turning down his advances, and was thrown off a roof, set on fire, then drowned in some sort of muddy embankment. I am trying to find the old videos of that, but it gets increasingly hard to find these things. In the video below, a woman is whipped and stoned in Afghanistan for allegedly having an affair. Which in islam, can mean she was raped.
Perhaps I will add the material on the women killed a few times over in Afghanistan. But I doubt too many people disbelieve it to the point where they need to see the proof these days.
All this though really is about an indirect answer to a question about restricting social media posts by the current US administration, whoever the leader of it may be, and the woman who is most certainly the voice of it.
Apparently, 1st amendment rights don’t apply to those who do not accept the official narrative of the current regime as truth.
For a simpler version of the above video, please hear
Anthony Hopkins‘ Richard Burton’s speech below. Especially at 1:50. Truth is what the party says it is. And now we know which party that is.
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