Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them.
#quote #tolerance #wisdom #racism #noNazis #fascism #society
One of the hallmarks of #totalitarianism is mass conformity to a psychotic official #narrative.
Nazism and Stalinism are the classic examples, but the phenomenon is better observed in cults and other sub-cultural societal groups.
These narratives are invariably paranoid, portraying the cult as threatened or persecuted by an evil #enemy or antagonistic force which only unquestioning conformity to the cult’s #ideology can save its members from.
Moreover, cult leaders will often radically change these narratives for no apparent reason, forcing their cult members to abruptly forswear (and often even denounce as “heresy”) the beliefs they had previously been forced to profess, and behave as if they had never believed them, which causes their minds to further short circuit, until they eventually give up even trying to think rationally, and just mindlessly parrot whatever nonsensical gibberish the cult leader fills their heads with.
The cult leader isn’t trying to communicate. He is trying to disorient and control the listener’s mind.
If all this sounds familiar, good. Because the same #techniques that most cult leaders use to control the #minds of the members of their cults are used by #totalitarian systems to control the minds of entire #societies: Milieu Control, Loaded Language, Sacred #Science, Demand for Purity, and other standard mind-control techniques.
It is happening to most of our societies right now. An official narrative is being implemented. A totalitarian official narrative. A totally psychotic official narrative, no less delusional than that of the Nazis, or the Manson family, or any other cult.
This is what totalitarians and cult leaders count on, and exploit to implant their narratives in our minds, and why actual initiation rituals (as opposed to purely symbolic rituals) begin by attacking the subject’s mind with terror, pain, physical exhaustion, psychedelic drugs, or some other means of obliterating the subject’s perception of reality.
Nor can they perceive the delusional nature of the official “#Covid-19” narrative, no more than those in Nazi Germany were able to perceive how completely delusional their official “master race” narrative was.
Their initiation into the Covidian #Cult began in January, when the medical authorities and corporate #media turned on The Fear with projections of hundreds of millions of deaths and #fake photos of people dropping dead in the streets. The psychological conditioning has continued for months. The global masses have been subjected to a constant stream of #propaganda, manufactured #hysteria, wild speculation, conflicting directives, exaggerations, lies, and tawdry theatrical effects.
Facts do not matter to totalitarians and cult members. What matters is loyalty to the cult or the party.
What we are up against is not a misunderstanding or a rational argument over scientific facts. It is a fanatical ideological movement. A global totalitarian movement … the first of its kind in human history.
Instead of the #cult existing as an island within the dominant culture, the cult has become the dominant culture, and those of us who have not joined the cult have become the isolated islands within it.
I wish I could be more optimistic, and maybe offer some sort of plan of action, but the only historical parallel I can think of is how #Christianity “converted” the pagan world … which doesn’t really bode so well for us. While you’re sitting at home during the “second wave” lockdowns, you might want to brush up on that history.