"George Orwell in his book 1984 grasped an essential point about totalitarian propaganda: The more outrageously false it was, the better it served its purpose, which wasn’t to inform or persuade, but to humiliate and subdue.In totalitarian states, it isn’t enough to lie low and keep silent: You have to join in as if you enthusiastically believe the lies that you are obliged to repeat on pain of social ostracism at best and of severe punishment at worst.
If you can make people assent in public to what everyone knows to be false, you destroy their probity and, consequently, their moral authority to resist."
Read the entire article by Theodore Dalrymple here at The Epoch Times.
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