Dystopic Journal: Science and Totalitarianism

Totalitarian systems call on their members to defer reason and judgment in crucial areas to an expert class. Those swept up in the mass formation are convinced to place their faith not in God or religion, but experts and science. Just like with religion, this new machine messiah demands sacrifice and a subordination of will to itself.

Dystopic Journal: Perpetuating the Totalitarianism

Unlike a dictatorship, the head of a totalitarian regime is an ideology.  That makes it very hard to end the regime by simply toppling its titular leader. You must discredit the ideology or subsume it with another one.

JP’s Dystopic Journal: Radical Intolerance

This goes a long way towards explaining the kind of vitriol and condescension so prevalent on the left nowadays towards anybody who refuses to go along with them. This explains the steep rise of authoritarianism, especially in the West around COVID and climate-change.

Dystopic Journal: What kind of person does this?

What kind of person is so caught up in the climate-change alarmism that they’d suggest pets are part of the problem? Perhaps someone caught up in mass-formation psychosis. (Oops! Did I say the 'M-F' word?) Pets are part of our families in the West, so it's no wonder that the left under Marxism, wants Fido and Kitty too. The Leftist religion of Climate Change makes way for this new target, our pets. This may sound off-the-wall, but then, there's a reason we use the word "psychosis," and we explore the role mass-formation psychosis or "mass hysteria," has been used to build totalitarian regimes.

LR Podcast, S3E25: They want our pets now

For people who love their pets, even liberals who don't own a gun, don't have kids, don't own a car, or don't understand money, their pets might be where they finally draw the line.  The love of pets is one of the last commonalities between the Left and the Right in this world.  You can mess with someone's gun, their car or their money, but don't mess with their pets.  CNN may be barking up the wrong tree when it comes to downsizing Fido or Kitty.

The Thought Police

Thier surveillance state in 1984 was slightly more advanced than ours, though ours is rapidly catching up. It enabled them to detect deviant, anti-party behavior as soon as it manifested itself. That would trigger increased scrutiny. If it advanced to the point of being displayed in public, the perpetrator would be imprisoned, and eventually killed. Not just killed, but all traces of you would be erased. People would quickly learn not to oppose the ever-changing Big Brother narrative. They were conditioned though fear, and the knowledge they were monitored constantly to intuit wrongthink and stifle such thoughts before they emerged. This is what Ingsoc called "crimestop". People were trained to self-cancel any independent part of their psyche.

LR Podcast, S3E24: Three Anti-Trump Fallacies

The feeling of moral superiority by those who continue to hold onto these falsehoods must be so high, that no amount of factual data, or evidence to the contrary, can shake them loose from those who cling to them. These fallacies are a problem, not just because they involve deception, but they also induce bigotry and sometimes even violence against “MAGA Republicans” and others who espouse conservative values.

JP’s Dystopic Journal: “Equal” Justice

Thankfully, the surveillance state in the real world, at least in the West, has not been developed and exploited to quite that extent. What the current regime in America does seem to have, similar to the one in fictional Oceania, is the intent to destroy all competing ideologies, and political groups. Going against the State's narrative can't get you killed, (yet) but sometimes can get you imprisoned and can certainly get you canceled.

LR Podcast, S3E23: Equal Justice Under the Law

These events represent a greater pattern of the DOJ seeming to pursue people alleged to have committed crimes on the right with much more vigor and intensity than they do people on the left. Hillary Clinton was accused of having classified documents in an unclassified environment and was not charged. President Trump was accused of the basically the same thing, and the left is screaming for him to be charged.