The Dystopic Journal starts the year with a new book. It's an entertaining book of dystopic fiction written by comedian Michael Loftus entitled: Neither Stunning nor Brave. It's a look into the not-too-distant future where the Left's cancel culture, ESG scores, and social justice have run roughshod over society and are now making the story's protagonist, Avery's life a living hell.
Things that won’t happen in 2023
Everyone knows that the US Government suborned media companies to limit free speech, but only Twitter has been transparent on the subject. Don't expect the other social media giants to follow suit in 2023.
JP’s Dystopic Journal: Halloween Special
Independent thinkers question the intentions of others and have a stubborn reliance on facts when it comes to making important decisions for themselves and their loved ones. The leftist elite cannot have anyone questioning their decisions, much less refusing to go along with them. To paraphrase the fascists-- Nothing outside the collective, everything inside the collective, and nothing against the collective. All wants and needs must align with those of the collective. We see this taken to its logical extreme in Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, when society completely collapses without the services of those who refuse to sacrifice their own self-interest to an ungrateful society that takes them for granted.
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.
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.
Fear: Coin of the Collectivist’s Realm
Fear is the coin of the realm for the Left. They employ tactics of fear and even terror to control others. They use deception to exaggerate the nature of the danger, then they exaggerate or even falsify the effectiveness of their solutions.
Independence Day Message, 2022
We are a divided nation, but our Constitution is strong. It has allowed us to retain our God-given rights. It has not weakened but strengthened our democracy by returning issues that once were out of reach of the democratic process back into the domain of the people, subject to their will. Even the acute mismanagement we've faced of late can be resolved and overcome with the strength, perseverance, and commitment to first principles.
LR Podcast, S2E47: Left vs Right
The left believes in collectivism and the right, individualism. Communism, socialism, and fascism are all examples of collectivist socio-economic societies. The right seeks to conserve Western Civilization, the Left seeks to tear it down and replace it with a collectivist Utopia.
Full Episode notes, “The Electorate Says NO”
While kids in the Commonwealth were home last year attending classes at home, parents got a rare close-up glimpse into what was their kids were exposed to in school including elements of racist CRT doctrine, and graphic depictions of sex not just in sex-ed, but in school board approved literature.
LR Podcast S2E14: The Lessons So Far, Pt 1
COVID bigots demean people for wanting the right to make their own decisions, and not be forced into taking actions like being vaccinated or wearing masks. Unable to process the libertarian position for what it is, they dismiss it as ignorance or selfishness.