From Claire Wolfe Who’s in denial? Part II – Living Freedom
Most everybody. Millions of ordinary people who think bad times are always temporary are in denial. Oligarchs and plutocrats who believe we ordinary people are eternally tractable and malleable are in denial. Intellectuals who believe increasing quantities of fashionable nonsense are in denial. Politicians and their handlers who believe they can rule by fiat without consequences are in denial. Fools who imagine “the science” is a religion and that dissent from any statement by a
high priest government-approved scientist is heresy are in denial.
I’ve been in denial about the true depth of our circumstances and about how truly evil (and insane) our new totalitarians are. I venture to say every one of us is in denial about something pertinent to freedom’s future. Even the best of us have blind spots, no matter how much we pride ourselves on having clear heads and open eyes….
The two most striking things about our ongoing catastrophe are a) the speed with which we’re supposed to adopt various imposed “new normals” and b) that those doing the imposing act as if their latest nouvelle folie or violation of freedom is simply another day at the office.
For example, We learned just a little over a week ago that the Biden administration plans to send COVID vaccine missionaries from door-to-door (but it’s okay because they’re “community volunteers”). Weird enough.
But when Commentariat member Granny dropped the news on my last post that the Bidonistas are also engaged in trying to prevent our own friends and relatives from sending us private, legal text messages, my first thought was, “Somebody’s been peeking at those crazy conspiracy sites again.”
Of course, her claim about that most intimate form of censorship turned out to be absolutely true. (“Today COVID; tomorrow, your political memes.”) It was yet another case of being insufficiently paranoid. Or as friend and sometime co-blogger Silver reminds, “It’s not paranoia if they’re really out to get you.”
And they are, they are.
Tampering with our private communications is the sort of STASI-wish-list item that would once have generated a huge outcry — in virtually every corner of the media, in Congress, among political activists of all stripes, among the intelligentsia, everywhere. This would have been worse than Watergate, grounds for impeachment, an act quickly forbidden by the legislature or the Supreme Court.
And what do we hear instead? Crickets. Only a few die-hard civil libertarians even give a damn.
But who can blame those who yawn and go on with life? Yesterday no doubt brought some equally shocking, horrifying, or scandalous news. Tomorrow will bring more word of the ridiculous, the invasive, the totalitarian, the impossible. Some days we might get hit with two or three or four such outrages. Which one do you adopt as your cause when by tomorrow morning five more equally outrage-worthy acts will have fallen to your attention?
This is not apathy. This is not even the famous “outrage fatigue.” This is a sign of fatal decline. People know either that they can’t do a damn thing against the onrushing absurdities and evils or that they’ll try to accomplish something and be trapped forever in a game of Whack-A-Mole.
It’s chilling, as well, when you remember Voltaire: “Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.”
I’ll update Voltaire for our times: “Those who believe absurdities and force silence upon doubters, ensure atrocities.”