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The cultural formation of the last decade, in which disagreement is hate speech and facts are disinformation, ends here, and can only end here:
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It ends with a political culture that literally does nothing but chant its slogans. Watch this and see what it is:
The punishment of intellectual heterodoxy, the narrowing of the public sphere, the emptying of debate: chanting. It ends in mindless chanting, and had to end in mindless chanting. People who conform their minds to the correct boundaries of thought in the period of manufactured cultural revolution lose the ability to speak. It’s been seventy-four years since George Orwell called the discourse of unchecked radical politics “duckspeak,” an empty noise like an animal’s angry quacking. Look at it and see it. We’re here. These are former people who had the political discipline to empty their minds. They succeeded.
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