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Originally posted by Leftist
I just find it a boring argument.....
Crimestop means the faculty of stopping short, as though by instinct, at the threshold of any dangerous thought. It includes the power of not grasping analogies, of failing to perceive logical errors, of misunderstanding the simplest arguments if they are inimical to Ingsoc, and of being bored or repelled by any train of thought which is capable of leading in a heretical direction. Crimestop, in short, means protective stupidity.
-George Orwell. 1984
Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
reply to post by hawkiye
I must admit, my friend, that I had hoped our Leftist friend would respond to my reply to her instead of just ignoring it, and for this reason I have refrained from making a reply to you. However, at this point, it appears as if my arguments in support of natural and unalienable rights has simply been ignored. This ignorance is tragic.
If we disregard its atheism for a moment, Communism has all the trappings of an organized religion: its messiahs and saints—Marx, Engels and Lenin; its sacred scriptures—the writings of these men; a band of apostles and prophets—the Communist Party; an elect nation—the Russian (or Chinese) people; sin—defined as rejecting Communism; conversion—becoming a communist; and above all faith—that complete trust one must have in the truth of Communism’s holy dogmas.~ David Benson