When point of view becomes fact…

It is a feature of cults that they can only tolerate a single version of reality. People who disagree with the accepted ‘truth’ are outsiders – deluded. This stems from a basic weakness. Cultists do not have the strength to hold their opinions while accepting that other people hold contrary opinions. In this world, my point of view is the ‘truth’ and you are either mad or a liar or something very evil.

And this is how the progressive-liberal media class think about the world. This is a single example, from the US side of the Guardian. Apparently a host at Fox news openly celebrated news that US army General Mark Milley has tested positive for Covid. (I’ve not seen the clip – and can’t comment on that part of the story). This is what the Guardian’s US writer says:

Gen Mark Milley became a target of rightwing anger after extensive reporting showed how he worked to contain Donald Trump at the end of his time in power, keeping US armed forces out of domestic affairs.

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Single truth permitted

It is a mark of a totalitarian state that only one truth is permitted. Dissenting opinions and honest argument is not permitted. It is also of course a sign of a weak mind that you cannot accept other people have honestly held opinions which differ from your own. The liberal-progressives who only allow a single-truth on a range of topics of the day (usually connected with sex and gender) are not yet the sole party of government. Though in the US at least it is clear that the Democrats will stop at absolutely nothing to ensure that they are the only party of government. For example; their attempts to remove Trump by legal mechanisms, prosecutorial methods, paying ex British spies for dirt to be dug-up and published in a ‘dossier’ (or made up: much of it was by the admission of the author), fixing elections (postal voting), accusations of “Red under the Beds” and all the rest of it.

This post will contain examples from the media of single-truth thinking. Mostly these will be from the US pages of the Guardian where such thinking abounds. If this kind of thinking becomes embedded as the official policy of the state we should be worried. That would herald a totalitarian state.

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