As we in the central region of N America bend to the lash of our betters, we need to know whom we serve. Are they authoritarians or totalitarians?
Simply put, authoritarians merely want obedience, while totalitarians, whose rule is rooted in an ideology, want obedience and conversion.As we look at the Confederate flag issue as well as gay "marriage", it is clear that our ruling elite is of the totalitarian stripe -- mere fealty is not sufficient, our "hearts and minds" must yield to their superiority. We must love them as well as serve them!
So know what it takes to survive in this brave new land without rule of law.
They want obedience, of course. But even more, they want their rule, and their belief system, to be accepted and self-sustaining. And the only way to achieve that is to create a new society of people who share those beliefs, even if it means bludgeoning every last citizen into enlightenment. That’s what makes totalitarians different and more dangerous: they are “totalistic” in the sense that they demand a complete reorientation of the individual to the State and its ideological ends. Every person who harbors a secret objection, or even so much as a doubt, is a danger to the future of the whole project, and so the regime compels its subjects not only to obey but to believe.It is not enough to admit defeat -- the terms of this surrender must be total. You must love your new earthy god with "all your heart and all your mind". While the modern progressive statist admits to no eternal soul, they definitely take the hole left when they force you to renounce your soul to join them.
Most of all, they do not want you, Present Reader, to even think about agreeing with people like Thomas or Young. By attacking everyone in the public sphere from judges to writers, they’re sending a clear warning that there’s plenty of room in the bonfire. It is a vow that you will be held to account for your personal thoughts, even if you’ve already been defeated in a democratic or judicial contest.
No, even after losing, you will be forced to admit the error of your ways. You must accept that you’ve sinned. You must discard your own values and accept the ideas of your betters. You must denounce yourself for undermining the construction of a better world.
You, too, must love Big Brother.