“The heresy of heresies was common sense,” Orwell writes. “The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”
Today, intelligent design is a thoughtcrime. Using words that help others recognize the meaning that underlies nature may be the severest offense.
Our tech rulers are quite the egalitarians. Sure, they believe that cheap entertainments for all have an important role.
According to the Party slogan, “Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.”
Jerry Coyne, who punched down, canceled Eric Hedin, and never apologized, deplores what he calls the “denial-of-free-speech movement.”