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Maybe forcing people to believe your lies, even after you admit you’re lying, is the purest form of power.
This brief but interesting read by Kit Knightley in The Off Guardian makes the point, with the help of Orwell, that “true control, can only be achieved with a lie”. And we’ve certainly seen a lot of lies recently.
“To guarantee you have control, you must make people see things that are not there, make people live in a reality you build around them, and force people to follow arbitrary, contradictory rules that change day by day.”
Published 29 December 2021
by Lit Knightley in The Off Guardian