“Everyone by a supreme law of nature is master of his own thoughts.” - Baruch Spinoza “It’s the one thing they can’t do. They can make you say anything—anything—but they can’t make you believe it. They can’t get inside you.” - Julia, Nineteen Eighty-Four “All political thinking for years past has been vitiated in the same way. People can foresee the future only when it coincides with their own wishes, and the most grossly obvious facts can be ignored when they are unwelcome.” - George Orwell “I find it difficult to believe that words have no meaning in themselves, hard as I try. Habits of a lifetime are not lightly thrown aside.” - Stuart Chase Oceania is now the USSA and the critical mass of humanity from sea to shining sea is becoming the veritable acolyte and defender of all things Big Brother. If you pay the least attention to the latest proceedings by the moral midgets in the Congress, you discover that the power of critical thinking is waning and evaporating at light speed. Between the K-PhD communist indoctrination complex and the government supremacist state stenographers in the media, enstupidation has accelerated to a degree I never thought possible so quickly. I am thankful my sainted bride home educated our urchins and they are all well aware of what is going on.What can you personally do about it? In the end, our sole span of control is ourselves and nominally the families we have created. Here’s a quick list of what you can do in no particular order to control your world better and make sense of a life well lived. Government Schools Families don’t let their children [or grandchildren] go to government indoctrination complexes and should strongly dissuade any older children to go to college unless it is a STEM degree. If you do, you may never get them back. Reading Reading is fundamental and you should be reading books (real or Kindle) to expand who you are and your place in the world. I cycle through one fiction and two non-fiction with no limit on the sequence of the latter. It’s not that fiction is bad for you, I would contend that Gore Vidal’s books on the “Narratives of Empire” are better and more accurate than most of the PC drivel you’ll get in college. Burr is a personal hero of mine and his treatment of that great duelist is fabulous.