“It needed a sort of athleticism of mind, an ability at one moment to make the most delicate use of logic and at the next to be unconscious of the crudest logical errors”

He had no difficulty in disposing of the fallacy, and he was in no danger of succumbing to it. He realized, nevertheless, that it ought never to have occurred to him. The mind should develop a blind spot whenever a dangerous thought presented itself. The process should be automatic, instinctive. Crimestop, they called it in Newspeak.

He set to work to exercise himself in crimestop. He presented himself with propositions — ‘the Party says the earth is flat’, ‘the party says that ice is heavier than water’ — and trained himself in not seeing or not understanding the arguments that contradicted them. It was not easy. It needed great powers of reasoning and improvisation. The arithmetical problems raised, for instance, by such a statement as ‘two and two make five’ were beyond his intellectual grasp. It needed also a sort of athleticism of mind, an ability at one moment to make the most delicate use of logic and at the next to be unconscious of the crudest logical errors. Stupidity was as necessary as intelligence, and as difficult to attain.

-George Orwell, 1984

“Though the vax has never been tested over the long-term, we know it will be safe and effective.”

“Yes, it is true the vax does not stop transmission, but today a vaccine is defined as: A preparation that is used to stimulate the body’s immune response against diseases.

“Yes, it does not do that either but your chances of dying from the disease are less if you have been vaxxed.”

“No, we cannot reveal the data showing that your chances of dying are less because it cannot be untangled from vax deaths data.”

“Yes, it is true that hospitals received extra payment for covid deaths, but we know they would never fudge death certificates for that reason. Nor would they fudge them to hide vax deaths.”

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