Doublethink is a sort of self imposed mental illness. It is a decisional non-decision, a worldview that claims there are no worldviews, therefore it is extremely dishonest. It is an attempt at an intellectual swindle perpetrated on those who suffer from intellectual illiteracy. Doublethink is another name for Relativism.
As Orwell describes in his great books, 1984:
Doublethink: “The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them. … To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies—all this is indispensably necessary. Even in using the word doublethink it is necessary to exercise doublethink. For by using the word one admits that one is tampering with reality; by a fresh act of doublethink one erases this knowledge; and so on indefinitely, with the lie always one leap ahead of the truth.”
This is an extremely accurate description of how Liberals and religious people approach the political arena of ideas. Anyone who has ever argued with a Liberal or an evangelical knows what I am talking about. Liberals and Christians have transformed doublethink into an art form!
The Importance of the Topic
Relativism is so dominant in today’s world that we often overlook the significance of its influence. To understand Multiculturalism, on must first understand Relativism. Multiculturalism is actually Relativism applied to the collective. Historicism, Positivism, Humanism, and Liberalism all build their structures upon the foundation of Relativism.
The failures of both the League of Nations and the United Nations can be traced to a foundation in Relativism. In order to translate Obummer speak, one must understand Relativism.
Relativism is paving the way for the total collapse of our society. Before terrorists kill us, Relativism will have paved the way. Before our economy tanks, Relativism will have paved the way. Before China invades our country, Relativism will have paved the way.
What’s the Attraction?
What would make so many people subscribe to such an obviously ridiculous philosophy? Probably the greatest attraction is that Relativism is easy. In the mind of the doublethinker, ever opinion is elevated to rock star status. Knowing how to actually play an instrument or having a true understanding of music theory is no longer important. All you need to participate is an air guitar. In a society that has grown accustomed to yelling into a small metal box and having a hamburger pop out the other end, Relativism becomes quite attractive.
Relativism provides a false sense of freedom, much like heroin or opium, because one loses their awareness of the friction between truth and falsehood. Because one has relieved themselves from having to decipher truth from falsehood, one also experiences a false sense of moral superiority over those who make clear truth claims.
In reality one is merely a slave of ignorance rather than free from reality. Heroin has the same effect. The user may indeed feel temporary sensations of euphoria, but in the end they are bound by the chains of addiction.
Moral Relativism is indeed the opium of the Liberal. Just like any junky, they will go to great lengths to acquire their fix in order to escape reality with doublethink.
Case Study of a “Doublethinker”
The following are real examples of doublethink that I recently encountered on a forum. We’ll just call our subject “Lib X”.
Keep in mind that Lib X is not a stupid person. Lib X writes quite articulately. He has served in the military, seen action, and watched people die. I say this to make it clear that the average person who has ingested Relativism, is more-so under the influence of its debilitating effects than inherently incapable of understandings. Lib X’s mind is quite capable of having true understandings; it is merely under the influence of Relativism. With any good program of detox, Lib X is capable of full recovery.
Lib X described his education to be “an inch deep and a mile wide.” This is “newspeak” for knowing a great deal about nothing. It is an admission of participating in intellectual drift. Of course Lib X does not see things this way and is highly offended that I recognize things to be as they are. If I don’t play along with this game, if I notice that the emperor is not wearing any clothes, Lib X is then able to relieve himself by claiming moral superiority, because he would never judge someone as I just have. In Lib X’s world of doublethink, everyone is to respect his opinion as being valid and of great worth. To do otherwise is a “thought crime.”
Hitler to Hamilton
Our correspondence began with the topic of Hitler and ended with a Quote from Alexander Hamilton. Lib X had some rather interesting opinions that are quite frightening. Also keep in mind that Lib X, unfortunately, is a teacher.
Lib X wanted to know if I was aware of the fact that Time Magazine had made Hitler the man of the year in 1938. Lib X held the opinion that in the beginning, Hitler was a good person who had good ideas, and that it was not until later in Hitler’s career, after Hitler went insane, that things took a turn for the worse.
Needless to say I was rather disturbed by his observations. I was rather curious as to how he had arrived at this conclusion. I told him that he was far from the mark, and suggested a half dozen books, including Hitler’s Mein Kampf, that he might take a look at. I explained to him that Chamberlain had a similar opinion of Hitler that directly allowed the Holocaust to take place.
This is why Relativism is so dangerous. This is what happens when our education is only an inch deep and a mile wide. Reality literally gets turned on its head. In the mind of a doublethinker, Hitler is both good and bad. The price we all pay for this sleepy complacency is far too high. Lib X’s opinion is of no value on this topic. Well, it is of great use to Fascist Muslims. They know Lib X will never see them coming. To the Muslims, Liberals are useful idiots.
As is quite typical of a Liberal, he was able to relieve himself by claiming moral superiority. I had mentioned to him that my opinion on this matter was based on a twenty five year study of the topic. To Lib X this was nothing more than arrogance, known as a “thought-crime” in Orwell’s novel. Lib X would never claim to know more than someone else, therefore he is morally superior. In truth, he is intellectually illiterate due to his lack of effort to gain understanding. He wants to be a rock star by playing air guitar.
To be fair, he did in fact purchase a copy of Hitler’s Mein Kampf. I hope he reads this work as well as some of the other books I mentioned. I mentioned these works not to elevate myself, but in hopes that Lib X would be encouraged to further is own personal studies.
I feel quite confident that he will discover that Hitler wanted to kill all the Jews when he was quite young. Any of Hitler’s “good ideas” were merely a means to this end, stepping stones on the road to his own power. I also feel confident that Lib X will discover that it was people who were intoxicated with doublethink that allowed Hitler to gain power. It was people just like himself, riding on their horse of moral superiority, that were just as responsible as Hitler for the horror of the holocaust.
“By 2050-earlier, probably- all real knowledge of Oldspeak will have disappeared. The whole literature of the past will have been destroyed. Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Bryon (and in our example, Hamilton) – they’ll exist only in Newspeak versions, not merely changed into something different, but actually changed into something contradictory of what they used to be.” Orwell 1984
According to Lib X, and in the minds of doublethinkers world wide, it is impossible to determine what Hamilton was trying to communicate with his writings. Since Hamilton is dead, we can never know what he meant. To the doublethinker, we are left with only our own personal opinions of what it means to us. Each opinion is to be respected and valued.
“The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of THE divinity itself, and can never be erased.” Alexander Hamilton
This is what lib X’s opinion is concerning the above statement by Hamilton:
He claims that the rights of men not being found on parchment, means that our rights do not come from the Bible.
He also feels that the rights of men “are here today and gone tomorrow, like a flash of light.”
He feels that the use of the word “divinity” is really in reference to the collective conscious of men, not of God. He feels that we as men give ourselves rights.
What Lib X has managed to do is to twist Hamilton’s words to mean the direct opposite of what Hamilton was communicating. Also, he was able to relieve himself by claiming moral superiority in not claiming to know what Hamilton meant. This is truly Orwellian! By choosing to be intellectually illiterate, one becomes more moral! By choosing to believe in a lie, one becomes closer to truth! From Orwell’s novel; “a successful manipulation of the mind, the person is no longer saying the opposite of what he thinks, but he thinks the opposite of what is true.”
This is so important. The greatest idea behind this experiment that we call America, is the concept that men have been given rights by God, as discovered through reason, not a government. These rights are permanent, part of the ground of being outside of human influence. This is what Hamilton was communicating.
I tried to explain to Lib X that to debate about what Hamilton meant was pointless, and was not a matter of opinion. I encouraged him to read Hamilton’s writings, and the writings that influenced Hamilton such as Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas and, John Locke. I directed him to Alexis De Tocqueville’s Democracy in America, and several other references that clearly show that Hamilton, and many other founding fathers, held the belief that the rights of humankind are given by God and not by governments. This fact is so fundamental, so well documented, that to argue about this is ridiculous.
Alexander Hamilton was more than a politician; he was a governmental theorists, or political philosopher. Alexander Hamilton was also one of the few leading founders that was actually a Christian, who drew heavily from the Bible in his political philosophy.
Now, like I said to Lib X, if you do not agree with Hamilton about this, then that would be a worthwhile debate. But to argue that reality is not real, to claim we have no way of knowing what he meant, is self-imposed stupidity.
Of course Lib X claimed moral superiority. He was far above the fray by claiming not to know what Hamilton meant. To Liberals, I am a thought criminal. In the mind of a doublethinker, it is wrong to actually know something. To claim that you actually know something is a “thought crime.” As Orwell states, “Ignorance is Strength.” Let us all pray that Lib X teaches auto repair or heating and air-conditioning, and not history or social studies.
Consequences of Relativism
Because of the large numbers of doublethinkers in our society, we are all dead. Not only do Liberals employ doublethink, but many on the religious right depend on doublethink as well. By the time my children reach adulthood, America will be no more. Relativism is paving the way for the collapse of our nation. The more doublethinkers ascend to positions of power, the faster our society will collapse.
Ronald Reagan once said that it takes only one generation to bring liberty into extinction. This is the generation that is bringing the extinction of liberty. We are watching the fall of America. Relativism is the opium of the Liberal mind, and we have great numbers hooked on its debilitating effects.
When Relativism permeates the educational system, ignorance 101 becomes mandatory. When Relativism permeates the judicial system, Justice gets turned on its head. When Relativism permeates the economic system, dependence on the government grows. When Relativism permeates foreign policy, tyrants become your friend, and allies are turned into adversaries.
Everything that is touched by the mind of Relativism begins to decay. Terrorism will not be our downfall directly, nor economic hardship. Before any of these things do us harm, Relativism will have paved the way