I'll have something to say about the Central England Temperature series and this year's summer, and when the minimum is finally reached, Arctic sea-ice. But the following video is an excellent review and extrapolation of a perfect movie, The Death of Stalin.
The excellent video is 12 minutes long and casts Armando Ianuci's comedy The Death of Stalin as a more general warning against the dangers of totalitarianism.
One thing that Harry Miller touches upon is the parallel with 1984 and that the Woke ideology is an elite ideology. This is why I say that the Woke Totalitarian takeover of the UK is complete, it has captured our culture's institutions, and has done so un-opposed. It would be wrong to think that because the majority of the population (proles) view it as alternately sinister and laughable, that the takeover is not complete.
In 1984 the proles are largely left to their own devices, total ideological purity and adherence is only imposed on the party members. The proles would presumably be subject to the interest of the Thought Police if they stuck their heads above the parapet, i.e. attracted attention.
In the UK there is a system for such thought crime, the non-crime hate incident. The UK Parliament has a briefing on this, here. As discussed in the Triggernometry video above, these are being used such that if a person admits blame then they can pay to go on a re-education course (to correct their thinking) and thus avoid a criminal record. However the incident will still be recorded and will appear on an enhanced check, which keeps them out of positions such as education or the police, or seniority in the Civil service. Thus preserving the political purity of thought within those institutions?
The Parliamentary briefing reports (page 4) that in 2013 there were 29130 'hate' incidents, and in 2021 this had risen to 114958, most of this rise being attributed to better reporting. It is not clear what proportion of the incidents happen in the real-world and what proportion on the internet. Indeed, there is only one reference to 'internet' in the whole document.
However there is a freedom of information request for West Midlands Police, here. This lists 371 non-crime incidents (page 1, table), yet when asked for the source of the incidents (page 2, final table) only 10 incidents are listed, and despite details of internet incidents being requested, that is overlooked. Nonetheless, this implies that 361 of 371 incidents are 'people being mean on the internet'. Which can be triggered by incidents as slight as posting memes.
This isn't meant to be a proper investigation into the issue, if I ever get the time I will take this up. Nor should it be taken as a defence of 'people being mean on the internet', rudeness is unacceptable unless executed with style and wit, it rarely is. But from all I have read it does seem to be amounting to a worrying erosion of personal freedom driven by a certain ideological position masquerading as the only valid position.
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