Ace of Spades:
Keep this in mind when the Democrats in the House are issuing subpoenas by the truckload.
Why are the Senate Republicans not calling Hillary Clinton to testify, under oath, about her knowledge regarding the payments she was making through cut-outs to Russian intelligence operatives for political dirt?
And more importantly: Why are we not asking that? Why has no one proposed that?
Here's my answer. And I think this is true -- and chilling.
Because we're conditioned to understand, in our very bones, that we're not allowed to ask that.
That we're not permitted to even think that.
Demanding Hillary Clinton testify about her own payments to Russians seems obvious. She paid Russians for dirt, which I'm assured is treason.
Why are we not taking the simple, obvious step of questioning her about her treason?
But no one -- and I do mean no one -- even suggests it because of the terroristic left and the constant barrage of media criticism and attacks has put us into a state of constant self-censorship which has evolved into actual, genuine doublethink.
It's not that we think of this and then dismiss it as impossible.
We don't even allow ourselves to think it in the first place.
That's doublethink -- that's the goal of the Inner Party. To make it impossible to even think a thought that the Inner Party disapproves of.
They're not doing 90% of the censorship. Oh, they're doing 10% of it, and it's a big 10%.
But 90% of it they're making us do ourselves.
They've made us so conscious of their demands, and so fearful of their response for not fulfilling those demands, that it has become an autonomous nervous response for our brains to avoid even thinking things that would displease our masters.
They say that if you leave a leash on a dog for five years, even when you take the leash off, he'll remain in the perimeter the now-missing leash would have permitted him.
That's where we are. Unable to even make ourselves venture outside the small little circle our Masters have permitted us.
Doublethink. We know that Good Conservatives -- Conservatives who do not get attacked and doxxed and harassed by partisan government officials -- simply do not ask things like "Why isn't Hillary Clinton, the ultimate paymaster who paid Russians for dirt to attempt a soft coup, being asked questions under oath?"
Even thinking that immediately causes our superegos to step in and shut that thought down: That's not proper! That's not who we are!
It's what Communists societies do:
Mr. Dalrymple: "In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, nor to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil, and in some small way to become evil oneself. One's standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control."