If we are not free to think what we want, we do not have a free society. It really is that simple. Unfortunately, there is now an overwhelming consensus among elitists in the western world that radical measures must be instituted to control what people think.
If you insist on being a rebel, there is a very good chance that you will be punished for holding unorthodox views. You won’t necessarily be put in prison, but our system has countless other ways that it can punish you. For example, those that insist on embracing unacceptable thoughts will find that their career choices are quite limited, and there are certain positions that they will be prohibited from ever holding under any circumstances. Not only that, but if your thoughts are offensive enough you may have a financial account suddenly shut down or credit denied for seemingly no reason. This sort of thing was unheard of a decade ago, but now it is happening all the time. Of course you can forget about having any sort of a substantial social media presence if your thoughts do not conform to current “societal norms”. Even the “free speech platforms” are banning and shadowbanning countless accounts every single day.
If any of the things that I have just described have happened to you, that is probably because you are a “thought criminal”.
You are not supposed to contradict the conditioning that you have received from our education system, from the news media, from our politicians and from the corporate entertainment that you are being fed for hours each day.
When you deviate from socially acceptable viewpoints, you are guilty of “thoughtcrime”. This is how “thoughtcrime” is defined by Wikipedia…
Thoughtcrime is a word coined by George Orwell in his 1949 dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. It describes a person’s politically unorthodox thoughts, such as beliefs and doubts that contradict the tenets of Ingsoc (English Socialism), the dominant ideology of Oceania. In the official language of Newspeak, the word crimethink describes the intellectual actions of a person who entertains and holds politically unacceptable thoughts; thus the government of the Party controls the speech, the actions, and the thoughts of the citizens of Oceania.
Sadly, we truly have become an “Orwellian society” at this point.
In fact, a woman in the UK was just arrested for thoughts that she was thinking within her own mind…