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Telling Lies

Issue Three / 2020

A society no longer bound by an underlying universal logos is bound only by an irrational rebellion against reality, by anti-logos. It lives by lies, inspired by the Author of Lies, and propagated by powerful engines of “social” media, and all of us, who repeat them “freely.” The architects of Newspeak banish “ungood” words (as per Orwell) exchanging them for “good” ones. Thus “liberty” and “patriotism”—now “fascist”—are exchanged for “democracy” which now means “equality” and “diversity.” Words like “fidelity,” “procreation,” “killing,” and “sex” cede to “consent” “reproduction,” “termination,” and “gender identity.” This is a collective anti-social media campaign against our common grasp of objective reality.

Humanum: Issues in Family, Culture & Science
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