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This is What Totalitarianism Looks Like

Aside from the performative displays of anguish–possibly sincere, in a bizarre way–note the total lack of interaction among mourners at monuments to recently deceased North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il.

Orwell’s great insight into totalitarianism was that it destroys all capacity for human intimacy, and replaces normal emotions with manipulable mania–and here’s further, chilling evidence.

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Not surprisingly, CNN allowed itself to be swept along in the cult of personality, in this 2010 segment retrieved by HotAir:


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