Due to my typical facility with scheduling, meaning I screwed up, this post runs today. Our Summar Contra Gentiles series returns in a week.
Note from the author: the following was dictated to me by antifa leader Allardyce T. Merriweather at the Party’s ritual Charlottesville Book Burning, which took place 12 August 2021, four years after the white supremacist rally which saw the lives of over two thousand innocent victims slaughtered by fascist forces, a rally which Party historians mark as the beginning of our Second Civil War.
People not up on Party History think we started with the books. But it isn’t so. We got rid of the racist hate statues first. That was only natural. Books came after.
Now you might wonder about this. A statue is just a hunk of stone or metal, but a book can be filled with the most illegal thoughts you used to be able to imagine! Books are more toxic. Statues are comparatively harmless. So why did we start with them? The reason is simple. People can see the statues.
I don’t mean it to sound as simple as that. Or maybe I do. People see statues. They’re right there, in your face. They remind people of forbidden times; they cause forbidden thoughts. A man sees a racist hate statue and he starts thinking, “Why is that there? Maybe things weren’t always this way, maybe there were times when it was different.”
In a sense, it isn’t his fault he has these thoughts. He was triggered into them. We should pity this man.
People are weak and need Party guidance. The past was a hurtful time. Horrible things happened in the past. Racist, sexist, transphobic, even Islamophobic things. Hard to believe now, isn’t it? That’s the point, though. We want it impossible to believe.
This is why we must say that, in a sense, the past didn’t really exist. And since it didn’t exist, we can’t have reminders of it in public. The statues had to go. They went fast, too. Faster than we had hoped.
Statues—and movies, don’t forget the movies—caused massive trouble because they were visual. They were right there, out in the open. Books were different. A statue could trigger, but a book could corrupt.
You have to remember, when we started the burnings, people weren’t really reading them anyway. Most had no idea what was in ’em. How else do you think we were able to convince the indigenous populants to remove the statues so easily? They didn’t really know what they were—and we didn’t want ’em to find out.
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