Thoughtcrime

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In George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, certain ideas are illegal. This idea seems to be manifesting in the 21st century.

Thoughtcrime, crimethink and wrongthink are synonyms coined by George Orwell in his Nineteen Eighty-Four to describe the criminalisation of thinking.

"War on Terror"

Full article: Rated 4/5 “War on Terror”

Under the "War on Terror" project, the old notion of habeus corpus is being eased out of the legal process, to the point at which thought is being criminalised. Important elements of this include the claim that exposure to "radicalising" information lead people to "extremism", and that "hate speech" should be made illegal.

US

In 2019 a leaked FBI document referred to “conspiracy theory-driven domestic extremists", and citing a number of examples of people who committed violent crimes and believed what it termed "conspiracy theories" went on to discuss what it referred to as "the threat from conspiracy theory-driven domestic extremists".[1]



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