Pathologized Totalitarianism 101...
* "The essence of totalitarianism -- regardless of which costumes and ideology it wears -- is a desire to completely control society, every aspect of society, every individual behavior and thought.
* "Whereas 20th-Century totalitarianism was more or less national and overtly political, New Normal totalitarianism is supranational, and its ideology is much more subtle. The New Normal is not Nazism or Stalinism. It's global-capitalist totalitarianism, and global capitalism doesn't have an ideology, technically, or, rather, its ideology is 'reality'."
* Those who challenge "reality" are "insane," i.e., "conspiracy theorists," "anti-vaxxers," "Covid deniers," "extremists," etc. And, thus, the pathologized New Normal narrative also pathologizes its political opponents, simultaneously stripping us of political legitimacy and projecting its own violence onto us.
* This remaking of society is violent. It is being carried out by force, with violence and the ever-present threat of violence. We need to face that, and act accordingly.