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The big lie

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Key insights from Havel and Solzhenitsyn on what each of us can do to combat totalitarianism.

"Totalitarianism at its essence is the attempt to transform reality into fiction"
"From the big lie trickled down a stream of endless little lies"
"Because the regime is captive to its own lies it must falsify everything. It falsifies the past. It falsifies the present and the future. It falsifies statistics."
"The best resistance to totalitarianism is to drive it out of our own souls, our own circumstances, our own land, to drive it out of contemporary humankind"
"And therein we find, neglected by us, the simplest, the most accessible key to our liberation: a personal nonparticipation in lies! Even if all is covered in lies, even if all is under their rule, let us resist in the smallest way: Let their rule hold not through me"
"Give voice to our thoughts undeterred by ridicule"

"Despite appearances it [this type of political system] is by its nature weak, brittle, and in need of constant infusions of fear and lies in order to prevent it from collapsing"

"One man who stopped lying could bring down a tyranny"
 
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