“CRIMESTOP means the faculty of stopping short, as though by instinct, at the threshold of any dangerous thought. It includes the power of not grasping analogies, of failing to perceive logical errors, of misunderstanding the simplest arguments if they are inimical to Ingsoc, and of being bored or repelled by any train of thought which is capable of leading in a heretical direction.”
“How necessary it was, to free human beings from their instincts, to format and reprogram their minds so that they could overcome all their natural instincts.” – George Orwell, 1984
CRIMESTOP is not a legit thing.
I’m not required to train my brain to think:
- Men are women
- Straight men are lesbian women
- The oppressor class is the oppressed class
- Choosing not to convert children into the opposite sex is conversion therapy
- Cutting off one’s body parts is true acceptance of oneself
The act of disbelieving these claims does not make one a bigot or an abuser. It does not call for brain reprogramming. It does not call for the invention of new words for “heretics” designed to scare people into compliance.
It isn’t even unusual.