Defund the Thought Police

Robert Redfield
Written by Robert Redfield


It’s time to have a difficult discussion.

Over the course of the last decade, it’s become abundantly clear that the Thought Police are no longer required. In fact, it’s fair to say that they are an abject waste of resources.

With the media telling me what to think, my friends punishing me for individual expression, and Asch conformity subjugating social policy, the Thought Police are a waste of resources and drones.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not vilifying or downplaying the importance Thought Police played in the past. We needed them. After WWII, individuality and freedom posed a serious threat…


In the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), by George Orwell, the Thought Police (Thinkpol) are the secret police of the superstate Oceania, who discover and punish thoughtcrime, personal and political thoughts unapproved by Ingsoc’s regime.

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Robert Redfield

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