Freak Out!

Released 50 years ago. Frank would roll in his grave knowing that the Brain Police are their most powerful right now. In the ’80s they were primarily daft pearl-clutching Washington Wives (abetted by the so-called “Moral Majority”/ in the UK we had Mary Whitehouse). But thanks to Frank we had some push back because these pearl-clutchers weren’t the sharpest pencils in the box. But the baton was passed on to a much more intellectually savvy, ambitious and infinitely more disingenuous younger generation, operating within a highly camouflaged and widely distributed institution — the academy. This time they had highly sophisticated techniques at their disposal (indoctrination posing as inquiry) along with institutionalized protection that the wider world took little notice of. Trained up in their totalitarian theology, they crushed dissent at every turn (late ’90s) and then reemerged as the regressive Left or the central scrutinizers with allies in the political class and canon-fodder recruits (students) to do their bidding. If we break them now, they will be broken at the height of their power and as such they will not blight our liberal beautiful inheritance for a generation. But they will be back . . . authoritarianism lurks in the hearts and the minds of these self-styled Platonic sophisticates and are closer to their bête noire (of their own making mind you) then they care to acknowledge.

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This is the CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER…it is my responsibility to enforce all the laws
that haven’t been passed yet. It is also my responsibility to alert each and every one of
you to the potential consequences of various ordinary everyday activities you might be
performing which could eventually lead to The Death Penalty (or affect your parents’
credit rating). Our criminal institutions are full of little creeps like you who do wrong things…
and many of them were driven to these crimes by a horrible force called MUSIC! Our studies
have shown that this horrible force is so dangerous to society at large that laws are being
drawn up at this very moment to stop it forever! Cruel and inhuman punishments are
being carefully described in tiny paragraphs so they won’t conflict with the Constitution
(which, itself, is being modified in order to accommodate THE FUTURE).