Those Who Comply Run The World
It is the students who give a teacher the authority to teach. No follower, no teacher. When we simply go along with the official narrative of any organisation, we not only give away our power, we also give away our brains.
If the majority comply, the easier it is to control the whole. The curtailing of free speech initiates the silencing of the few who do not see things the same way as the followers, and they are shunned.
Shun: Old English scunian‘abhor’, shrink back with fear, seek safety from an enemy.
Clear thinking isn’t as easy as we might suppose as our minds are full of cliches, and words have many connotations and can easily – if not deliberately – be misunderstood. If we do not speak out, however, we allow the misguided to run our lives.
Goodness knows whatever evil knows.