While the most visible and egregious forms of government power exist in the form of the surveillance state, an aggressive military, and manipulative media, 1984’s most powerful and insidious means of exercising authority is by inscribing beliefs directly onto the mind by the control of language and by psychiatric tyranny.

Today’s Democratic Party insists that it fights to maintain American Democracy by exposing Trump’s corruption, but anti-democratic values are inscribed into the party’s own nomination process. If we are interested in Democracy, then the Democrat’s nomination process must eliminate superdelegates. It is time for the Democratic Party to live up to the values its name suggests.

Fundamentally, these all point towards the industry’s great success, which is also the praxis of its evil: it teaches people to be consumers of the mental health care industry, thereby reducing their self-efficacy and teaching them to live within an open-air panopticon in which we internalize the values of the status quo.