"Sedated" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward
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They awaken when their alarms sound at 6am like it did every single morning for every single person in every single unit in every single block in every single settlement when they drank their glasses of enriched water and power smoothies just like everyone else did and went out to the courtyard just like everyone else did to perform their daily calisthenics and recite their allegiance to the rules and rulers who made them overseen by their guardians who were overseen by their security who were overseen by their protectors where they would from there file into the Creatoriums where products were produced processed packaged and shipped to be serenely consumed by all the peoples.
They used to remember thinking but now it's no longer necessary and with the enriched water it is no longer possible after the cataclysmic campaigns of the last decade when it was decided that facts no longer mattered so therefore truth no longer existed so therefore thinking was no longer necessary but in fact futile¬†so therefore not only sterile but dangerous and therefore behavior alone was substantial and adherence to action alone was useful.
For a while they motivated the relinquishment of thought with reward but acknowledging¬†the eruptive and disruptive power of ideas they decided when the enriched water failed like it sometimes did to punish it instead which was more immediately productive for restoring order and yield.
Their motto was ‚ÄúWell done good and faithful servants!‚Äù because it wasn't thought or belief or ideas that worked but behavior and since thought or belief or ideas were obviously fruitless for their souls then they were manifestly vain¬†for their lives so they were absolutely outlawed for their mutual benefit because the tranquility of thoughtlessness far outweighed the pain of embracing aborted dreams and stillborn ideas.
Because independent thinking was so divisive and ideas were so dissentious they were provided¬†helpful guidelines on what to talk about and how to talk about it making everything utterly sublime in comparison to the contentious years preceding.
Make Do Serve Report with Contentment is all that mattered so accordingly leave it to the leaders to worry think plan protect and they are left to behave and produce peacefully without thought for the morrow for they claimed it was all they did anyway because the value of thought and ideas had long since passed and they were just living in the residue of a dream that only brought suffering since¬†expectations and the dreams that birthed them was what caused pain so the elimination of them completely was the key to a fruitful life and a productive society.
When books were read religion sedated the masses now instead being sedate is the religion of the masses and all together they no longer need dream and question and doubt and fear as they march through the regulated routines of their untroubled days.
Free of thought they were free to obey and peace ruled over the land.