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Flat White

Mystical truth and palpable absurdity

13 March 2024

3:00 AM

13 March 2024

3:00 AM

George Orwell wrote in 1984, ‘The words kept coming back to him, statement of a mystical truth and a palpable absurdity.’

The sentence describes, with alarming accuracy, the current situation concerning pro-Palestinian protests where absurdities and mystical ‘truths’ are being continuously forced down the gullets of the public. Worryingly, many institutions, particularly journalistic ones, are swallowing these fantasies and regurgitating them to the public.

The notions peddled by the pro-Palestinian protesters, who are often either pro-Hamas or suspiciously incapable of criticising Hamas, is that the October 7 massacre of Israelis was a justified response to the grievances of a downtrodden people.

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