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When you take examples over the top, you are simply lying, because that is the difference between sensible choices made in reality and insane nonsense choices made in ideology tinted nonreality. And extrapolating examples globally is just as absurd... taking an exceptional mistake, and just assuming it's the status quo.

These kind of bad mental shortcuts are the result of decades of propagandistic programming, not any kind of reflection of reality.

What is normal changes, what seems absurd today might be quite possible tomorrow.

Besides that, there is the fact that "Authoritarian High Modernism" absolutely existed in the past century and resulted in all sorts of "insane nonsense choices" being made to the great detriment of millions of people.

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