“Big Sister does not want her peasants holding values that are incompatible with the Good Society. She will not tolerate adult behavior, or independent thought and action. Thus she hates religion, morality, political dissent of any kind (democracy is, again, intolerant of dissent, even in dress), and in particular she hates the kind of moral abolutism that underlies most systems of honor. As an example of how this works, Big Sister promulgates the now widespread idea that anyone who refuses welfare to which he is “entitled” is INSANE. Thus even a debased petit-bourgeois notion of personal responsibility and independence becomes a symptom of insanity, and since insanity is, in our mythology, a disease like influenza, the insane must accept treatment. Must. Tyrannies of the left-socialist type are characterized by their insistence on compulsory altruism as the prime “social directive”.