Thought Crimes - an art work by T Newfields
Thought Crimes

Citizen #526-37-5989 - you are to be terminated
for thinking improper thoughts

We have probed your mind
& come to find
you don't believe in the System

You're guilty of spreading false ideas
about our Glorious Way
& have used unauthorized channels
to spread dismay

The penalty for disobedience is simple:
termination starts immediately

Let your case
serve as a warning to others
undermining our God-Given Freedoms
Great Democracy

Terri: If a single ideology becomes a State, this could happen.
Ted: It's chilling to contemplate. Any ideology that becomes absolute also becomes absolutely evil.
Chris: We need a diversity of thought and opinion. Each way of viewing the world has some validity. However, each view must be kept in check by others.
Tim: Just as biological systems need eco-diversity, perhaps thought systems need "ideological diversity".
Sam: Shucks (shaking his head). Doesn't each person secretly want to be a dictator?