The Opposition

..there is still a part of the population (that) is fiercely against [the experimental injections].

They don’t believe in science/progress and are very often misogynistic and racist. It’s a very small group of people, but that doesn’t shy away from the fact that they take up some space.

This leads us, as a leader and as a country, to make a choice: Do we tolerate these people?

Justin Trudeau, quoted here

In the novel Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler, the hardened communist Gletkin criticises the protagonist Rubashov (soon to be executed) for his nuanced approach to politics:

Your task is therefore to make the opposition contemptible; to make the masses understand that opposition is a crime and that leaders of the opposition are criminals. That is the simple language which the masses understand….Your task, Citizen Rubashov, is to avoid awakening sympathy and pity. Sympathy and pity for the opposition are a danger to the country.

Arthur Koestler, Darkness at Noon