"It need hardly be said that the subtlest practitioners of doublethink are those who invented doublethink and know that
it is a vast system of mental cheating. In our society, those who have the best knowledge of what is happening are also
those who are furthest from seeing the world as it is. In general, the greater the understanding, the greater the delusion:
the more intelligent, the less sane".
"For if leisure and security were enjoyed by all alike, the great mass of human beings who are normally stupefied by
poverty would become literate and would learn to think for themselves; and when once they had done this, they would
sooner or later realise that the privileged minority had not function, and they would sweep it away. In the long run,
a hierarchical society was only possible on basis of poverty and ignorance".
1984, George Orwell.