IMHO, that’s the money quote from Nineteen Eighty-Four. O’Brien says it to Winston Smith during his torture in Room 101.
‘You are a slow learner, Winston,’ said O’Brien gently.
‘How can I help it?’ he blubbered. ‘How can I help seeing what is in front of my eyes? Two and two are four.’
‘Sometimes, Winston. Sometimes they are five. Sometimes they are three. Sometimes they are all of them at once. You must try harder. It is not easy to become sane.’
Given the reporting of the events in DC from all the various sources, each pushing its own narrative, I’m not sure if what I’m seeing in front of my eyes is real. There are so few trustworthy sources.
I suppose I’m not even a slow learner.