A claim from George Orwell (according to this article: Trump has birthed a dangerous new ‘Lost Cause’ myth. We must fight it | David…)
If this were true, then it needs to come with a 'so'.
I guess one (one that I don't like) is Hobbesianism.
3. Epistemic status
I can imagine it, but it feels kind of bleak. I suppose it probably comes with a corollary, like 'unless we do X' in which case it's useful.
Also it's more of a belief than a claim I suppose (what's the exact difference?) as it's not something you could prove.