Imagine, for a moment, that modern day America’s history is being written 70 years from now. Based on all that we see and know right now, does the following not sound not only plausible, but quite possible spot-on for what present day will be described as decades from now?
In an ever-changing, incomprehensible world the masses had reached the point where they would, at the same time, believe everything and nothing, think that everything was possible and nothing was true…
Mass propaganda discovered that its audience was ready at all times to believe the worst, no matter how absurd, and did not particularly object to being deceived because it held every statement to be a lie anyhow.
The masters of this sort of propaganda understood that they could change their stories with impunity, because they would see their deceptions as a form of 8-dimensional chess.
The totalitarian mass leaders based their propaganda on the correct psychological assumption that, under such conditions, one could make people believe the most fantastic statements one day, and trust that if the next day they were given irrefutable proof of their falsehood, they would take refuge in cynicism; instead of deserting the leaders who had lied to them, they would protest that they had known all along that the statement was a lie and would admire the leaders for their superior tactical cleverness.”
Whether you read that through the prism of believing Donald Trump is a Totalitarian or that Bernie Sanders is, the words still ring chillingly true. The only difference is your political bent and asinine, delusional belief that your side is correct and the other side is wrong.
They’re all wrong. We, as a unit of people, do not matter and are not being fought for by anyone. The Democrats do not care about your safety, they care about pandering to the largest voting block in the nation; Hispanics. And they know from countless polls, focus groups, and endless streams of research that dissolving America’s borders and supporting the “right” of anyone to come to America at any time plays exceptionally well with minority voters. The lie that republicans tell you that “immigrants who did it right are anti-illegal immigrant,” is just that…a lie. The numbers show it, over and over again, and the overwhelming opinion of all minorities and immigrants is that America needs to move towards open borders. The political party that supports that will own that voting block for generations to come, murdered American citizens be damned. Meanwhile, neither president Trump nor the Republicans give a damn about income inequality or improving your life in any way meaningful, unless, of course, you’re already rich, and then they REALLY want to help you. Trump’s tax law proved that, as did the theatrical roll out of endless corporations and their dopey “bonuses,” to employees, all of which was pre-ordained months ago as a thanks for Trump removing regulations at every corner to allow corporations to steamroll their way to bigger and bigger profits; none of which will trickle down. No less than the Wall Street Journal reported just two Friday’s ago that wages have not increased at all in the last 18 months despite the tax cut and enormous corporate profit growth (just as I predicted, by the way).
The list of hypocrisy and lack of interest in the American people is endless on both sides which is why the words above are America’s future…written 70 years ago by Hannah Arendt in her book “The Origins of Totalitarianism.” Her words were true then, and they’re more true now in the age of Social Media.
As Arendt brilliantly wrote; “The result of a consistent and total substitution of lie, for factual truth is not that the lie will now be accepted as truth and truth be defamed as a lie, but that the sense by which we take our bearings in the real world—and the category of truth versus falsehood is among the mental means to this end—is being destroyed.”
How true…or is it? What is truth? Does it matter anymore anyway?