December 2018 Pat Condell on social media megalomania and totalitarian tendencies Posted on February 23, 2019 by Eeyore — 13 Comments ↓ Share this:FacebookTwitter
Profoundly dense with wisdom and eloquence.
And so rolls Bezmenov’s demoralization snowball no longer in need of help from Frankfurt pushers. Yes, it is now self-propelled, thundering downhill into the abyss. It flattens every tree standing, leaving the landscape barren of individuals who dare stand in its way. Alas, the only tree it cannot destroy is hope.
Stupid educated people raise every single totalitarian regime and smart uneducated ones tear each one down. Except the deconstructors are not uneducated. They are schooled in reality whether they have a post-secondary education, or not. They are prickly, streetsmart, and defiant.
Attack the defiant with mainstream media and they grow in notoriety. If this does not destroy them it will make them stronger. Disseminate the unfettered truths of the defiant–those high moral particulars of freedom–by alternative media, and they will snowball.
Destroy alternative media and the defiant will continue to find a way to find eachother. I guess that’s why god created homing pigeons.
A blade of grass will grow from a crack in the concrete in a city sidewalk. Life and liberty seem defiant by design.
“And so rolls Bezmenov’s demoralization snowball no longer in need of help from Frankfurt pushers.”
This just in from GoV (— Hat tip: JD)
We are well through stage two (no thanks to 0bama) and, without rapid intervention, the now-formed-up Stage Three foundations (again, no £ü¢kïñg thanks to 0bama) will—with a magnanimous MSM’s usual unstinting help—be poured and, in just another few decades, set into hardened anti-Constitutional Progressivism.
Skeptical readers are referred to Stage Three’s, “[that’s] just the way it is now” über-absurd, ‘terrorism is the new normal’ EU-style standardization of once-unthinkably intolerable ßüllshït.
“It flattens every tree standing, leaving the landscape barren of individuals who dare stand in its way.”
There is an ancient Asian saying about how: “The nail that sticks up will be hammered down.” Much like the way that modern pols use 1984 as an operating manual, so has that old saw’s mandamus of conformity been shot peened into young minds around the clock by every last television set, recommend iTune, monitor screen, podcast, iPhone display, and PoMo Prog propaganda nozzle they encounter.
“Except the deconstructors are not uneducated. ”
I prefer the word, “traitors”. Otherwise, please carry on.
“If this does not destroy them it will make them stronger.”
Why, it’s almost as if they’d have you believe Nietzsche originally predicted that what doesn’t kill them only delays the inevitable.
“Destroy alternative media…”
Thankfully, not only is that easier-said-than-done, it’s basically impossible. That’s because—whether we use cave painting or skywriting—intelligent little fiddle-£ü¢kïñg human monkey-minds ALWAYS will gin up some innovative form of Samizdat. After all, it’s one of the things that we do second best.
“Life and liberty seem defiant by design.”
Ya look up either word in the richardsnary and there’s defiant’s picture! I’m tellin’ yez… [/Dangerfield]
you are far too optimistic. Try to find a non PC history of life in the Dark Ages. When the fall comes it will become a dark age and the non elite survivors(<1% IMO) of the warfare, the famines & the plagues will be serfs all over again under the new aristocracy who will probably rule as do the Saudi princes , in the name of god and thus be inviolable. Have a look at how dissent was treated even in the UK 1000AD to 1800AD. Slavery will be back with a vengeance and torture the norm. With the super grains, mankind is living on borrowed time.
Maybe. That’s how grass rolls.
“That’s how grass rolls.”
And thank goodness for that. Otherwise humanity would long ago have perished from a lethal combination of hunger and boredom.
“With the super grains, mankind is living on borrowed time.”
Slight nitpick. It’s not really all of “mankind”, it’s the stupid … people (two nouns) which, admittedly, comprise an ever-expanding chunk of Earth’s population.
Nor should blame be reaped by the grains that are “heavy-headed” (per imbecile savant Jared Diamond). That silage should more deservingly be heaped upon the entirely too fertile ground whereby the West’s post-WW II munitions industries repurposed a vast, soil-destroying, ammonium nitrate supply chain—one that allowed Agribusiness to (very profitably) produce an overabundance … mostly of false hopes about feeding the world.
This planet’s people can be fed; just not by inefficiently carting around megatons of famine relief that never address the Root Causes—as in: 1.Corruption, 2. Low IQ plus zero schools, 3. Abject greed (see item 1), and environmental destruction (see item 3).
We’ve had a good long run.
How Long Did the Empires of Ancient Civilizations Last?
I’m re-reading the history of the Late Roman Republic. Complex politics, but rule of law. Then decadence set in, corruption both public and private.
Plutarch: Life of Sulla
If half of what McCullough wrote about Sulla was true (and I’m sure it was lots more than just half), then that sod was one helluva piece of work.
Sort of like Einstein running Prohibition Chicago’s Capone syndicate but a lot messier and with not so many thought experiments.
Another early source is Sallust:
CONSPIRACY OF CATILINE AND THE JUGURTHINE WAR
Strong as usual, I particularly liked the Well metaphor. Yup, we have a police here (Great Britain as was) who seem to think the whole world is social media and subject to its rules. So, screaming for bloody jihad is okay, calling for conservatives to be killed okay but ‘mis-gendering’ someone (saying what sex they really are) gets one 7 hours in custody.
I just read an interview with a UK police-person [ (^u^) ].
Said the job was 70% social work, fighting crime not so much. Get those root causes, yep, that’ll do it.
Interesting article on the lifespan of civs. Here’s an article on the fall of the Roman empire as tied to its currency. I keep it to Rome because this is what you’re reading about, but currency seems to be a powerful force in civ. decline.
I’ve still got a few centuries to go.
Right now the Republic is about to give way to Empire. They were great letter-writers and memorialists, alive in translation. The politics seem to fit so well with our own.
Optimistically, the Republic ended in Empire around the time Jesus was born. So there’s that.
(Together with the abysmally depressing Arch of Titus and Vesuvius. Just coincidence, eh?)
And there was a fabulous system of roads and established ship routes for those with the gumption to shake off the dust and move on. Spain was good for a long time.
(We’ll figure something out, just like our ancestors.)