UPDATE 11/26/22: We survive daily on doses of good news because we seem to be drowning in bad news. Our society, our rich Western culture is slowly committing suicide, the norms of people shifting from rational self-interest to total absurdity. Men giving birth? Shutting down the entire world for a flu? Banning energy production? Punishing farmers for effective agricultural practices? Electing demented, brain-damaged idiots to the highest positions of power?
Voltaire is credited with saying, “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” Ominously, we are there, denying reason and committing atrocities on ourselves.
UPDATE 11/26/22: We are in the process of slow but accelerating suicide. Elon Musk calls it “Woke Mind Virus,” Tom Stoppard’s latest play “Leopoldstadt” describes this same virus’ historical precedent in a drama of 20th century Europe’s dissolution. No one can claim we haven’t been warned.
UPDATE 11/24/22: Thanks to the Left’s studied determination to politicize EVERYTHING, we find ourselves these days more divided than ever. One is faced with the almost daily dilemma of salvaging relationships, trying in vain to make plain what one knows is true. Belief systems are complex webs, often impossible to penetrate and unravel.
UPDATE 11/24/22: For a society willing to accept Covid lockdowns, border invasions, deliberate destruction of energy production, men claiming to give birth to mention just a few absurdities of the present day, what’s surprising about millions of fools investing in some sociopath’s Ponzi scheme? It’s all right in keeping with those Americans who prefer BrandonWorld to MAGA.
UPDATE 11/11/22: This post under the heading of mass psychosis is likely to become the fastest growing, most crowded category after an election where, if official figures are to be believed, Americans stated they had no major problems with the status quo of crime, open borders, gender insanity, $6 gas…and for the laughable cherry on top, this one: a healthy White male who identifies and voluntarily functions as a crippled woman in a wheelchair. Only missing is his desire to be a full-blooded Watusi. What used to be peripheral, inconsequential lunacy has gone mainstream.
UPDATE 11/19/22: There’s election corruption to be seriously considered, but the factor of corruption (and mental imbalance) among the general population has to carry equal weight.
UPDATE 11/9/22: The sheer mass destructive power of the newly expanded definition of “equality” is documented in “The Myth of American Inequality.”
UPDATE 11/5/22: When it hits them in the pocketbook, even Hollywood retreats from Woke. Can we expect the day when love of the country also plays a part in what they’re putting out?
UPDATE 11/2/22: One can rail at those guilty of abusing power, but those most accountable are the fickle, confused, unprincipled masses who have put them there, again and again. As far back as can be recalled in our lives, only Reagan has had the charismatic clout to inspire 3 terms and some continuity of his good policies. Naturally, GHWB squandered that third term gift handed him by RR and gave us up to the Clintons. Back and forth, back and forth we go. Will the electorate ever learn to stick with what works and provide themselves with some stability?
UPDATE 10/23/22: The headline reads “…climate extremism is making America mentally ill,” but it really should read “Mentally ill inclined to get even crazier from media barrage of Climate Scare BS.”
UPDATE 10/21/22: We live in an upside-down world in which evil runs rampant and just retribution for it is treated as a crime. This runs counter to healthy human nature, a mass suppression of common sense. Do we dare be optimistic and believe the positive predictions of good government’s recovery…along with the common sense that underpins it?
UPDATE 10/20/22: Contrary to our traditional image of them, the Brits apparently are not well disposed toward common sense in economic matters. Liz Truss, calling for tax cuts that are always guaranteed to stimulate business, is now out after only 6 weeks. Whatever legitimate beefs her critics may have with her, one is inclined to believe that formerly-Great Britain has turned herself into a permanently wandering ship without a rudder or a captain to right her course. Margaret Thatcher, where are you?
UPDATE 10/22/22: The emboldened Left no longer hides its intention to push any mad agenda that sets people against one another making them ripe for control and conquest. Who nowadays can’t report a “former friend” or, for that matter, estrangement from family?
UPDATE 10/14/22: Examining the Holocaust never fails to arouse an almost pleasurable excitement in those Left of center, seeking deflected attention away from their own all-too-human inclination toward vicious intolerance and a primitive desire to control, even eliminate their fellow humans. Pompous and proudly liberal Ken Burns with his latest documentary has given them just what they want: pointing the finger principally at America rather than at the universal psychological forces that make seemingly civilized people (especially Leftists) do barbaric things. This is lost on those most aroused by the telling and re-telling of Hitler’s methodical massacre. These same virtue-signaling types rarely if ever express even vague interest let alone shock at the even greater horror of genocidal Leftist regimes over the last century.
UPDATE 10/10/22: We are seeing the dissolution of the independent individual who can think for himself and make rational choices. Nowhere is this more apparent than on college campuses where students demand professors be fired for contradicting their Woke fantasies such as the gender spectrum or the latest in fake “White supremacy” offenses. Getting them young is the long-range key to eliminating America. Once again, it’s all too apparent that Mao’s Cultural Revolution has arrived on these shores and poisoned the mainstream.
In his words, he will “also be commencing actions against other media outlets who have defamed me and defrauded the public regarding the overwhelming evidence of fraud throughout the 2020 Election…”
THEY hate him (and us) enough to deny him (and us) the formerly guaranteed right of being deemed innocent until proven guilty and, logically, the right to a fair trial. The Mar-A-Lago raid lays bare the essential mass psychosis gripping nearly a half the people in this country. If this state of affairs is allowed to stand without the recourse of fair trials and honest elections, America is gone. Once the standard for what was possible in supreme human achievement, America has become the model of Woke cultural bankruptcy. One HAS to believe this will turn around, but with things having been allowed to deteriorate this far, the outlook is not rosy. Do we have to go right to the precipice before people come out of their collective coma?
UPDATE 10/3/22: Forget about mob rule. A whole team of female volleyball players are banned from their locker room based on the complaint of ONE tranny. The holy mask, the visible symbol of Covid’s coercive power, is now deemed the leverage by which ONE mask-loving student at Amherst College can force everyone else in class to wear the infernal thing. If easily cowed Lib parents and alumni don’t withhold tuition or withdraw their brats, we’re looking at the terminal stages of a dying college, a microcosm of a dying society.
UPDATE 9/28/22: Things like the weather and illness (and EVERYTHING) can be potentially exploited to scare (aka “politicize”) the hoi polloi. Proportional to the damage they do, hurricanes and other forms of bad weather are among the favorite weapons of terror used against people to get them under control.
UPDATE 9/28/22: Rational people make a point of knowing their enemies. Is there still enough courage, sanity and common sense among 300 million Americans to fight back?
UPDATE 9/26/22: Ken Burns’ series of PBS documentaries are attractive and occasionally admirable for their professionally assembled detailing of history, selling the fascination and romance of the past to the general public in high style like beautiful coffee table books. Sadly, any authority this documentarian might have had in telling these stories is now permanently compromised by his superficial, frankly dishonest rantings comparing 21st century conservatism-free markets, controlled immigration, national sovereignty-here and abroad to the rise of Hitler.
He is one of a million mediocre minds like a Brandon or Hildebeast and their RINO cronies, hysterical of late about “threats to democracy” (spelled T-R-U-M-P). These are those wannabe demagogues who can recognize and amplify evil only from what is termed “the Right” (Fascism! Hitler! Mussolini! Nazis! Kristallnacht! Concentration camps!) while totally ignoring the exponentially greater evils of Stalin, Mao, Castro, Pol Pot and their ideological heirs operating full-tilt in the present. Common sense tells us this warped morality has everything to do with the “Liberal’s” often unconscious identification and sympathy for the more daring, extreme version of their own world views. The polite, bleeding-heart Lib lays respectably low while the communist’s mania for control is acted out without hesitation.
American Jews should know better. They are, like Burns, drawn by lazy habit to nice-sounding “progressivism” of the Left while ignoring its inevitably suicidal, disastrous results to THEM and humanity in general. These high-minded moralists in the PBS/Burns camp don’t and won’t ever give up what is now a life-sustaining secular religion of virtue-signaling . One can say with good reason their “progressive” faith is as viciously fanatic as that of any Ayatollah. Without shrieking “Nazi!” at every political opponent or critic, they are lost without a reference point and panicked at facing their own Leftist intolerance for genuine diversity, debate, free-flowing life.
UPDATE 9/25/22: While it now seems possible for machines to manufacture any concrete object through Artificial Intelligence, true art still must come from the miraculous imperfections of the flesh-and-blood human soul. What machine can convey the colors of a vocal artist like Callas or the mad dabbings of a Van Gogh? Without that expressed essence of human experience, we have crossed over into dehumanized madness.
UPDATE 9/21/22: A lawyer (who admits he’s NOT a Trump supporter) was offered $400 to post a J6 lie on his Instagram account regarding Trump and J6. Multiply this tactic by millions, and you have the selfsame mass “disinformation” claim from the Left repeatedly projected by them onto conservatives. As the Nazis knew, repeat a lie often enough, and it will become “truth” for millions of the undiscerning and gullible.
9/14/22: If average Jane/Joe voter would simply make the connection between the roots of the good life and the diametrically opposed political philosophies of conservatism vs. Leftism, the Left would be out of business. Unfortunately, self-defeating human irrationality is always present to ruin things, and the wild, dangerous ride along the the cliff continues.
UPDATE 9/9/22: The demented Zero masquerading as U.S. President is more dangerous than ever though not due to any force of personality HE possesses or exhibits. His present and growing danger lies in the masses of self-described Democrats, liberals, progressives, Leftists, communists, anti-fascists, anti-Trumpers who would vote and support anything, anything, anything to stop a political movement and resultant free way of life based on individual rights and responsibilities. Changing minds in 2022 America is as tall an order as it would have been confronting the Good Germans of the 1930s. Dare we hope that the sane still outnumber the insane and that the ballot box protected by the Electoral College remains a legitimate path back to sanity?
UPDATE 9/6/22: The clear distinction between living in a “democracy” repeatedly lionized by the Phony POTUS and a “republic” is lost on too many people. Democrats (lower case) are, by definition, herd animals (the majority rules) while republicans are ruled by God-given individual rights that can’t be taken away except by force. Welcome to 2022 America’s road to serfdom by way of “democratic socialism.”
UPDATE 9/6/22: If we’re ever to get out of the mess we’re in, the voting public will have to wise up from its Wokeness because the frauds, cheats and scoundrels are not going away and are with us forever. Obtuse citizens in great numbers make such insanity possible.
UPDATE 9/6/22: So it turns out Joe was behind the Mar-A-Lago raid. And who’s the Mussolini-Hitler-Stalinesque figure here? And what exactly does that make the millions of voters who put him where he is and stand by his actions? Good Germans? Good members of The Party? Supporters of the very evil they attribute by projection onto conservatives? Fascists, perhaps?
UPDATE 9/5/22: Separating and unmooring Americans from their hard-won, commonsensical roots sums up the evil intentions of our sworn enemies. Those with eyes open fear they are succeeding.
UPDATE 9/4/22: In answer to who was playing Bergen to Biden’s Charlie in Nuremberg/Philly, it’s reported that the author of that screechy screed passing for a U.S. Presidential address is one pompous historian named Jon Meacham. I know him from his history of American song, a glorious subject made ponderous and soggy by the author’s 60s “protest” sensibility. Seeing him interviewed and knowing what we now know, the rather grand, genteel “liberal” persona Meacham sports as a mask is the embodiment of David Horowitz’s banner motto:
For Joe, having a Pulitzer Prize winning historian on staff to establish him as The (latest) One “saving the soul of America” is the pipe dream of a pitifully small man of minimal intelligence and less significance. All history will recall of Joe Biden is a disjointed tale of random destruction, told by an idiot.
UPDATE 9/3/22: Who wrote that “Enemies Of The People” speech? Surely not any senile relative of drug-addled Hunter Biden. One remains curious whether there will be any backpedaling or spin from last week’s Weimar ravings vomited out by The Puppet? Or does it matter when the sole purpose of such rhetoric is to further create and deepen a perception of the American electorate as two distinct camps:: Good Germans and Dangerous Disposables?
UPDATE 9/3/22: It was reminiscent of nothing so much as a screeching 20th century European or Latin American dictator on the verge of declaring martial law. One prays that Biden’s “Enemies Of The State” speech can be recalled one day very soon as both a low point and turning point in our present predicament. It’s profoundly sad (and chillingly realistic) to think half of America will remain unaware of and indifferent to this nightmare they’ve inflicted, not only upon their political opponents but ultimately upon themselves.
Speaking on behalf of the sane Americans Biden has vilified, Trump correctly concludes “he must be insane.”
UPDATE 8/31/22: It is really not the celebrated figureheads of evil mass movements who are to be feared. It is the millions and millions of people who follow & support them, giving give them power, especially by passive default. There is nary a ripple of dissent or shock at the official Democratic Party stance, projecting their own “semi-fascism” onto their political opponents. We’ve seen the trial run of totalitarianism in the Covid Response. How far down does it have to degenerate before the Howard Beales are madly running amok out there, sick and tired and not taking it any more?
UPDATE 8/25/22: The latest words read off a teleprompter by The Puppet encourages the crazies (and they are legion) supporting him and his Party to view MAGA Republicans as “semi-fascists.” One can laugh it off as Sleepy Joe’s own “basket of deplorables” moment. But coming from the nominal POTUS, isn’t that an official Democratic Party call to kill or at the very least jail 80 million very dangerous Americans? Odd, but such “anti-fascist” words could have easily been uttered by Stalin or Hitler, the totalitarian’s totalitarians, the Fascist’s FASCISTS. Mass psychosis being what it is, there are tens of millions of Good Germans on the American voting rolls ready to stand by silently, even approvingly as Joe’s Storm Troopers/KGB from the FBI & DOJ set about rounding us up for liquidation or long-term lockup.
Remember Churchill’s prediction?
UPDATE 8/13/22: You still think people without learned morality are born innocent and are inherently good despite unspeakably bad choices and worse behavior? For lack of a good local clergyman or psychiatrist, you “Better Call Saul.”
UPDATE 8/13/22: As predicted, lockdowns have had the effect of turning millions of the industrious into lay-abouts. The price our society pays for this justifies sloth being listed among the 7 deadly sins.
UPDATE 8/11/22: It can and IS happening here thanks to those who believe what they’ve installed in place of Trump will provide them with the good life. It’s all about how willingly the masses reject freedom in favor of tyrants’ lies. There would be no tyranny without the full cooperation of useful idiots.
UPDATE 8/10/22: A major blind spot for the brainwashed citizen in a totalitarian climate is giving equal importance to politics (all about getting elected) and government (that which keeps a society afloat and sailing along). When a majority of the governed see the vast difference and make their voting decisions based on nitty-gritty government, not the entertainment of bread and circus politics, life holds great promise indeed.
8/6/22: As opposed to a few (Democrat & RINO) snots in Washington hailing “Our Democracy” in order to control everyone’s lives, the irreplaceable Thomas Sowell suggests “We The People” be represented by our state legislatures. What a novel concept. We’re a republic, not a democracy. Check the Constitution or pay the price of living in an American dystopia hell.
UPDATE 8/4/22: This is the sad place where we’ve landed. To quote an unnamed, wise source: “Practically everything of importance in this country’s history is commemorated in some sort of song. Songs of the American frontier, half myth, half history tell a story more moving than dates and facts and figures…A disquieting thought is that this generation too may be judged someday by the songs it writes and sings.” As Matt Walsh points out, this is NOT Gershwin, Porter, Kern, Berlin or Rodgers. This is dreck, a dismal. reflection of our times.
UPDATE 8/3/22: Katharine Hepburn is credited with saying that her business would be wonderful if you didn’t have to deal with people. And so it is with life in a free society that spawns too many clueless, blind, head-in-the-sand morons ruining things for the rest of us normals.
UPDATE 8/6/22: When average Joe & Jane stop imitating the blatant hypocrisy of the Leftist narrative as displayed daily by high-living, virtue signaling celebs in politics and show biz, the rest of us have a fighting chance to retain our independence. Otherwise, we are one big, slowly sinking society of idiots dragged down into the quicksand of entrenched ignorance.
UPDATE 7/23/22: Reading an account of Adolf Eichmann’s capture and subsequent trial & execution in Israel, one immediately thinks of contemporary, mild-mannered mediocrities, perfect bureaucrats capable of committing unimaginable crimes against humanity on a mass scale under the guise of “doing good.” Unfortunately, short of being full-fledged, blood-spattered Nazis barking orders in guttural German, such monsters remain invisible to the general eye, hidden behind benign facades of what Hannah Arendt termed “the banality of evil.”
UPDATE 7/20/22: There is no greater greater mass delusion than the Left’s insistence on equity in life, that somehow people and outcomes of their lives should be “equal.” Not by chance, such a fantasy and the repeated vain attempts to make it reality have resulted in the torture and murder of hundreds of millions. As bad an idea as ever was.
UPDATE 7/14/22: Another take on the mass psychosis driving on every suicidal society, regrettably ours included.
UPDATE 7/5/22: Accompanying the mass psychosis of millions embracing self-destruction in their politics is the rise of the individual psychotic possessed by violent visions of revenge on the normal life that has eluded him. What IS normal any more? It’s not a stretch to attribute this insanity to the sick elements of the culture that have become the norm. Consider the legalization of marijuana. Listen to gangsta rap sometime. Even without comprehending a word, one feels assaulted by madness…and evil.
UPDATE 6/29/22: It is not the demagogues and tyrants to blame for where and when people repeatedly find themselves living under tyranny. It is fear and the stupidity that comes with it that makes people choose tyrants to rule them. Is it possible this fatal human flaw can ever be overcome and the majority of people summon up the nerve to rule themselves as a lifelong attitude?
6/11/22: American spirit and the nation’s character and direction are all about values as lived day to day. Are we virtuous (or sane) enough to survive? Judging by Uvalde at the moment, no.
UPDATE 6/7/22: Millions of us are living with a profound sense of social malaise unlike any we’ve experienced in long lifetimes. How to describe it in recognizable terms? There is the amorphous, claustrophobic helpless sense of Kafka’s stultifying Amerika. We move daily through toxic gray clouds, residue of a post-Covid, brain-washed mass mindset. Wokeness, White supremacy, gender spectrums, reparations, lockdowns, masks have left us Sovietized.
UPDATE 4/25/22: Choosing Macron over Le Pen, the French have opted to continue down the suicidal path to Islamization.
UPDATE 4/16/22: Enemies of life have had long known that the surest path to permanent American conquest is undermining the family unit. Young people, unmoored from their parents and close relatives, are easy prey for destabilization and indoctrination.
UPDATE 4/6/22: Conformity is the curse of a society that thrives on freedom and genuine diversity. Totalitarian, one-size-fits-all rule has smothered us for two years, and the only rational goal is to return to the ideal normal of a bustling free market of ideas, goods, services and personalities.
UDPATE 3/23/22: In the insane 60s, mental illness itself was touted as being sanity. Judging by our present state of affairs, insanity has in fact become the acceptable norm.
UPDATE 3/19/22: Covid was a pandemic alright, but one of mass psychosis, not Chinese germs. A new video delves deeper: “How Government Exploited Fear and Human Psychology During the Pandemic.”
UPDATE 3/8/22: Almost everything at this point concerning government response to The Virus can go safely under the Mass Psychosis category. There remain many-spooked young people, infantilized oldsters-who persist in wearing their masks and still fervently long for everyone else to join them in their panicked delirium. To their dismay, many of us have long considered the real pandemic to be one of fear-driven mental derangement, not Made In China germs. So “Covid!!! The Horror Movie!” is not going away just yet even though the flu itself has long since waned.
UPDATE 3/1/22: In years to come, stories will abound of people dealing not with germs, real and imagined, but of withstanding a mass madness unlike anything few Americans have ever witnessed. If anything is to be learned from this trying episode, it is that our greatest enemies more often than NOT lie right in our midst, not outside ourselves and our borders. Regaining trust and an optimistic view of human nature and our institutions will be slow going.
UPDATE 2/25/22: John Fraud Kerry’s “concern” about “climate change” in the face of Putin’s aggression is mad delusion at best. Most likely, he’s upset that his Biblical sermon (Flood! Pestilence! Earthquakes! Volcanos! Hurricanes!) is about to get drowned out by cries of REAL pain when REALLY bad guys like Communists do REALLY bad things. Scaring and controlling millions of people with frightening things that aren’t going to happen is much more intoxicating to sneaky powermongers like the Heinz mooch than actually doing anything concretely beneficial for anyone.
UPDATE 2/23/22: The psychological profile of traditionally freedom-loving societies now sliding toward totalitarianism can be at least partially understood by the great divide in political orientation between what are now termed the Physicals vs. the Virtuals. The former (more conservative) do real work out in the world while the latter (more liberal) are those whose entire existence takes place in two dimensions on a computer screen. The image of today’s Virtuals is reminiscent of Tom Wolfe’s Masters Of The Universe who find themselves lost away from their computers and confronted with real people living real lives.
UPDATE 2/20/22: CoronaCraziness and Woke ideology are just two current examples of mass insanity that isn’t going to wane any time soon.
UPDATE 2/16/22: The claim that 30-40% of young people identify as LGBTQ is as disturbing as anything one could imagine. Are the adults of the future that confused to swallow whole this destructive propaganda?
UPDATE 2/15/22: O, the price we’ve paid as a society from just a little accommodation here, a little accommodation there. Wear the damn mask, take the damn shot, stay home just for two weeks….no…make that 2 more weeks….no, make that two years. And the price is losing our minds and our souls. The old authorities and once-reliable rocks-doctors, clergy, friends, family-have lost their authority, and we are at sea. The damage has been done, and now we’ll just have to weather the long-term devastation. For those still in possession of themselves, keep saying “No” and enjoy your lives.
UPDATE 2/12/22: As Hanoi Jane exulted a little while back, Covid is a gift to the Left. Right you are, Jane! It HAS provided a primer in mass control: scare the population with false, wildly exaggerated claims of a pandemic, justify the use of forced vaccines/masks onto said populace, deflect blame for the sudden loss of rights and liberties onto resistant “anti-vax” troublemakers. Then watch the whole world cave to totalitarian control. It couldn’t happen “here,” they said. Ask Australia and America (among others), both formerly known as bastions of “rugged individualism.”
UPDATE 2/10/22: How does an untested so-called “vaccine” developed at “warp speed” and now FORCED onto billions worldwide not arouse suspicion or at least pause? How else to look upon this as mass experimentation? For those suitably panicked at what’s been force fed to them by the “experts” and their media lapdogs, what greater relief could there be than a shot..and then another one…and then another one…and then...?
UPDATE 2/10/22: Following the “culture” as dictated day by day thru the various MSM, news and entertainment both. For instance, the business about “It’s The Science!” which is actually “It’s The Politics!” The same primitive ignorance is at work when Covid terror leads to Mass Vaxxing.
UPDATE 1/30/22: With the right President, all Americans can resume enjoying their basic, unrestricted rights again. The actions Trump took and promises to continue is proof of that. But for reasons only explainable by an honest psychiatric community and serious students of history, fully living a free life is the worst fear for an unhealthy percentage of nominally rational adults, here and everywhere. How is it that free people can go full doormat in the blink of an eye as demonstrated by the rise of pathetic Homo Covidus and his willfully blind dedication to a blatantly pro-crime political Party? On the bright side, there is hope when those same confused souls stop putting their unquestioned faith in the prevailing sources of information, look further afield and start asking serious questions.
UPDATE 1/29/22: What’s been and remains the real problem? It’s not germs loosed on us by Communists and their American enablers. It’s human irrationality and the tendency of the masses to give up life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in favor of whatever sweet-smelling garbage Big Brother can get the Great Unwashed to consume. Such a diet of lies turns the masses into paranoid morons prone to follow anything their chosen masters decree as they wander blindly toward the corruption that will drown them. The hold that mask/vaccine mandates still have over people, particularly the young, only gets worse. Nothing is off-limits for the unrelenting political operatives, leaving no sacred spot in the mass psyche undefiled. Disney’s endearing 7 dwarves are the latest targets for remodeling in the Woke image, despite the fact they are fantasy creatures in fairy tales.
We are being taken over by a mindset that begs for top-down control. Millions will not be happy until each and all of us are in cages. Even Doc, Sleepy, Sneezy and their brothers are not safe.
UPDATE 1/23/22: Australia continues to lead the parade of traditionally free nations moving with a terrifying ease into Covid inspired totalitarianism. The state of Western Australia seems to be outdoing itself in forcing its fractured notion of “public health” onto those New Lepers known as “anti-vaxxers.” The author apologizes for drawing comparisons to the Nazis who moved from similar purity and health policies into pegging a specific group to maintain the fear and tension necessary for their long range goals of complete domination. Like many, he is shy about making such a comparison. After all, the Nazis exterminated millions of Jews. The challenge to this shyness about making such comparisons today is, “Well, they had to start at A to get to Z.” And as demonstrated by the last two years and the worldwide lockdowns and damage already done, we’re already well past A, moving with great speed in places like Australia toward Q, R, & S. Maybe even Z.
UPDATE 1/20/22: Our slide into what could be a nationwide Third World existence is the result of half the electorate’s suicidal support for a mad, headlong rush into Woke, Progressive perdition. From the elected Leftist Dem elites down to the lowliest subjects cheering on their chosen slave masters, we are acting out insanity.
Things are not much better abroad. Much to the shock of freedom-loving Americans, Australia and New Zealand now in the psychotic throes of Covid hysteria have outed themselves as totalitarian, groupthink tyrannies passionately hostile to dissenting individuals. In a vocal majority including even their own “conservatives,” Aussies & Kiwis are eager participants in their own enslavement, occupants of brutally rigid islands of total conformity. They are programmed by inbred custom to (using their terms) “take the mick out of” those “tall poppies” who stand out or apart. The government is always right and to be obeyed, or as Kiwi madwoman Ardern stated, ““Dismiss anything else. We will continue to be your single source of truth.” Here as there, the villainized scapegoats have been identified and targeted as “the anti-vaxxers.”
Be afraid, be very afraid. The masses obediently singling out oddballs in the crowd as The Enemy is an ominous symptom of incipient tyranny.
UPDATE 1/4/22: Beware the delusional Utopian thinking that replaces God with BigGov. We are living the consequences at the present, one of those dreaded historic/hysteric moments when mass psychosis has overtaken the world. The real virus afoot isn’t biological, it’s psychological. Face this ominous reality, build immunity to it or go mad with the mob.
ORIGINAL POST 6/19/15: When asking why those caught up in the contradictions of Leftist thinking aren’t amenable to reason and logic, look no further than Orwell‘s explanation of DoubleThink:
“The power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them….To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then, when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed, to deny the existence of objective reality and all the while to take account of the reality which one denies — all this is indispensably necessary. Even in using the word doublethink it is necessary to exercise doublethink. For by using the word one admits that one is tampering with reality; by a fresh act of doublethink one erases this knowledge; and so on indefinitely, with the lie always one leap ahead of the truth.”
— George Orwell, “Nineteen Eighty-Four”
“To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them. to forget any fact that has become inconvenient…”
Wonder no more why it’s so hard to call out Leftists as hypocrites. If there are no bounds to what they believe or claim to believe, who can fault them? They are all things to all people all the time, whatever’s convenient to the moment. Those Conservatives insisting on rock-solid principles and hard facts are easily branded “hypocrites” at the merest glimmer of human inconsistency or contradiction.
What better example of denying objective reality than a person who decides that He is a She; that she, despite being White, is Black. In both eerily conjoined cases (Bruce/Caitlyn, Rachel/R’chelle), there is Celebrity, Money, Power to be acquired. For the more sinister forces encouraging the dissolution of norms, customs, definitions, standards, constants, any bedrock under our feet, there is Mass Control.
Sound chillingly familiar? Behold GLOBAL WARMING (formerly COOLING, now conveniently changed in classic DoubleThink style to CLIMATE CHANGE accommodating the fact that weather & climate change, irregardless of Man). MARRIAGE is no longer heterosexual, a man and woman. Even the term “homosexual” is now considered negative and hereby banned from polite conversation. Gender is no longer male and female. Race is no longer genetic. As the saying goes these days when faced with reality: WHATEVER.
Whatever indeed. Confusion, blurring of distinctions, the erasure of commonly held meanings, borders, boundaries, whatever contributes to the destabilization necessary for mass manipulation and control. Currently in the West, this relentless drive toward totalitarianism comes almost exclusively from the Left (those promising all the “entitlements” of life to the dependent masses courtesy of society’s productive members aka redistribution of wealth). By contrast, fanatic Islam (like Nazism before it) is straight-forward, overt, more unabashedly intent on control and domination, not into the gradual, psychological maneuvering that characterizes our Marxist manipulators.
THE GOOD NEWS is that we live in times of the widest and freest exchange of information ever possible. Freedom of speech, the First Amendment, seems to be in its heyday. On the other hand, this ability to reach millions in milliseconds has opened the door to the sinister forces of Mass Control, and the masses predictably are eager to be controlled. The immediate, very real danger is the fear genuinely free-thinking individuals have for expressing unpopular, contrary politically incorrect thoughts and opinions. Social Media hounding, viral piling-on, public excoriation has become a tactic used against public figures, businesses or anyone taking a stand unacceptable to that dictated from today’s Left.
Just in case, you’ve never experienced that disturbing sense of isolation and fear of expressing yourself, spend five minutes with your average cross-section of friends, neighbors and relatives and bring up Climate Change, ObamaCare, Gay Marriage or any key item on Obama’s Transformative menu. At the very least you will find yourself on the receiving end of an insult tirade or a chilly glare. (If looks could kill….) Legal action has always been a tried-and-true weapon for the rigidly intolerant Left. However delivered, the goal is to silence and isolate you.
Our Mission Impossible (which we have no choice but to accept!) is to continue speaking, thinking, writing, communicating freely and repeatedly with others who sincerely believe that individuals make up a free, civilized society, not mindless, robotic masses marching together in electronically-induced lockstep.
And enjoy the laughs and absurdity along the way. There is plenty of both.