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Fri Oct 15, 2021, 09:13 AM

Trump has that "war is peace / hate is love" propaganda ploy down to an orange "T"

I remember when he flipped the term "fake news" on it's head at the begging of his assault on truth. Initially that phrase described Trump fabrications. But "Stop the Steal" is the perfect example. Those who rallied around that call worked to steal a fair election. Seditiomists are patriots. Anyone who honors their constitutional oath is a traitor. Disarming against a pandemic means defending freedom. Saving America means destroying America as we know it.

This is about much more than words. It is perpetrating a delusion among thugs and their fellow travelers that those who smear feces inside the halls of Congress hold the high moral ground, that those who plot a coup against it are upholding our democracy, that the victims of white oppression pose a threat to racial justice. This propaganda not only justifies hate, it demands it in the name of love perverted.

And when actual patriots warn that democracy in America is under attack, those who are actually attacking it feel a contact high as the self identified defenders of all that is good in America, including the democracy they subvert. They will not be deterred by efforts to defuse American extremism, they are encouraged by a failure to confront them directly. There are parts of this country where those forces are strong, where their delusions and hatred predominates. It will not be an easy struggle to defeat them, but it only gets harder if it isn't fully engaged, sooner rather than later.







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Reply Trump has that "war is peace / hate is love" propaganda ploy down to an orange "T" (Original post)
Tom Rinaldo Oct 15 OP
HUAJIAO Oct 15 #1
blm Oct 15 #2
Tom Rinaldo Oct 16 #8
Budi Oct 15 #3
mopinko Oct 15 #4
kentuck Oct 15 #5
Tom Rinaldo Oct 15 #6
Baked Potato Oct 15 #7

Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 09:26 AM

1. Sound like Hitler?

To a T.

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 09:28 AM

2. This should be shared everywhere, Tom.

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Response to blm (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 07:36 AM

8. "A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes"

Any kind of analysis takes thought, which always puts truth at a disadvantage in a bumper sticker culture. I don't know what the solution is but I suppose it has to start with "Know thy enemy."

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 09:32 AM

3. "Every villain is a hero in his own mind"-Loki / "We Have Ways Of Making You Think"-Goebbles

"Every villain is a hero in his own mind"
"Avengers: Endgame"

Tom Hiddleston as Loki
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"We Have Ways Of Making You Think"

Goebbles: Master of Propaganda:
We Have Ways Of Making You Think.

A chilling portrait of Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi master of propaganda who fathered the "big lie", disseminated the Fuhrer myth, and leavened his mass persuasion with mass entertainment.
https://www.keene.edu/academics/ah/cchgs/collections/media/detail/goebbles-master-of-propaganda-we-have-ways-of-making-you-think/


*and the Holocaust never happened, either. 🤬

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 09:37 AM

4. and all in a country where damn near every high school grad read 1984.

i'm glad they are calling it the big lie, but i wish they would occasionally point out what happened the last time a megalomanic got away w that shit.

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 09:40 AM

5. 1984?

I thought we were beyond that already?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #5)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 09:42 AM

6. Seems not. By the calendar yes, by the concept we live in December of 1983 n/t

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Response to Tom Rinaldo (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 10:47 AM

7. Agree--This is how it's done. They got a guy in T***p who has no

problem doing what you describe. They float trial balloons while testing tactics.

To those who haven’t read the book On Tyranny, by Timothy Snyder, I highly recommend it. In it, Snyder talks about many of the themes in this OP, including we “must tear it all down to get it back.”


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