Every day is opposite day. Every day is a bucket of fake. The narrative is the narrative; once it’s established, nothing penetrates it. It rattles on down the road, impervious to inputs, convinced of its own truth without regard to events outside the shell. Psychologists
Their entire system is fossilized psychosis. We still need to give up our liquids and take our shoes off at airports, despite years of those policies not uncovering a single explosive device. Just as an example. Another example: every single global warming model has failed, not a single one of the dire predictions from decades in the past has been validated, yet it is full steam ahead of the green transition even as it breaks the economy.
Once a narrative has been adopted, it cannot be altered. Once a policy or program is in place, it cannot be cancelled. They are never wrong about anything, they never make mistakes, and the proof of this can be seen in that they never admit to being wrong and continue whatever they've been doing regardless of how obviously mistaken it is.
It's all nothing but an encrustation of bullshit and fantasy that's been building on itself for decades, and the people in charge of it all don't dare admit a single part of it is in error because if they did the whole thing would come crashing down.
Mass Formation Psychosis. Milley is a traitor for phoning China to say that he had control of the nuclear codes, not Trump. Becerra has zero previous experience in healthcare.
The Narrative is a human centipede. The Atlantic is Laurene Powell Jobs' menstrual rag. Check out the lineup for The Atlantic Festival in DC next week: https://substack.com/@yuribezmenov/note/c-40453163
I'm more than happy to adopt the standard of "If people die due to bad medical decisions, we get to blame the people who told them to do it" -- as long as the first people on trial are the 'leaders' dealing with people who have vax injuries........
Regarding The Atlantic, this is in order:
The Five Rules of Propaganda
1. The rule of simplification - reducing all data to a simple confrontation between 'Good and Bad', 'Friend and Foe'.
2. The rule of disfiguration - discrediting the opposition by crude smears and parodies.
3. The rule of transfusion - manipulating the consensus values of the target audience for one's own ends.
4. The rule of unanimity - presenting one's viewpoint as if it were unanimous opinion of all right-thinking people: draining the doubting individual into agreement by the appeal of star-performers, by social pressure , and by 'psychological contagion'.
5. The rule of orchestration - endlessly repeating the same messages in different variations and combinations.
The point is to never believe your lying ears, your lying eyes, and recently, your lying wallet. You’re not living through a cultural revolution! Why would you say that!? We’re not teaching porn to kids in schools! Why would you say that!?
We’re not struggling to afford bills and groceries, bidenomics has delivered the best economy ever! It’s so good, we named it “Bidenomics” after the greatest and most popular (81 million votes!) president ever - who’s definitely not afflicted with dementia...why would you say that!? He slurred his entire speech and forgot where he was? No he didn’t! It’s a stutter from when he was a kid! He referred to his wife as his sister? You misheard! He shuffled out of a medal of honor ceremony before it was done? No that was planned, presidents always do that! He frequently forgets the names of his staff members? C’mon man, give the guy a break, he’s working so hard! He’s taken more than half of this presidency as vacation? That’s again because of how hard he works!
On and on and on and on.
The first rule of being a con man is never give up the con.
David Poe, science hating moron, retired cyclotron physicist and military veteran.
This is why you’re my favorite substack. Also let’s start to be real. What are our options? Everything you just wrote plus our economy and this border nightmare. I can only assume things will get worse, and if, and that’s a big if, conservatives take some semblance of control back, I think the pendulum swings back in a big big way. Lives have been destroyed. Just look at DAs in major cities. They have blood on their hands with zero doubt. Scary times indeed.
The Left&Company won the War Against Trump, you see, so they get to scribble out their version of history.
I appreciate you tackling the onerous job of reading the leftwing psychotic fairytales so we don't have to; you must have nerves of steel and the patience of Job.
Myself? This type of propaganda makes me so effing mad that I can almost feel steam coming out of my ears.
Psychosis at the border evident since 2021. "The border is secure," claims secretary Majorcas, as 10,000 people illegally stream over the open border each day.
Chris, I am not sure dwelling on this is helping anymore. This is a spiritual battle. It doesn’t matter how often you expose them. It won’t change. The Father of Lies, the Prince of this World is running the show. They revel in you pointing out their hypocrisy. It doesn’t stop them, it pleases them.
Every week I do a roundup of crazy news stories. The Atlantic is frequently very helpful in supplying content. Of course, I laugh, but I laugh knowing that segments of the *voting* population actually think they're doing "journalism."
What would we do without the Atlantic to tell us not to believe our lying eyes?
They figured us out, our weaknesses - repeating a lie often enough makes it truth, is one of them. Safe and effective population control.
I wish I agreed that it can't be sustained. i wished for the two years that all that COVID tyranny would end and the masses will wake up. But not happening/ when so many happily say men can become women, illegal immigrants are just 'migra!nts' climate is an 'existential' threat etc, it's clear that the existential threat is the psychosis that leads to all of this. Psychotics need to hit bottom to seek help. I don't think we've hit bottom yet. Espectially when a leadership class and media says 'no your fine!'.
"It rattles on down the road, impervious to inputs, convinced of its own truth without regard to events outside the shell."....until the wheels fall off.
In fairness to Milley, even though the protests were fiery, they were mostly peaceful...CNN told me so...
Every single 4 star officer (maybe every officer with a star period) needs to be given a gold watch, a packet with their retirement paperwork and a “thank you for your service” and be sent packing to enjoy time with their grandkids. Will we lose 5 to 10 competent officers in that purge? Probably (I’d take the under in that bet), but it’s a chance I’m willing to take...