May 22, 2014
The role of the sycophant press in a utopia is to keep the mob in a state of frenzy.The frenzy requires the mob be terrified at utterly imaginary Chicken-Little style dangers while drugged and numb to real dangers.
The frenzy requires the mob to be forever discontented at whoever the designated enemy is: in Nazi Germany, the designated enemy the Jew; in Communist Russia, the Capitalist and the Jew; in Islamic nations, the Great Satan and the Jew; in America, the rich, the white, the male, the Christian and the Jew. In all cases, the sycophant press can never report on real dangers, because this would require the Glorious Leader do actually do something to solve a problem. But imaginary dangers (Global Warming, Hole in the Ozone Layer, DDT, Acid Rain, Alar, White Supremacists, Hate Crimes, Homophobia, Heterosexual AIDS, Sexual Harassment, Income Inequality, Gender Income Bias, Theocracy) require nothing but giving the Glorious Leader ever more power to solve them.The 3 Rs of Conservatism
Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 22, 2014 6:29 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.
And they don't even have to be "big lies". The MSM makes it all happen. "Oh, look, a rabbit!" is all it takes for most of the public to go "huh?"
"...in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation." Adolf Hitler
Posted by: chasmatic at May 22, 2014 11:47 PM
I wonder if there are any allegories, written so that EVEN children can (at least minimally) understand them, like that?
Fairy tales? Stories with talking animals?
Cartoons with Vikings? (Asterix, not Hagar)
Posted by: CaptDMO at May 23, 2014 5:40 AM