≡ Menu

Oswald Spengler: The Press

The press today is an army with carefully organized weapons, the journalists its officers, the readers its soldiers. But, as in every army, the soldier obeys blindly, and the war aims and operating plans change without his knowledge. The reader neither knows nor is supposed to know the purposes for which he is used and the role he is to play. There is no more appalling caricature of freedom of thought. Formerly no one was allowed to think freely; now it is permitted, but no one is capable of it anymore. Now people want to think only what they are supposed to want to think, and this they consider freedom. ― Oswald Spengler, The Decline of the West

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • gwbnyc July 24, 2021, 12:54 PM

    “a solemn and empty pageantry”

    that is what is left us- evidenced by the further and further degeneration of office, representation and participation in our government.

  • rabbit tobacco July 24, 2021, 1:39 PM

    It appears to me that a large number of people
    want to be told what to do.

  • rabbit tobacco July 24, 2021, 1:41 PM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfWl3ijpmrQ
    Where have all the rebels gone?

  • Casey Klahn July 24, 2021, 3:06 PM

    I go to the Drudge Report as if were a “Hot Sheet” of the propaganda the Left wants us to believe.

    I read headlines for their designed purpose, which is thought sorting and mind-herding.

  • Zaphod July 24, 2021, 7:14 PM

    Good find. I almost posted this reading in comments at Neo’s the other day, but then decided that I didn’t want to have to deal with the predictable commentator Concern Trolling about the other videos posted on this guy’s channel. I’d rather be off reading Sartor Resartus than deal with being the Troller Trolled.

  • gwbnyc July 25, 2021, 4:18 AM

    is there a link just to the vid? I’d like to share it but I don’t want to drag a lot of riff-raff in here by linking this post “out there” (I won’t).

    thx

  • Sam L. July 25, 2021, 6:36 AM

    As I keep saying, I don’t KNOW if the “media” is/are a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Democrat Party, or if it’s the other way round, but it’s OBVIOUS that they are in CAHOOTS. And they’re sleeping in the same beds…

  • Richard July 25, 2021, 7:15 AM

    @rabbit tobacco “Where have all the rebels gone?”>>>
    This is but a glimmer of hope, but all movements must have an inception. I’ve been so weary of this Wuhan virus bullshit for so long, that I gladly welcome these vanguards of a needful great awakening.
    https://tinyurl.com/4c4nx8bu

  • Aggie July 25, 2021, 7:25 AM
  • gwbnyc July 25, 2021, 11:38 AM

    thanks, Ag- ;))

  • Carl Geier July 25, 2021, 5:44 PM

    At the local grocery store today I noticed a prominent display of a newly featured item. Movie Theater Buttered Popcorn. A generic local grocer brand in a very bland box that seemed to me to have a rather long but fetching product name. I knew that Almost Angina or Carcinogens Be Damned were never even considered. But it served its purpose, which was to take me back in time before I had a health conscious wife or even much of a conscience, to the time when I would plunk down a few dollars for a movie ticket, stroll to the popcorn counter, eschew the flimsy rectangular box of stale generic corn and go for the good stuff. That tall tub of corn upon which was poured thick streams of melted almostbutter that was enlivened with generous shakes of seasoned salt and was briskly shakened as I slouched into my seat shrouded in darkness and anonymity.

    There aren’t many product names that sell themselves so well.

    I have been reading Gerard Van Der Leun too long or maybe just long enough.

  • Bill August 5, 2021, 12:15 PM

    Governments, especially the most powerful, are 100% Corrupt, NWO-Cabal-Controlled, Inverted-Totalitarian, Authoritarian-Police-States, that are mere platforms that the wealthy globalists use to enforce their anti-humanity agendas onto humanity in every inch of the planet.

    There’s only one possible course of action that can give humanity a chance to live with freedom and dignity under these circumstances. That is to eradicate this totalitarian-tyranny primarily by guerilla warfare.

    History has proven many times that a determined minority, as few as 3-5% of the population, can and has, defeated/eradicated the most powerful enemy, even in modern times.

    By eradicating the platforms/governments–the enforcement power of this global-cabal will be eliminated. Initially, the guerillas will have to kill down to insignificant numbers the police and military personnel of the nation–the enforcement power of the state. Then the next step can be performed with less resistance—and that is the total obliteration of the government’s infrastructure.

    Then finally, all the perps and their minions can and will be rounded up, first–nationally, then globally, as much as possible at this stage. The top 30% of these miscreants can be Fed Alive To Hogs; the 70% remaining can be killed on-the-spot–as slow as expediency will allow. Failure to accomplish this will result in euthanasia by the government, as controlled by a global-cabal.