Saturday, July 10, 2021

Today's Nazis

From Paul Gottfried at Chronicles:

The Nazis were political adventurers who took advantage of an economic depression—including 17 percent unemployment in a defeated Germany—to unleash fateful mischief. Yet back in Hitler’s time, there were no internationally interlocking media platforms providing the same slanted news. Advances in communications technology and the sameness of manufactured news interpretation are elements which complicate our current political and cultural situation.

Within a day of the American media’s decision to turn George Floyd into a saintly martyr of racist American brutality, the same view of reality came to dominate the entire Anglophone and Western European informational network. There prevails a tendentious pretense of “providing news,” as when we are told that the Hungarian soccer team recently “disgraced” itself at the European tournament by failing to kneel before matches began in worshipful memory of the drug addict and porn star George Floyd, or when Hungary is further shamed over the fact that its premier opposes giving LGBT instruction to preteens in elementary schools. What our power elites want, they almost instantly get, given their means of influencing hundreds of millions of subjects through media propaganda, while marginalizing those who stand in their way. Thus, it seems that the woke left and its allies can immediately impose whatever they wish entire populations to think. These same wielders of power call for nationally rigged elections, as detailed in the H.R. 1 voting bill, describing their actions of shunning voting identification and encouraging vote harvesting as empowerment. Since our media elites determine who can say what to others, it is natural that they should characterize their further aggrandizement and that of the rest of the political class as a form of empowerment.

North Korean refugee Yeonmi Park, who lives in New York and attended Columbia University, hit the mark when she described the increasingly totalitarian nature of the ruling class. Discussing the spread of political correctness in the U.S., Park compares the easily deconstructed picture of reality that Americans swallow to what people under Kim Jung-Un’s Communist regime are forced to listen to, and concludes that the American narrative is just as ridiculous. This Korean observer would be even more astonished to learn that citizens in other Western countries, say Canada or Germany, are even more capriciously jerked around. (Read more.)

1 comment:

julygirl said...

The so called 'Progressives' are not moving us forward toward anything positive, but are pushing us back into a time of tyranny and control over our daily lives, thoughts and actions.