Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Trust Trump! What?

"In President Trump's America, there is no indisputable truth — other than what President Trump says is the truth. As Orwell teaches, "Who controls the past, controls the future; who controls the present, controls the past." In our present, Trump alone is the arbiter of what is real and true, what happened and what didn't. Don't trust your lying eyes. Trust Trump."
Audio version:

70 years ago, it was written:
"Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing."

"This sentence was written by an Englishman named Eric Arthur Blair, who had found some success several years earlier with the publication of a scathing anti-Communist barnyard allegory that he published under the pseudonym George Orwell. His new dystopia — terrifyingly explored in 1984— was not aimed at a political party in particular (contextually, it was a reaction to both Nazism and Stalinist communism)."

Is Trump's Campaign Tweet A Freudian Slip?

The German soldiers supposedly depicted in the lower right hand corner of the picture contained in the above link reminds me of Germany's WWII propaganda credo that "if you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed". This quote is paraphrased by Trump when he wrote, "if you say something often enough, it becomes the truth". It's a tactic that works.

Note: British Photographer George Cairns told Mother Jones that he snapped the image at a WWII reenactment several years ago. Cairns said the mix-up wasn’t the first time the photograph was inadvertently used for a campaign, adding that “for some reason, politicians seem to be downloading Nazis.”