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Home Front: Politix
[Arutz 7] - ...What is the secret of success of the progressive Agitprop apparatus created by the "liberal democracies"? How did the American and Israeli media manage to establish an atmosphere of pathological hatred towards Trump and Netanyahu in a huge section of society, yet again, among people who seem to be intelligent, educated and successful?
"Seem" being the operative word. "Easily led" could be substituted
There is no doubt that both leaders are not the ideal statesmen. They are not King Solomon or Marcus Aurelius. They do have an abundancy of personal flaws; they are pompous, not selective in their entourage, prone to narcissism and political manipulation.

At the same time, objectively, they are successful managers who ensured the economic well-being of their countries:

...So how has the "liberal" media managed to turn successful leaders into unscrupulous monsters in the eyes of millions of people?

Mein Kampf provides practical advice on how to make propaganda as effective as possible: "...its (the great majority's) thought and conduct are ruled by sentiment rather than by sober reasoning. This sentiment, however, is not complex, but simple and consistent. It is not highly differentiated, but has only the negative and positive notions of love and hatred, right and wrong, truth and falsehood."

We find a similar postulate in Lenin's prescriptions: its essence is extreme simplicity. There are nations striving for happiness, brotherhood, equality and freedom, on the one hand, and there are "dark forces", on the other. This is a clear Manichean world: black and white, good and evil, treacherous Jews and noble Aryans, working proletarians and vampire capitalists. The very fact that a handful of sectarians - Nazis and Communists — was able to literally zombify Russia and Germany in an extremely short time confirms the success of this approach.

How was the brainwashing executed in practice? I would highlight a few key points, although I assume there are more.

The charge is directed towards one class, group or (in our case) a specific person. All his actions, by definition, are presumably bad. If, for example, Netanyahu imposes a coronavirus lockdown, it is terrible, because it leads to an inevitable economic disaster. If he lifts the quarantine, then it is even worse, because it leads to an outbreak of a pandemic and, again, as a result, an economic disaster.

If he does not provide economic aid to the victims of the temporal lockdown, it is monstrous. If he does provide it, it is doubly monstrous since the amount is ridiculously insignificant and looks like a public slap in the face of those in need.

If he establishes diplomatic relations with the UAE, it hurts Israel's security and undermines the balance of power in the Middle East, since this tiny Arabic country receives last generation American aircrafts.

The fact that the police don't fine quarantine violators is bad. But it is even worse if it uses force against those who are fined.

Well, the agreements with the Arab princedoms are good. But... Bibi is not a legitimate premier-minister. And how dare he go to Washington to drink champagne after having quarantined all country?!

The situation with Trump is identical. If he refrains from using force against the rioters, this is the evidence of the ineffectiveness of his management. If he insists on using force, then he is perceived as a dictator and racist, deaf to the cry of the suffering and discriminated people.

Moreover, both Bibi and Trump are to blame for all the problems in their countries: for racism, anti-Semitism and sexism, social injustices and teenage crime, assaults of psychopaths, the crisis of culture, the rise in traffic accidents, etc.

"Every change that is made in the subject of a propagandist message must always emphasize the same conclusion. The leading slogan must, of course, be illustrated in many ways and from several angles, but in the end one must always return to the assertion of the same formula" (Mein Kampf).

Both leaders are not just losers or selfish proud men. They are merciless and unprincipled Demiurges, leading a swarm of archons. Together they are plotting insidious plans, such as the "Deal of the Century", to finally enslave and bring the humiliated Palestinian Arabs to their knees.

They conspire with other demons as Trump did with Putin; like Trump they contribute to global warming and sexism; and most importantly, they are eager to destroy democracy! They are corrupt to the bone; they are the embodiment of Bolshevik and Nazi cartoons of capitalists and Jews, weaving a web of conspiracies against virtuous but unfortunate peoples.

The emotional aspect is crucial, because, as we know, "thought and conduct are ruled by sentiment rather than by sober reasoning".

Every day TV screens show us sobbing fathers deprived of their income (even though they will receive the benefits for a year in advance) and desperate businessmen who are left "without a business" because of "Bibi’s dirty intrigues", he who is only interested in litigation.

We see hysterical beauticians; artists claiming that "Bibi is destroying the culture"; musicians who are on the verge of committing suicide because they cannot perform at weddings, and weeping couples who are not allowed to wed in front of 500 people.

We see people in deep depression because they cannot travel abroad and shop in "duty free"; demobilized soldiers who cannot earn extra money as waiters in hotels; teenagers who are deprived of the opportunity to go to bars and dance parties; Hasidim who are not allowed to go to Uman.

All of them, as one, are pointing fingers and blaming one person - the prime minister, who plunged them into hell under the pretext of an invented pandemic. The whole country is sobbing.

And the highbrow specialist at the same TV studios repeatedly claims that there is no pandemic, there has not been and will not be one. All these atrocities, these crimes are committed by him with one purpose only - to assert absolute power of rulers and destroy democracy.

The media and the leftist opposition support anti-government demonstrations ("Democracy is in deadly danger!", isn't it?).

Mass demonstrations inevitably lead to mass infection.

Mass infection leads to economic crisis.

Crisis in its turn leads to chaos and anarchy that undermines the government.

"The worse the better" as taught by Vladimir Lenin.

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/23/2020 13:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Just scanning a bit, looks like this applies to other countries, as well. Like the USA.
Posted by: Bobby || 09/23/2020 16:54 Comments || Top||

#2  ^explicitly
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/23/2020 17:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Need head line and reposting in tomorrow's Rant.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 09/23/2020 22:51 Comments || Top||

Iraqi PM Mustafa Al-Kadhimi must face down Iran's militias
[THEBAGHDADPOST] In a recent interview, Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi said he envisaged the Middle East as a region that he called "the New Levant," which would be like the EU, where capital and technology flow freely. He also said he favored the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq because it would remove the raison d’etre of pro-Tehran militias operating in Iraq. As befitting a man known for his intellect, al-Kadhimi believes that peace, good governance and trade — rather than endless vendettas and wars — are the best way to secure a better future. Clearly, he is saying all the right things, but can he deliver?His four months in power have been a mixed bag, especially concerning his promise to restore state illusory sovereignty and rein in Iran’s militias, despite winning the support of top Iraqi holy man Ali al-Sistani and the population on the lam. The power and influence of the pro-Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
militias have yet to be curtailed. In fact, the militias continue to hunt down Iraqi anti-Iran regime activists, including one of al-Kadhimi’s advisers.

The only explanation for the prime minister’s reluctance to face down the militias is politicking. As a political outsider, it is likely that al-Kadhimi wants to avoid confrontation while he builds as big a consensus as he can before elections next June. If he remains in power until then, he will probably run on a ticket designed to turn him into a real political player who can then use his bloc to implement his vision.
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Posted by: Fred || 09/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

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Earth is set to capture a minimoon in October that may stay until May 2021 – but some experts say the object could be man-made space junk
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Swamp gas.
Posted by: crazyhorse || 09/23/2020 0:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Let me know when it begins terminal maneuvers.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/23/2020 1:05 Comments || Top||

#3  anybody seen 'Boxcar-in-Space' Stacy lately??
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 09/23/2020 1:06 Comments || Top||

#4  If you see three wise men going by following it on camels...
Posted by: Vespasian Ebbereng3110 || 09/23/2020 1:14 Comments || Top||

#5  You just had to say that, didn't you, Steve.....
Posted by: Mercutio || 09/23/2020 10:48 Comments || Top||

#6  So what do you have for your October, 2020 bingo card
Posted by: Mercutio || 09/23/2020 10:49 Comments || Top||

#7  With the meteor showers throughout October, a Rendezvous with Rama crossed my mind. I'm afraid, though, what we'd get would be Arachnids.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/23/2020 14:55 Comments || Top||

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Wed 2020-09-23
  Canadian woman charged for sending ricin to President Trump & law enforcement agencies in Texas was previously deported
Tue 2020-09-22
  Twenty-Five Afghan policemen dead after attempt to break Taliban siege in Uruzgan
Mon 2020-09-21
  Justice Dept. brands NYC an ‘anarchist jurisdiction,'
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