The thing about un-plugging for a little while – especially if you make an effort to really shut your ears to popular culture – is that in the silence, thought can grow. We are relentlessly bombarded through our waking hours by sounds and images created by others in an attempt to get us to say or do something we might not do purely voluntarily. This bombardment comes at us so fast that we do not have time to reflect upon what we have just seen – if you do desire to think about things for a moment, another sound or image is thrown at you, demanding your attention, and thus destroying the possibility of thinking through the immediately preceding sound or image.
Hitler only had it half right – it isn’t so much that people will believe a lie if it is repeated often enough (and on a big enough scale), but that people will tend to believe anything which is endlessly repeated to them; truth, or lie. The trouble is that those who will bestir themselves to endlessly repeating something are precisely those most inclined to lie – because they are desperately trying to extract money or power from people who otherwise would not surrender them. It is one thing, however, when some huckster is trying to bamboozle us in to spending money on Brand X rather than Brand Y of toothpaste, quite another when someone is trying to trick us in to surrendering great amounts of wealth and/or power.
In the great effort to get us to surrender our power and wealth to government, the Obama Administration has engaged in a series of lies, from day one, in order to deflect us away from the truth of what they are doing. Obama (or, more accurately, I believe; Obama’s puppet-masters) wanted and wants a specific outcome: America changed in to a social-democratic State run along European lines with no ability of dissenters to disturb the masters of the State. You, naturally, cannot run on such a platform in the United States because to do so would be political suicide (it may, even, be political suicide to do so in Europe…its not like the German Chancellor actually ran on a platform of putting German taxpayers on the hook to pay for Greek profligacy…but that is what the German people are getting; and if they toss the Chancellor out at the next election then, guess what?; her opponents are just as committed to bailing out the Greeks as she is). Unable to speak the truth about himself or his program, Obama has no other choice than to lie if he wishes to advance his agenda to victory.
Yesterday I linked to this chart over at Zero Hedge. Do take a close look at it – as you can see, the two lines relating to employment track each other quite closely through both recessions and boom times…until 2009. All of a sudden, after Obama takes office, the lines sharply diverge. Either we were always getting it wrong in the past, or someone is lying, today. We were actually given a preview of this before Obama took office – when he and his people starting talking about the number of jobs which would be “saved or created” by Obama policies. The “saved” was the key…Obama could claim any number pulled out of a hat: how could anyone prove that any particular job wasn’t “saved” by Obama? But the phrase passed mostly un-noticed, even on the right: but it always was a means whereby no matter what happened, Obama could spin a positive story about his accomplishments, even if he had to lie to do so. The lie in the Obama Administration isn’t a bug, its a feature: a crucial feature. Without lies, Obama has no chance to accomplish his goals.
The MSM is, of course, no help in this. Outside of a very few outlets, the MSM is entirely in the tank for Obama. And I mean to the level of absurdity – Rush related a Los Angeles Times report which asserted that the American people are not upset over higher gas prices. That we’re just grinning and bearing it and are just happily becoming more efficient in our gasoline usage. The truth of the matter is that we’re all upset about the higher prices – we are grinning and bearing it because there’s nothing we can do about it (at least until November 6th), but to try and cast the American people as ok with the higher prices is idiocy. But it is peddled by the LA Times as fact…and parroted in the rest of the MSM, as well. On an on it goes through the MSM – the reality of a corrupt, incompetent government leading us down a path the American people never voted for is ignored…instead, we’re endlessly hammered with a series of alternate reality stories designed to either trick us in to agreeing with Obama or, failing that, at least distracting us from the crucial issues.
It is no accident that over the past few months we have discussed birth control and the Trayvon Martin killing as opposed to discussing the actual issues (did you know that the Obama Administration continues to stonewall on the much-worse-than-Watergate “Fast and Furious” scandal? Of course you don’t…or, if you do, you have to think about it for a moment…what should be front and center is shoved in to the background, while we talk about whether college kids should have birth control subsidies). It will be no accident as we head towards November that we continue to talk about birth control, Martin and anything else which can be brought forward – or completely manufactured – by Obama, his cronies and the MSM (I know – same/same) in order to distract us from the issues and (it is hoped by Obama) allow him to slide in to re-election, almost as an afterthought. Remember that Obama has a goal – he wants to achieve the goal. He couldn’t run on his goal in 2008 and he can’t run on it in 2012; as it turns out, he also can’t run on his record as President because it is lousy…but he still wants to achieve the goal (and the MSM wants him to achieve it, as well).
Over the next 7 months we will all be bombarded by sounds and images designed to distract us, discourage us and, in general, make all of us less effective in our goal: getting Obama out of office. All of you reading this have already been hammered by the lies – and you’ll be double and triple hammered by November 6th. But here’s the thing: Obama is all lies. There is no truth to what he says; nor any truth in what his supporters say. The reality is that the economy is in lousy shape and getting worse; the reality is that nearly a million people have dropped their Democrat party registration since Obama took office (while the GOP has grown in number of registered voters); the reality is that a bunch of senior House and Senate Democrats are retiring this year rather than seek re-election (if they thought the Democrat party had a chance of winning – and thus giving power and wealth to themselves – they’d stay in, simple as that); the reality is that Obama is digging in in Virginia because he knows that if he doesn’t carry that State, he can’t be re-elected (no Democrat won that State since 1964 until Obama won it in 2008…where it just padded his margin; but Carter and Clinton never needed it…why does Obama need it? Probably because he’s already lost Florida, Ohio and Iowa); the reality is that Obama probably won’t raise the $1 billion he thought he would; the reality is that the DNC will not be providing much (if any) money to down-ballot candidates because they need to reserve all their cash for Obama’s effort; the reality is that the RNC has completely turned-around its fund-raising; the reality is that in the hotly contested GOP primaries, GOP turnout is much higher than in 2008…the reality, in short, is not what Obama and the MSM make it to be.
As we go through the rest of this year, dig deeper. Do not accept at face value anything reported in the MSM. Always check it. And after checking it, turn off the TV/Radio/Computer and think about it for a bit…think it through. The other day a Gallup poll said that Obama was up by 14 percentage points among “swing State independent women”. But, wait, Romney allegedly led among that same demographic by 5 percentage points in December. What gives? What has happened between December and April to lead to a 19 point swing among a demographic? A swing which makes this demographic more enthusiastic for Obama in 2012 than they were in 2008? Do you really think GOP opposition to providing birth control to college kids did that? Well, that is the narrative they want you to believe – and, presto!, there’s an MSM poll to back it up. Trust nothing the MSM reports; trust nothing Obama and his team say – they will keep up the drumbeat of lies from now until November 6th, never admitting that doom stares them in the face (well, to cover themselves, the MSM will put out a few reports the last weekend indicating the debacle rapidly approaching…so they can say on November 7th, “hey, we saw it coming”.). Keep your spirits up, do what you can for the cause…and then just carry on. We’ve got these people on the ropes and we will rescue our nation.