To say that we’ve entered ‘The Twilight Zone’ in the current politico social environment in the USA would not be too far off the mark. It seems as if everything is ‘upside down’. The “Perception/Deception” is really amped up to a level not seen in recent memory. We are literally bombarded with News, Fake News, More News, More Fake News ….. Sorting, qualifying, and filtering it all out has become an overwhelming task. A task that most people just don’t have the time to do on top of living their busy lives each day. Time to actually ‘Vet’ and research the facts to make sense of the information is simply not available to most people. So we just line up behind those ‘in the know’ that we trust, and take their word for it.
Don’t think for one moment that all this conflicting ‘noise’ about ‘everything’ is a random occurrence. It’s not, all of this ‘mania’ is proactively designed to confuse us, divide us, sub-divide us, and break us down. It’s an effort to use ‘inversion’ to distort our perceptions, and demoralize us. Don’t fall for it!
In a recent article by John W. Whitehead, he quotes Professor Neil Postman;
“There are two ways by which the spirit of a culture may be shriveled. In the first—the Orwellian—culture becomes a prison. In the second—the Huxleyan—culture becomes a burlesque. No one needs to be reminded that our world is now marred by many prison-cultures…. it makes little difference if our wardens are inspired by right- or left-wing ideologies. The gates of the prison are equally impenetrable, surveillance equally rigorous, icon-worship pervasive…. Big Brother does not watch us, by his choice. We watch him, by ours…. When a population becomes distracted by trivia, when cultural life is redefined as a perpetual round of entertainments, when serious public conversation becomes a form of baby-talk, when, in short, a people become an audience, and their public business a vaudeville act, then a nation finds itself at risk; culture-death is a clear possibility.”— Professor Neil Postman.
And finally, think about the following perspective about what is going on, and ask yourself ‘what if?’. With all the Goldman Sachs Alumni in the new Administration, can’t help but wonder;
“Much like the fabricated universe in Peter Weir’s 1998 film The Truman Show, in which a man’s life is the basis for an elaborately staged television show aimed at selling products and procuring ratings, the political scene in the United States has devolved over the years into a carefully calibrated exercise in how to manipulate, polarize, propagandize and control a population. Indeed, Donald Trump may be the smartest move yet by the powers-that-be to keep the citizenry divided and at each other’s throats, because as long as we’re busy fighting each other, we’ll never manage to present a unified front against tyranny in any form. This is the magic of the reality TV programming that passes for politics today. It allows us to be distracted, entertained, occasionally a little bit outraged but overall largely uninvolved, content to remain in the viewer’s seat”