Can I be a “good person” without also having to be a brain-dead sheep?
First of all, what I saw of the Democrat convention was an inadvertent homage to Apple’s 1984 commercial. It had the giant leering head of some totalitarian overlord and throngs of obsessed zombies in the audience…it even had the shattering glass finale. It was poingant, and, in the Dems predictable, blundering way…unintentional.
The Democrat convention started disastrously with the forced resignation of their own “Super” Chairwoman for subverting the nomination process and stacking the deck for Hillary. Sander’s people are disgruntled, booing, protesting…and planning worse. Yet the liberal media wants us to believe all is well and we are actually “seeing” a picture of progressive unity and an unstoppable groundswell of support. It is truly theater of the absurd packaged as “news.”
In the word of a great American philosopher, Groucho Marx, “Who are you going to believe, me or your own lying eyes.”
In his book Abuse of Language, Abuse of Power, the German Catholic philosopher (a real one) Josef Pieper wrote the following: “That the existential realm of man could be taken over by pseudorealities whose fictitious nature threatens to become indiscernible is truly a depressing thought. And yet, the Platonic nightmare, I hold, possesses an alarming contemporary relevance. For the general public is being reduced to a state where people are not only unable to find out about the truth but also become unable even to search for the truth because they are satisfied with deception and trickery that have determined their convictions, satisfied with a fictitious reality created by design through the abuse of language.”
One of MSNBC’s chief propagandists demonstrates how it’s done:
“No matter what happens, it will be magic.” That’s according to Chris Matthews (he of the “tingling” leg). The liberals MSNBC host on Monday dismissed the leaked e-mails showing that Hillary Clinton sabotaged Bernie Sanders and gushed, “I think Thursday night’s going to be magic, no matter what happens tonight or tomorrow night.”
At last week’s Democratic convention, Matthews reveled in conflict amongst Republicans. He called Cruz a “saboteur,” but recently dismissed the Wasserman Shultz smoking gun destruction of Bernie Sanders as just, “Blah, blah, blah..”
On Monday he fawned, “I think it will become so amazing that we see a woman nominated for the presidency of the United States …She will be the president. Good people are going to say, ‘This is great for America.”
Friday’s Hardball, he used the same line to hype Hillary’s upcoming acceptance speech, prognosticating, “Nobody knows how dramatic it’s going to be…. It’s going to be a magic moment.”
Well maybe. But, only if the Sanders people follow through with their “worlds largest fart-in” to display their unfettered loyalty.