Monday, November 9, 2020

Reject Public Relations. Welcome To the Revolution.

“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. Everything else is public relations.”  George Orwell

Or gaslighting.

The term gaslighting comes from Patrick Hamilton’s 1938 play Gas Light, later made into a movie starring Ingrid Bergman, in which the wife becomes concerned about the dimming of her upstairs gas lights. Her husband – who for nefarious reasons is in fact responsible for their dimming - insists that there’s nothing to see here, she’s imagining things.

The term is used in clinical psychology generally in the context of abusive relationships but it can also be applied in the context of media. In that context media gaslighters attempt to control the information the public is exposed to in order to allow the lies and manipulations of their preferred political ideologues to go unchallenged. Censorship, suppression and disinformation are used to control the “news” environment and hence “popular opinion.” You might know the technique as propaganda. It is now and has always been popular and readily applied in authoritarian states.

Bill Whittle explained the methodology quite well back in 2014:

Our leftist gaslighters will go so far as to claim that it is the right that’s gaslighting America, not them. But I would point out that it is only the Left that mandates their “reality” – be it global warming or vote counting – be treated as true, unopen to questioning. Only the left that suppresses speech they do not agree with – that cancels any voice that dares question the “science”  as they’ve defined it. Only the left that demands heretics be deemed dangerous and silenced.

So put me down as a heretic. I don’t trust the veracity of the left’s ostensible vote counting any more than I believe their “man made” global warming nonsense.

The reason Donald Trump got 70 million votes last week is because we who refuse to be gaslighted have found nobody else who is willing to stand and speak for us. The bulk of what was once the GOP is simply a simpering batch of liars and hypocrites who can’t be trusted to support what’s right and good. So even if you don’t like our President’s ineloquent manner of speech, are “embarrassed” by his Tweets, wish he were not so in-your-face pugnacious, he stands with us. And we stand with the way America was conceived, not as it’s being ‘fundamentally transformed.” Just as President Trump is all we’ve got, so too are we all he has.  Demand Truth. Demand Justice. Demand the American Way. And demand a recount.

I am mad as hell and I won’t be gaslighted anymore.

Roy T. Bennett on Twitter: "The further a society drifts from truth, the  more it will hate those who speak it. George Orwell #quote… "

Some 50 years of “liberal” education/propaganda has brought us to this point. Fighting our way out is now the only option. Welcome to the revolution.

“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” – George Orwell