It Can’t Happen Here

It Can’t Happen Here

Lord help us.  We have been sufficiently forewarned.  Yes, it is worse than you think.  It can’t happen here?  Really?  Sinclair Lewis warned us long ago.  So think again.

A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.”

— Edward R Murrow

Why do you think it can’t happen here?  One by one the checks and balances have been removed. The Republicans have stolen Congress and the White House. They are now set on stealing  the Supreme Court. Checks and balances so carefully laid out by the founders of this great nation have been thoroughly subverted.

The Senate through that venal turtle, Mitch McConnell, has rammed through the most reprehensible, un-vetted and corrupt nominees for various cabinet positions. It is all part of the plan. It is even clearly stated. Steve Bannon stated he wants to destroy the administrative apparatus of the state. This is no secret. He has stated this many times in the past.  Believe people when they say unbelievable things.

Paddy Chayefsky’s legendary movie, Network, featured Howard Beale.  And we thought Glenn Beck was the fulfillment of Howard Beale.  Again, the warnings are only too clear.  Trump has mastered the passivity of television.  First, Marshall McLuhan gave us insight. The medium is the message. This was further amplified by Neil postman’s Amusing Ourselves to Death

 

Now go read 1984 by George Orwell again.  Then Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.  Then Amusing Ourselves to Death by Neil Postman.  You want to read a real classic?  Read the Mass Psychology of Fascism by Wilhem Reich.    More to follow very soon.

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