[Ed. Note: Hillary Clinton is a hardcore globalist criminal and Rothschild’s choice for President. Vote or don’t vote. But if Hilary re-enters the White House as President, she’ll burn this nation down.]
by Michael Krieger, Liberty Blitzkrieg:
It is in the social sphere, in the realm of politics and economics, that the Will to Order becomes really dangerous. Here the theoretical reduction of unmanageable multiplicity to comprehensible unity becomes the practical reduction of human diversity to subhuman uniformity, of freedom to servitude. In politics the equivalent of a fully developed scientific theory or philosophical system is a totalitarian dictatorship. In economics, the equivalent of a beautifully composed work of art is the smoothly running factory in which the workers are perfectly adjusted to the machines. The Will to Order can make tyrants out of those who merely aspire to clear up a mess. The beauty of tidiness is used as a justification for despotism.
In Hitler’s words, the propagandist should adopt “a systematically one-sided attitude towards every problem that has to be dealt with.” He must never admit that he might be wrong or that people with a different point of view might be even partially right. Opponents should not be argued with; they should be attacked, shouted down, or, if they become too much of a nuisance, liquidated. The morally squeamish intellectual may be shocked by this kind of thing. But the masses are always convinced that “right is on the side of the active aggressor.”
– From Aldous Huxley’s, Brave New World Revisited, published 1958
I just finished watching Trump’s entire acceptance speech and I have all sorts of thoughts to share. Let’s start with the overall picture. First, the speech confirmed all the reasons I cannot support Trump, but also further solidified why I think it’s very possible that he will win and become President. The speech was disturbing on multiple levels, while at the same time brilliant from a manipulative and salesmanship standpoint. He held my attention for the entire 75 minutes. Can you imagine for a moment Hillary doing the same thing? Yes, it matters.
So let’s get into it. The overriding theme in Trump’s speech was that he represents the “law and order candidate” and that he will “make America safe again.” Of course, the reality is that America is pretty safe and has been getting much safer over the decades. Nevertheless, media and politicians have fear-mongered the general public into thinking there is a terrorist behind every bush, and Trump is intentionally playing into that fear and emotion. Why is he doing this? He knows that convincing people to be afraid of ghosts allows an executive to grab more power, and he desperately wants that power. But let’s get started with a few facts. Bloomberg notes:
TRUMP: “Homicides last year increased by 17% in America’s fifty largest cities. That’s the largest increase in 25 years. In our nation’s capital, killings have risen by 50 percent. They are up nearly 60% in nearby Baltimore.”
THE FACTS: Trump’s figures come from a Jan. 27 Washington Post article analyzing preliminary FBI crime statistics that won’t be finalized until the fall. But violent crime remains lower than it was a decade ago and the rate has been falling for roughly 25 years. “When considering 5- and 10-year trends, the 2014 estimated violent crime total was 6.9 percent below the 2010 level and 16.2 percent below the 2005 level” the FBI reports.
The truth of the matter is that serious crime is at multi-decade lows across the country. Moreover, the places he mentions as being particularly crime-ridden, such as Chicago and Baltimore, are not exactly bastions of Trump support. He knows this, but he is using these examples to instill fear in his supporters. Fear that the crime in those lawless liberals cities will shortly overflow into their neighborhoods. Just like there’s probably a terrorist hiding in every cornfield. Trump knows exactly what he’s doing. He’s exaggerating a threat in order to get people into a state of fear. Once in a state of fear, people are much more impressionable and much more easily manipulated. He’s essentially injecting them with “herd poison.” As Huxley noted:
Assembled in a crowd, people lose their powers of reasoning and their capacity for moral choice. Their suggestibility is increased to the point where they cease to have any judgement or will of their own. They become very excitable, they lose all sense of individual or collective responsibility, they are subject to sudden accesses of rage, enthusiasm and panic. In a word, man in a crowd behaves as though he had swallowed a large dose of what I have called “herd-poisoning.”
Reading is a private, not a collective activity. The writer speaks only to individuals, sitting by themselves in a state of normal sobriety. The orator speaks to masses of individuals, already well primed with herd poison. They are at his mercy and, if he knows his business, he can do what he likes with them.
This is precisely why he starts his speech by focusing so singularly on law and order. He goes on to use recent police killings as proof that things really are spiraling out of control, yet what are the actual numbers? The actual number points to 32 officers being killed in firearm related fatalities in 2016. Yes, that’s right 32. He knows this, but he intentionally focuses on the scary sounding 60% increase. This was no accident. He’s selling fear. The man is good and he knows exactly what he’s doing.
So while America is facing some very real and serious issues, he doesn’t mention Wall Street or the Federal Reserve once. Not once. This is remarkable coming from a so-called “law and order” candidate. If there’s one area in which the law was most egregiously violated to the detriment of hundreds of millions of Americans it was the bailout of financial criminals and the failure to prosecute a single bank executive. How can a “law and order” candidate not mention this once in a 75 minute speech? I’ll tell you how. Trump wants to win on fear and emotion as opposed to actually challenging the real powers behind the curtain. He wants to punch downward and exert the full extent of the law upon the poor, the weak and disenfranchised. He doesn’t want to go after wealthy financiers, which is precisely why he intentionally avoids mentioning them despite knowing how significantly this issue resonated amongst Sanders supporters.
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