pro·pa·gan·danoun \ˌprä-pə-ˈgan-də, ˌprō-\
That, according to Messrs Merriam and Webster, is the first definition, of the word propaganda. One of the problems that I have, with BOTH sides in America's current doomish downward slide, is that BOTH sides are ass deep in lies, half truths, exaggerations and in general, if their lips are moving, they're spreading bull shit.
In the mid to late 20th Century, the name Joseph Goebbles was synonymous with propaganda. He was also one of the authors of The Final Solution. He was a rabid anti-semitte and he spread the lie that the Jews were the 'problem' in the world. When Hitler took over Germany, Goebbels was right there, as his Minister of Propaganda, spreading whatever lies that were need to grab control of the country. In a radio speech in 1933 he said,
"We .. intend a principled transformation in the worldview of our entire society, a revolution of the greatest possible extent that will leave nothing out, changing the life of our nation in every regard ..."
I gotta tell you, that sounds a LOT like a 'fundamental change' in my book.
The Nazis consistently lied to the people of Germany, and then the occupied countries. Even as the Allies were pounding away at Berlin, they had the German radio station in Berlin, telling the people of Germany, that the Allies would be pushed out of Germany, and the Reich would win the war. No lie was too big.
So, let me ask you a question. If they lied then to further their agenda then, and it was propaganda and a BAD thing for the German people and the people in occupied countries, then why is it NOT propaganda or lying now to do the same thing, HERE?
Here's today's lie, and it's a whopper kids.
In a memo to clients provided to Secrets, David John Marotta calculates the actual unemployment rate of those not working at a sky-high 37.2 percent, not the 6.7 percent advertised by the Fed, and the Misery Index at over 14, not the 8 claimed by the government.
Marotta, who recently advised those worried about an imploding economy to get a gun, said that the government isn't being honest in how it calculates those out of the workforce or inflation, the two numbers used to get the Misery Index figure.
“The unemployment rate only describes people who are currently working or looking for work,” he said. That leaves out a ton more.
“Unemployment in its truest definition, meaning the portion of people who do not have any job, is 37.2 percent. This number obviously includes some people who are not or never plan to seek employment. But it does describe how many people are not able to, do not want to or cannot find a way to work. Policies that remove the barriers to employment, thus decreasing this number, are obviously beneficial,” he and colleague Megan Russell in their new investors note from their offices in Charlottesville, Va.
I'm not surprised at all. Given the number of people I know who are STILL out of jobs, there is no way the rate is the idiotically low rate being reported. But what pisses me off the most, isn't the lie from the current crop of Fascist leaders.
And Conservatives / Republicans are the new Jews, so all the Fascists need, is a tipping point. By working toward economic collapse, they may get there before the jackass in the WH is SUPPOSED to leave Office, which I still doubt he will do.
What pisses me off the most, is that the people, are huddled in their nice warm homes, thinking that this 'war' can still be won, by these fascists, even though they own it, run it, and get rich from the ruins. Meanwhile, the MSM is so enamored with the propaganda and so in love with Der Jugears, that they keep right on playing the lies and hate, while we're being economically bombed into submission BY the leaders that the MSM and majority of the voters trust.
It's insanity, pure and simple insanity, because once the end comes, there is no one to save us.