04 March 2017

Tally ho.

Within hours of the election of Donald Trump the mainstream media, their politico counterparts and social media operatives began spreading the narrative that the President was only elected as a result of the dissemination of fake news.

The Mainstream Is Circling The Wagons: “They Are Coming For All Of Us… This Is An Orchestrated Attack Against Truth. By Mac Slavo, SHTFplan.com, 3/1/17.

H/t: Zero Hedge.


KG said...

And how many people are aware of what's happening, Colonel? Most of them are glued to soaps and celebrity gossip, and even if they knew, few would really care.

Col. B. Bunny said...

The saying sometimes attributed to Trotsky that "You may not be interested in war but war is interested in you" explains a lot. Mankind over the centuries were conditioned by living in tribal societies, smallish states, or even large states but with tribal attributes and limited administrative tools. I dare say that there was a higher premium on legitimacy and personal loyalty. If you lost the support of those in your immediate locale you were in a bad spot.

Modern men, in contrast, live in complex societies where rulers are remote from their subjects and subjects have all but the bluntest, clumsiest, most expensive, and most time-consuming ways of exacting punishment on betrayers. Moreover, humans aren't wired to concern themselves with political theory and such things as the relative merits of the universal franchise and socialism. They SHOULD be concerned but they aren't.

I think this is an argument that modern societies are low-legitimacy, low-trust societies naturally and fatally tending to centralization and authoritarianism. European and American politicians can be seen to have virtually zero concern for the interests or opinions of their serfs. "Get rid of Obamacare" = "tweak it a bit to see if it can be improved." Border wide open to hostile foreigners? Well, let's study the issue of "comprehensive" immigration reform.

The elites have pursued the universal franchise (earning the allegiance of the vast, destructive, parasitic FSA) and reckless plunder for themselves with a nuclear meltdown in the offing due to accumulated national debt, pension profligacy, imperial adventure, optional war, and political understanding that any kindergarten student knows does not comport with human nature. As Herb Stein said, what can't go on, won't and we are right THERE. And no one has a clue about what to do except maybe Rand Paul and Ted Cruz. The great political thinker Newt Gingrich is hot to mix it up with Syria.

So, it looks to me like there's some kind of civilizational reset in the cards. I'm not one who spends a lot of time worrying about peak oil but it's clear there will be serious readjustments and contractions in the future as supplies dwindle and cost of extraction increases. Not entirely a bad thing when modern industrial nations are run by arrogant, sick, deluded people and basic morality and common sense seem to have dropped out the bottom.