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Imaginary Monsters And The Uses Of Chaos

By Patrick following x   2018 Oct 2, 5:46pm 299 views   2 comments   watch   sfw   quote     share    


https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-10-01/kunstler-imaginary-monsters-and-uses-chaos

The Democratic party, in the absence of real monsters to slay, has become the party devoted to sowing chaos, mainly by inventing new, imaginary monsters using the machinery of politics, the way the Catholic Church manufactured monsters of heresy during the Spanish Inquisition in its attempt to regulate “belief.”

“I believe her” is the new totalitarian rallying cry, conveniently disposing of any obligation to establish the facts of any ambiguous matter. It was stealthily inserted in our national life during the Obama years, when Title IX “guidelines” originally written to correct imbalances in college sports funding for men and women were extended to adjudicate sexual encounters on campus.

The result was the setting up of officially sanctioned kangaroo courts where due process was thrown out the window — by people who have should have known better: college presidents, deans, and faculty. That experiment produced not a few spectacular injustices, such as the Duke Lacrosse team fake rape fiasco, the University of Virginia fake rape fraternity incident (provoked by a mis-reported storey in Rolling Stone Magazine), and the Columbia University “Mattress Girl” saga — all cases eventuating in punishing lawsuits against the institutions that allowed them to spin out of control.

The spirit of the kangaroo court has since graduated into business and politics where it has proven especially useful for settling scores and advancing careers and agendas dishonestly. Coercion has replaced persuasion. Coercion is at the heart of totalitarian politics. Do what your told, or else. Believe what we say, or else. (Or else lose your reputation, your livelihood, your friends….) This plays neatly into the dynamics of human mob psychology. When the totalitarians set up for business, few individuals dare to depart from the party line. It’s the perfect medium for cultivating mendacious ideologies.


1   TrumpingTits   ignore (0)   2018 Oct 2, 6:45pm   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

That cartoon is out of date already, as per Cory Booker:

Cory Booker: It Doesn’t Matter If Kavanaugh Is “Innocent Or Guilty”
2   Patrick   ignore (1)   2018 Oct 2, 6:50pm   ↑ like (1)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Patrick says
The spirit of the kangaroo court has since graduated into business and politics where it has proven especially useful for settling scores and advancing careers and agendas dishonestly. Coercion has replaced persuasion. Coercion is at the heart of totalitarian politics. Do what your told, or else. Believe what we say, or else. (Or else lose your reputation, your livelihood, your friends….)


This reminds of an article I read about blasphemy cases in Pakistan (sorry, I can't remember the link).

The gist of it was that businessmen in Pakistan routinely use "desecration of the Koran" or other such bogus charges against their business rivals, to cause them to lose customers, or in the worst case, to lose their lives at the hands of a lynch mob. And that it's especially effective for Muslim businessmen who feel their turf is threatened by the tiny Christian minoritiy, or the by Ismaili Muslims. In those cases, their rivals are indeed frequently killed for "insulting Islam" when the real cause was simply that they were providing better service or cheaper products than the accuser.

Our current witch hunts are very much like this, and the Kavanaugh case in particular has all of the same features:

* unsubstantiated allegations
* obvious motive
* insane lynch mob




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