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The reason why the media loves Trump is because he is so so selfish.
He is therefore a star.
Anyone who shoves their shit in everyone’s faces is a star in the media.


This quote, from Nick Pemberton, is part of an excellent article about the PR of powerful people under late capitalism. There are lots of parallels made between the Regime of Donald Trump, and the life and ideas of George Orwell.

Below, Pemberton describe the way fin-de-regime suspicion (or systemic corruption) is mis-directed into suspicion of the poor and the foreign.

When the ruling class employs suspicions it is for people on food stamps, welfare, disability, etc. Suspicion is used to militarize the middle class against the working class who is supposedly not doing their fair share.

In this world women who are abandoned by men and want to feed their family are framed as gold diggers or welfare queens. Immigrants are seen as leachers. The homeless are seen as excess. The water of poor and brown communities is no longer a right but a resource that needs to be liberated for profit by the market in order to get better jobs for middle class whites. All business adventures by the 1% are seen as charitable and beneficial when in fact they are highly destructive, selfish and pathological.



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If commercial media had existed in 1800, the USA would have collapsed as scarecrow-thin farmers with broken down houses full of expensive snake oil.

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"Why Zeke, I see ya'all bought the new eyebrow cream that's guaranteed to bring a heavy spring rain for the corn crops. I just didn't have enough extra cash this year for that stuff, what with all the dang fertilizing crystals the wife bought for the fallow fields near the riverside..."

*collapses from fatigue and hunger*


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Scary Urban Crime Drama, Light Suburban Sitcom
and then ads for lawn products, car products, and more television shows


It's always easier to make a cake if you've got a recipe.

This works for propaganda as well.

If you want to sell people suburbia, and all the products it will require, you've gotta have a recipe.

Turn off media and allow your mind to simmer for 24 hours.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrbPAt1_vc4
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"We stand on the shoulders of giants"
(and feign naivete so we can live off the rackets of our predecessors)


Here we can see the importance of word selection in creating a distorted worldview. The line in quotes is the original 12th Century quote from John of Salisbury:

"We are like dwarfs sitting on the shoulders of giants. We see more, and things that are more distant, than they did, not because our sight is superior or because we are taller than they, but because they raise us up, and by their great stature add to ours."

https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/268025.html
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QatzelOk wrote:"We are like dwarfs sitting on the shoulders of giants. We see more, and things that are more distant, than they did, not because our sight is superior or because we are taller than they, but because they raise us up, and by their great stature add to ours."

A wise man that. All the snotty keyboard warriors of today should have it tattooed on the inside of their eyeballs.
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SolarCross wrote:A wise man that. All the snotty keyboard warriors of today should have it tattooed on the inside of their eyeballs.

Yeah. We should thank their ancestors that we sit inside staring at screens all day instead of being outside engaged in some other form of play or socialization.

They really set us up for success (extinction).
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