The Medium-Size Lies and The Big Mac Truth

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Richard Stanley, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. Richard Stanley

    Richard Stanley Administrator

    The following excerpt is from a long article by Anne Applebaum in The Atlantic discussing the sharp global rise of populism and authoritarianism, and as such mentions the concept of the Medium-Size Lie (or Lies) - in contrast to the concept of the Big Lie made famous by Hitler and Goebbels.

    ...
    From Orwell to Koestler, the European writers of the 20th century were obsessed with the idea of the Big Lie. The vast ideological constructs that were Communism and fascism, the posters demanding fealty to the Party or the Leader, the Brownshirts and Blackshirts marching in formation, the torch-lit parades, the terror police—these Big Lies were so absurd and inhuman, they required prolonged violence to impose and the threat of violence to maintain. They required forced education, total control of all culture, the politicization of journalism, sports, literature, and the arts.

    By contrast, the polarizing political movements of 21st-century Europe demand much less of their adherents. They don’t require belief in a full-blown ideology, and thus they don’t require violence or terror police. They don’t force people to believe that black is white, war is peace, and state farms have achieved 1,000 percent of their planned production. Most of them don’t deploy propaganda that conflicts with everyday reality. And yet all of them depend, if not on a Big Lie, then on what the historian Timothy Snyder once told me should be called the Medium-Size Lie, or perhaps a clutch of Medium-Size Lies. To put it differently, all of them encourage their followers to engage, at least part of the time, with an alternative reality. Sometimes that alternative reality has developed organically; more often, it’s been carefully formulated, with the help of modern marketing techniques, audience segmentation, and social-media campaigns.

    Americans are of course familiar with the ways a lie can increase polarization and inflame xenophobia: Donald Trump entered American politics on the back of birtherism, the false premise that President Barack Obama was not born in America—a conspiracy theory whose power was seriously underestimated at the time, and that paved the way for other lies, from “Mexican rapists” to “Pizzagate.” But in Poland, and in Hungary too, we now have examples of what happens when a Medium-Size Lie—a conspiracy theory—is propagated first by a political party as the central plank of its election campaign, and then by a ruling party, with the full force of a modern, centralized state apparatus behind it. ...

    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/10/poland-polarization/568324/

    In thinking about how to discuss Applebaum's article it struck me that the Big and Medium Lie(s) imply that there might be a Big Truth as well, and here it seems that I was scooped by such as Ronald Reagan et al. by a 1951 film short of the same name. Unfortunately, The Ronald had some problems with truth, just not as bold and crass as The Donald does. And ironically The Ronald, per the Republican mythos, would likely be kicked out of today's Trumpublican Party.

    Applebaum discusses various populism related 'conspiracy theories' of which we know the very term was coined to either marginalize real historical phenomenon, and in the "mix of presumption" is thus profitably applied to various contrived false premises created to either help roil the waters for such as propaganda sake or, conversely, to help maintain an existing consensus reality. The creation of such false premises might arise either from spontaneous individual ambition or from deeper group motivations.

    In any case, surely there must be some objective Big Truth (besides the band of this name), that such as the putative Christ told us which would set us free? And ironically, or sardonically, what if finding that Big Truth involves most everyone acknowledging some dirty laundry swept underneath their respective carpets?

    The source of the big lie technique is this passage, taken from Chapter 10 of James Murphy's translation of Mein Kampf:

    But it remained for the Jews, with their unqualified capacity for falsehood, and their fighting comrades, the Marxists, to impute responsibility for the downfall precisely to the man who alone had shown a superhuman will and energy in his effort to prevent the catastrophe which he had foreseen and to save the nation from that hour of complete overthrow and shame. By placing responsibility for the loss of the world war on the shoulders of Ludendorff they took away the weapon of moral right from the only adversary dangerous enough to be likely to succeed in bringing the betrayers of the Fatherland to Justice.

    All this was inspired by the principle—which is quite true within itself—that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods.

    It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying. — Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, vol. I, ch. X[1]

    According to Hitler, the "big lie" was a propaganda technique typically used by Jewish Marxists.[1]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_lie

    In the Mein Kampf excerpt above, Hitler, the Nazi's apocalyptic messiah [sic], reveals to the unwashed German masses the concept of the Big Lie, premised of course, on the notion embedded foundationally in the Christian Gospels and the theology of the Roman Catholic Church from St. Augustine onwards, that the "killers of Christ" are the root of all German, if not all humanity's, problems. But, he forgets, as did the Church, that their Christian religion couldn't exist without that foundational 'conspiracy theory'.

    (This last hints at that the Postflavian Big Truth thesis is focused on what is actually the real Big Lie, what we've been calling the False Dialectic of Western Civilization. While everyone is variously concerned about Jews versus Gentiles, or whomever, there is a deeper phenomenon behind the veil.)

    Today, having fought the horrors of the first two world wars, the intense focus on Jews (and Marxists) has diffused somewhat to the Medium Lies, onto lesser generic dialectics such as the evil liberals and elites. In a dig at those evil elites, Donald Trump, under increasing political and legal pressure, has even told us recently how his gut tells him more (lies) than anybody else's brains. This, of course, is more pandering to his base, who have been listening for decades about how the liberals and the elites have been screwing them, either on purpose or because they are arrogantly stupid. This despite the United States of America is, by original definition or context, a 'liberal' enterprise - supposedly 'freed' from such as kings.

    And this despite that Trump seems to obsess about joining the ranks of these same elites, that supposedly wont let him join their club. So he is left to eat at McDonalds and whine. It's all a Big Mac Lie, from The Donald's and our perspective. But to The Donald's worshipers it is the Big Mac Truth.

    But his base has been sold the false equivalence that elites and liberalism are their enemies, when neither constructs, or their opposites, have morality attached. Instead, the motivations and actions of individuals claiming such identities must always be examined under a microscope, as opposed to lazily accepting their rhetoric and branding. Having lost their ability to discern from rhetoric political conflations those populist haters of aristocratic king shunning liberals are globally preferring authoritarian dictators, the strong man who alone can solve their problems.
     
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  2. Suchender

    Suchender New Member

    Richard, in your and Jerry's summary of the Old Testament is stated :

    13. Ever since the Neo-Babylonian conquest, there has never been a truly independent Jewish state. During ancient times it was always a puppet state, whether under the Neo-Babylonians, Persians, Seleucids, or Romans. (We dispute whether the Hasmoneans were ever independent from their Roman allies.) And in its modern incarnation, we maintain that the Jewish state is vassal to the Romano-Venetian-Anglo-American alliance. (Again, we dispute any claims that the synthetic Judaic tail is now wagging the dog.)

    If this Anglo-American alliance is "the dog" and the Jewish State "the tail", then who is the actual brain of this entity ? Who is holdig the leash and is barking commands ?
    This dog has a bad reputation in the eyes of many people.
    How come the brain of this (big) dog is working against the "body" ?
    I don't thik this "just happens".

    "America's standing in the world has dropped catastrophically," says Simon Rosenberg, founder of the New Democrat Network, a think tank.
     
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  3. Richard Stanley

    Richard Stanley Administrator

    I absolutely agree that most all 'this' doesn't "just happen".

    How does one know where the 'brain of the dog' is? Is it in Washington D.C., NYC, London, or Rome? Or perhaps one says Jerusalem? If the brain is one of these, or uniquely symbolic of the brain, then which one or ones might be 'fronts', or perhaps sacrificial fronts veiling that brain?

    Does the 'brain' want to have the "bad reputation in the eyes of many people", or does the brain want "many people" to focus on the sacrificial front(s), or fascia?

    What are the statistical odds that so many Georgetown alumni, and other Jesuit school alumni (like Donald J. Trump) are currently manning the White House, or like Georgetown Bannon in now setting up a global fascist network? As for the latter, like Georgetown Foreign Service School founder, Father Walsh, doing in Europe absolving certain Nazis of their crimes?

    In my subsequent OT blog posts I discuss that the Book of Genesis lays out the org chart of the family of Jacob, and subsequent Genesis chapters has the tribe of Judah being subservient to that of Joseph (specifically Ephraim) who is married into the Egyptian nobility via the daughter of a high priest selected by pharaoh. It was 'pharaoh' and Joseph who gamed the Egyptian markets during 'climatic' feast and famine and ended up having the 'free' Egyptians 'happily' enslaving themselves (Genesis 47) instead of starving to death. It is this latter system (whether it was fact or fiction) that became the basis of the European feudal system that resulted from the Roman imposition of Christianity, at least as we know it.

    What are the statistical odds that everything in Judaism can be shown as deriving from Amenhotep III and his son Akhenaton, and their fellow associates (see Secrets of the Exodus by the French rabbis, the Sabbah brothers)?

    Hopefully you have read Saussy's Rulers of Evil by now and have seen his discussion of the (front) nature of Freemasonry and its relationship to the Jesuits. But additionally, if one is honest about masonry then one must admit that their European lodges are under the purview of their respective royals. And, the European royals are one big interbred family, that until very recently didn't marry outside of their lines, except occasionally to some rather elite Jews (see Israel Shahak's Jewish History, Jewish Religion). As THE only people who were obsessed about their genetic lineages, these are THE gentiles, and seemingly paradoxical, they are the descendants of Ephraim, whether one wants to argue literally or symbolically. I say the former.

    As I have also covered, Flavio Barbiero, in his The Secret Society of Moses, discusses the means by which the 'Egyptian' system was passed along through to the Hasmoneans, which we know were literally in bed with the Flavians. It was this nexus that led to the creation of Christianity as we know it, and in doing so using the 'underground' cult of Mithra then much as Freemasonry is today.

    The 'nations' are just herds of human sheep who have been given their respective 'cultures' that form their Identity, no different than adding a grain of sand into an oyster. You want peace - look in the Bible, you want war - look in the Bible, you want .... There is a season for all things, turn, turn, turn.

    British people adoring their German Queen. But is she really German? Was Livy a Levite? Just where did Romulus and Remus's genes really come from?

    As Trump (and Clinton, and the Bushes) and Hitler have shown, Americans and Germans (and Brits, and ...) will do anything if you say the right words. That's how it all happens.
     
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  4. Jerry Russell

    Jerry Russell Administrator Staff Member

    Richard, would it be fair to say that the "brain" is a distinct entity from both the Anglo-American body and the Jewish tail? At the risk of mixing metaphors: does this "brain" remind you, in some sense, of the alien spawn in the 1979 horror film franchise -- a sort of parasite that is prepared to leave its host for dead when the time comes? Not to dehumanize our elite Ephraimites. But these royals and nobles and their families (however these are defined) may see themselves as a separate population, destined for a separate fate from the commoners.
     
  5. Richard Stanley

    Richard Stanley Administrator

    This seems to be a distinct possibility, ehrr probability.
    That seems to be the case as well. Besides the feudal focus of Genesis 47, there is the Platonism in Christianity, which also implies the feudal order that the Church maintained for the benefit of its elite families. This is the common element of the Jewish / 'Gentile' dialectic. And when we say 'Jewish' here we don't mean the average Ashkenazi or 'Gomer'.

    After losing to an orange puffer clown fish who will go down as one of the most destructive forces in American history and flushing the Obama legacy down the drain, that’s delusional. ... https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/01/opinion/sunday/hillary-bill-clinton-tour.html

    Maureen Dowd gets some of it, and I see this as the role of the "orange puffer clown fish" - demonstrating that "liberal democracy" just can't work, so we need an apocalyptic "return of the king", the subtext of the Book of Revelation. Only this Futurist time around the scale will be Global. The king (of kings) will rule over the race nations of 'ethnon' serfs. Oh Happy Day ... bitches.
     
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  6. Richard Stanley

    Richard Stanley Administrator

    One of the things that Donald Trump has accomplished, as I've mentioned before on the Trump thread, is that by merely passive comparison he has enabled the further whitewashing of the Bushes, the Clintons, and others, excepting if one is a Trumpista, of course.

    With the passing of Bush 41 we can see the gushing of even the liberal MSM about what a wonderful person Bush 41 was, conveniently not looking under the dirty carpet of his totality. A few are being a little bolder in pointing out some 'problems', but not really going very far. Here's one: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/12/01/george-hw-bush-legacy-222730

    As such, let's list some of the dirtier dirt:

    • We cannot blame Skull and Bones Poppy for that his Skull and Bones father, Prescott, laundered money for the Nazis along with the (Democratic) Harrimans (via Brown Brothers Harriman among other corporations). Lots of American individuals and corporations were supporting the Nazis before and during the war. Even JFK had a Nazi girlfriend and his father was a vocal Nazi supporter.
    • Poppy rose from being a seemingly obscure oilman to an obscure Congressman, to being named head of the CIA.
      • Poppy, the 'oilman', founded Zapata Off-Shore Oil Exploration as a CIA front, the name was said to honor the ambiguous moral nature of the Mexican rebel Emiliano Zapata. Today, the company is apocalyptically named Harbinger Group.
      • Using such 'front' resources, the two transport ships used in the Bay of Pigs fiasco were boldly named the 'Barbara' and the 'Houston' (where the Bushes lived in the Houston suburb of Sugarland).
        • The Aga Khan Ismailis (with a black-ops a sub-group once known as the Crusade era Assassins) built their American headquarters in Sugarland. The Assassins were claimed by orthodox Muslims as being in league with the Templars.
        • While at Yale, Poppy was good friends and (lifelong) tennis partner with the future Aga Khan. Poppy would even stay at the Aga Khan's Swiss estate, even once when Poppy was VP (but NOT with Barbara in tow).
      • Poppy can be clearly viewed in a photo in Daniel Hopsicker's Barry and the Boys sitting in a swank Mexico City restaurant with members of a CIA assassination squad.
      • Poppy was identified in the book Silent Coup, Colodny and Gettlin, as being a member of the CIA providing info on the Kennedy assassination. The CIA claimed this was a different George Bush, but this 'different one' was in no such position to provide such info.
    • Poppy played a key role in setting up the October Surprise with Iran and Israel that cost Jimmy Carter the 1980 election.
    • VP Poppy was ordered to go meet with OPEC and ask them to lower oil prices (via production), and instead he asked them to raise oil prices.
    • Poppy was 'incidentally' oil friends of the Hinckleys, whose 'unstable' son shot Ronald Reagan. Hmmm, an assassination attempt.
      • Neil(?) Bush was supposed to have lunch with John Hinckley's brother the very same day. Certainly one of those plausible 'coincidences'.
      • After the assassination attempt, the Bush acolytes began replacing Reagan loyalists.
    • Poppy's various sons left their fingerprints on certain aspects of the events of 9/11/2001, more coincidences, of course.
    • Poppy was an investor in Carlyle Group along with the Bin Laden family.
    But, at least unlike Donald Trump, the Bushes had 'decorum'.

    Prescott Bush was a founding investor in CBS, which network employed Dan Rather, who played an interesting role in the JFK assassination coverage. Rather would later fall on his microphone, taking heat about 'false' (true) allegations regarding the real whereabouts of George W. Bush, seemingly MIA from his Air Force National Guard post. He was really spooking around like Poppy used to.

    There is "nothing to see here" ... because there is nothing unusual about such behavior. Such is the norm for how the West was won, going back all the way to at least young Julius Caesar's escapades with pirates and having sex with king Mithradates. Pirates and Skull and Bones. That's crazy.
     
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  7. Jerry Russell

    Jerry Russell Administrator Staff Member

    While the MSM may be deferential, the "alternative media" don't hesitate to paint a more accurate picture. Though as far as I've seen, the links to the Aga Khan and the Harbinger Group are Postflavian exclusives.

    Caitlin Johnstone:

    George HW Bush was a mass murderer. That is his legacy. That is what he was. Any discussion of the man’s life which does not put this single defining legacy front and center by a very wide margin is being dishonest about the thing that murder is, and is doing so out of fealty to a corrupt power structure which enables consequence-free murder on a mass scale as long as it happens in accordance with the will of that power structure.

    Kit Knightly:

    George Herbert Walker Bush died on Saturday. He was 94 years old. Thanks to decisions he made throughout his career, thousands – perhaps millions – of people never got near 94. He invaded Iraq in 1991, instituted sanctions that destroyed the country. He pardoned those involved in the Iran-Contra affair and was head of the CIA when Operation Condor launched the military coup in Argentina in 1976.

    None of that makes it into The Guardian‘s obituary, of course.

    Instead, Simon Tisdall – a mindless servant to the status quo, always happy to weave invective about our designated enemies – treats us to paragraph after paragraph of inane anecdotes.

    Good old Georgie once gave him a lift in Air Force One.

    Barbara gave him useful advice about raising Springer Spaniels. ...

    ...George Bush Sr was a sociopath from a family of corrupt sociopaths. The world would be a far better, and much safer place if just one major newspaper was willing to say that.

    Really, there are two obituaries to write here:

    First – George HW Bush, corrupt patriarch of an old and malign family, passing out of this world to face whatever eternal punishment (hopefully) awaits those who sell their immortal soul in exchange for a brief taste of power.

    Second – The Guardian, perhaps a decent newspaper once-upon-a-time, now a dried out husk. A zombified slave to the state, mindless and brainless and lifeless. No questions, no reservations, no hesitation. Obediently licking up the mess their masters leave behind.
     
  8. Richard Stanley

    Richard Stanley Administrator

    The corporate MSM, right or left, will never give us the Big Mac Truth, because they are the principle framers of consensus reality, all built upon framing us with various distortions. Most people, whether Americans or others are willing to let themselves be lied to, knowing subliminally, at least, that to see the Big Mac Truth will force them to go against the grain. There is generally safety in numbers, so don't rock the boat when the emperor is getting pissed on by primo Russian hookers.

    In any case, this is why we have various sub rosa societies, that enable the various big dirty deeds to get done and not otherwise cause cognitive dissonance in the wider society, with the corporate MSM's help. The various reporters and editors, for much part, don't even need to be witting agents, as their own distorted 'framing' helps guide their interpretations.
     
  9. Richard Stanley

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  10. Richard Stanley

    Richard Stanley Administrator

    Oops, I forgot Poppy Bush's association with the Carlyle Group and the Bin Ladens:

    [The "Alfa" mentioned below is Russia's Alfa Bank, connected to Trump's Russia collusion problem.]
    ...
    In November 2002, Kissinger was appointed by President George W. Bush to chair the newly established 9/11 Commission, under great controversy. Kissinger stepped down as chairman on December 13, 2002 rather than reveal his business client list, when questioned about potential conflicts of interest.[15]

    In 2003, Kissinger was in Moscow where he heard George H.W. Bush deliver the keynote speech at a dinner for Russian business leaders, including Yukos-Sibneft founder Mikhail Khodorkovsky, on behalf of the Carlyle Group.

    Bush was there to facilitate an $18 billion deal by American oil giant ChevronTexaco for a blocking stake in the new Yukos-Sibneft. Bush was also there to help complete a $500 million deal between Alfa and the Carlyle Group. Carlyle was the eleventh largest military contractor in the US, and a leading contributor to George W. Bush’s 2000 presidential campaign. Former President George H. W. Bush has visited Saudi Arabia at least twice to successfully court bin Laden family financing for the Carlyle Group. Alfa’s dubious clout in Washington during the 1990s was assisted through the support of senior Democrats like Richard Burt and Republicans like Dick Cheney.

    In May 2017, Alfa filed a defamation lawsuit against BuzzFeed for publishing the Trump Dossier, which alleges financial ties and collusion between Putin, Trump, and Alfa Bank’s owners in an attempt to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. Alfa, one of Russia’s largest privately owned investment groups, was founded by Mikhail Fridman, a CFR member and the second wealthiest man in Russia according to Forbes, and the eighth wealthiest Jew in the world, according to the Jerusalem Post.[16] Fridman is also co-founder of the Russian Jewish Congress.

    As reported by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Knut Royce and Nathaniel Heller, Alfa’s “roots are imbedded in a legacy of KGB and Communist Party corruption, as well as drug trafficking and organized crime funds, according to Russian and U.S. sources and documents.”[17] A former KGB major said that Alfa was founded with party and KGB funds, and soon attracted rogue agents who had served in anti-organized-crime units. Two reports, one by a former US intelligence office and another by a Russian FSB officer, concluded that Alfa had been deeply involved in the early 1990s in laundering of Russian and Colombian drug money and in trafficking drugs from the Far East to Europe. The 2007 report of the global intelligence company Stratfor connected Fridman and Aven to Solntsevo mafia.[18]

    The Moscow Times noted that the last Bush had come to Moscow was in June of 1998, just two months before the Russian economy imploded, for the lavish opening of Goldman Sachs’ office there. Kissinger was on the board of Khodorkovsky’s Open Russia Foundation, a position he said he accepted at the invitation of Lord Rothschild, another board member.[19]

    For years, Kissinger has argued that promoting a greater balance of power between the U.S. and Russia would improve global stability. In his autobiography, Putin recalled that in the 1990s, he first met Kissinger who asked him a series of questions. “I worked in intelligence,” Putin finally told him. To which Kissinger replied: “All decent people got their start in intelligence. I did, too.” As Putin gained power in Russian politics, eventually becoming president, he and Kissinger kept up a warm rapport even as the United States and Russia grew further apart.[20]

    Kissinger met with Putin on December 8, 2015, a few weeks after he had met Donald Trump on November 17, 2016, and one week before Putin and Trump were to meet at the Group of Twenty summit in Germany. These meetings took place despite the swirl of controversy about Russian interference in the election. Kissinger also met with President Trump at the White House in May 2017. This was following a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, a day after Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey, who was leading the investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russian officials. ...

    http://www.conspiracyschool.com/blo...schilds-the-true-architects-russian-collusion
     

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