Nice, Clean Minds
Vol: 20 Issue: 28 Wednesday, May 28, 2003
It makes you wonder how Hollywood can keep turning out dirty movies or how there can be a market for them. There just CAN’T be a dirty mind left in America. If you own a TV set and watch network news, your brain has been washed clean and spun dry.
If your favorite network news is ABC, then it has also been neatly folded and put away on a shelf.
The best examples of the application of the Big Lie are usually found in American political stories, since when it comes to politics in America, facts are no barrier to a good story.
‘Spin’ is so pervasive that we even coined a new term to make it more palatable. The media could never admit to brainwashing or disseminating propaganda, but it does give a wink and a nod to the practice of putting a particular ‘spin’ on a story.
But in the end, even the word, ‘spin’, is really an example that demonstrates the role that semantics plays in developing propaganda for use in brainwashing people into believing the unbelievable; specifically because it sounds so unbelievable.
As Hitler explained it in Mein Kampf, the “magnitude of a lie always contains a certain factor of credibility, since the great masses of the people in the very bottom of their hearts tend to be corrupted rather than consciously and purposely evil, and that, therefore, in view of the primitive simplicity of their minds they more easily fall a victim to a big lie than to a little one, since they themselves lie in little things, but would be ashamed of lies that were too big.”
“Such a falsehood will never enter their heads and they will not be able to believe in the possibility of such monstrous effrontery and infamous misrepresentation in others; yes, even when enlightened on the subject, they will long doubt and waver, and continue to accept at least one of these causes as true. Therefore, something of even the most insolent lie will always remain and stick.”
It is not only obvious, but has been stated on more than one occasion, that the liberal media will never forgive George Bush for Election 2000. Here’s how powerful the Big Lie is; there will be some among you who will immediately assume that because I am a conservative Christian, I must be a fan of George Bush and a Republican.
Part of the Big Lie is that if you question the liberal left’s propaganda, you must be a Republican and if you unspin the facts about the president, you must be a blind follower of George Bush.
The tax cut argument makes my case. If you are a Democrat, then you oppose the administration’s tax cuts. You have to. Ask anybody who opposes the tax cuts why they don’t want to have more money in their pockets than they did before, and their eyes will glaze over and they will begin chanting, “It only benefits the rich.”
Think about the absurdity of that thought for a second. If you, Joe Taxpayer, are going to get an extra thousand dollars back from the IRS, what do you care if somebody else who pays more gets more back?
How could millions and millions of hard-working, blue-collar Americans trying to get by in an allegedly bumpy economy OPPOSE being allowed to keep some of their own money? I am not arguing for or against tax relief, just the absurdity of the Big Lie behind it.
Peter Jennings teased his World News Tonight broadcast on May 12 by saying, “When we come back this evening, the states: forced to raise taxes as the federal government cuts taxes.
Very subtle. States are “forced” to raise taxes, as the federal government cuts them. Why are states raising taxes? Take look at the more liberal states, like California.
CBS News spun California’s plight this way. Bob Schieffer set up TIME magazine’s Karen Tumulty, asking, “I was just in California where they re telling me that not only are they facing these huge deficits, but for every five jobs that are lost in America, one of those jobs is in California. The governor out there his approval rating is down to 20 percent. We re seeing other governors with these low approval ratings. Is that because the states are just so starved for money?
Tumulty leapt on the premise crafted by Schieffer; That s right. And while these arguments we re having here in Washington over tax cuts may look sort of abstract to most people in America; it is not abstract when your kid s teacher gets laid off….”
“Libraries are closing, teachers are getting laid off. Gray Davis is in the position of having to decide whether he should deny prosthetic limbs to poor people.
That’s the Big Lie in action. How can the Bush administration cut taxes when big, rich California is so strapped for cash that poor people are going to have go without arms and legs to help see the state through. (Not that California has increased its spending by 98% since 1994).
The liberal propagandists who are leading the charge against tax cuts aren’t opposed to cutting taxes. They are opposed to GEORGE BUSH cutting taxes. Like the opposition to the war with Iraq and the allegations that the administration could have prevented 9/11, the particular issue is a smokescreen for the “selected, not elected” crowd.
Back in 1992, the same liberal media helped get their guy in by looping George Bush the Elder’s campaign promise, “Read my lips. No new taxes!” over and over again after Bush raised federal taxes as a consequence of Gulf War I.
The mainstream opposed tax increases as part of its mantra leading up to Election 1992. Now they are leading the charge against tax cuts leading up to Election 2004. Does this make sense? Only if your brain has been washed clean.
It reminds me of Al Gore’s mind-numbing chant, “every vote should count” while he simultaneously fought tooth and nail in court to exclude Florida’s military absentee ballots that ultimately cost him the election.
To buy the Big Lie, you have to ignore history. Tax relief programs historically result in economic stimulation. Federal tax relief programs stimulated the economic boom in the 1920’s and again in the 1960’s.
While the media is screaming about deficit spending being ‘voodoo economics’, the Recession of the 1970’s was broken by the Recovery of the 1980’s created by Ronald Reagan’s ‘Trickle Down Theory’ that proved tax cuts and deficit spending stimulate, rather than depress, the economy.
Do you see the Big Lie at work here? Everything about the tax cuts plan says one thing, but the Big Lie says it s all an illusion and that things are actually backwards. And it is so successful that a family barely getting by is refusing extra money.
Why? Because the rich will get a bigger check than they will. And who do these people work for? The rich. Yet the administrations argument that tax cuts will promote job growth falls on deaf ears.
In the end, it’s not about tax cuts, or deficit spending or a conspiracy to benefit the rich at the expense of the poor, it s about George Bush.
The Bible says that in the last days, the antichrist will somehow convince the world to subordinate itself to his government. Revelation Chapter 13 explains how he uses the principle of the Big Lie to convince the world that he is a god.
“. . .and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?” (Revelation 13:3b-4)
When asked what will be the sign of His coming, (Matthew 24:3) the FIRST thing Jesus said was, Take heed that no man deceive you.” (Matthew 23:4)
Now you know why.