Lies, Big Lies, and Reality
to help Dem supporters feel better
Our liberal friends were anxious, during the Trump administration, to keep us up to the minute on the Trump Lies. The Washington Post wanted us to know that the president committed 30,573 “false or misleading claims” in four years.
For some reason our liberal friends don’t seem to be keeping tally on Biden Lies. There’s an obvious reason, of course. In wartime, the lies of our propaganda are regarded as necessary, for a bunch of reasons, including keeping up the morale of the troops and the citizenry. Also, of course, a lot of nasty things happen in wartime — even war crimes committed by our valiant soldiers. We all tend to fall over in a faint when the enemy does it, and brush it away when our side does it.
For instance, did you know that the Japanese were utterly outraged by the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo on April 18, 1942? The idea! Bombing civilians! In a city! War crime! I had no idea until I read a book.
So let’s insert a quote of Fritzi Nietzsche about lies from The Will to Power.
Metaphysics, morality, religion, science — in this book these things merit consideration only as various forms of lies: with their help we can have faith in life.
That’s odd, because I was just reading a couple of pieces this morning about how our liberal friends are lying about, e.g., the number of non-whites, etc., in the US. For instance, Americans think that blacks are 41 percent of the population (actual number 12%), mixed race marriages 50 percent (actual 1%), transgender 22 percent (actual < 1%). And so on.
Golly Geewillikins? I wonder how on Earth Americans got such crazy ideas?
Then there’s the liberal narrative on US politics over the last 50 years, starting with JFK.
The image of “Camelot” and of youthful vigor conjured up by the John F. Kennedy era must be preserved, never mind the near catastrophe of incompetence that fostered the Cuban Missile Crisis and the debacle in Vietnam. And please, let’s not speak of Chicago and that stolen election. It was not the first such theft, but certainly the beginning of a series in the modern era.
And then Watergate. What exactly was going on back then? And how much did the intelligence community get into the whole thing?
The point about lies and narratives is what Nietzsche says. We tell them so “we can have faith in life.” Our lefty friends have a saving faith that their lefty politics is the royal road to a just society. So everything they say and write is a narrative to prove to themselves that all is right with the movement and that one more Big Push is all it will take to turn the corner to the inevitable victory over the forces of racist-sexist-homophobic darkness.
In reality, of course, the dark clouds have been gathering for fifty years. I like to point to Nixon’s victory in 1972. Back then I was watching PBS, and was utterly shocked by the 61%-38% win. How could it happen? Silent Majority, old chap.
Then Reagan’s 59%-41% win in 1984. What on Earth? Reagan Democrats, old chap.
Then Trump’s shocking win in 2016. Wat? Deplorables, old chap.
My point is that we have been seeing a slow and steady rise of ordinary Commoner Americans identifying with the Republican Party that has been unheralded and buried by the narrative engineers at Liberal Central. The whole point of liberal journalism and liberal politics is that there is nothing to see here, nothing but a bunch of “bitter clingers” or “deplorables” or racist-sexist-homophobes, according to taste.
But eventually, as Nietzsche says, every god dies, because every narrative in religion, politics, morality, whatever, is there to make us feel good about life. And it does, until the regime collapses, as every regime does.
Right now, I’d say, our liberal friends are reduced to Big Lies, because they are really running out of convincing little lies. You can tell with the ridiculous notion of Build Back Better and the Inflation Reduction Act. Who are they fooling with those lies?
The answer is obvious. They are fooling their supporters who desperately want to believe that everything is fine: just hang on for a couple more months and all will be well.
For us, the collapse may be this year in a midterm for the ages. Or in two years with a 60-40 win for the Commoners. Or it may be a century from now.
And then a new regime will arise, and construct its narrative, about how God or Gaia, or history chose it to save America from a fate worse than death.