Jean-Francois Revel’s phrase ”a continuous torrent of messages” is especially apt for today’s media, in which there is ”news” fed to us around the clock, 7 days a week. And the torrent of messages is not confined to the sordid ”news channels” on TV or the dead tree media, but it pervades the ”entertainment” arm of the media. It’s obvious to anybody who dissents in the least from the official propaganda that movies, TV shows, and even (especially) commercials carry messages, sometimes in rather sneaky subliminal form.
Even among blogs, created by individuals, the leftist globalist message is omnipresent.
I read a number of blogs on art, antiques, decorating, history, and various oddities, and the default position among those blogs is that of multiculturalism, one-worldism, egalitarianism, feminism, and pro-homosexuality. These ideas invade even the most innocent topics on many of the blogs I read.
There is a blog I read about vintage cartoons and cartoonists, and the blogger sees fit to inject left-wing editorializing into posts which should not be politicized. But everybody who accepts the ‘image of the world and [our] society’ as fed to us by the media, shares this vision of what the world is, and more importantly, what it should be. And as Revel says, as the media-fed image becomes ‘more twisted and distorted’, the more dangerous the actions and reactions of the indoctrinated become.
The left, obsessed with their ideology, and infuriated at the fact that some people refuse to be conformed to their false image of the world, are at a fever pitch of frustration and rage.
I think most of us who are dissenters from their world of falsehoods are able to ”turn off’‘ politics, and the news cycle for a while, and occupy ourselves with healthier and happier things, even if only briefly. But the left, who are as someone said ”hag-ridden by visions of utopia” seem unable to abstain from thinking of everything in political terms. Hence you see a memorial service for shooting victims being turned into some kind of bizarre rally, with cheers, whoops, and t-shirts.
This truly is a religion for them; it is all-pervasive for them. They can’t seem to turn it off and simply take life and the world as it is. Everything is seen in the starkest terms; those they disagree with are their deadly enemies. And yes, there are a few on our side who see things in those terms, and they are not completely wrong to see enemies on the other side. But it is the leftists who hold the power right now, and who have the momentum on their side for the most part. And yet they have not got absolutely everybody under their heel just yet, and they will never rest until they do, apparently.
They are going all out to bring everybody into line with their ideology. But to do so they have to speak falsehoods continually. I’ve often thought that we live in the Age of the Lie; I don’t recall any time in which so many people seem to speak lies, believe lies, and live lies, nor a time when truth was so little regarded. >to full article.