2018: The Year of Putin-Nazi Paranoia

 

A Trump supporter waving Trump’s 2020 campaign poster at a republican rally earlier this year

2018 will be remembered by a lot of people in a lot of different ways.

There are two camps pushing each other aside for space in the memory hole.

For and against, buying party lines or not, enjoying the mayhem or living in fear. 

There’s battle lines being drawn
Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong

But in the end, the Powers that Be are the true winners. 

Divide and rule (from Latin dīvide et imperā), or divide and conquer, in politics and sociology is gaining and maintaining power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into pieces that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy.

The concept refers to a strategy that breaks up existing power structures, and especially prevents smaller power groups from linking up, causing rivalries and fomenting discord among the people. It was heavily used by British Empirein India and elsewhere.

In the end, the solution to controlling the narrative was so easy! It was almost as though ‘the internet’ had been created with such thought-control in mind. 

Well, no, of course not. It was happenstance. Nothing more. 

And in the meantime, climate breakdown, poverty, children feeding at foodbacks, crop failures, paying for 2008 a decade later, waiting for the next market breakdown? Not so much. Who wants to talk about that. So depressing. 

James Porteous

21 December 2018 | CJ Hopkins | Off Guardian

Original Link: The Year of Putin-Nazi Paranoia

 

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