All the President’s Men

February 9, 2010 at 14:41 (Politics)

Nice article. And it’s true. Obama has himself so wrapped up in his own mystique, and his handlers have fed him a steady diet of socialist-think for so many years, he’s hosed. If he doesn’t hose us first, that is.

You can’t be an image President unless you can control all the information sources. And even that is not possible. There are leakages. The best you can hope for in this age of the Internet is about 30 to 60 days. Long enough to win an election campaign. And thus we have a quote from an Old Joe. The whole quote. Because the usual excerpt doesn’t do it justice.

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

Joseph Goebbels

The trouble is that there are not enough leakages – yet – to cause trouble in a thirty or sixty day campaign. But a year in office? People begin to notice that the words don’t match the reality. You know, people in contact with the real world rather than the reality based community in their heads.

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