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originally posted by: surfer_soul
Insecurity is a side effect of power, it goes with the territory so to speak.
Who employs security services? Public relations experts etc...
We'd all like to believe that the "Masters" are insecure but why?
"As the mainstream media attempts to create a simple narrative from hugely complex events, much is obviously lost in the translation — most often purposefully. This short film attempts to contrast the nature of this narrative in the 1990s, where events were almost universally portrayed as ‘the little guy versus the big guy’ to the post Rwanda narrative of ‘scattered terrible things happening everywhere, Oh Dear’. It is not that we can’t actually do anything about these events, it is only that mainstream media presents these events within a framework that makes it seem that way and that in itself is a very powerful way to control society."
The essence of totalitarian government, and perhaps the nature of every bureaucracy, is to make functionaries and mere cogs in the administrative machinery out of men, and thus to dehumanize them.
It is through this lens of bureaucracy (which she calls “the rule of Nobody”) as a weapon of totalitarianism that Arendt arrives at her notion of “the banality of evil” — a banality reflected in Eichmann himself, who embodied “the dilemma between the unspeakable horror of the deeds and the undeniable ludicrousness of the man who perpetrated them.” In a passage that applies to Donald Trump with astonishing accuracy — except the part about lying, of course; that aspect Arendt addressed with equal prescience elsewhere — she describes Eichmann:
What he said was always the same, expressed in the same words. The longer one listened to him, the more obvious it became that his inability to speak was closely connected with an inability to think, namely, to think from the standpoint of somebody else. No communication was possible with him, not because he lied but because he was surrounded by the most reliable of all safeguards against the words and the presence of others, and hence against reality as such.
originally posted by: CADpro
originally posted by: Mach2
a reply to: CADpro
You are certainly entitled to your opinion about it making no difference who is in power. I would even agree to some extent, in the short term, day to day of the average American.
In the bigger, longer term picture, however, I believe it does make a difference. One example would be SCOTUS nominations.
Presidents, Senators, and representatives come and go, but Justices are there for decades.
I'm a strong believer in the Constitution, and the freedoms that it insures. If tve supreme court were to swing hard left, by being stacked with liberal, activist judges, you might as well use the Constitution as toilet paper.
So you say I stated my opinion as you wrote? LMAO...this is the new way of getting at people by posting they said something kooky when it's not true. If not, maybe you clicked "reply" to the wrong member? Most probably
originally posted by: Waterglass
a reply to: Krahzeef_Ukhar
defense of their political "ideologies" confuses me.
Sorry but both sides aren't equally evil but by your stating your opinion as fact it could be considered in itself evil. The USA has a corrupted MSM media similar to Germany pre WWII. If you cant see that then I wont comment further. I rely on experts.
Only the left is evil, not the right.
we lose our rights, freedoms and ways of life slowly
Dear OP, I too wonder about them, why they are so into it, passionately and emotionally, making posts for thunderous applauses from each other. It's not for the stars, no one could be that lame. They think they're fighting in an argument even though the audience already agrees with them because they decided to click and show up for more of the same.
a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or available only to a particular person or group. "education is a right, not a privilege" synonyms: advantage, right, benefit, prerogative, entitlement, birthright, due; More
A privilege is a certain entitlement to immunity granted by the state or another authority to a restricted group, either by birth or on a conditional basis. Land-titles and taxi medallions are pronounced examples of transferable privilege. These can be revoked in certain circumstances. Wikipedia