Though I give Barack Obama an “A” for what he has managed to accomplish during his first four years in office – moving the country toward Marxism and dictatorial rule at Mach speed – it has been a two-edged sword for him. He has moved so swiftly that he has also awakened millions of snoozing serfs who had heretofore been quietly and obediently marching in lockstep toward their enslavement.
Even so, long before Barack Obama and today’s far-left wackos in Congress took control of Washington, government had already established its superiority over its former employer, the citizenry, by teaching people to love their servitude. Control of men, as Machiavelli pointed out centuries ago, is much easier and far less dangerous if rulers can gain the cooperation of their subjects through mind control rather than by having to rely solely on the use of force.
But one cannot mislead millions of people on one’s own. Peaceful control of a nation is largely dependent on the efficiency of the government’s propaganda machine. This entails the effective use of large numbers of intellectuals and media personalities whose task it is to make the masses so love their servitude that government does not have to use harsh measures to force them to bend to its will.
The far left that now controls the reins of power has virtually unlimited access to the media, which makes it remarkably easy to disseminate its 1984-style propaganda. This access, along with virtually unlimited cash furnished by taxpayers and the Treasury Department’s printing presses, puts the Dirty Dems, aided and abetted by their establishment Republican enablers, in an enviable position to slant the news to their liking.