THE BIG LIE. 2016/06/16
Joseph Goebbels “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.
Joseph Goebbels

In the Orwell novel “1984” the Propaganda Ministry is called “The Ministry of Truth”. Here in the offices of the towering oppressive structure hundreds of individuals work at re-writing history to make it compatible with the governments (BIG BROTHER) position of the day. The world is divided into three super powers, Oceania, Eurasia, and Eastasia and exist in a perpetual state of war. Racism, Bigotry, and Hate are the norm and everyone is under constant 24hour surveillance. Come under suspicion and you are picked up by the “Thought Police” taken to the bowels of the Min. of Truth, tortured and re-educated. If you are truly reformed, you are free if not then death is your reward. Is this the future and Orwell was prophesizing? Or is it just a story, a frightening one at that.
Here in the 2nd decade of the 21st century we have 24hr news channels on the television along with the morning news, the news at noon, the evening news, and of course the late night news on the regular channels. Hell of a lot of news. In the Democracies of the world censorship is supposedly forbidden but in reality it does exist. Any news concerning government or military activity on the international and sometimes national stage is censored under the guise of “National Security”. This is understandable as neither the government nor the military want their secrets broadcast. The trouble with the phrase “National Security” is it becomes a “catchall” for anything and everything the government doesn’t want its’ citizens to know. The news media is also an outlet for propaganda that the government (s) want disseminated. In a dictatorship the news media is the prime source for indoctrinating its’ citizenry with the “Big Lie” usually with stories of how the rest of the world is against them.
The Republican presumptive nominee for President in the U.S.A. is a master at lying and the spreading of false and egregious information. Through his lies, racism, and bigotry he has convinced hundreds of thousand if not millions of his fellow brethren that the members of one of the worlds’ largest religions is evil and out to destroy the U.S. He has also managed to alienate Latinos and people of colour with his racists accusations and comments. He has talked of building walls and banning immigrants also saying that neighbours should spy on neighbours and report suspect activity. This is the road to the Jackbooted Thought Police patrolling streets picking up those they deem to have evil thoughts against the state. In this era of instant communication through the internet and social media information true or false is easily transmitted and once out there will remain forever. As long as this nominee can keep the lie going it will eventually be taken as truth. As Edmond Burke said “The only thing necessary for the Triumph of Evil, is for good men to do nothing”.


2 thoughts on “THE BIG LIE

  1. Merle Baird-Kerr says:

    Well written, David. TRUMP…what a LOUD-MOUTH!!! I cannot tolerate his bigotry…his rampage of wordage, that unfortunately many people are SUCKED IN by…and respect him for WRONG REASONS! I fully agree with your viewpoint!

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