Democracy Dies In Self-Inflicted Darkness

Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:

“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.”

President Trump got elected despite the near universal opposition of legacy media by going around them, using social media to communicate with the public.  President Trump believes he was re-elected despite the near universal opposition of legacy and social media, but his victory was stolen from him.

Twitter has banned President Trump, Michael Flynn, Sidney Powell, and other Trump supporters.  It has banned discussion of the disputed election results. 

Apple and Microsoft have banned Parler, a Twitter alternative, so President Trump and his supporters cannot simply switch software to get his message out. Facebook has a history of shadow banning, throttling and now outright banning Conservative voices such as Alex Jones, Milo Yainnopoulos, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, #WalkAway and President Trump himself.When the quote was uttered nearly a century ago, the State directly controlled the legacy media and social media did not exist.  Nowadays, the State doesn’t need to control anything: willing collaborators and eager fellow-travellers control all the information outlets. The Big Lie has been spoken.  It is endlessly repeated in Liberal messaging and dissent ruthlessly suppressed. 

Democracy dies in darkness and Liberals are thrilled to be doing it. My question: what comes after democracy?  

Joe Doakes

History has that answer.

It’s not pretty.

117 thoughts on “Democracy Dies In Self-Inflicted Darkness

  1. Our resident microcephalic chirped: “Your MAGA tears taste like resentment and erectile dysfunction.”

    Is that so? And what does erectile dysfunction taste like, Pinhead? Tangy? Sweet and Sour? tia

    Lol…Coming up with new and ever more bizarre displays of cognitive deficiency is cheesy’s superpower.

  2. JD wrote: “A nation governed by laws. Yes, but what laws, and for whom?”

    Your misunderstanding must be a result of when you have to take Contracts first semester 1L but not ConLaw.

    If inciting a mob to storm the Capitol to stop the next President being confirmed isn’t an impeachable offense, you’ve got to wonder what is.

    We all should know — impeachment is purely political — anything you can convince 2/3rds of senators is impeachable is impeachable.

    On the converse, if 40% of senators think something is not impeachable, it’s not. What’s a little sedition amongst friends?

  3. Geez, E, that insult was lame, even for you.

    For those watching, E insulting my faulty education is the Ad Hominum logical fallacy. It does not refute my argument.

    E claiming the President incited a mob to storm the Capitol assumes facts not yet proven, another logical fallacy that does not refute my argument.

    Finally, conceding that impeachment is pure politics and Democrats have no constitutional, legal, ethical or moral basis to impeach President Trump is a refreshing change from E’s usual posturing and pearl clutching, but is immediately contradicted by the following paragraph, which again assumes facts not in evidence and does not refute my argument.

    We are seeing professional grade blathering, folks. Don’t try this at home.

  4. If inciting a mob to storm the Capitol to stop the next President being confirmed isn’t an impeachable offense, you’ve got to wonder what is.

    Emery, you must have missed my post from 12:17 yesterday (thanks to moderation). Can you identify the parts of the speech where the President incited the mob?

  5. I keep trying to find where Trump told a mob to storm the capitol, but I am not seeing it. Maybe google is censoring it?
    Emery wouldn’t lie, would he?

  6. Em,

    What Ian said. Please give us a time-point in the video.

    So, no doubt, we can hail your perspicacity.

  7. And, Em, if that statement exists and isn’t in the video, feel free to provide a link to anything substantiating the claim.


  8. 👆I’m very much looking forward to your “Thoughts on Election Violence”….

    Also looking forward to more of your false narrative of Antifa infiltrating Trump’s extremist followers storming the Capitol. Any Antifa arrests to date?

  9. @woolly
    I always wonder how much conservatives would panic if they realized Orwell was a socialist. To be fair, they’d likely just deny it like they deny all other objective facts, but it never ceases to amuse that the people who most frantically quote him are the same people who’d consider him inhuman scum just due to his political views. It’s a depressing sort of amusement. Homage to Catalonia.

    The three written works that have been most misquoted and misinterpreted by people who have never read them is the Constitution, the Bible, and 1984.

  10. Mitch,

    A half-hour after you give E specific direction, he posts nonresponsive blather. I don’t think E reads your posts at all. He certainly doesn’t respond.

    Does he even see them? Maybe he’s blocked your posts so they don’t offend his delicate sensibilities? Can I do that with his posts?

  11. You guys can obviously spell “trollbot”. Mitch cannot. He is afflicted with the Charlie Brown syndrome – maybe this time, trollbots will actually post something of value. Has it ever happen?

  12. @jpa: I shared a link to the WSJ article quoting executives from Cumulus Media. Your beef is with the WSJ.

    In this episode, Tucker Carlson and Dan Bongino learn inciting a coup is bad for ad revenue.

    So to summarise:
    “We enabled a megalomaniac with fascist tendencies for years, and indulged in ridiculous conspiracy theories in order to bolster our ratings but we cannot be held responsible in any way for inciting the putsch on Congress.”

    Cumulus, Fox, Sinclair and NewsMax have blood on their hands and deserve to be starved of all advertising revenue. Hitting their bottom line is the only way to stop their fermentation and incitement of fascism.

    These organizations, and the people in these organizations, have no shame. Right wing careerists and studied opportunists who are scrambling to cover their posteriors. Their sole intent is covering their tracks before wheeling their rotten circus out again at the first opportunity they get.

  13. If Carlson and Bongino had incited a coup, you would no longer be free to post on SITD, Emery.
    Jeez, you are a dummy.

  14. In this episode, Tucker Carlson and Dan Bongino learn inciting a coup is bad for ad revenue.

    So, was it Carlson and Bongino who allegedly incited a coup? Or was it Trump?

    Still waiting for you to point out the incitement in the 6 Jan speech, if Trump was the one inciting. I’m fairly certain you can get transcripts/video clips of Carlson and/or Bongino if they also allegedly incited a coup, so maybe you can point out those as well.

    I’ll wait.

  15. Funny, how an article in MSM is taken as gospel truth – despite the person who had actually was supposed to have been in receipt of the communication says it never happened. This is how propaganda to use a lie to fit a narrative works. And how mindless trolls are eager to propagate it, and STILL refer to it as truth even after debunked. Because if it was written by MSM – it is true, no matter how false it is. And lest us not forget that MSM is but a mouthpiece for the libturds. With every post, trollbots prove nothing they espouse is an original thought and that they are incapable of thinking independently.

  16. I’m walking away from this thread. There is no discussion, no rational thought, no logical analysis of the question I posted to begin the thread. There is only pointing and screeching like Donald Sutherland in “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.”

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