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?
History has that answer.
It’s not pretty.