Meta-Persuasion Reality Control

2partysystemDilbert artist Scott Adams is excited about Huxleyan hypnosis as applied to politics, yet misses the most important fact in the whole political scene. The oversight is typical of nihilistic rejection of conceptual thinking:

I don’t believe reality is something the human brain can understand.

Any useful textbook, chemistry, physics, math… contains a definition of chemistry, physics, math… But a government textbook gets right down to nonsense with no objective definition of force, freedom, coercion or law. Nowhere do you find that government is a monopoly on the use of coercive and deadly force, much less a general statement of what such a monopoly is good for. But in the special terms of special interests (e.g. entrenched political parties and their hidden persuaders) government is a source of their government jobs and loot at your expense. Small wonder they value “persuasion” (intimidation) and not clarity or definitions.

To political job-seekers (parasites), the purpose is to provide them (politicians, bureaucrats and hired muscle) with rent and raiment, pelf and perks taken by force from you. The meta-persuasive presdigitation is to get voters (the parasites’ hosts) to accept this view that we’re all in this together. What matters to them is which particular parasites get to wield the deadly force. Why that force is initiated is deemed too trivial to be worth mentioning, but boils down to prophesies of horrible things sure to result from freedom were it permitted to exist. Here’s a summary from Adams:

Keep in mind that most voters are handcuffed to their party’s candidate. That guarantees that most elections will be close, no matter who runs. The winner is the candidate who can move perhaps 5% of voters from column A to B. And the Master Persuader had a year-long election cycle and total media exposure to get that minor task accomplished.

The premises couldn’t be clearer:
1. There are mostly two parties.
2. Only politicians can win, so voters must necessarily lose and like it.
This is Stockholm Syndrome persuasion-by-hijacking. The passengers (taxed voters) revere the terrorists precisely because that gang uses death threats to control them and the emergency exits don’t work. It never occurs to Adams or any other entertainer that the function of government is to secure the rights of individuals–their moral claims to freedom of action.

But that same conceptual trap can actually free you because context has changed. For the past 45 years there have been mostly two parties. The Libertarian Party defends freedom through individual rights, hence rejects the initiation of harmful, coercive, deadly force. The Kleptocracy is an agglomeration of looters fragmented into Republican, Democrat, Nationalsocialist, Prohibitionist and Communist. Why? Because the dishonest cannot trust each other, and small faction platform planks leverage spoiler votes to affect election outcomes. Looters also have good reason to fear each other because the initiation of harmful, coercive, deadly force is precisely what they are all about–what all parasites are all about.

The Democrats won in 1932 because they copied the Liberal Party plank to repeal the Constitutional Amendment that made light beer a felony.  The Democrats lost in 2016 because they ignored the LP and offered to continue to use the law to rob, jail and shoot children for plants that were legal in 1932–just like the Republicans.  Unlike the Republicans, they promised to also rob and coerce parents to subsidize totalitarian China through energy strangulation–sacrifice to the mystical pseudoscience of Misanthropic Global Warming. They were led into this error by copying econazi planks. Why? Because Green party spoiler votes cost them government jobs and loot in the Y2k election.  Spoiler votes can work either way: they can either strengthen coercion or enhance freedom.

Libertarian Spoiler votes are the rudder that guides government toward greater freedom (meaning less coercion). Toward greater freedom also means toward greater wealth. Such a rudder existed briefly in 1930-32, and the Liberal Party steered the economy away from communism, the dole and prohibition and toward recovery. For the past 45 years the Kleptocracy has struggled to defeat its heirs, assigns and successors, thereby causing crashes, depressions, unemployment and war.

If you were able to follow this line of reasoning, you will probably have no trouble following my simultaneous interpreting. Coming soon to a courtroom or conference near you.

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World’s Greatest Persuader

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Or the other looter party’s supporters…

Germany was just like America in 1933. Banks were failing, bankruptcy was everywhere, selfishness–not the government that attacked Serbia–was blamed. The country was burdened by crushing debt. There were law-and-order Christian altruists who wanted to Make Germany Great Again. Opposed to them were communists and socialists who believe the world owes them a living at someone else’s expense. Germany had been desperately weak, forfeiting land and other assets to her conquering enemies.

Germans–especially women and children–were literally dying of starvation in 1919, when Christian American Food Czar Herbert Hoover came to their rescue with trainloads of victuals. American occupation protected unarmed German civilians from military police brutality that year.  The Weimar government soon tried devaluing her currency into utter worthlessness to make assets not worth forfeiting.

Herbert Hoover’s 1931 Moratorium on Brains helped German Christian National Socialism spend other people’s money on a rise to power, just as George Bush Junior’s first Executive Order established a White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives making These States a religious satrapy. The result in both cases was the funnelling of taxpayer money into mystical pressure groups, making major cities targets for terrorist bombings. But out of the confusion in Germany in 1933 there arose a patriotic master persuader to unify the country.

The Chancellor of the Reich told Christians “you are right! We need more faith-based altruism in government; citizens only! confiscation of profits! official national language! Positive Christianity!” He turned to the Socialists and told them “you are right! We need government education! legal measures against liars and deniers! strong central authority! expropriation without compensation!” The Great Persuader unified the country by telling “both” groups lobbying for coercion that total control was the answer. This stuff sells! George Orwell reminded us that “As late as the autumn of 1945, a Gallup poll taken among the American troops in Germany showed that 51 percent “thought Hitler did much good before 1939”.

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Soon everyone in Germany the slightest bit jewish was living in a movie in which they were fighting against a monster called Hitler, but most German voters lived in a movie where they got the party and president, I mean Fuehrer, they wanted for the changes they preferred. Same planet, different realities. This is where solipsistic nihilism takes entertainers who evade values and causality and imagine everything is a matter of opinion.

Republicans are uncomfortable talking about National Socialist values–Christianity, Jobs, Law and Order… in fact, Vichy Southern France, which capitulated without being exactly defeated by the Germans, changed its motto from Liberté, Fraternité, Egalité to Travaille, Famille, Patrie! It doesn’t get any more Republican and faith-based than that. How did things come to such a pass?

People made fun of the Great Persuader’s moustache in 1933, just as they make fun of the Great Persuader’s hair in 2016. But it’s only been 83 years of altruism v. altruism, and some people are slow learners. If you are tired of reliving yesterday’s communist-fascist Groundhog day over and over again, consider making a donation to the Libertarian Party. We’re all about tomorrow.

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