Stella Morabito astutely oberserves here that America is now in full mass delusion mode, orchestrated by the media, Hollywood, academia (and I would add - political elites).
.... The reality of what takes place in the public arena is always secondary to any projected illusion.
.... The polarization of America didn’t happen overnight. It’s actually not even all that real. It’s been teased out over many decades by media, entertainment, and academia in order to reap the agitation we’re seeing today.
Consider these choice quotes from Alinsky’s book “Rules for Radicals,” which serves as a guidebook on the art of cultivating hatred in people: “The organizer must first rub raw the resentments of the people of the community; fan the latent hostilities of many of the people to the point of overt expression . . . an organizer must stir up dissatisfaction and discontent; provide a channel into which people can angrily pour their frustrations . . . your function – to agitate to the point of conflict.”
Here’s another choice quote from that piece of work: “The one thing that all oppressed people want to do to their oppressors is sh-t on them.” The trick is to get people to conjure up the illusion of white hoods behind every bush, and redefine the word “hate” so it applies to anybody who thinks a thought independent of elitist groups like the SPLC.
Alinsky knew that a few power-hungry elites like himself couldn’t simply undermine a free nation on their own. He needed drones to do his bidding—mob mobilization papered over with the euphemism “community organizing.” This is why totalitarians—from Marx to Lenin to Stalin to Mao to Castro and so on—always depend upon agitating and mobilizing masses via the abuse of mass media. Real debate is anathema to that goal, which is why free speech is always such an enemy of tyrants. Free speech is an essential antidote to any form of slavery.
.... An oft-quoted proclamation from Bolshevik power-monger Vladimir Lenin goes like this: “The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses . . . We must be ready to employ trickery, deceit, law-breaking, withholding and concealing truth… We can and must write in a language which sows among the masses hate, revulsion, and scorn toward those who disagree with us.”
Ultimately, it is truth that is the target. Reality is replaced with illusion. This is happening worldwide and not just in the United States. Deception is the name of the game and the enemy plays it very well. When truth is cast aside, insanity quickly becomes the norm. To wit, a California first-grader was sent to the principal’s office for "misgendering" a male classmate who was reintroduced to the class as a girl (see here.) Official guidelines issued by the British Medical Association (BMA) are urging doctors to refer to expectant mothers as “pregnant people" (see here.) Harvard University in the US is going to remove the word "master" from academic titles, after protests from students who claimed the title had echoes of slavery (see here.) An Afghani registered sex offender accused of attempted child-stealing in Australia, had all charges against him dropped after a judge determined "cultural differences" were a factor (see here.) Canadian passport holders now have a third option for sex - "X" (see here.)
The blog here at Come Reason ministries wonders when cultural insanity hits the breaking point?
People have basically decoupled themselves from reality. We have seen it in the transgender issue where people not only wish to believe their desire is enough to change the reality of their biology; they demand that everyone else reinforce their desire. We've seen it in spoiled college kids who think if they only hear opinions and ideas about how they want the world to be, they won't be "triggered" and therefore bad things won't happen to them. We've seen it in every televised police pursuit where each felon seems to really believe that he or she can unilaterally escape an entire police squad wit radios, spike strips, and helicopters to track their every move. How do those always end?
While it's easy to point at each scenario and shake our heads, I'm wondering when will enough be enough?
When indeed? Just as Nebuchadnezzar (king of Babylon) went insane after pridefully declaring himself independent of the one true God who had blessed him (Dan 4), the same thing is happening with America. And as history demonstrates, it will end either (a) when national repentance occurs, or (b) when the culture is in ruins.