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Wed Jul 31, 2019, 08:45 AM

the paranoid style in american politics

if you have never read this classic article find a comfortable time and treat yourself to the real history of the usa and right wing propaganda. written in 1964, the article describes q anon as well as anyone today...….

https://harpers.org/archive/1964/11/the-paranoid-style-in-american-politics/

"How can we account for our present situation unless we believe that men high in this government are concerting to deliver us to disaster? This must be the product of a great conspiracy on a scale so immense as to dwarf any previous such venture in the history of man. A conspiracy of infamy so black that, which it is finally exposed, its principals shall be forever deserving of the maledictions of all honest men. . . . What can be made of this unbroken series of decisions and acts contributing to the strategy of defeat? They cannot be attributed to incompetence. . . . The laws of probability would dictate that part of . . . [the] decisions would serve the country’s interest."

joe mccarthy

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