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2016 Postmortem

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Sun May 22, 2016, 01:49 PM May 2016

The Media Show Trial of Sanders Supporters Continues [View all]

What has happened since NV is much more than a one-time lie. This is a propaganda campaign orchestrated in the corporate media, backed up by on-line trolls, and generally presented as "reality". The lie is being repeated incessantly on comedy shows. Other names for this are "The Big Lie", "total immersion propaganda", and the Show Trial (favored by Stalin).

I saw them, two little paperback brothers, the UK or Criminal Code, and the UPK or Code of Criminal Procedure, on a newsstand in the Moscow sub…I read them today touched with emotion. For example, the UPK — the Code of Criminal Procedure:

"Article 139: The accused has the right to set forth his testimony in his own hand, and to demand the right to make corrections in the deposition written by the interrogator."

Oh, if we had only known that in time! But what I should say is: If that were only the way it really was! We were always vainly imploring the interrogator not to write "my repulsive, slanderous fabrications" instead of "my mistaken statements," or not to write "our underground weapons arsenal" instead of "my rusty Finnish knife."

- Alexander Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago

This "re-writing" is exactly what we are seeing after NV:

Booing and cursing after being shutdown by rules violations is rewritten as "violence".

Actual violence by an HRC supporter - who was arrested, BTW - vanishes from TV coverage. The corporate media certainly does not ask HRC to apologize for that high-profile actor. But anonymous plebs who really did nothing but yell? Bernie MUST apologize.

Zero evidence of chairs thrown, physical violence, or arrests of anyone is rewritten as "a riot".

Sen. Boxer flipping people off (video DOES exist) is rewritten as "I was in fear".


This campaign season is done with politics. It is now down to propaganda, whichever side can shout the loudest and longest. After the primaries, prepare for an absolute shitstorm of propaganda. Do not expect to be enlightened.

As Jacques Ellul said:

"It is sometimes said that two competing propagandas cancel each other out; if, however, one regards propaganda not as a debate of ideas or the promulgation of a doctrine, but as psychological manipulation designed to produce action, one understands that these two propagandas, far from canceling each other out because they are contradictory, have a cumulative effect. A boxer, groggy from a left hook, does not return to normal when he is hit with a right hook; he becomes groggier

........Jacquess Ellul, "Propaganda, the Formation of Men's Attitudes", pp 181-2


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NV tore veil off Sanders campaign supporters & showed how abusive they HAVE been this whole primary uponit7771 May 2016 #1
Perfect example of the unsubstantiated BIG LIE. Thank you. n/t arendt May 2016 #2
I agree, the big lie has been Sanders supporter claiming civility and NV shows they don't have any uponit7771 May 2016 #5
Gee, comrade, accusing the victim of what you are doing is so 1937. n/t arendt May 2016 #7
Bullies ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS fault the bullied. Kip Humphrey May 2016 #40
Given the mirror image lying that is going on here,... arendt May 2016 #41
those accusing the victims of course. Bullies also hate reality and are constantly rewriting Kip Humphrey May 2016 #42
you still haven't said which side you think... arendt May 2016 #45
Classic propaganda technique. Do not respond to the accusation, simply attack, attack, attack . n/t arendt May 2016 #4
How Appropriate pmorlan1 May 2016 #8
Exactly. n't arendt May 2016 #11
Truth isn't propaganda uponit7771 May 2016 #24
No it's not pmorlan1 May 2016 #27
Ah, bullshit. cliffordu May 2016 #16
That's what Sanders has been full of uponit7771 May 2016 #25
Can you provide evidence of this violence that SNOPES has rated as false? nadinbrzezinski May 2016 #22
No, I can provide evidence of your strawman seeing I typed abusive behavior uponit7771 May 2016 #26
Would you like a gluten free cookie, nut free? nadinbrzezinski May 2016 #28
Nah, picking up chairs over ones head... calling people bitch and other abusive behavior is what uponit7771 May 2016 #29
So people were ahem CITED for that? nadinbrzezinski May 2016 #30
Nah, other people aren't that vindictive... uponit7771 May 2016 #31
So you think disturbing the peace tickets nadinbrzezinski May 2016 #32
No... come on this is silly, people didn't press charges for the Sanders camp being abusive and uponit7771 May 2016 #35
Hold a second right there nadinbrzezinski May 2016 #36
Not a cop so don't ask me, but it IS time to give some hugs no? You get the drum circle I'll get uponit7771 May 2016 #37
You forget, I actually cover this shit nadinbrzezinski May 2016 #44
Whatever, ... take a hit... have a sit... and lets watch the sun set... "I like to teach the world.. uponit7771 May 2016 #46
Yes the general public finally got a good look at the bros. workinclasszero May 2016 #43
This message was self-deleted by its author rjsquirrel May 2016 #3
Keep catapulting the BIG LIE. arendt May 2016 #6
This message was self-deleted by its author rjsquirrel May 2016 #9
The facts are documented. They are NOT on your side. arendt May 2016 #10
This message was self-deleted by its author rjsquirrel May 2016 #12
Your facts do not support the media allegations. arendt May 2016 #14
This message was self-deleted by its author rjsquirrel May 2016 #17
This message was self-deleted by its author arendt May 2016 #19
Not new to DU at all Mika May 2016 #13
Thank you. I'm sure someone will be right along to call you a Fidel-loving commie. n/t arendt May 2016 #15
I'm used to it. Mika May 2016 #18
Thanks. I do it only to keep our side from being shouted down. arendt May 2016 #20
YOu know what it is funny about this show trial nadinbrzezinski May 2016 #21
I disagree hootinholler May 2016 #23
"Getting into politics is like stepping in dogshit." From The Motorcycle Diaries Tierra_y_Libertad May 2016 #33
Left Forum Weekend Debates at John Jay College: Topic: "Rage, Rebellion Revolution" KoKo May 2016 #34
Creative Speculation Dem2 May 2016 #38
Thank you arendt, a voice of reason in a storm of insanity. 7wo7rees May 2016 #39
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