The New McCarthyism

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Most Boomers remember the educational technology of the 1960s as one comprised mostly of flash cards. Today, I’m reminded of one such card in particular. On the front side it read “McCarthyism.” On the flip side it read “A brand of vitriolic, fear-mongering.” 

Future generations will likely ask: “Which McCarthyism? Joe’s or Kevin’ s?” Joe McCarthy is often credited with developing what dirty tricksters have dubbed the FIBS tactic. It leverages Fear, Ignorance, Bigotry, and Smear. Kevin will be seen as having reprised what Margaret Chase Smith appropriately described as the Four Horsemen of Calumny. This Luciferian legacy was also seen throughout the career of Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels and, more recently, in the prevarications of his protege Stephen Miller.

Joseph Goebbels said:

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.”

Both McCarthy’s exhibited a reckless indifference to the truth. They have each brought shame to the United States Legislature. Thanks to Kevin, the traditional republican emphasis on representative government is now widely considered to be an arcane banished idea. Not only has he betrayed the constitutionally framed representative form of government, he and his supporters have also worked to corrode its democracy underpinnings. The PUS that now oozes from such mortally wounded principle should also understood as an acronym for the Party of Unmitigated Selfishness. The only way such an abhorrent system of values can somehow emerge victorious is through acts of intentional deception, voter suppression, and election subversion.

If “the truth is the greatest enemy of the state,” then we must ask, What vision does Kevin McCarthy hold for the future of the United States other than a dystopian one? Do we want our grandchildren growing up in a world where lies, ugliness, and evil are the governing principle? Or, do we favor the truth, beauty, and goodness that authentic statesmen exemplify? One thing is certain, whatever Kevin McCarthy is leading his fan base to, is not good.

Like Miller, McCarthy is attempting to place the value proposition for our country’s future squarely on a plane of unreality. They are actively engaging in deceptive practices. After the January 6th Insurrection of 2021, McCarthy said: ““It was the saddest day I’ve ever had in serving as a member of this institution.” Since that day he has become one of the saddest examples of human-kind to ever serve in that institution. The prevarications of such cowards are not new to the American experience. The truth is clearly not in them and they are now attempting to squelch anyone that might stand for what is right. 

The Supreme Court of the United States has also abandoned any pretense of being non-partisan, now that it has brought so much dishonor to itself, and now that they have shown their contempt for our democratic republic by ruling in favor of dark money politics, together with more sinister under the table transactions, McCarthy and other unprincipled politicians can run that table. Democracy is on the ropes precisely because statesmanship is in such short supply.

Those vested in deceptive practices have made the calculation that their constituency lacks the type of intellectual discipline that would consider both sides, within any given controversy, before making judgement. They even tried to install a couple of poo flinging monkeys on the January 6th Commission. They see their most ardent supporters as mere simpletons who get all their news and analysis from the White Power Hour.

Such voters represent a diminishing minority and so their favored politicians can only win by cheating. The dollar skew in media and in politics is brought brought to you courtesy of seven hundred billionaires that control the information flow to more than three hundred and thirty million voters. The misinformation is parroted from the pulpit and on social media. The good news is the Intentional Consumer does not have to play Mother-May-I with any corrupt legislature or governor to vote with their dollars. And, as the corporatocracy found out after the racist riot of January 6th in 2021, the free speech rights it gained by subterfuge carry severe consequences when they are abused. And, there should be ever increasing consequences for installing con men in high government positions. 

Any corporation making dark money contributions is presumed to be a bad actor. Information warfare has the power to destroy the world’s chance for government of, by, and for the people. Remember, to the practitioners of Geobbelianism, the lie must be maintained and “the truth is the greatest enemy of the state.” To those sentient beings, that can differentiate between politics and statesmanship, the truth is all that really matters.

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