Jeffrey Epstein didn't kill himself. You're shutting down my life with your draconian social curbs. There is no way doddering Joe Biden got 80 million votes after his historically anemic non-campaign. These are sentiments that seem commonly voiced today.
Many pundits and commentators on the right and elsewhere are decrying what they see as sheep-like acceptance of the dominant establishment narrative presented by the "mainstream" media, career politicians, and Big Money titans. But the truth may be far more disturbing. Are Americans rejecting manipulations from on high so heavy-handed that a child can see through them? Passively allowing the perpetrators to have their way?
Much like the poor unfortunates who endured life behind the Iron Curtain for most of the second half of the 20th century, Americans seem to be embracing the agenda of a ruling elite they may dislike but feel powerless to do anything about.
Lessons From the Recent Past
Think about a society of obedient automatons who acquiesce to tyranny in a docile manner and one made up of people who simmer inside yet still toe the line. Both are dystopian hellscapes. But in terms of current threats to American liberty, this nation may resemble the latter.
The defining feature of such a scenario is the Big Lie. Remember disgraced pedophile Jeffery Epstein’s implausible jail “suicide”? Trump-Russia collusion? The mind naturally rebels against blatant untruth, yet so many falsehoods flourish nonetheless. This is t...