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Re: I don't believe he reads widely.

Posted by sigismund on December 11, 2019, at 16:28:51

In reply to Re: I don't believe he reads widely. sigismund, posted by beckett2 on December 11, 2019, at 1:40:53

Kevin Rudd's letter was about half right. However Rudd had a terrible temperament. It was the big wasted opportunity. When the backroom boys had him removed his government looked as if it was going into a tailspin. In any event they should have waited until the need was obvious, much more obvious so as to justify it.

Julia Gillard followed. She ran a good government and was treated terribly by the shock jocks, Murdoch press and Tony Abbott. (Ditch the witch, why doesn't someone put her in a bag and throw her over the edge of the boat?)

>"And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized."

That can be how cults end. If the leadership has been careful to make the followers complicit it will not likely be betrayed (Germany, Russia). Real and deep confusion. Imagine being born in Lviv at the turn of the century. War, revolution, more war, Poles, Germans, Russians with all their phantasmal enemies. I have been reading intermittently East West Street, unlinked at Amazon, about the 2 major political legal thinkers from there who developed 'crimes against humanity' and 'genocide' as legal concepts, used at Nuremberg.

Is Trump a cult leader? I think so. This world is made of cults and ponzi schemes. What interests me is how and why the scales fall from the eyes.

We grew up in a world with a bad and useful enemy and few lies were necessary beyond the acquisition myth...we got it because they did not use it. There are a lot more lies now. They say even LBJ was kept from knowing the truth about the Gulf of Tonkin incident.

The pattern of the moment is to turn everything into a culture war, whether it be fires, climate, the war on Christmas. First Dog territory. These things take a while to play out. Why you would want to do it this way when the edge is so close I don't know. Like you said, shoot the messenger. What you have in the US seems like projection as politics.




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