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  •  The problem with prolefeed and doublethink (5+ / 0-)
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    Rolfyboy6, ferg, whaddaya, erratic, varro

    is that despite what George Orwell's inner-party strawmen thought, doublethink is much harder to dig out of than enter. Every sufficiently powerful social dominator throughout history has thought that they could have:

    A) An investigative staff that would be stupid and loyal enough to support them against their own interest.

    B) An investigative staff that would be smart enough to avoid unintentionally sugarcoating the truth.

    C) An investigative staff that is completely suborned to the whims of the social dominators with no outside competition from other investigators, ESPECIALLY those who would like to see the dominators brought low. This is the big one.

    This combination is just flat-out impossible to have for more than a short period. Despite their frantic efforts to avoid getting high off of their own supply, their quislings have always without fail ended up accidentally imprisoning their beloved masters in a fantasy world.

    •  Big Religion has been adept at that... (0+ / 0-)

      ....and from the Roman Catholic Church to a tiny church led by a greedy pastor, there is no shortage of religiously-oriented cult leaders ready to turn worship of the powerful into a political force.

      9-11 changed everything? Well, Katrina changed it back.

      by varro on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 07:30:56 PM PST

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