"Politics is war without bloodshed while war is
politics with bloodshed."
"No great advance has ever been made in science,
politics, or religion, without controversy." - Lyman Beecher
1910 Banker's Magazine
jubilantly declared that due to corporate financing of politics:
legislature and executive powers of the government are compelled to listen to
the demands of organized corporate
That they are not entirely controlled by these interests
is due to the fact that corporate
organization has not yet reached its full perfection."
"What I've learned is
that the most troublesome people don't tell you 100% of the story, and keep
some facts to themselves. They just don't give you the full picture, and that's
very worrisome to me." - Penny
"The politics that has
dominated Washington since the election of George Walker Bush is a corrupt
brand of right-wing
People who reside in the highest 1% of the income
spectrum or have K Street
lobbyists at their command have done very well." - Jonathan Chait
"The language of political reporting is filled with
accounts of staging and backdrops, camera angles and scripts, sound bites and
spin control, photo opportunities and corporate media gurus." - Kiku
"If you control and shape the way people talk and
think about politics, it is much easier to influence them to give you their
vote." - Paul Harris
"You cannot adopt politics as a profession and
remain honest." politics are defined
of or pertaining
to polity, or civil government
using or marked by
prudence, expedience, and artful shrewdness
smoothly agreeable and courteous with a
degree of sophistication
"Our idea of unity and our way of solving
conflicts is simply eliminate one party."
"The people who control the condition in which we
live have no reason to think beyond more than the next five or 10 years." - BF
"The political merchandisers
appeal only to the weaknesses of voters, never to their potential strength.
They make no attempt to educate the masses into becoming fit for
self-government; they are content merely to manipulate and exploit them.
For this purpose
all the resources of psychology and the social sciences are mobilized and set
Carefully selected samples of the electorate are given
"interviews in depth." These interviews in depth reveal the subconscious fears
and wishes most prevalent in a given society at the time of an election.
Phrases and images aimed at allaying or, if necessary, enhancing these
fears, at satisfying these wishes, at least symbolically, are then chosen by
the experts, tried out on readers and audiences, changed or improved in the
light of the information thus obtained.
After which the political
campaign is ready for the mass communicators.
All that is now needed is
money and a candidate who can be coached to look "sincere."
new dispensation, political principles and plans for specific action have come
to lose most of their importance.
The personality of the candidate and
the way he is projected by the advertising experts are the things that really
matter." - Aldous
"Like it or not , dirty tricks have always been
part of campaigns, and for one simple reason - because they work. They're
street fights in which you do
anything and everything you can to win. Most voters are led by the nose to
the voting booth still convinced their ballot is cast of
free will." - Allen
Raymond, political campaign manager 02/08"Most people prefer to believe that their leaders are just and
fair, even in the face of evidence to the contrary, because once a citizen
acknowledges that the government under which he lives is lying and corrupt, the
citizen has to choose what he or she will do about it. To take action in the
face of corrupt government entails risks of harm to life and loved ones. To
choose to do nothing is to surrender one's self-image of standing for
principles. Most people do not
have the courage to face that choice. Hence, most propaganda is not
designed to fool the critical
thinker but only to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all." -
"We live in a culture
characterized by what Benjamin DeMott called "junk politics." Junk politics
does not demand justice or the reparation of rights. It always personalizes
issues rather than clarifying them. It eschews real debate for manufactured
scandals, celebrity gossip and spectacles. It trumpets
eternal optimism, endlessly praises
our moral strength and character, and communicates in a feel-your-pain
language. The result of junk politics is that nothing changes, "meaning
zero interruption in the processes
and practices that strengthen existing,
interlocking systems of socioeconomic
advantage." - Chris Hedges
"The only thing I can figure is that people are
numb to the unabashed lies and
distortions out of
the nation's capital. We're living in a time, after all, in which a government
report on global warming was toned
down by a White House "science advisor" who then quit to go to work for
ExxonMobil." -Steve Lopez
"The subordination of science to politics on everything from
global warming to
reproductive health has become
a hallmark of the George Walker Bush administration. It is particularly
unfortunate to see the politicization of the Centers for Disease Control and
Once considered the exemplar of true scientific and
independent public health recommendations, the collateral damage of political
meddling at the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention is now manifest in even the journalistic
approach framing the debate over
mercury in childhood vaccines.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
position on the issue, and its alliance with the American Academy of
Pediatrics, are described in the same vein as are "financial ties" that the
vaccine manufacturers might have with the academy.
It is as if the
Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention is just another special interest that takes sides on
controversial issues, rather than being a neutral scientific entity charged
with performing the hard work of developing the consensus necessary to preserve
and promote the health of the public.
One can only
wonder what the consequences will be of
this loss of an independent voice should a major public health catastrophe
occur." - Kevin Patrick, professor of Family and Preventive Medicine
University of California San Diego, editor-in-chief of the American
Journal of Preventive Medicine.
"The rationale for careful social experimentation
begins by admitting that we are already in the midst of many grand experiments.
Social experimentation is not rare and underutilized. It is common, but
often done poorly.
Political administrations regularly run experiments
of sorts that impose substantial burdens on the public, with little more than
anecdotes and impressions to back them up.
At present, most policy
proposals are ventures in social speculation of one sort or another.
Whether successful or not, policy experiments are always under way." -
"We blame anything that goes wrong not on the
gods of the sky but on the gods in Washington."
"The most corrupt body in the country is the
Congress. I will concede that not all members are on the take. But they all
know about it, and no one does anything about it." - Dick De Santis
"If you can't
eat lobbyists meals, drink
their liquor, sleep with their women and then vote against them, you have no
business being a politician." - Jesse
"It is hard to imagine a more ignorant or more
dangerous way of making
decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no
price for being wrong ! " Thomas Sowell
"Most politicians started out as silver-tongued
barristers whose very job description involves bending the truth and outright
The idea that anyone would reject
Clinton or Rudy Giuliani or
John Edwards or
Barack Obama in
favor of Mitt Romney, all lawyers, is pitiful.
These people aren't
trustworthy. They're lawyers!
of a country do you think we're running here?" - Joe Queenan
a politician is defined
one who holds or seeks a political office
one who seeks
personal or partisan gain, often by scheming
Politicians think entirely differently than the
average American. When politicians
fallaciously believe that their thoughts mirror the thoughts of average
Americans then they have fallen into the trap of the false consensus bias.
consensus bias is a construct of corporate propaganda.
who has developed a way of
perceiving reality based on the starting point of a false consensus bias
will inevitably be
unable to make judgements outside of the context of that false consensus
Those Americans that do not neatly line up behind the false
consensus bias are considered to be uncivil immoral politically incorrect
extremists as opposed to simply disagreeing with the false consensus
"The enormous gap between what American
leaders do in the world and what Americans think their leaders are doing is one
of the great propaganda accomplishments of the dominant political mythology." -
"Since a politician never believes what he
he is surprised when others believe him."
"I feel sorry for people who worship politicians,
for the simple reason that the best politicians are the best
liars. While I am aware that
they perform necessary deeds, I also know what sorts of dastardly things they
have to do to gain power in the first place." - Gregory Rodriquez
"So, the soon-to-be-indicted are returning some
portion of Jack Abramoff's bribes, um, I mean gifts. They've already used the
money and influence to get what they wanted. Their action is the equivalent of
my shooting you and then giving your family the brass shell casings from my gun
so that they can recycle the metal to cover your funeral costs. Since these
folks endlessly trumpet their values, I guess there's some value in that - 3 or
4 cents anyway."- Kevin Cavanaugh A politician must be able to con-vince constituents
that the multiple contradictory perspectives of MICE culture are, in actuality,
In truth government decree means
someone 'wins' and someone
'loses', in the intensely competitive,
The most socially advanced psychopaths - politicians -
endure throughout their successfully
deceptive charade as their corrupt egocentric
personalities are made to seem harmless by the complicit approval of mass media
"Most real political discourse makes use of
thought, which shapes conscious thought via subconscious framing and
commonplace conceptual metaphors." - George Lakoff "When one watches some tired political hack on the platform
mechanically repeating the familiar phrases -- bestial atrocities, iron
heel, bloodstained tyranny, free peoples of the world, stand shoulder to
shoulder -- one often has
a curious feeling
that one is not watching a live human being but some kind of dummy: a
feeling which suddenly becomes stronger at moments when the light catches the
speaker's spectacles and turns them into blank discs which seem to have no eyes
And this is not altogether fanciful.
A speaker who
uses that kind of phraseology has gone
some distance toward turning himself into a machine.
noises are coming out of his larynx, but his brain is not involved as it would
be if he were choosing his words for himself.
If the speech he is
making is one that he is accustomed to make over and over again, he may be
almost unconscious of what he
is saying, as one is when one utters responses in church.
reduced state of consciousness, if not indispensable, is at any rate favorable
to political conformity.
In our time,
political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible.
Things like the continuance of British rule in
India, the Russian purges and
dropping of the atom bombs on Japan, can indeed be defended, but only
by arguments which are too brutal for most people to face, and which do not
square with the professed aims of the political parties.
language has to consist largely of euphemism, question
begging and sheer cloudy vagueness.
Defenseless villages are bombarded
from the air, the inhabitants driven out into the countryside, the cattle
machine gunned, the huts set on fire with incendiary bullets: this is called
Millions of peasants
are robbed of their farms and sent trudging along the roads with no more than
they can carry: this is called transfer
of population or rectification of frontiers.
imprisoned for years
without trial, or shot in
the back of the neck or sent to die of scurvy in
Arctic lumber camps: this is
called elimination of unreliable
elements." - George
speak of the art of political advertising.
politicians expend untold billions of dollars on campaign commercials.
Not only do these ads all appear to have been produced by the same
vicious idiot, it appears that this vicious
idiot has been lobotomized and then
The ads are both a commentary on the emptiness of
our political discourse - a parody if you like - and a refutation of that
emptiness, or a triumph over it, a reinsertion of brute content, a silent
explosion of truth into a world of mere and moronic fiction.
politicians are voids or
spreading zones of emptiness, a set of focus-grouped phrases and nice
outfits, a congeries of cliches,
representations of which
there is no reality." - Crispin Sartwell
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forged a populace unable to discern propaganda
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