BELIEF

Postcard from a Pigeon

Steve Bannon has told the media to stop writing about Trump, even stop writing, already. Trump’s own press secretary has been caught telling outright lies but only because he was obeying orders. Kellyanne Conway has coined the phrase ‘alternative facts.’ So it’s hardly surprising sales of George Orwell‘s dystopian classic, 1984, are spiking.

The President of the United States is a liar. But that shouldn’t surprise anyone. Politicians have been lying forever. It’s part of their stock in trade.

The difference, unfortunately, is he, his team and his followers believe it. Now they want everyone to believe them. Soon, they’ll insist.

It will happen incrementally. First, they’ll set up a People’s News Agency. Then they’ll begin to isolate news services, media groups and newspapers that don’t and won’t tow their line. Individual journalists will be singled out. If they don’t accept the ‘truth’, as promulgated by the People’s News…

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2 thoughts on “BELIEF

  1. We have seen peaceful populist demonstrations overturn unpopular laws in Romania this weekend. The swell of protest against Trump is still rising in America, and in other parts of the world too. I don’t think we should allow ourselves to give the man too much credit for organisation. It seems unlikely that the older and wiser heads in his party will allow him to go too far.

    Trying to stay positive and unafraid. Things might not be as bad as they seem.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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