RANT: Misdirection from Tyranny to Triviality

Sunday, June 28, 2015

 

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2015/06/thomas-dilorenzo/the-real-reason-for-flag-hysteria/

The Real Reason for the Anti-Confederate Flag Hysteria
By Thomas DiLorenzo
June 27, 2015

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Every couple of years the totalitarian socialist Left in America (a.k.a., the Democratic Party and all of its appendages) pretends to be indignant about the existence of the Confederate flag somewhere. The lapdog cultural Marxist media fall in line, treating the siting of the flag in the same way they would treat the siting of an Ebola victim in a large crowd. Americans are reminded once again by the New York/New England/Ivy League-educated presstitute class that they should hate Southerners and all things Southern. As Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart recently whined in faux horror, Southerners “waged war against the United States” government! Waaaaaaaaah!

The anti-Confederate flag hysteria is only one small part of the Left’s general strategy, however. It is part of their overriding strategy of diverting the public’s attention away from all the grotesque failures of leftist interventionism, from the welfare state to the government takeover of education to the war on drugs and beyond. The neocons who run the Republican Party are usually complicit in all of this.

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When this whole flag flap started, I immediately suspected “misdirection”. Like a magician or a scammer, they seek to divert attention from what they don’t want you to notice to something trivial.

In this case, I suspected the R’s fast tracking the TTP “trade deal”. Another secret — pass it to know what’s in it — deal!

Argh!

Yes, they seek to distract from the huge Gooferment failures, but in this case I suspect it was the TPP and the perfidy of the R’s.

Argh!

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