Everything You Need to Know

by | May 12, 2024 | Culture, Politics

The American people have been assaulted with a daily bombardment of the BIG LIE. The repetition of the BIG LIE created the MAGA movement, or should I say, the MAGA cult, a fountainhead of conspiracy theories.


This is all you need to know. They were, and are, doing it now, in plain sight, with unrelenting saturation. But we refuse to look, distracted by their calculated red herrings.

“In the 60’s, the KGB did some fascinating psychological experiments. They learned that if you bombard human subjects with fear messages nonstop, in two months or less, most of the subjects are completely brainwashed to believe the false message.

To the point that no amount of clear information they are shown, to the contrary, can change their mind.”
Quote by George#VotesBlueAlways

The above two paragraphs explain the phenomenon of Trump, MAGA, and the BIG LIE.

Remember Hitler’s Big Lie:

“The big lie is the name of a propaganda technique, originally coined by Adolf Hitler in Mein Kampf, who says, “The great masses of the people… will more easily fall victim to a big lie than to a small one,” and denotes where a known falsehood is stated and repeated and treated as if it is self-evidently true, in hopes of swaying the course of an argument in a direction that takes the big lie for granted rather than critically questioning it or ignoring it.”

The American people have been assaulted with a daily bombardment of the BIG LIE. The repetition of the BIG LIE created the MAGA movement, or should I say, the MAGA cult, a fountainhead of conspiracy theories. These conspiracies broadcast the idea that Obama is really running the country, or that the deceased John Kennedy Jr. will be reincarnated to lead us to America’s Halcyon days. We learn that Trump has been heaven-sent, anointed here by the Big Guy himself; and don’t forget about the space lasers, I’m sorry, the Jewish space lasers that get into voting machines and altered votes for Biden. And then there is the idea being promulgated that the January 6th insurrection was an idyllic day of tourism. OK, there was the hanging gallows, but don’t let that diminish that day of peace and love. Oh, and don’t pay any attention to the Confederate flags flying in the breeze-not racial at all, just good old boys doing good old boy things. It goes on and on, fueled by the Russian propaganda onslaught, saturating social media with the BIG LIE that Trump won the election.

It is shocking to see U.S. congressmen and senators embracing Russia’s talking points, but they too have succumbed to the Russian disinformation juggernaut.

“I think Russian propaganda has made its way into the United States, unfortunately, and it’s infected a good chunk of my party’s base,” Representative Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told Puck’s (Puck News Service) Julia Joffe last week. Representative Mike Turner, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, went further, telling CNN’s Jake Tapper a few days later, “We see directly coming from Russia attempts to mask communications that are anti-Ukraine and pro-Russia messages, some of which we even hear being uttered on the House floor.”
Quote by Alex Finley

Everyone talks about how divisive our country is. We need to look no further as to why. Putin’s tentacles and his disinformation factory, his hateful rhetoric in the form of memes have been injected into our nation’s soul, cursing through the airways of social media.

“A chief culprit in Congress is Georgia’s Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene. Among the Russian-originated false narratives she has uplifted is the patently false claim that Ukraine is waging a war against Christianity while Russia is protecting it. On Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast, Greene even claimed, without evidence, that Ukraine is “executing priests.” Where would Greene have gotten this wild, concocted notion? We don’t have to look far. Russian talking points have included this gaslighting narrative for some time. The twist, of course, is that, according to the International Religious Freedom or Belief Alliance, it is the Russian army that has been torturing and executing priests and other religious figures, including 30 Ukrainian clergy killed and 26 held captive by Russian forces.”
Quote by The Big Picture by Jay Kuo, May 7, 2024.

So what’s going on here? Ukraine executing priests doesn’t even pass the smell test. Is there another fascist technique seeping into our body politic?

“Accuse the enemy of that which you are guilty of.” Quote by Joseph Goebbels.

We’ve seen it in operation, red meat for the MAGA cult: Biden has dementia; Biden is a fascist; Biden wants to take your guns away; Biden is a pedophile; Biden wants you to pay more taxes; Biden is head of a criminal enterprise; Biden made millions from his office; Biden is behind Trump’s indictments; Biden is lying, etc.

When Trump says these things, he is simply confessing his sins. The New York Times and the Washington Post both tallied Trump’s lies at over thirty thousand while he was in office — over thirty thousand!!!! He lies compulsively, shamelessly. Last week, he claimed that outside the courtroom was flooded with MAGA supporters.

There was one MAGA supporter.

Our Democracy is hanging by a thread.

Our only hope is to shed light on the disinformation, but more importantly, shed light on the Wizard behind the curtain.







  1. Kendall

    I have no doubt that the “Big Lie” can be consequential, but believe that is the case only within certain parameters. In the most simple case telling repeated lies about subjects that are of little interest is a relatively meaningless exercise. As interest rises in a subject, plan or action so to the importance of the lie. However, I would suggest that many people are predisposed to a certain position and, therefore, quickly attach themselves to whatever word or action that supports that position. In the MAGA case, there are, we know, many conservative Republicans who are going to hitch themselves to the anti-democrat wagon come what may. The “Big Lies” are primarily allowing someone else to do their thinking for them; they just jump in to perpetuate the myth, which is far easier than independent thought and analysis.

    I also feel this is not a one sided situation. Consider the possibility that the more liberal thinkers suggest everything the conservatives do or say is a lie. Do they too stop listening?

    Trump is now a convicted felon. The conservatives believed he should never been accused of wrongdoing while the liberals see the American system of jurist prudence to be on display at its best. Those decisions happened before the trial began. The “Big Lie”was obviously in place long before the final verdict. I personally believe justice was served, but I don’t really know how a “not guilty” verdict would have left me feeling. Further, the likelihood it will change the mind of more than a modicum of conservatives is quite small.

    I guess what I am trying to say is that big lies can be an effective means of moving the needle for those who are inclined in the same direction when the subject interests them. Likewise, they can also be effective in hardening the opposing position and closing off reason and discussion to an even greater degree, thus making the “big lie” even more impactful. Beyond recognizing its utility, then, how does one create an environment in which the process can be recognized for what it is in order to avoid the consequences we all fear?

    • Curt Strickland

      Hey, I just read your full response and i agree. People do need the Big Lie to give themselves a purpose, an identity.

      Too bad about the mighty Canton Bulldogs–they did go further than what I thought…

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