Sponge Politics: Trump, the SNP, & Other New Dictators
Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Franco, Pinochet, Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, etcetera.
We have all heard of these dictators from fairly recent history. Now there is a new type of dictatorship emerging.
In the 21st century, we should be beyond the need for authoritarian leaders. This is the time when, according to most predictions, we would be living in comfort, with machines doing most of the work.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Because of government incompetence and banking greed, people are having to work longer hours for the same wage and on into old age, because the money which was supposed to pay for their retirement, has been lost, stolen, embezzled, spent on numerous wars to keep the ultra rich living in splendour.
This is one of the reasons for this rise in voter apathy and the emergence of Nationalist politicians and political parties. The truly goggle-eyed loons are easy to brainwash and love to be part of a group whose views echo every unpleasant thought which has rumbled through their scrambled brain cells.
These malleable people are blind to any flaw in the party line, and they are happy to defend the indefensible.
They cannot interact with anyone who has a different opinion or point of view.
Only like minded people are acceptable to them.
Tell them a fact which isn’t to their liking, and they will respond with the polar opposite view and a series of “alternative” facts.
Their entire being is taken over by the party objectives. No one else has anything useful to say.
News outlets are carefully vetted to make sure the party members aren’t having their minds warped by dreadful stuff like facts. Facts and logic are the enemy of these people.
They have a pathological fear of these two words. Only their own version of reality can be accepted. No exception allowed.
This is something which is happening in a few countries, but many more will fall to this cult like behaviour.
Donald Trump is certainly one of the people who twist truth to suit their own agenda. Whether he is actually in control of what falls from his mouth, is a moot point, but the message is intended to turn reality on its head.
Scotland, under the SNP, have similar tactics to Trump and his insane cohorts, but they are probably closer to the current regime in Russia. Putin has no time for dissenting voices, and moves quickly to silence all criticism. Newspaper editors are threatened with violence if they report any kind of message not in tune with the Kremlin’s line.
No one can be seen to defy the authority of the party. This is exactly what the SNP are doing.
Try having a political discussion with an SNP member. You will eventually lose the will to live. They are trained to fudge and obfuscate, to frustrate you into losing your self restraint and lurch into the trap set for this very opportunity to make you look like the swivel-eyed fanatic.
This is a tactic used by extreme politicians of all shades. We have to be smarter and take them on at their own game. This requires almost Zen like patience and a mind as calm as a millpond in high summer. Unfortunately, I’m not that person!
France, along with various other countries, could be heading for more extreme government in the near future, so I would expect similar use of “Sponge” political argument.
This is my description for the way these people soak up the arguments against them and turn them back against you. It’s a clever change from the former “insult and hate” tactics these people used to use.
The only way to get round the Sponge option, is to adopt either a swift turn about and leave, or as I said, use something similar against them.
This kind of dictatorship is odious and unwanted in genuinely democratic countries. Let’s take every opportunity to frustrate the efforts of these people who want to control our lives to suit their own twisted aims. We must show that we are not pawns to be moved around the giant chessboard which the world has become.
We don’t know what is going on behind the scenes. And would probably be appalled by the actions of the puppet masters. Unfortunately the general public are difficult to wake up, but I sense a change in the way people are reacting to some current events.
The recent example being the missile strikes by the USA on Syria.
This was completely bizarre. It had no effect on the situation on the ground. It was supposed to be a retaliation following the “chemical” attack by government forces, but if the full might of the US navy couldn’t destroy an airfield, this was not meant to happen!
The real reason was simple. This was an opportunity for Trump and Putin to look tough and in charge, for their own supporters! Trump’s ratings went up, as did Putin’s.
So, spend a vast amount of money, do little or no permanent damage, just to boost ratings and, of course, egos!
I believe people are beginning to see through the smokescreen, and are not going to be fooled by this obviously fake sabre rattling!
The most scary thing is that these people thought that they could fool the public with this pile of stinking crap!
This world is now officially insane!
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Michael J Blair contributes political analysis to DDA, and he can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org. His Twitter handle is: @mmjblair
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