I love this propaganda piece:
New Zealand’s Loss of Innocence
You mean New Zealand’s self-aggrandizing delusions proven to be a sham.
Because people are people.
Here is another piece from the Atlantic:
France’s Yellow Vests Are Rebels Without a Cause
French President Emmanuel Macron is trying to figure out what they want. It’s not an easy task.
No, they have cause. They were promised a bill of goods and the promiser failed to deliver. They are angry for a reason.
Just as Ontario teachers are angry because the new regime isn’t doing things they way they want, but in this case, here is one Establishment group fuming that one higher up the food chain is telling them to tighten their belts:
In protest, classroom teachers began an online campaign over the weekend encouraging each other to wear black on Monday as a symbolic form of resistence.
What are you resisting? Reality? You work in the public sector, you are the ones people resist against.
And really, slacktivism in the form of “wearing black”? I wear black all the time. It doesn’t take effort, except that I have pet hair I perpetually have to clean with a lint roller.
But in an Age of Propaganda, everyone tries to look like the underdog. Even the rich. Even those work work for the government. Anyone who is an underdog who resists is painted as the aggressor and the tyrant.
It doesn’t actually work, however.
It’s a shell game where narrative never quite aligns with reality, but people confuse having a beef with being oppressed.
Here is the memo: Life is hard.
Sometimes you just don’t get your own way.
Next up: dictators whining they are being oppressed by those citizens they are barrelling over with tanks. Get out the hankies…