Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.
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Bread and Circuses (Not All Inflation Is about Footballs)
I know it’s easy to brush off those constantly mounting reports and stories of decay, destruction, and despair. I sometimes find myself ignoring as much bad news as possible, just to keep my sanity.
Then I realize that heaping one atrocity after another onto my growing pile of information-overload is purposely designed to wear me out, so that I’ll ignore new attacks on my Constitution and new betrayals from those I elected to office. They want me to grow weary of learning what’s true, hoping I’ll overlook what I recognize as lies.
They want me to think I’m the one who’s crazy.
They use an age old strategy to keep me in line. It’s the tried and true political ploy called “bread and circuses,” proven effective for dying governments to keep restless citizens fed just enough, and sufficiently entertained, to keep…
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