How they lie to you and make you love it in 4 simple steps
Our leaders may be idiots but their handlers understand persuasion at scale.
The bad cat speaks of propagandistic praxis:
it seems to run in the same 4 stages: (where X is an objectionable idea)
- we are not going to do X
- we are not doing X
- we are doing X but only a little and only for some specific reason
- we have always done X because X is good.
once you see this construction as an abstract, you’ll see it everywhere in practice.
Remember back in 2020 when the restrictions were only to buy time until we had a vaccine?
Remember before that when it was just two weeks to flatten the curve?
Remember today, when they told you that actually, having to show a vaccine passport to participate in public life was perfectly normal?
We're all being lied to, and you're letting them lie to you.