An Empire of Evil Fantasies: The Hollywoodification of Washington
May 11, 2011
The American people are prisoners of state terror and victims of totalitarian propaganda. The American mind has been under a government and media siege ever since September 11, 2001 when the Bush administration committed the deadliest terrorist attack against America in U.S. history. But there are no cages, or military guards on the streets to signify that America is imprisoned. Guns are not needed to secure an illegitimate reign when people self-police their thoughts and police others by calling them conspiracy theorists if they champion a view of reality that is in stark contrast to the one that the men in power profess and the official ministers of propaganda publicize day and night.
It is tragic that too many people in America and other countries have learned to accept everything that the President tells them as the truth of history. Anyone who deviates from the President’s official account of history is judged as crazy and paranoid. People are unnerved because by questioning what the President says you question the history and reality of our times, and that is a scary thought to contemplate. It leads to the conclusion that the Matrix is real, and that we all live in a fake and manufactured reality, the construction of which benefits the killers and corrupt liars who have acquired absolute political power Washington.
Once a government lies to the people on a grand scale it cannot stop lying until a state of cultural and political crisis is reached when the lies stop working and the people demand heads to roll. Whether this epoch in history ends in catastrophe or redemption is anyone’s guess. If people accept the fact that they have been lied to by President Bush, President Obama and the entire U.S. National Security Regime about the 9/11 attacks, the war on terror, the official death of Osama Bin Laden, and countless other media-generated events, then the path to redemption and renewal may be a little easier to walk, but constant public denial of the truth about 9/11 and the fake struggle against terrorism will guarantee destruction and catastrophe for America, the Middle East and the whole world.
The idea of a manufactured reality and a politically constructed history is frightening. But the more one thinks about it, the easier it is to accept it and understand it. All authoritarian regimes lie to the people and make up history as it goes along, especially large empires like the United States. Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union are the most famous examples of authoritarian regimes in modern times that succeeded because of the widespread use of mass propaganda and cultural engineering. These states also misused the ancient art of rhetoric and storytelling, and dabbled in myth to secure power and impress its opinions on the people.
All political leaders are storytellers. Evil storytellers like Hitler tell stories of revenge, mistrust, and hate in order to gain power and make war against other nations. George Bush and Barack Obama are storytellers too, but the script is already written before they speak so they just have to mouth out the words and pronounce the state’s lies and the empire’s history. They are play-actors. Washington is full of these men. America is an empire of political play-actors, state producers and directors, and media technicians, all of whom treat history as make-believe, and a collective fantasy.
The War on Terror can be understood as an evil imperialist fantasy play instead of a real war. The enemy in the war on terrorism was designed to be vague and mythic because such a skewed representation of the enemy ensures a long war, more government powers, and larger profits for politically connected war profiteers.