Human imagination is a powerful force in history. Imagination has led to as many great developments in human history as horrific ones, but some of the horrific ones have been doozies.
Why are there so many climate catastrophes in recent years? Most climate scientists believe these are related to the warming of the oceans, the melting of polar ice, the many signs that our earth’s climate is undergoing an inexorable and deadly shift due to man’s pollution of our biosphere.
Of course, those scientists, we are angrily informed by self-named Climate Change Skeptics, also hate our freedom, job creation, industry, progress itself. Occam’s Razor: in the absence of evidence to the contrary, the simplest theory — the one that relies on the fewest assumptions– is usually the best. Imagine this simple Birther-like truth: God has brought this destruction upon us because we tolerate abominations, like two women loving each other as though one were a man.
Nonchalantly homosexual historian Yuval Noah Harari (LOL!) in his brilliant Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, points out that one of the key things that has allowed homo sapiens to transform itself from an insignificant prey animal into the earth’s alpha predator is our collective ability to believe, organize and act, often with deadly violence, based on dramatic, imaginative stories told passionately enough.
A young woman in Palestine, a virgin celibately married to an older man, was impregnated by God two thousand years ago. The child, God’s son, preached a doctrine of love, tolerance, forgiveness, generosity, kindness, peacefulness. He was then nailed to a cross where he died an agonizing death before being resurrected a few days later. The most vocal and politically active of his organized American followers today are often intolerant, unforgiving, ungenerous, unkind, warlike. Jesus weeps beside His father, a deity who is now insane with grief.
The horrific examples of mankind’s imagination at work in the world are too numerous to do more than feint at. Why were more than fifty million people killed in a five or six year period seventy years ago? In large part (in Europe, anyway) because one charismatic genius of self-promotion convinced a powerful nation that Jews, Communists, Homosexuals, Gypsies, Slavs, Foreigners, Negroes, Hipsters were responsible for all the evil in the world and needed to be eliminated (or, in the case of the Slavs merely enslaved) in order to Make Germany Great Again. Now this man, Herr Hitler, was just a lightning rod for these strong feelings, he could not have come to power if the time wasn’t absolutely right, but the time was right, and the rest, as we say, is history.
We humans are suckers for a good story, a strong, simple story. Countless billions have been made retelling the eternal human story of suffering and catharsis: an individual is subjected to a violent trauma, their entire family is killed, but they defy the odds and prevail. The second act of the story is their undeterrable search for the killer, the finale is their slaughter of the killer, which makes them, and the audience feel immediately better.
We collectively rejoice when a violent, evil fuck is violently put down. If we honestly believe the mother gets relief when she finally hacks the murderer of her children to death, that she’s really all better after she gets her revenge, we are a bit simple-minded, but that’s not the point. Catharsis through violent revenge is a compelling story, something the Hollywood dream machine runs on, it sells a million tickets, even if it doesn’t hold up well to even a soupcon of scrutiny. The mother who has violently kicked this particular evil bastard’s ass still has her dead children.
This is all pretty self-evident stuff, like the God-given truth that we are all created equal. Sit in the back of any criminal courtroom in the U.S. and you can see in very short order how self-evident this truth is, just watch who gets arraigned and picture the other equal citizens who will never be. As God’s prophets have reminded us: we reap what we sow. Unless we are members of a historically despised minority swept up in a nationwide dragnet to keep privatized prisons profitable, or very wealthy, well-connected job creators, way too big to jail.
I just wanted to write a few words about this great leap of human imagination that we are recently hearing put forth as though it is a credible idea: “crisis actors”.
Remember that story about the maniac in Connecticut who supposedly shot his mother in the face, armed himself to the teeth and went into a nearby school to murder as many kindergarten kids as he could? It was, we are now being told, a “false flag” operation. A set up. To take away our guns. Yeah, brilliantly simple, actually.
The rabid left wingers got actors, paid “crisis actors”, to play the supposedly crying parents, the traumatized teachers who were unable to save all their kids. It was all bullshit, you see, there was no maniac with a semi-automatic weapon raining death on five year-olds at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. It was typical liberal bullshit, they want you to believe these stories they make up to advance their agenda, so they pay people to pretend there is a crisis that needs addressing. The only real crisis, of course, is these cynically lying haters who want to steal our liberties.
Look how eager the godless, left-wing corporate media is to gobble up these fake news stories. You see how they do it? Show the best of these paid crisis actors over and over and over, whining, crying, tearing their hair, rending their clothing in fake grief. Who among us has a heart hard enough to resist the tears of the grieving parent of a tiny child who was shot to death?
That’s what these merciless fucking freedom haters are counting on, don’t you know? That’s why these crisis actors are never lacking for work. It’s like that godless Jew Saul Alinsky told his followers: exploit whatever is happening to advance your cause. You must galvanize and organize the community around dramatic, traumatic events.
And as every unscrupulous, Kool-aid swilling, partisan fuck knows, in a place where there is no chaos to exploit, create it. Do you see how dangerous this is? I’ll bet you thought those people you saw recently crying about dead high school kids on TV were real classmates, real teachers, real parents. Hah! You fell for it again. Crisis actors paid by foreign born billionaire traitors like George Soros to take our guns away.
Theodore Herzl, a man with an iconic beard and a dream for a Jewish State, at a time when Jews everywhere were unsafe in the places they were allowed to live (a few generations before the slaughter of most of the Jews in Europe) famously said: if you will it, it is no dream. So true, provided you have the money, connections and political smarts to back up your will.
In the contest for power, those who capture the imagination, feed the emotional needs of the audience, create a compelling story people will line up to hear told, those people will always kick ass.
Imagine a world where that principle was a bit less relentless, if you can.
 World War II fatality statistics vary, with estimates of total deaths ranging from 50 million to more than 80 million. The higher figure of over 80 million includes deaths from war-related disease and famine. Civilians killed totaled 50 to 55 million, including 19 to 28 million from war-related disease and famine.