Not all dreams are good. Sure, some are easy to define as they turn into nightmares but unlike the Aristotelian process of nightmare dreams there are some dreams that remain disjointed – horrifying on one level and then blissful on another – it’s a broken record of disquiet and unease, and when it gets bad enough it’s a dental drill working its way into your soul. To combat our own agony we enter a dream like state where the edges of reality are blunter, perhaps rounded. In this dream like state everything becomes a bit fuzzy and what we remember and what we choose to remember tells much about our brain and what shape it is in both mentally and emotionally. Soon after an event that displeases while in this dream like state we start revising the event(s). In our minds our role is increased or diminished, we see ourselves as a hero or victim, actions we saw clearly now are diminished, certainly changed in our fog.
Politicians demand we enter this fog because their half-truths suddenly are sold by them as self-righteous reality. As a Jew I know something about guilt and redemption and most of these politicians are obvious and amateurs on top of it. As time passes and the lies are told over and over it becomes so much harder to remember the original reality. But no matter how much time has passed the actions of the real time can never be dismissed. A dream like state may be mentally safer but it is a cop out, dishonest both to your supporters and to yourself. We are willing to accept a horrendous series of events, like the final solution, should not be forgotten, but what about a one on one action that positively or adversely affected someone you had dealings with? Or a war that created such de-stabilization that civilization remains threatened twenty years later? Those Clintonites including the media who say a vote on Iraq is ancient history do not understand this – history and your role in it is always relevant and always current and a far greater clue to a person’s capability then current words.
But it is not being in a dream like state to spout viciousness creating your own spontaneous history. Attempting to spew hate and anger, especially in the cold case of getting elected, is never right. The Donald remembers seeing an event – Muslims in New Jersey cheering as the towers came down. The Donald has prefaced this over the years with saying he has one of the great memories of all time. Yet the Donald cannot where he saw the cheering crowd (and his people cannot find corresponding footage or even sources).
This is not part of the dream like state – this is the part of what is a nightmare, a nightmare full of hate and suspicion and distrust. Sure, Hillary has much to atone for still when it comes to her vote regarding Iraq and also pushing as part of Obama’s administration destabilization in Libya with limited provocation and little possibility for a positive long term solution. But the Donald’s sin is not only history but is in real time. The man wants some of us to hate other of us and that is not just a mistake, which is seriously wrong.
“What this 9/11 celebrations story shows is that American news audiences have had their fantasies stroked for so long that they can’t even remember stuff that happened not that long ago. It’s like an organic version of 1984, with audiences constantly editing even their own memories to fit their current attitudes about things.”
“It was preposterous from the start to think that there could have been contemporaneous broadcasts of “thousands” of people in New Jersey celebrating the 9/11 attacks. Does nobody remember how people felt that day? If there had been such broadcasts, there would have been massacres – angry Americans would have stormed Jersey City.”
“In fact, police had to be deployed to places like Paterson anyway to protect immigrants from exactly that sort of mob violence. This is one of the reasons we know Muslims weren’t dancing en masse in the streets, because police were parked on those streets in huge numbers to keep people out.”
“The Newark Star-Ledger did a report in the weeks after the attacks from Paterson showing the city in “virtual lockdown,” with police camped in Muslim neighborhoods for the protection of the locals.”
“In this neighborhood, in South Paterson, we don’t feel threatened,” Samir Asmar, a Palestinian who became a U.S. citizen, told the paper. “But once we go outside, I fear for my wife and son.”
“…Beyond all of that: if footage of such a celebration existed, it would have skyrocketed around the country, and not popped off ineffectually on some local broadcast for just Donald Trump to see and remember. The whole thing is nuts.”
“There are people of all political persuasions who insist to this day they saw something like what Trump described, but nobody describes anything like the scale of the story Trump is spinning. To believe there was a mass demonstration of open, gloating defiance right across the river from Manhattan while the Towers smoldered, speaks to a powerfully crazy fantasy both about American impotence and about a brazen, homogenous evil in Muslim-American communities.”
“Maybe in the wake of Paris that’s the way people feel, but it’s not close to what happened. If we can’t even remember things correctly even in the video age, things are going to get weird pretty fast in this country.” http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/america-is-too-dumb-for-tv-news-20151125?page=3