Everything in this article is a lie – And that’s the truth

Family Security Matters

by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD

 

It is difficult to write satire in a political-media environment that is delusional and corrupt. Satire is a comparative art, where, ultimately, truth is the basis of that comparison. When everything is a lie and reality is absurd, the similes and metaphors of satire lose their impact.

Conservative movement leaders have published a Citizen’s Mandate, which outlines initiatives they want Republicans in Congress to take in order to “stop” Barack Obama’s “fundamental transformation of America,” something they say the American people made clear in the 2014 midterm elections with such decisive GOP victories.

According to Breitbart’s Matthew Boyle, the major bullet points that the conservative leaders say the citizenry expects of Republicans include: an end to Obama’s “promised ‘Fundamental Transformation’ of the country,” a stop to overreaches by the executive branch, a restoration of “Constitutional balance of power among the three branches of government,” for Republicans to “bring an end to the perennially unpopular Affordable Care Act,”  to stop “the President’s Executive Amnesty initiatives,” while holding “the Executive branch accountable for its myriad abuses of power and its national security failures both foreign and domestic” and a new beginning that puts “the interests of the United States of America first among nations.”

They are all sensible and laudable goals, yet they do not address the essence of the problem.

It is a little like whistling past the graveyard, recommending half measures to instill faint optimism in the face of a dire situation; dilute penicillin for a political-media culture mortally infected by lies and corruption.

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