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Why Do Rightists Believe Only Lies?
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Mike Weber
2021-03-28 13:40:56 UTC
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“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually
come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State
can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military
consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to
use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy
of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the
State.”




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Trump Didn't Just Lose, He Got His Ass Kicked in A Biden Landslide
marika
2021-03-28 21:01:36 UTC
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“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually
come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State
can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military
consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to
use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy
of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the
State.”
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Trump Didn't Just Lose, He Got His Ass Kicked in A Biden Landslide
“However, at the time, in October 2007, Alberto Gonzales had just resigned as attorney general and had not yet been replaced. According to the New York Daily News, another Justice Department official who signed off on Epstein’s non-prosecution deal was Mark Filip, who was then a senior official at the Justice Department and had shuttled back and forth between the DOJ and Kirkland & Ellis, where, at this writing, he is a partner.21
Kirkland & Ellis lawyers were everywhere.
Whether it was the Epstein case or various aspects of Trump’s Russia scandals and impeachment, many of the attorneys representing Trump were based in major white-shoe international law firms such as Kirkland & Ellis and Jones Day, whose clients, together, include billionaire Russian oligarchs and Russian money-laundering financial institutions such as Alfa Bank and Deutsche Bank, and whose attorneys have, during the Trump administration, amassed extraordinary power in such formidable bodies as the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, the FBI, the” “Department of Justice, and the US Supreme Court.
And dozens of them went on to hold powerful positions in the Trump administration. These would be Trump’s enablers, the men—and they were almost all men—who facilitated Trump in dismantling the elaborate system of checks and balances that reined in authoritarianism, who gave Trump counsel during impeachment proceedings in 2019, who helped him implement the doctrine of the unitary executive, who tried to rewrite the history of the Trump-Russia saga as if it were a hoax, who blithely ignored subpoenas, and who abolished oversight by Congress and inspectors general at the drop of a hat.
Under Trump, norms were violated so frequently that conflicts of interest became the rule rather than the exception. The thieves and kleptocrats, or their lawyers, really, were in control.”

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American Kompromat
Craig Unger

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