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...The dogs in the street now know who has welshed on previous commitments.

You greatly - vastly - over-estimate the information processing capacity of the average person.  

As Chomsky wrote, "propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state." It is used by the elites to control the masses because it works.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Wed Oct 2nd, 2019 at 04:23:09 PM EST
Still, the propaganda does sometimes stop working and supporters get disillusioned. That seems to be happening to Boris and Trump.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Oct 2nd, 2019 at 05:11:13 PM EST
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Not as I see it ... Boris is still hot and will be beyond Oct. 31st ... Labour's Corbyn is nowhere to be seen!

Mind you, PM Johnson leads a minority in the House of Commons.

For Trump his popularity beyond his base of a third is wholly dependent on economic well-being. The year 2020 will be of slow growth ... hoping for a few months of recession in the Q3.

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Wed Oct 2nd, 2019 at 06:24:01 PM EST
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