The Greatest Jedi Mind Trick Ever: The Perfection of Distraction and Misdirection

JediMindTrickby Tim Jones2/3/16
I have an excellent idea for the next installment of Star Wars. It would be called “The Greatest Jedi Mind Trick Ever” and it would be about how the Media/Academic/Entertainment coalition in concert with the Democrats have convinced the black community and a large percentage of the gullible American electorate that urban poverty and blight is the result of racism.

Taking California and New York as prime examples, they are the first and fourth most populous states in the country. Yet they are also undoubtedly where income equality is at its greatest, an issue that liberal Democrats have been decrying ever since the ’08 election of Obama and one that both Hillary and Sanders are making the centerpiece of their campaigns.

A recent article, California of the Dark Ages, highlights the slow-motion extinction of the middle class in that state along with all of the commensurate problems that it’s creating there. California and New York, along with all of the major urban centers from Chicago to Detroit, from Cleveland to Washington, DC, have always been controlled by Democrats. And the same can be said for the governorships of both California and New York.

So why is it that Democrats don’t shoulder the responsibility for the failures that consume the majority of the country’s largest cities. The answer is simple, the M/A/E coalition has distracted and misdirected the American public for well over 50 plus years when the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed during Lyndon Johnson’s administration, solidifying the black vote for Democrats in perpetuity.

To coin a new phrase, “Hispanic is the New Black”. And the M/A/E coalition is up to its same old tricks of distraction and misdirection by shining its light on what Democrats are supposedly doing in the name of compassion instead of the inherent problems their policies are creating – and have created for decades.

From California of the Dark Ages: “The unspoken responsibility of California state government is to bring state-sponsored parity to new arrivals from Oaxaca, and to do so in ideological fashion that ensures open borders and more government. It is the work of a sort of secular church, and questioning its premises is career-ending blasphemy.” It goes on to say: “California is no place for the middle class.”

And in New York City, where 73% of the electorate voted Bill DiBlasio into office, it’s been said he’s a 100 miles to the left of Hillary Clinton. So how is it that in the financial capital of the world they continue to vote in liberal Democrats that deplore that state of income inequality in the city where it is most prominently on display. One has to wonder that with all the rhetoric, nothing ever changes and the income gap continues to widen, especially in New York and California where Democrats have controlled the political agenda for decades.

My recommendation to Disney who now owns the Star Wars franchise is to produce the next installment portraying a mind trick of cosmic proportions – the conning of a vast segment of the American electorate into believing Democrats are not responsible for what ails the country, and that they are the only ones that can solve the problems they’ve actually created. That would make for one helluva movie. • (617 views)

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16 Responses to The Greatest Jedi Mind Trick Ever: The Perfection of Distraction and Misdirection

  1. Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

    One way to view all this, Tim, is to see Leftism as the world’s most dynamic religion. Income inequality is therefore given an Indulgence merely by supporting leftwing policies. Voting Democrat is the secular equivalent of Jesus…it can wash away all sins.

    • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

      Voting Democrat is the secular equivalent of Jesus…it can wash away all sins

      It is also a way of avoiding the trouble of following the Christian command to help others. By using the government as a surrogate, one does not have to personally commit the time, effort and funds to go out and do one’s Christian duty.

      For such voters, they are getting something for nothing, i.e. a warm feeling about themselves for no work. They shirk their personal responsibility.

      • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

        Yep. Charity gets in the way of hedonism (called “self-actualizing”). Charity is hard. Voting for government to take other people’s money (always the psychology involved) to do “charity” is easy.

        • Timothy Lane says:

          Charity also means getting help from someone other than the Omnipotent State. The goal of liberal fascism is to divide us into the Nomenklatura, workers (Morlocks), and the welfare class (Eloi).

          • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

            Perhaps nothing separates the true essence of Western Civilization (Christendom) than charity. Charity is a stab at the heart of hedonism and self-involvement. It leaves little room for excess materialism and feeling like a victim. As they say, if you life isn’t what you want it to be then go help someone else. That’s usually the solution to miring in self-pity.

            Nothing also is harder than real charity. It’s hard because charity is not welfare. It is giving, yes, but with some necessary strings attached. And some of those strings are difficult. It’s not all about a person being lost in the pleasing vibes of “What a good boy I am.” It actually matters that you help the other person.

            Perhaps nothing separates the true follower of Christ from the “social justice” industry that has replaced the initial calling to give of yourself, to set a good example, to be a mentor to others. Instead, many now just write a check.

  2. Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

    “California is no place for the middle class.”

    It may not be, but a good portion of the Californian “middle class” is responsible for the present state of California. No doubt, many of these people call themselves, “economic conservatives, but social liberals.” Like libertarians, they fail to see and grasp the whole political spectrum.

    Unfortunately, with California failing, many of them are moving to other states such as Texas. I would rather they quarantine their infection and stay in California where they would have to live with the consequences of their choices.

    • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

      I would rather they quarantine their infection and stay in California where they would have to live with the consequences of their choices.

      The first inkling I had the Governor Perry was sort of a nitwit was when Glenn Beck asked him (Perry was then on a tour of California courting businesses to move to Texas) if there was a danger of importing liberalism. Perry blew off the question.

    • Timothy Lane says:

      Well, a lot of the escapees are likely to be Republican types. There are still a lot of them in California, particularly in the interior. But that is a danger.

      • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

        It is true that many are likely Republican types, but there is little doubt in my mind that, even these, by being in daily contact with a noxious environment for years, have been somewhat infected with the bacillus of liberalism.

        Of course, this does not mean that all Republican types have been infected. Some have inoculated themselves with knowledge and others were brought up the right way and just have a strong immune system.

  3. Tom Riehl Tom Riehl says:

    Victor Davis Hanson has a way with words, eh?

    Will the day soon arrive when we quit calling it liberalism and call it progressivism, which is the correct moniker? Maybe not, since the built-in spell checker doesn’t even recognize this “ism”, but doesn’t suggest socialism as a choice.

    As long as there are no negative consequences for the mandarins, California and other afflicted areas are doomed. If I were twenty years younger, I’d bolt from Oregon. Every year we pay in excess of $1,500, exempted from the property tax “limit”, just for our officially failed city school system which is filled to capacity, and then some, with illegals, my town being a sanctuary locale. Announcements on the school reader-boards are often only in Spanish now. Grrr!

    • Bell Phillips says:

      I don’t see any progress coming out of liberalism. They’re both euphemisms for socialist totalitarianism. Let’s call it that.

      We could shorten that to ST, but that’s already taken. Maybe SoTol. I like that. Who’s with me?

      • Timothy Lane says:

        I use liberal fascism, which could be abbreviated LF. Of course, there’s always IngSoc, their ultimate inspiration.

      • Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

        They’re both euphemisms for socialist totalitarianism

        Let’s avoid even a whiff of redundancy and call it communism.

        I love the way people like Bernie Sanders call themselves Social Democrats. And in today’s continental Europe, the Social Democratic parties are usually the largest or second to largest parties. But should never forget the Communists were Bolsheviks were Social Democrats. They just changed their names.

        If you like acronyms, how about the Government Slavery Party, aka GSP.

        • Timothy Lane says:

          At the tail end of the Weimar Republic, the left liberals changed their name from the Democratic Party to the German State Party. Some might find that very appropriate.

        • Brad Nelson Brad Nelson says:

          Mr. Kung, the Left did a wonderful job taking the label “Communist” off the table (making it politically incorrect, if you will) and thus hiding who they are. But when push comes to shove, that best describes them. Are they statists? Sure. Are they socialists? Yes, while acknowledging that “socialism,” in practical terms (not in precise Marxist terms) is just a lighter amount of Communism…not really yet the full monty.

          I get a kick out of those conservative writers out there who just can’t stand Ted Cruz because he talks too much about Jesus. Many “conservatives” are not conservatives but economic pragmatists (not quite all that far from some of the sins of libertarians). But I can’t think of any one issue that better separates the Left from the right than the idea of “Why are we here?”

          The Left and the traditional American right answer those questions in quite different ways, and from that answer all else flows.

  4. Kung Fu Zu Kung Fu Zu says:

    Here is an article which demonstrates why the U.N. is nothing but a huge boondoggle.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/09/27/u-s-owes-black-people-reparations-for-a-history-of-racial-terrorism-says-u-n-panel/

    The U.N. is by-in-large a combination of Leftists, bureaucrats and third world nations who have combined to soak the West, particularly the U.S.A., for everything they can get.

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