Oh how I share these sentiments!
From Gary Gibson, editor of The Dollar Vigilante:
I feel like those who stayed in the Soviet Union right up until 1991… except that most Soviets actually knew their system was terrible. They had two governmental “news” outlets, the main Communist newspaper and the main Soviet newspaper, Pravda and Izvestia. Those names meant “the truth” and “the news” respectively… and a popular Russian saying was “v Pravde net izvestiy, v Izvestiyakh net pravdy” (In the Truth there is no news, and in the News there is no truth).
Here the local slaves still think the propaganda and drivel on CNN and other mainstream programming is actually both the truth and real news!
It’s a good thing I am still sitting in a bar and can drink the only government-approved intoxicating agent…even if it is the least effective and slowest of the various ways to make the world melt away. No wonder everyone here drinks so much!
It’s really looking like the final chapter of Atlas Shrugged with everyone clinging to centrally planned solutions even as those solutions accelerate economic collapse.