chomsky repetition as confession law
of course, it was provoked.. otherwise they wouldn’t refer to it all the time as an unprovoked – chomsky
quote of noam chomsky on ukraine ness from [https://caitlinjohnstone.substack.com/p/three-illuminating-quotes-about-the]:
“It’s quite interesting that in American discourse, it is almost obligatory to refer to the invasion as the ‘unprovoked invasion of Ukraine’. Look it up on Google, you will find hundreds of thousands of hits. Of course, it was provoked. Otherwise they wouldn’t refer to it all the time as an unprovoked invasion.”
This quote, from an interview last month with Ramzy Baroud, is self-evidently true and should be pointed out more often.
People don’t go adding the same gratuitous adjectives and modifiers to something over and over again unless they’re trying to manipulate how it’s perceived. If your neighbor always referred to his wife as “my wife who I definitely never beat,” you’d immediately become suspicious because that’s not how normal people talk about normal things. We don’t say “round Earth” or “the Holocaust that totally happened,” we just say the words, because their basic nature is not seriously in dispute and we’ve got nothing invested in manipulating or obfuscating people’s understanding about them.
The need of the political/media class to continually bleat this phrase“unprovoked invasion” over and over again is itself a confession that they know they’re not telling the whole truth
also resonating with this from melissa withers on twitter:
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/MizWithers/status/1550104758295445504
i don’t think that folks who are deep in web3 understand that most people outside of this community don’t understand its use cases
if you want people to adopt it, you gotta get that narrative crisp and repeat it a million times
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/Steph_Gaither/status/1549922468751478784
huge red flag we’re doing it/life wrong.. if we have to hammer it in
Quote: “This is absolutely the boy that’s going to grow up and say ‘yes sir’ or ‘yes ma’am’ to an abusive spouse or an unlawful order. This is absolutely the boy that will nod their head and agree when their abuser tells them they got what was coming for them.”
And say “he should have complied” when an unarmed person is murdered by the cops, or “they shouldn’t have broken the law” when someone dies crossing the border, or “you should make better choices” when someone has problems of any kind.
This reminds me of all those “Hands up if you grew up saying ‘yes sir’ and ‘yes ma’am,’ riding in the back of the truck, pledging to the flag, drinking from the garden hose, etc., etc., and turned out fine” memes.
News flash: If you always punch down, and always make excuses for those in authority, and always find some excuse to blame the victim, you didn’t “turn out fine.”
public consensus always oppresses someone(s)
repetition as confession to oppression