Chris Hedges: Demagogues Always Infect The Governed With Their Own Psychosis

“Lies pour out of the White House like flocks of pigeons.”

“Tens of millions Americans, especially women, undocumented workers, Muslims and African Americans suffer the acute anxiety of being pursued by a predator. All this is by design. Demagogues always infect the governed with their own psychosis. Lies pour out of the White House like flocks of pigeons. … Before they seize power and establish a world according to their doctrines totalitarian movements conjure up a lying world of consistency which is more adequate to the needs of a human mind than than reality itself. In which through sheer imagination uprooted masses can feel at home and are spared the never-ending shocks which real life and real experiences deal to human beings.”

— Chris Hedges

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