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  •  Lie is just another way of saying "art" and there (1+ / 0-)
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    is good art and bad art.

    It is just wrong to believe in "truth and lies" and to believe that the "truth" will save us. Historically, the "truth" did not save the Left during WW2, it did not save the Jews. Those lies "worked." Why are people shocked that it is happening again? Where have people been?

    We have to stop pretending that the "truth" matters. It does not. We have to fight these lies with our own "art" (in the form of an effective response that emotionally resonates with voters). Yes, this (what they are doing) is sickening, but let's not lose sight of the work we have to do. This is throwing everyone for a loop and it shouldn't. We should have been prepared for this.

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