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Podesta Pal: We 'Conspire to Produce an Unaware and Compliant Citizenry’ (FLASHBACK 10/2016)
pjmedia.com ^ | oct 13, 2016 | Debra Heine

Posted on 07/16/2019 10:45:41 PM PDT by bitt

One of John Podesta's emails released by WikiLeaks this week exposes how progressive elites seek to exploit the unwashed masses. The email features one of Podesta's colleagues from the Center for American Progress admitting that the institutional left "conspires to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry," ostensibly to impose their radical agenda on us without much resistance. ....snip

.. In the email from March of 2016, Ivey expresses concern about the rise of "opinionated blowhard" Trump and frets because the "citizenry" seems to be awakening.

Well, we all thought the big problem for our US democracy was Citizens United/Koch Brothers big money in politics. Silly us; turns out that money isn't all that important if you can conflate entertainment with the electoral process. Trump masters TV, TV so-called news picks up and repeats and repeats to death this opinionated blowhard and his hairbrained ideas, free-floating discontent attaches to a seeming strongman and we're off and running. JFK, Jr would be delighted by all this as his "George" magazine saw celebrity politics coming. The magazine struggled as it was ahead of its time but now looks prescient. George, of course, played the development pretty lightly, basically for charm and gossip, like People, but what we are dealing with now is dead serious.

How does this get handled in the general? Secretary Clinton is not an entertainer, and not a celebrity in the Trump, Kardashian mold; what can she do to offset this? I'm certain the poll-directed insiders are sure things will default to policy as soon as the conventions are over, but I think not.

And as I've mentioned, we've all been quite content to demean government, drop civics and in general conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry. The unawareness remains strong but compliance is obviously fading rapidly. This problem demands some serious, serious thinking - and not just poll driven, demographically-inspired messaging


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: citizensunited; clinton; compliantcitizenry; johnpodesta; podesta; podestaemails; unawareandcompliant; unawarecitizenry; wikileaks

1 posted on 07/16/2019 10:45:41 PM PDT by bitt
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To: Whenifhow; null and void; aragorn; EnigmaticAnomaly; kalee; Kale; 2ndDivisionVet; azishot; ...
"And as I've mentioned, we've all been quite content to demean government, drop civics and in general conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry."
2 posted on 07/16/2019 10:46:33 PM PDT by bitt (US intel is there to protect the safety and security of Americans. It is not a political tool.)
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To: bitt

I was trying to find this Podesta email just this morning, with no luck.


3 posted on 07/16/2019 10:50:20 PM PDT by tcrlaf (They told me it could never happen in America. And then it did....ew)
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To: tcrlaf

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3599


4 posted on 07/17/2019 1:27:17 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: bitt

The arrogance is astounding - and yet they call Trump a narcissist. Disgusting.


5 posted on 07/17/2019 1:46:12 AM PDT by neverevergiveup
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To: neverevergiveup

They’re arrogant because they have gotten away with it for so long.


6 posted on 07/17/2019 3:10:39 AM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily." -GW)
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To: bitt

So, who is the author?

Ivey... but which Ivey?

His opinion sounds much like Victor Davis Hanson.

It is not Podesta writing, but Ivey.


7 posted on 07/17/2019 3:31:21 AM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: bitt
The unawareness remains strong but compliance is obviously fading rapidly.

He is mistaken on this, by conflating the unaware with the non-compliant. The unaware are compliant; the aware gave us the fighter Trump.

8 posted on 07/17/2019 3:34:10 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: DivineMomentsOfTruth

“They’re arrogant because they have gotten away with it for so long.”

There’s that for sure, but there’s also the pathetic belief by most of these people that they are the ‘intelligentsia’. In almost all instances this belief is based upon and sustained by an overrated academic pedigree of some sort. It’s a tragic joke.

There are ~1.34 million attorneys in the US, yet a small number of them in DC think they are a rare commodity with all knowledge and wisdom. Truly a joke, but a destructive and dangerous one.


9 posted on 07/17/2019 4:00:23 AM PDT by neverevergiveup
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To: bitt

“unaware and compliant citizenry”
Has worked very well.


10 posted on 07/17/2019 4:27:50 AM PDT by I want the USA back (The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it. Orwell.)
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To: I want the USA back

Up to 2016 though. The Trump rallies changed all that.


11 posted on 07/17/2019 4:42:13 AM PDT by Biggirl ("One Lord, one faith, one baptism" - Ephesians 4:5)
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To: neverevergiveup

The Left lack the most important form of intelligence.. Emotional intelligence.


12 posted on 07/17/2019 5:03:22 AM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("There is but one straight course, and that is to seek truth and pursue it steadily." -GW)
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To: bitt

Now you know what all the gazillion or so “think tanks” have been doing all these years.

And it also indirectly illustrates the role of the press. No wonder everybody hates them.


13 posted on 07/17/2019 5:17:38 AM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: bitt
After reading the original article, dive into the comments.
And so we see, just as a minor point, the blacklisting of Prager University videos at Progressive-activist corporation Google/YouTube. Can't have the unwashed masses hearing counter-narrative history, for example. It also explains the overall rewriting and teaching of history and the lack of basic economics education in high schools. So yes, mission accomplished.

[snip]I think his concern was not that "they were no longer blindly accepting the left's BS "messaging."", but rather, someone else had managed to co-opt the communication line to these befuddled masses. In other words, the are still mindlessly watching television, they've just suddenly realized there might be more than one channel.

14 posted on 07/17/2019 5:39:50 AM PDT by ptsal
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To: bitt

Glad you pulled this to the forefront.


15 posted on 07/17/2019 7:05:32 AM PDT by Velveeta
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To: bitt

BTTT


16 posted on 07/17/2019 7:08:21 AM PDT by litehaus (A memory toooo long.............)
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