Bogeymen and Fnords

One is an ever so scary phantom to keep the kids, or entire populace in line. Witches, devils, demons, In the USA, communism, communists, socialism and socialists were also used as bogeymen.

The other is a confuselating and bewildering variant: Per da wiki,

the interjection "fnord" is given hypnotic power over the unenlightened. Under the Illuminati program, children in grade school are taught to be unable to consciously see the word "fnord". For the rest of their lives, every appearance of the word subconsciously generates a feeling of unease and confusion, preventing rational consideration of the text it appears in. The uneasiness and confusion create a perpetual low-level state of fear in the populace. The government acts on the premise that a fearful populace keeps them in power.

Here in the USA, socialism and socialists have been and still are being used as Fnords, but the principal fnord today is PUTIN who is also, in regular font, also a bogeyman of sorts.

PUTIN! imperialism is horrible and is destroying the world and causing misery, want, poverty and broken infrastructure at home to funneling all wealth and productivity into the military, endless wars and the pockets of parasitic oligarchs who profit, directly or indirectly from our endless wars. PUTIN!

Be vary afraid, but, be not afraid, rest comfortably in the arms of Uncle Sam the strong savior and ignore all the PUTIN! racism, hatred, discrimination, poverty, orchestrated class warfare against the hoi polloi and then endless evil wars and warfare PUTIN!

That's right kiddies, eat your plastic sugary food and sign up to join our glorious armed forces which will care for you now and forever. If you don't, Putin will get you. Putin, the evil horrible one responsible for all the ills of the world, like PUTIN all those horrible and unnecessary deaths in Yemen PUTIN

sleep now, sleep and dream of global hegemony and fancy cars and houses and maids and gardeners and forget PUTIN the endless killing PUTIN.

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are what we called our f*ing fords
whenever they broke down
fix or repair daily

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enhydra lutris's picture

@QMS

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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@QMS

Driven Rarely, Often Fails

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

@enhydra lutris @QMS 2 friends don't let friends drive fnords. edited for spelling.

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@pro left

be well and have a good one

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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@enhydra lutris That said, I bought a brand spanking new 1980 F-150 w/ FWD, roll up window handles, a distributor with points, manual door locks and transmission, and not a single computer aboard. Wish I still had it...but we eventually had two kids, and only three seatbelts, and we had to move to a more modern vehicle. Thankfully, we have regressed, and my wife has a 76 Chevy half ton, manual everything, granny low, nice two-tone "creamsickle" paint job...and we are happy. I got it used from PUTIN!'s Honest Used Car Emporium, and I haven't crawled under the bed to look for problems since.

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"I’m a human being, first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” —Malcolm X

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

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@Bollox Ref

WTF, is this gonna be Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin?

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@enhydra lutris
I wonder how the singers and orchestra felt as they made the recording...

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

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we are confronted with daily are bogus. So insane it blows my mind. Right Russia did it. Right the USA is freaking blab,blab,blab. Man it's crazy outside and inside too. I can handle the political mess freaking joke but the Covid renders me paranoid and stupid. A perfect blend of fear and surreal politics. There is no left or right just insanity and panic. A perfect blend to freeze the mind. I find myself hating and fearing both the Dems. and the Repugs. Why is this necessary? Oh yea, power, money and death. Fuck them all.

The shit has hit the fan. warren zevon send lawyers guns and money.

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@shaharazade

Great tune, thanks.

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“Dronf” is the signal the media use to induce you not to be alarmed about something you probably should be alarmed about.

The process of rendering the Bill of Rights meaningless is almost complete dronf now in sports dronf and entertainment dronf!

Human industrial activity is making the planet unliveable dronf ooh look, celebrities dronf blah blah dronf funny sexy ha ha!

The complement to bogeymen: yegobwomen?

U.S. politicians who were war criminals dronf yegobwoman Ellen Degeneres dronf yegobwoman Michelle Obama candy all sweetness and light now, see?

Biden-Harris horrible dronf hey, bad Orange Man going bye-bye dronf. Look, AOC and Tom Hanks!

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@lotlizard

it doesn't sink in.

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After six years, still getting robo-calls from Marriot Hotels.
They're like herpes.

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@earthling1

be well and have a good one

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --