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The Pussies, The War On Women And My Childhood Encounter With A Patented Demagogue

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Many years ago   I was a young pioneer in Russia and   we were   in the young pioneer   summer camp.   We were divided into regiments and each   regiment   had its own barracks. The camp was a rest/entertainment camp   for children; it was free and was located in a magnificent place, near the sea. As for the amenities -- those were   Spartan.   There were no paved   roads and   dirt covered the territory.   There   was only cold water. The toilets were cement buildings with   the rows of holes in them.   Those were to be washed periodically by a hose.   The barracks were moldy, the linen was very old. Food was not poisonous but that was all. In the middle of the season there were no fresh fruits or vegetables. Meanwhile   we   had all kinds of   regular   activities   including the morning flag -- raising and discussing the   foreign affairs. It was not that bad; we were kids after all and enjoyed the sea, but it was far from perfect. It was also   obvious   that the    Chief of the Camp- a burly man of about 50- was up to something; he drank regularly and   was always busy   with moving some   cargo back-and - forth.  


After some time   several kids from our regiment   complained about the food, etc. So the Chief came out of hiding and accused us of   being   untidy and lazy. He said that we should have been ashamed, that we should take the issue of order   and tidiness into our own hands and, firstly- clean the territory from   horrible hazards- the burned matches. He said that it was a horrible problem and that he would give a special award   to the regiment which   would bring him the most of those.


We were just kids. We decided in our regiment to   get the prize and show him. We canvassed the territory but could not find any matches. Some, yes, but   not many. Meanwhile to our amazement, another regiment was bringing matches in buckets, all burned, They got the prize and we were ashamed     of ourselves.   We did not   complain   much after that.


Turned out that   the kids from that regiment were buying matches from   the outside   store, right beyond the camp, burned those and presented them to the Chief. That simple.


That was my first encounter with the   patented demagogue and his powers. He won, we lost.   Our cause was just but he redirected our energy to the useless   and   stupid enterprise. Not only that- he changed the rules of the game and in the new game he found allies, which   adopted   those rules of his and benefited from that. Perfect corruption   score.


Patented demagoguery is a powerful political tool designated to waste the energy of good people, exhaust them so that they   will have no   power to address real issues, forget about those, or ideally- try to corrupt themselves so that they try benefit from the new, artificial   situation. Patented demagoguery is easy, overwhelming   and very effective; it does not lie, it just   exploits the truth. Yes, there could be an   issue   of   garbage and burned matches but it was much less a problem than food.   The Demagogue    raised   the small problem   to the power of ten and we then stopped seeing anything but those matches. Our good   intentions were turned upside- down and we were powerless; who of us wanted to look selfish and demand good food before   contributing to tidiness?   Demagoguery paralyses you, makes you feel miserable and   self- doubtful while wanting at the same time   to feel better by immediate   satisfaction of   the new rules of the game.


In the world of adults    the patented demagoguery   is the privilege of MSM. It   works on us 25 hours a day. Yes, the   whole damned country is in seizure economically but   we must   not   forget the war on women. Yes, our country is the worst possible    deadly force in the world right now   but how can we overlook the p*ssy Riot? No, we should not discuss the real issues which can come out even from those events,   like a complicated role of the churches   in different countries or   the way women are craftily separated from men in the eternal struggle for survival. NO, the patented demagogues will make sure that we   will push and shove on the lowest possible levels, that the result will   be meaningless and that we spend on that as much time as possible while they do whatever they need to do.   They will not allow us even to learn from experience; most of us, for instance, condemn the p*ssy Riot    sentencing    but did not offer to learn   from the rather remarkable way   the Russian liberals   organized the defense of the people they wanted to defend.

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The writer is 66 years old, semi- retired engineer, PhD, PE, CEM. I write fiction on a regular basis and I am also 10 years on OEN.

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