Popularity has a sneaky way of making things popular…
and is thus quite the ingenious way to transform the inane and insane into the praiseworthy and virtuous.
The process is quite simple: An ambitious charlatan primes the pump of popularity with a self-serving deceit… whether by fiat, coercion, propaganda, training, hypnosis, or expert salesmanship. From there the illusion of truth makes the deceit quite popular… and that popularity grants the deceit the illusion of truth… which makes the deceit quite popular… which grants the deceit the illusion of truth… and so on and so on.
And so the deceit takes on a life of its own… fueling a self-sustaining cycle of lies, layer upon layer, generation after generation… a psychosis so insidious that it is difficult to even recognize it, much less to escape from it.
A uniquely burdened and blessed citizen of the world thinking and acting out loud!