February 29, 2016 by AK
At the last candidates’ debate before the South Carolina Republican primary, Jeb Bush made this remarkable comment:
While Donald Trump was building a reality TV show, my brother [George W. Bush] was building a security apparatus to keep us safe.
The “security apparatus” sounds like nothing but a euphemism for “security state” or “police state,” placing the Bush tribe unmistakably on the dark side and leaving Trump on the right one, a harmless entertainer of boredom-stricken masses.
However, as any sophisticated dictator should know by now, his power cannot be secure unless his subjects are totally immersed in a reality show. This stratagem goes beyond merely controlling television or streaming anesthetic visual content.