Special Opinion to the Mirror by Charles Landis
This award, aka the GOB award, Is awarded to people who post on social media comments which exhibit the most egregious lies in Orwellian leftist newspeak and represent the banalest that live amongst us. Note. A gob is defined as a slimy viscous substance as evidenced by such postings and ranked as with Pinocchio penchant for perfidy.
The inspiration for A GOB award arose when I published an essay on the Banality of Evil which referenced Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda ,and Hanna Arendt who is recognized as the most important authority in time of Nazis on origins of totalitarianism and coined the term “banality of evil” which posits those origins with ordinary people following propaganda….blindly. This exists in every society and is root to socialism, communism, and fascism.
Goebbels is infamously known for saying :“If you repeat a big lie over and over again, people will believe it.” And “ The bigger the lie and the more you repeat , the more people will believe it.” We saw this every day in MSM from the moment Trump descended the escalator and announced his candidacy for President; Charlottesville, Covington, attempted coup, and impeachment. Conspiracy by MSM, Big Tech, the deep state, and dark money. Consider the Hunter Biden story:
Two months prior to election, NY Post broke the story about Hunter Biden’s laptop and incriminating evidence relating to himself, his brother and Joe Biden and their involvement with China, Russia, and Ukraine clearly showing illegal, unethical, and compromising information. MSM censored all reporting of the story (CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS,PBS, NY Times, Wash. Post…et al.)and discredited this as only Russia disinformation. Big Tech Twitter and Facebook censured any posting relating to the story. They said this was because it had not been “verified”. Curiously, an excuse ignored every day over past 4 years with unverified stories based entirely on leaks and anonymous sources.
This is the real Russia/China collusion story which was deliberately covered-up to aid and abet the most treacherous theft of an election of an American President in history.
It is said that if Trump were to walk across the Potomac River, MSM would report as, based upon anonymous eyewitness sources, it is confirmed Trump cannot swim and lied about this when in high school. Such is the standard by which the banal awardees of the GOB award need be judged.
Th initial GOB Awards are given to Michael Stephano, Sharon Snead, Pat Doughty, and Jay Ford for their incessant postings on Facebook of their ignorance and banality. They would make Goebbels proud, Orwell spin in his grave, and cause Arendt to say I told you so.