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Jimmy Kimmel on Yanny or Laurel: The lies of the liberal social construct

Written By | May 17, 2018
Jimmy Kimmel, Yanny vs. Laurel, Liberal Construct

WASHINGTON: Every major leftist movement has been totalitarian, defined as a system of government that is centralized and dictatorial and requires complete subservience to the state. Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany are the archetypes of the socialist genre of dictatorship. Today’s liberal Democrats are the latest incarnation of a totalitarian government that feeds from the social liberal construct of propaganda. Ideas that have been created and accepted by the people in a society as truth.

Jimmy Kimmel, the late-night comedian  talk show host who has become a non-stop spokesperson for the Never Trump Liberals (NTLs) recently says the following in regard to the “Yanny vs Laurel” debate:

 “And yet there are like 500 online theories about this, about why we hear what we hear, also comparing this to that blue dress/gold dress thing from a few years ago. Everybody has a different take. But ultimately it illustrates that what is real isn’t absolute. What we believe to be true depends on who we are, where we are, how we look at it. Other individual factors. What’s real to one person might not be real to another person. If that is true, which I now think it is, I may owe  Donald Trump an apology.”

Of course, then the leftist humor drops in, as Kimmel shows images of the 45th Inauguration, compared to the 44th Inauguration.  Once again tossing darts at the President.

But before he dropped into liberal speak, he brings up the fact that the divide between Trump supporters and NTLs is no different than the debate over “Yanny vs. Laurel”  Meaning that what is – is depends on who you are. Or that one mans truth is another’s untruth.

Yanny vs. Laurel

The argument over “Yanny vs. Laurel” is what do you hear in the looped recording. What you want to believe the recording reveals, regardless of the truth to another listener:

When what is real is not absolute

W.I. Thomas’s notable Thomas theorem states,

“If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences” (Thomas and Thomas 1928).

What Thomas is saying is that people’s behavior can “…be determined by their subjective construction of reality rather than by objective reality.

Another way to look at this is a child who is repeatedly told they are an overachiever or underachiever.  Stellar individual or a good for nothing bum.  That child might grow up to be an adult will live up to the label.

Despite their nature to be a highly motivated, overachiever, they may be nurtured into being exactly the opposite.

We see this in the many “student on the quad” interviews where A student repeats liberal talking points, despite having no idea what they mean.  They accept the repeated abstract distracting from the verified truth to the point that they assume the lie, over verifying the truth.

The liberal abstract-distract

Is the liberal anti-Trump (NTLs) constant repetition of Russia, Stormy Daniels, Collusion, Obstruction of Justice, Mysognist and on, and on just their attempt to cast a subjective construction of reality, versus an objective recitation of events.

Has Robert Mueller become the head “government” cheerleader of liberal abstract-distract movement, while late night talk show hosts provide the same loop of subjective construction to their (dwindling) late-night audience?

Is Mueller, late-night comedians and the liberal juggernaut all part of a mass brainwashing technique, the Big Lie, ala Joseph Goebbels, that relies on repeated half-truths, if not lies, to channel a specific response.

Whether it be the call for socialism or the biased criticism of the 45th President.

Case in point.  This morning the president referred to MS 13 gang members and other criminals attempting to cross our borders or hide in our country as “animals.”

The liberal media response was:

Yanny vs. Laurel, Jimmy Kimmel, liberal construct, Jacquie Kubin

Which was a liberal construct of the reality of the President’s remarks.  He was not calling all immigrants, legal or otherwise, animals.  He was calling the brutal MS 13 and others who would commit felony crimes – rape, deadly assaults and murder – animals.   Wikipedia defines the MS 13 gang as:

Members of MS are characterized by tattoos covering the body, previously including the face, and by the use of their own sign language. They are notorious for their violence and a subcultural moral code based on merciless retribution. This cruelty of the distinguished members of the “Maras” or “Mareros” earned them a path to be recruited by the Sinaloa Cartel battling against Los Zetas in an ongoing drug war in Mexico. Their wide-ranging activities have drawn the attention of the FBI and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, who have initiated wide-scale raids against known and suspected gang members, arresting hundreds across the country. (emphasis added)

The president later explained his remarks for the liberally dense and non-English speakers that did not understand him the first time:

in the article  Social Constructions of Reality, the writers discuss how society is based on the social construction of reality. In other words, how we define President Trump is who President Trump is.  However, when large swaths of people led by people of authority, repeat an unsubstantiated lie, like the Steele Dossier, over and over, it somehow becomes social truth.

Despite everyone knowing that the truth of the dossier is highly questionable, we will just keep repeating the same falsehood until it becomes socially accepted as the truth.

From the Social Constructions of Reality:

Like Berger and Luckmann in their description of habitualization, Thomas states that our moral codes and social norms are created by “successive definitions of the situation.”

This concept is defined by sociologist Robert K. Merton as a self-fulfilling prophecy. Merton explains that with a self-fulfilling prophecy, even a false idea can become true if it is acted upon. One example he gives is of a “bank run.” Say for some reason, a number of people falsely fear that their bank is soon to be bankrupt. Because of this false notion, people run to their bank and demand all of their cash at once. As banks rarely, if ever, have that much money on hand, the bank does indeed run out of money, fulfilling the customers’ prophecy. Here, reality is constructed by an idea.

So did you hear yanny or laurel.  And what about you has allowed you to determine one truth over another? Is it your ears, your brain or the speakers on your computer?

Adolf Hitler, Joseph Gobbel and the Big Lie

Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s Propaganda Minister in Nazi Germany,  was known for his zealous and energetic oratory and virulent anti-Semitism. One could argue that it was Goebbels’ non-stop propaganda assault against the Jewish people in Germany and throughout the world, that allowed the rise of Hitler’s Nazi party.

National Socialism, or Nazism, with their claims of the racial and cultural superiority of the “Nordic” (Germanic) peoples over all other Europeans and all other races, became the basis of the final solution.

A final solution that would have gone beyond the Jews, the Poles, the Gypsies the mentally ill, physically challenged and homosexuals to include any and everyone that did not agree with Nazism, and the socialist government it sought.

The Big Lie

The Big Lie was coined by Adolf Hitler, in Mein Kampf, his 1925 book about the use of a lie so “colossal” that no one would believe that someone “could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.”

Gobbel later saying:

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

Unfortunately, the repeated lie can too easily become the oft-repeated truth.  The result of that being the ignoring of history’s hard lessons.  George Santayana (16 December 1863  – 26 September 1952 ) was a philosopher, essayist, poet and novelist who said.

As Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. When change is absolute there remains no being to improve and no direction is set for possible improvement: and when experience is not retained, as among savages, infancy is perpetual. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.


Jacquie Kubin

Jacquie Kubin is an award-winning writer and wanderer. She turns her thoughts to an eclectic mix of stories - from politics to sports. Restless by nature and anxious to experience new things, both in the real world and online, Jacquie mostly shares travel and culinary highlights, introduces readers to the chefs and creative people she meets and shares the tips, life and travel information people want to read.