Politics is Theatre

The theatre of the American Empire emulates the theatre of the Roman Empire with the same levels of graphic violence and sexuality.

Jacob Chansley, AKA Jake Angeli, AKA “Buffalo guy,” Arizona man makes first court appearance in for charges related to storming the U.S. Capitol. © AP Jacob Chansley, AKA Jake Angeli, AKA “Buffalo guy,” Arizona man makes first court appearance in for charges related to storming the U.S. Capitol. © AP

Was it an insurrection? A coup? Should we call it domestic terrorism? Or just a peaceful protest gone awry? As a battle of politics becomes a battle for words to describe what happened in the capital and on Capitol Hill on January 6, 2021, know this. It was theatre. Pure theatre.

You guys, the “Buffalo guy” is pure theatre. A spin doctor, Hollywood producer, and team of technicians fabricated the whole “coup” in DC on January 6th.

Clearly, the Hollywood stylists put a fur hat on Jacob’s bald head to sex him up. Oldest trick in the book. Chansley looks like he walked right off a Hollywood sound stage to get “fluffed.” 

In other words, in partisan politics, an unpopular party will wag the dog using a variety of provocative political manoeverings and machinations to undermine the public favor from the popular party, out of which a momentum can be borne.

It was wagging the dog.

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The circumstances of the Trump presidency have massively expanded of our understanding of how the U.S. operates at home in America, beyond any historic limiting thoughts or beliefs we had once held. We now understand that America is run like an empire and everything is theatre.

“The American Empire is theatre. Like how movies of the 20th century were able to take over minds for a few hours: a new experience for audiences previous generations had never known. In the 21st century, empires are the equivalent of movie studios and the production never stops.”

The theatre of the American Empire emulates the theatre of the Roman Empire with the same levels of graphic violence and sexuality.

Spectacle was an integral part of life in the Roman world. As a whole, this pervasive culture of spectacle served both as a vehicle for self-advertisement by the sociopolitical elite and as a means of reinforcing the “shared values” and institutions of the entire community.

Theatre and politics are intrinsically connected. The art of politics is extremely theatrical and the art of theatre has always been infused with political relationships. This congruity stems from the fact that both areas originate from the same fundamental source: power.

Both are different expressions of the same concept. This can be seen in the shared theatrical/political focus on argument; both theatre and politics have the same goal —convincing people by leading them to certain conclusions. Both politics and theatre necessitate belief.

Politics and theatre are both principally tools of persuasion, a function of the power one person has in relation to others.

The rather dreary Hannah Arendt’s definition of power is helpful here, that power is communication not coercion and control. We won’t got any deeper. There’s no need for long-winded intellectual rants.

America is run like the Roman Empire. Politics is theatre. And vice versa. In 2021, that means absolutely everything in politics is fabricated.

This has been going on abroad for decades, but we’re only now starting to see it at home. Not to say that it has not been occurring for years and years in America, too, just that we’ve now got a potent reference with what went on in Ukraine

“Everybody, even Ukrainians themselves, were spellbound and thought the crisis in the country in 2014 was authentic until it was revealed during U.S. President Trump’s first term to be the covert action of British agency in America.”

The “coup” in Ukraine in 2014 was a Hollywood production. There’s even a movie that proliferated the whole fake U.S. government production.

The American imperialists finally got busted in Ukraine. Hallelujah!

Aaron Mostofsky inside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday January 6, 2021. © New York Post Aaron Mostofsky inside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday January 6, 2021. © New York Post
The “coup” in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021, was a Hollywood production for the American Empire, too. Israel is now confirming that abroad. And at home, another Disneyland cast member was busted. This schmuck called Aaron Mostofsky from the “Capitol riots,” which included another man in a "Camp Auschwitz" hoodie, is Jewish, the son of a prominent Brooklyn Supreme Court judge.

When you first recognize that America has been run as an empire since WWII, then, you can better understand how Hollywood plays such an important role.

When you finally realize America is run like an empire, political events are staged make-believe theatre, and even then the media are willing participants in this non-stop imperialist hoax to deceive the American public, this knowledge heralds the ending of what can no longer continue.

I think that 2021 will be the story of a small worldview that becomes a much bigger one. When U.S. President Donald Trump set America on course, searching for the truth behind all of the “conspiracy theories,” we discovered our seemingly idyllic county hides many dark secrets that pose a danger to us and to the world.

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Oh, and if you want details on how to get the Buffalo guy’s look, here they are. The khakis are a must-have for Spring 2021.

 

En français: États-Unis – La politique, c’est du théâtre 

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