“They treat us like mushrooms. They keep us in the dark and feed us manure.”
–Old Soviet joke
The government providing false facts and figures about the economy in order to make it appear that “all is well” is an old practice.
The media serving as the mouthpiece for government is also an old practice.
These were tricks popular with the rulers of the old Soviet Union.
The Soviet government proclaimed record wheat harvests and tremendous economic gains while Russians (and others in that system) stood in line for hours for bread and toilet paper. The Soviet media was full of glorious and grand numbers and statistics which “proved” that the Soviet economy was humming along like a well-oiled machine. The Soviet system was great!
IF the individual was not happy, the fault was with the individual.
Like today’s America: if what a person experiences isThis post was originally published on this site