It’s called PROPAGANDA.
If it’s on television, it’s not real, it’s staged entertainment.
This plays out a lot like an episode of Jerry Springer.
People love drama, they love watching contentious conflict among others.
“Contentious” “partisan” politics is increasingly merely serving as an entertaining distractionary and diversionary tactic.
Political “leaders” exist to greater extents as mere Actors.
Their role is to play the part of “hero” for their mindless followers.
Just “Congressional” hearings broadcast on television exist to serve as a facade for real action, staged events like this are serving as a facade for real democracy.
This is called PROPAGANDA.
This is how a wholly illegitimate system is manipulated to instill a sense of legitimacy, reeling in an unsuspecting, and highly ignorant public.
“Gaiety, a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.”
“it remains a fact that in almost every
act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social
conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number
of persons—a trifling fraction of our hundred and twenty million—who
understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who
pull the wires which control the public mind, who harness old social forces and
contrive new ways to bind and guide the world.”
-Edward Bernays- Propaganda (1928)