A reliable technique of the "big lie" is to convince people that something actually means the opposite of what it should mean. In George Orwell's groundbreaking novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, Big Brother convinced people that war is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength.
The world's powers have learned the lesson well and it's working for them. Here in America, the 1% have convinced a critical mass of poor people that it's necessary for the 1% to be wealthy. As it turns out, the word "communism" doesn't mean what you thought it meant either. In the seeded article, The New York Times reports that, "Publicly controlled enterprises have become increasingly lucrative, generating wealth and privileges for hundreds of thousands of Communist Party members and their families." Sound familiar?
Even in George Orwell's invented world in Nineteen Eighty-Four, power was actually held by 2% of the people. Here in America, we've doubled that!