Lots of people, myself most certainly included, call the Republicans “the Stupid Party.” That’s a bit unfair. Not that the GOP isn’t brain dead — they most certainly are — but the Democrats are equally stupid. The difference being, of course, that the Media trumpets Republican retardation and stays resolutely mum on Democrat dumbassery.
So this “government shutdown” thing is going to be an interesting test case of the Media’s narrative-shaping power. As much as the Media tries to paint the “shutdown” as Trump’s fault, even their best efforts can’t hide the fact that it’s the Democrats’ doing. Trump has offered them ludicrous, base-enraging concessions — the cries that Trump is “just about to cuck!” are as routine on the Right as “the shutdown is causing orphans to starve in the streets!”-style stories are on the Left — but Pelosi et al steadfastly refuse to compromise. Totally open borders is the hill they’ve chosen to die on, and all the spin in the world can’t hide that it’s their choice….
Or so it seems to anyone who is halfway paying attention. The question is, how many of us are paying attention, even halfway? So much of what “everybody knows” is just Media gaslighting. It has always been this way, of course, but in the pre-Internet days you had to almost be some kind of conspiracy theorist to ferret out the real news. These days, the Media all but hires skywriters to advertise that they’re the volunteer PR firm for the Democratic Party. If it ever got to a court of law, “not knowing the Media is just Dem propaganda” would be actionable as “willful negligence.”
It should be interesting, to say the least. If it becomes obvious to everyone that the Media is losing control of this particular narrative, it wouldn’t surprise me in the least to see them gin up an “atrocity” to shift everyone’s attention to the shiny new story. As we’ve seen with all the other recent “active shooter” investigations, nobody’s much interested in learning just how and why these guys do what they do. Any word on the Las Vegas shooter, for instance? The biggest mass homicide in American history, and the Media coverage lasted, what, a week?
If Trump holds firm, maybe we should invest in kevlar futures.Loading Likes...