The Left’s Lies and “Fake News”

The Left is clearly not taking their defeat in the recent election well and are grasping at any straw to defend their position and rationalize away the rejection that was given to them at the hands of the American voter. They will not, and indeed cannot, exercise the kind of self-reflection that would be required to come to terms with the eight years of failure of the Obama administration and the role their ideas played in it. Nor do they want to admit that American voters looked at the results of their policy and voted to dump it in the trash heap of history and go in a radically different direction that puts the country back on a more traditional path to economic prosperity and national greatness.

When we consider just how far out of power and relevance the left has fallen over the last four election cycles it becomes clear that they have no hope of returning to their previous position of authority without the ability to change the narrative. And changing the narrative is critical because voters now have such a negative view of the establishment ruling class and their failure that no amount of shaming during the recent election could dissuade the American people from making the change that they did. The experience of the last two decades has been slow to sink in, but there is now a widespread understanding that things have gone badly off the rails and that an independent change agent in the form of Donald Trump is necessary to get things back to normal again.

But the left cannot accept this. And so we see this elite-wide attempt to silence their critics in alternative media, or at least to marginalize them with the label “Fake News” as if simply calling it such a name would make it so. The left controls The Elite Media Monoculture, as I like to call them, but that is no longer enough to win elections or persuade the public. Many people have tuned them out and do not take them seriously any longer. This creates a major problem for the left since the public is now getting much of their information from the more intellectually diverse and wide-ranging medium of the internet.

And attacking the internet is likely to fail as well. There are simply too many voices on the net to focus on. Unlike legacy media, which is represented by perhaps a dozen outlets, alternative media number in the millions. And with that kind of dispersion, there is no way to make them into a single target. Fighting against alternative media is a bit like trying to fight off a swarm of angry bees. You may get some of them, but you’re still going to get stung.

And speaking of fake news, let’s remember that its real home is, and always has been, in the legacy media. And because we now have access to the medium of the internet, we can enjoy the many examples of Legacy Media providing us with Fake News so that we never forget who the real liars are.

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Boycott Kellogg’s

One of the things you can always count on is that the left never learns from its mistakes. Thus we see that they are using any tool they can to disrupt and undermine the election results of Donald Trump. Now if this were to remain within the bounds of the machinery of politics that would not be such a problem. We expect that in a democratic system we are going to have debates over policy and philosophy.

But the left never knows when to stop and invariably they push too far. Since so many corporate boards are now dominated, or at least influenced by the leftists in their midst, it now comes to pass that those leftists are using those businesses to push their political agenda. The latest example of this being Kellogg’s.

Kellogg’s has loudly and publicly announced that they will no longer be providing ads to conservative websites such as Breitbart. Typical of leftists is their desire to force others to their will rather than engage in debate. Ace of Spades sounds the call for conservatives to fight fire with fire and respond with a boycott of their own.

If you want to change corporate behavior, you have to change the incentives as far as picking sides in the culture war.

You have to stop giving corporations a free pass to hurt you merely because they’ve added up the plusses and minuses and the math says It’s a smart business play to treat you like garbage.

You have to start using the same tactics and making the same demands that the left does.

Well, not the same demands — what we’d really like is for corporations to declare themselves neutral in these things like Nissan has.

Not to make them partisans of the right. Just to keep the fuck out of it.

But we should use the same tactic — if you defy us, we will punish you economically.

We will change the incentive scheme: It will no longer the case that you can give in to every leftist demand without negative consequence.

We will start imposing consequences on you for doing so.

The left has demanded Kellogg’s stop advertising on Breitbart, and Kellogg’s has eagerly joined the leftist army.

How long are we going to play this game where we accept that left can organize boycotts against corporations to forcibly (or even not-so-forcibly) enlist them in the leftist army in the Culture War, but we are to act “principled” and do nothing as the left continues organizing every institution, media group, and corporation as bases of operation to destroy us?

Kellogg’s wants to be a part of their army — fine. They are now Enemies and to be treated as such.

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The End of Racial Détente

David Marcus, at The Federalist, writes on how this election cycle has seen the end of the old rules about race and culture that have been in place for several generations; a racial détente that no longer holds due to the left’s inevitable tendency to overplay their hand and push the limits until they break.

These old rules, by which we used to play, have been overturned, not by conservatives or the election of Donald Trump, although he has perhaps been the most visible sign of the deterioration of the old rules. No, the rules were changed by the left in their never-ending search for more and greater victim status. The charge that every white person is automatically a racist due to “white privilege,” has caused many of those same white people to simply throw up their hands in frustration and say “to hell with you.”

Privilege theory and the concept of systemic racism dealt the death blow to the détente. In embracing these theories, minorities and progressives broke their essential rule, which was to not run around calling everyone a racist. As these theories took hold, every white person became a racist who must confess that racism and actively make amends. Yet if the white woman who teaches gender studies at Barnard with the Ben Shahn drawings in her office is a racist, what chance do the rest of have?

Within the past few years, as privilege theory took hold, many whites began to think that no matter what they did they would be called racist, because, in fact, that was happening. Previously there were rules. They shifted at times, but if adhered to they largely protected one from the charge of racism. It’s like the Morrissey lyric: “is evil just something you are, or something you do.” Under the détente, racism was something you did; under privilege theory it is something you are.

That shift, from carefully directed accusations of racism for direct actions to more general charges of unconscious racism, took away the carrot for whites. Worse, it led to a defensiveness and feeling of victimization that make today’s whites in many ways much more tribal than they were 30 years ago. White people are constantly told to examine their whiteness, not to think of themselves as racially neutral. That they did, but the result was not introspection that led to reconciliation, it was a decision that white people have just as much right to think of themselves as a special interest group as anyone else.

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Death by Fidel

Paul Kengor at The American Spectator writes on the death of communist dictator Fidel Castro and reviews a bit about his murderous history. For example, I learned from reading this article that during the Cuban Missile Crisis both Fidel Castro and Che Guevara wanted to fire off all of those Soviet missiles. This would, of course, have set in motion a global nuclear war from which there would be few survivors. As we learn in the article, their Soviet masters were shocked to realize that the Cuban revolutionaries were crazier than they were.

Once the smoke cleared, hundreds of millions to possibly over a billion people could have perished, with Western civilization in its death throes. If Fidel Castro had gotten his way, he would have precipitated the greatest slaughter in human history. (Che Guevara also wanted to launch the nukes.)

The Soviets were horrified. Their ambassador to Cuba, Alexander Alekseyev, was so stunned at what Castro told him that he stood frozen, speechless, crushed. Without waiting for an answer from the numb ambassador, Castro started writing his feelings on paper, which Alekseyev saw as a kind of “last testament, a farewell.”

Fidel was ready to go — go up in a giant mushroom cloud for Marxism. As McNamara learned, this was Fidel’s big chance to die as a “martyr” for Marxism-Leninism. He was ready to “pull the temple down on his head.”

A shocked Nikita Khrushchev realized he was dealing with madmen. Khrushchev’s son Sergei, in his three-volume biography of his father, said that the Soviet general secretary huddled with top officials in the “code room” of the Foreign Ministry late on a Sunday night and repeatedly ordered, “Remove them, and as quickly as possible.”

Khrushchev urged Andrei Gromyko to instantly get in touch with Washington in order “to save the world from those pushing us toward war.”

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Fake News

John Dietrich at The American Thinker brings us this article on “Fake News” and the left’s attempt to both define it and to silence it. The massive failure of the left in the election should be an opportunity for the Democrats to stop, take stock of their position, and to exercise some critically needed self-evaluation in the face of what was an overwhelming repudiation. Of course, they are doing no such thing and seem clinically unable and unwilling to even try to consider that their views and policies are repellent to the majority of American voters. And so they turn to their old playbook in which one does not debate with the right but simply tries to shut them up.

In response to the recent election fiasco, progressives are increasing their efforts to control the internet. They are targeting “fake news.” Since no one is in favor of “fake news”, this should be a clear winning strategy. Progressives can portray themselves as the defenders of democracy and free speech. At the same time, they will be able to eliminate some troublesome competitors who might question their own reliability.

The criticism of “fake news” on the internet makes no mention of “fake news” in the mainstream media. The extensive bias in the media is one of the reasons for the attack on the internet. It would require several volumes to list all the examples of “fake news” disseminated by the main-stream media. A recent example is the New York Times’ criticism of Senator Ben Sasse. The Times reported that Sasse, “tweeted about people who have been paid to riot against Mr. Trump — an idea propagated by fake news stories.” In the Washington Post, Paul Horner remarked that Trump’s, “supporters were under the belief that people were getting paid to protest at their rallies, and that’s just insane.” Perhaps the Washington Post and New York Times were unaware that two top Democratic strategists were on video discussing voter fraud and planting paid agitators at campaign events for Donald Trump.

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The Unbearable Smugness of the Press

Will Rahn at CBS News brings us this surprisingly blunt and straightforward report on how the overwhelming bias of the Legacy Media led to their massive failure to understand and predict the true outcome of this historic election. He describes the classic symptoms of groupthink that were at work in The Elite Media Monoculture, and so glaringly obvious to everyone else who was not part of the media sub-culture.

More than any other recent election that one can think of, this one has cost the Old Media all of the credibility they had left, and that wasn’t much, to begin with. From here on out, no normal person will trust them with anything important, nor will they be taken seriously again.

The mood in the Washington press corps is bleak, and deservedly so.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that, with a few exceptions, we were all tacitly or explicitly #WithHer, which has led to a certain anguish in the face of Donald Trump’s victory. More than that and more importantly, we also missed the story, after having spent months mocking the people who had a better sense of what was going on.

This is all symptomatic of modern journalism’s great moral and intellectual failing: its unbearable smugness. Had Hillary Clinton won, there’d be a winking “we did it” feeling in the press, a sense that we were brave and called Trump a liar and saved the republic.

So much for that. The audience for our glib analysis and contempt for much of the electorate, it turned out, was rather limited. This was particularly true when it came to voters, the ones who turned out by the millions to deliver not only a rebuke to the political system but also the people who cover it. Trump knew what he was doing when he invited his crowds to jeer and hiss the reporters covering him. They hate us, and have for some time.

And can you blame them? Journalists love mocking Trump supporters. We insult their appearances. We dismiss them as racists and sexists. We emote on Twitter about how this or that comment or policy makes us feel one way or the other, and yet we reject their feelings as invalid.

It’s a profound failure of empathy in the service of endless posturing. There’s been some sympathy from the press, sure: the dispatches from “heroin country” that read like reports from colonial administrators checking in on the natives. But much of that starts from the assumption that Trump voters are backward, and that it’s our duty to catalogue and ultimately reverse that backwardness. What can we do to get these people to stop worshiping their false god and accept our gospel?

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Bre Faucheux

Bre Faucheux explains in this video how and why she came to be a conservative. Nice to see that the ideas are getting out there, even on YouTube.

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The Young Turks Election Night Meltdown

I found this on a chat board and it really made me laugh. I never heard of these losers before but apparently, they are big on the left. The best part is watching the early part of the video where they are so smug and happy about Clinton having it in the bag, and then it all falls apart. Fair warning; these people have a serious case of potty mouth.

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Rage From the Left

The left is having a serious meltdown for reasons having to do with their continuing disconnection from reality and their mental instability. Here we have a more obvious example of the narcissistic rage that is exploding from The Angry Left. If you live in an area with these people, you should understand just how unbalanced they are and act accordingly.

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Democrats Have Lost Big Almost Everywhere

Reason Magazine brings us this story from Eric Boehm which details the massive losses that the Democrats have seen since 2010. From then till today the Democrats have lost all sorts of offices all across the country in states large and small so that they are now in the weakest position they have been since the 1920s.

It’s not just the Presidency or offices in D.C. If one is to judge by the total numbers across the nation, the Presidency of Barack Obama has been the worst disaster the Democrats have ever seen since the civil war.

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Just a little over two years after they used their control of the state House, state Senate, and governor’s mansion to pass a bevy of progressive policies—one of the nation’s highest minimum wages, tighter gun laws, and huge spending on rural broadband internet, to name a few—Democrats will be the minority party in both chambers of the Minnesota legislature next year.

They are the latest victims in a four-cycle-long electoral tidal wave that has flooded state legislatures with Republicans and cost Democrats nearly 1,000 seats, leaving them able to dictate policy in only a handful of states. Helped along by some friendly redistricting and a national backlash against the federal government, Republicans will continue to set the policy agenda in the majority of states, have a crucial backstop to protect their congressional majority, and are potentially one more successful cycle away from being able to exercise the ultimate power in U.S. politics: amending the Constitution.

In Minnesota, Republicans erased a 38-28 Democratic majority in a single election and will enter the 2017 session with a one-seat majority in the state Senate (they flipped the state House in the 2014 midterms). Aside from Donald Trump’s shocking win in the presidential race, the outcome in Minnesota might have been the biggest surprise of election night, but it fits within a national trend. Democrats are struggling to hold legislative majorities, even in typically blue-ish states like Minnesota.

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Ghost in the Shell Trailer

The cult classic of Japanese Anime is coming to the big screen as a live-action film starring Scarlett Johansson. If you have seen the animated original you will recognize some of the imagery in the official trailer.

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Melting Snowflakes

Given the mountains of arrogant crap that we have had to put up with over the many years from Obama, liberals, Democrats and assorted SJW asshats, it seems only fitting to take a moment to enjoy a bit of schadenfreude at their expense before we get back to the war to take back our country from the scum of the earth.

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The White House Staff Looking Verklempt

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People watch elections returns during election night at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York on November 8, 2016. US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will hold her election night event at the convention center. / Don Emmert, AFP/Getty Images

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American Uprising

This article by Daniel Greenfield at FrontPage Magazine is perhaps the single best piece of writing on the subject of the election and the victory of Donald J. Trump that I have seen.

As far as the elites were concerned, the outcome of this election was to be a foregone conclusion. There was no doubt that Hillary and the Democrats were not only going to win the White House but that they would also win back congress and do so in a landslide to boot. Rush had a very entertaining bit of audio on his show today demonstrating the straight-jacket of liberal thinking to that effect with all of the commentators repeating the idea that it would be a massive win for Hillary and the Democrats. They had no doubts about their conclusions and laughed at the idea that anyone might imagine any other possibility.

And of course, it didn’t happen.

Donald J. Trump re-wrote the election map and made history. His win against Hillary was not just unexpected by the liberal elites, but the fact that he won in states that have been solid Democrat blue was a massive shock to everyone in the establishment. Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and more all fell into the Republican column to give Trump the victory over the combined might of the liberal/academic/Washington/Hollywood/media establishment. And all of their efforts were for nothing, because in the end, the American people had enough of the lies, insults, corruption and destruction of their lives. They were done with it. They said “No.”

This wasn’t an election. It was a revolution.

It’s midnight in America. The day before fifty million Americans got up and stood in front of the great iron wheel that had been grinding them down. They stood there even though the media told them it was useless. They took their stand even while all the chattering classes laughed and taunted them.

They were fathers who couldn’t feed their families anymore. They were mothers who couldn’t afford health care. They were workers whose jobs had been sold off to foreign countries. They were sons who didn’t see a future for themselves. They were daughters afraid of being murdered by the “unaccompanied minors” flooding into their towns. They took a deep breath and they stood.

They held up their hands and the great iron wheel stopped.

The Great Blue Wall crumbled. The impossible states fell one by one. Ohio. Wisconsin. Pennsylvania. Iowa. The white working class that had been overlooked and trampled on for so long got to its feet. It rose up against its oppressors and the rest of the nation, from coast to coast, rose up with it.

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