Is this video part of the vast right-wing conspiracy damned by Hillary Clinton and her ilk?
The video was posted last year. Has our situation become better, or worse, since then?
My “unprincipled” view
pogroms programs start with facially good intentions and are reported as though they were good by the “principled” media. Then they change focus slowly and few notice; the few who notice and speak about it can be silenced. By the time that more notice and speak, it’s too late. “Our” Government won. Soak, rinse lightly, soak and repeat.
If you haven’t read Matthew Bracken’s Enemies Foreign and Domestic trilogy please do. Then think about such questions as these:
What do proponents of gun control seek as their final solution?
Whose side is the Government on? Your side or its own?
Would a constitutional convention be a good idea, or might it produce an internationalist, statist travesty?
Why, despite their eroding popularity, are the “principled” media still generally supportive of governmental efforts to diminish our rights –and even theirs?
Is unlawful but officially encouraged immigration good, and if so for whom? Is this the extent of it, or is there worse to come?
The leftist view
The video presented above is right-wing conspiratorial nonsense. All good people must not only reject it; they must refuse to watch it and demand that it be taken down so that no more gullible folks can watch it.
Just ask Chris Lehane, author of the 1995 vast right-wing conspiracy meme relied upon by St. Hillary and other Clinton Administration champions. As she wrote in April of this year, the vast right-wing conspiracy is worse today than in 1995.
As for the premise of the memo, I absolutely stand by it. Not only was it right about the right wing then, it is more accurate than ever today.
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The technology that seemed so novel in 1995 has spread to where anyone with a Wi-Fi connection is able to select from whom, how, where and when they receive information and then leverage it. News no longer comes from three networks and the morning paper, but from tens of thousands of potential sources. By using Google, Bing or other search engines, it is possible to instantaneously seek information and swiftly make decisions based on sources the user selects. People can—and certainly do—opt out of receiving information from specific media outlets while opting in to others. According to the Edelman Trust Barometer, trust in information conveyed through self-selected social media sites—social networking sites, content-sharing platforms, blogs and micro-blogs—surged 75 percent between 2011 and 2012 alone. [Emphasis added.]
It’s not just a few people on the Web spewing Vince Foster-sightings anymore. Today, thanks to this opt in/opt out dynamic, ever-larger segments of the population can believe in completely ungrounded conspiracy theories—such as that President Obama was not born in the United States—despite a massive trove of assiduously documented evidence to the contrary. Take, for example, Fox News’s non-stop coverage of the supposed cover-up surrounding the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, which at times has veered into self-parody—segments hyping shoddy reports produced by the very same people who believe Obama was born in Kenya. Or its coverage of IRS-gate, Solyndra or any other number of fever-swamp-driven pseudo-scandals that mainstream outlets have looked into and found rather less scandalous. And all of these nothingburger stories get duly hyped on zillions of right-wing websites, on conservative talk radio and on the Drudge Report, which boasts more traffic than ever, though it looks pretty much the same as it did during the Clinton years. [Emphasis added.]
Isn’t that terrible? Many people actually reject the news as reported by the principled media in favor of trash reported elsewhere. Obviously, the internet is the source of much evil and very little good; we, the good people, need to regulate it to keep others from becoming anti-Government: our Government is the only thing we all belong to.
Since we all belong to the Government, it certainly will not harm us; just the bad guys who disagree. You aren’t a bad guy, are you? Then don’t worry. Be happy. Would the principled media ever distort facts? Don’t be silly. Only the unprincipled media do that.
How long must offensive speech be permitted? Here’s a horrible example:
Haven’t hate mongers already gone way too far in their pitiful efforts to destabilize our otherwise compliant and happy society? Shouldn’t all good citizens help to stamp out such vile proponents of racist hate – even if some of what they say might seem to be factually accurate? What do facts have to do with it, since their alleged facts are hateful and ignoring them is loving? We need to expand our Federal control over all unprincipled media sources.
We also need to expand our Federal control over education, from preschool through university lest parents — who are not well trained educators — have undue influence over what their children learn. There is much to teach our children, such as the truly peaceful nature of Islam and how to reject and refute the Islamophobic lies that their parents might try to force them to accept. Islam should be portrayed, factually, as superior to such superstitions as Christianity and Judaism. Parents must be restricted to breeding docile citizens upon which we — our Government — can rely with confidence. After serving us — the good people — by breeding children, parents should leave the rest up to our Government — to us.
Civilians don’t need firearms and should’t have them; it’s the job of our government, and only our Government, to protect us from bad guys — including racist right wing nuts who applaud their constitutional “rights.” Individual freedom from Government? That’s an archaic concept based on an ancient document written by a bunch of loony, misogynistic, racist White owners of Black slaves. It absolutely must be replaced by freedom of — not from — Government.
There is a fairly good chance that the November 4th elections will result in Republican majorities in the House and Senate — if pervasive electoral fraud of multiple types is insufficient to prevent it. Republican — even RINO — majorities would be a step, but only a small step, in the right direction. The next step will be for conservatives to demand that RINOs and other Republicans behave responsibly and reverse the Obama transformation of America into a socialist paradise, strong in domestic repression and weak in foreign policy. What’s the chance of that happening? I don’t know. It should be more up to us than it is up to them. Will it be? If not, what can we do? Please think about it.
Addendum — if all else fails:
I wasn’t born in Virginia, but Washington, D.C. in 1941 was still a Southern city. My mother was born in the town of Stuart, in Patrick County, Virginia. The nearby town of Woolwine, also in Patrick County, bore her family name. I have very fond memories of Stuart and the region as they were and of their beautiful place at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Are they still substantially as they were or are the gone too?