December 2, 2021

Censorship as a response to Trump

With the removal of Jack Dorsey as CEO of Twitter, you can see latest evidence that the establishment are still acting in a way that is clearly a response to the rise of Donald Trump in 2016.  They got a result they did not like, and have ever since been trying to use censorship, be it to Trump himself or anyone who has an opinion counter to the standard narrative, to remove any resistance to the established line of thinking.  

At some point the establishment deemed itself as more important than the country, more important than the principles of American democracy and more important than the greater good.  And at some point, they were able to enshrine those beliefs into the culture and into the power of government, media, education and entertainment to enforce that hierarchy.  That's why you see them leveraging woke-ism, race, women's issues, COVID and anything else that they can in order to herd the majority of society into unilateral herd thinking, guided always, by them of course.

Russell Brand touches on how Trump managed to bypass the establishment:

The thing is, a lot of establishment efforts are looking backwards and that works to their disadvantage.  Censorship as a response to Trump's rise (and beyond) is solving yesterday's problem for them.  If you think about it, the establishment isn't forward looking. Oh, I'm sure they have goals, and objectives and milestones etc., but they are based on a growth formula of the existing paradigm. America has been the land of opportunity but only until it became a nation of institutional primacy.  Now, with technology becoming so complex, new innovations much rarely will come from a someone not working for a major conglomerate. But ideas can come from anywhere.  And that is what the establishment fears.  They want the existing paradigm to grow because it suits their objectives. Disruptions are not allowed, they will upset their apple cart. They must control your ideas so that they do not cause disruptions.  Censorship is the tool.

Much like communism in the Soviet Union of the 1980s, capitalism is on the road to an oligarchy, a ruling elite, out of touch with the reality on the ground, and likely not even caring that such is the case.  Meanwhile, people can see that there are problems, and that is okay for the establishment, as long as they can guide you to the 'proper' conclusion of what a solution should look like.

The initial full blown disruptor to that in America was Donald Trump, in the U.K. it was Brexit.   But for the establishment, all he did was expose a flaw in their firewall of control.  They are reacting to it still.  While that is dangerous for society, it is still backwards looking and as long as they look backwards, you still have the opportunity to look forwards and outsmart them in some way.  Maybe Parler, Getr and alternative sources of communication will help, but they are not the answers.  They are merely tools to share the potential answers.  The answers must come from you, they must be shared at a grassroots level, and then acted upon in unison.  For example standing up to school boards and demanding accountability at the lowest levels possible is a disruptor to the status quo of the unelected ruling elite.  Take that sort of approach forward in numbers too great to deny and the ruling elite cannot control you.  Think a step ahead of the establishment, meaning do something different, unexpected that has not been accounted for in their plans.

Donald Trump was  a master of this, tricking the media into coverage of his campaign although they detested him and served the establishment.  He further leveraged Twitter to amplify his message in a way that the establishment could not initially control or even filter and distort.  If he runs again in 2024, he will likely move on to another methodology that cannot be curtailed.  It's the only way he will succeed.

That approach is a model for absolutely everyone.

December 1, 2021

Let's Go (to court) Brandon!

 Ha! Brandon is ABC - Always Behind on Covid.

November 30, 2021

Dictator Watch - For China apologists

 If you are okay with how China operates, you need to change your opinion.  Here's why:

November 28, 2021

November 27, 2021

New York Times think they are above the law

Project Veritas is in the process of suing the New York Times. The judge in the case ordered the NYT to stop sharing private Project Veritas communications. The NYT has decided that a legal judicial order does not apply to them. Do they feel they are above the law.

November 26, 2021

Some humor for this Black Friday

 Hopefully this is a slow news weekend.  Here's some levity for your long weekend from Adam Carolla:

November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving.

 To all of my American friends and readers, Happy Thanksgiving.

Hey GOP, just do it anyway

Many conservatives and many Republican party members want there to be term limits for Congress and the Senate. This would stop us from being continually faced with Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and the likes of Mitch McConnell. The problem is the political willpower to get it done as a legislative change or even better, a Constitutional Amendment.

Fair enough.

So here's an idea; just make it a GOP party rule.  No one can join the party as any type of representative unless they are willing to agree and adhere to the party rule.  You break the rule you lose party membership and lose any committee standings you might have.  Simple.

It doesn't solve the problem of us having to look at Nancy Pelosi's face on the news most every day.  Not initially anyway.  But it does accomplish a few other things.  Firstly it keeps new blood in the GOP on a regular basis, which strips from Republicans the opportunity to become self serving insider opportunists.  That in turn makes the GOP look more fresh than the Democrat dinosaurs they are facing off with, that might pressure Democrats into adapting a similar idea.

Of course the danger is that they  might try to leverage it to argue we should do the same with court appointments.  Maybe as part of a deal on a Constitutional amendment. But that is a hurdle for another day.  So too might be using it to clean out the executive branch leadership positions like the IRS, FEC, HHS, the Pentagon, etc. of political hacks on the left.

There is no significant downside to making it a GOP only rule for now.  That is unless you are an establishment Republican who is benefitting from the status quo.  But here's the rub on that - it will confirm who needs to be rooted out of the party.

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