Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Protesting never solved anything - except defeated the ERA

Have you ever explained to a friend of yours how fun protesting is, about how important it is, how its right in the constitution because the Founders wanted us to be protesters - only to be met with irritation or a belief that protesting is somehow a "left wing thing"? Or, the worst one of all is this one: "Yeah well protesting never solved anything". Honestly, I think this one could be just as bad: "I have a job", as if somehow being active and involved is beneath you and apathy is virtuous.

I have news for you, because you may think that marching in the streets with signs you made with a sharpie is a waste of time, but if you thought that you would be wrong.

You ever heard of the ERA - Equal Rights Amendment? Yeah. The establishment thought they had that in the bag. The media called it a fait accompli in their news coverage. The Democrats led the charge. The republicans were on board. Then, out of nowhere, she showed up:

And what did she do? Well, she did a lot to move mountains and get people involved but otherwise? Look at that picture. She's out in front of the White House. Yes, that's right. Phyllis Schlafly was not only a successful protester, but she was a winner. Here's another, this time not in front of the White House:

So the next time someone scoffs at the notion of the importance of protests, remind them that one of the most important conservative leaders of the 20th century was a protester. And remind them that she beat them all. If they want to tell you protests don't work? Tell them to piss off. Facts are stubborn things. Protesting was in fact a part of the formula that halted the ERA.

Yes, protesting is in the Constitution. Yes, protesting is loads of fun. Yes, protesting makes you more powerful than the media - their words, not mine.. Yes, for these reasons protesting is important but above all: protesting is necessary because protesting is a successful formula to achieve desired goals. Make sure you bring your kids, so they can see you doing it. This part cannot be overstated. Teaching our kids that apathy is acceptable is a recipe for failure.

Protesting only fails for two reasons. One is small crowd size and two is failure to keep the pressure up. If you're only going to show up once and then five years from now wonder why that didn't work, well what exactly did you expect?

And for those of you who "have jobs", you're probably the worst of all. Ask any small business owner you like what would happen if they only showed up to(or called) their small business once every two years. The answer is that said small business owner would reasonably expect for their small business to be out of control. Well, Mr. I have a job, if you only show up to vote but then you're silent for the next 729 days, then you should expect an out of control government.

That is a reasonable expectation.

As for me I'll continue to protest because protesting works and has a track record of working.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

The media's playbook for creating a culture of fear during coronavirus

In chapter 1 of the book "Public Opinion", Walter Lippmann writes the following: (page 40)
The wireless constantly used the statistics of the intelligence bureau at Verdun, whose chief, Major Cointet, had invented a method of calculating German losses which obviously produced marvelous results. Every fortnight the figures increased a hundred thousand or so. These 300,000, 400,000, 500,000 casualties put out, divided into daily, weekly, monthly losses, repeated in all sorts of ways, produced a striking effect. Our formulae varied little: 'according to prisoners the German losses in the course of the attack have been considerable' ... 'it is proved that the losses' ... 'the enemy exhausted by his losses has not renewed the attack' ... Certain formulae, later abandoned because they had been overworked, were used each day: 'under our artillery and machine gun fire' ... 'mowed down by our artillery and machine gun fire' ... Constant repetition impressed the neutrals and Germany itself, and helped to create a bloody background in spite of the denials from Nauen (the German wireless) which tried vainly to destroy the bad effect of this perpetual repetition."

Every day in the news, look at what is seen. Just as they used losses to keep the enemy from renewing their attack, so the media uses losses to prevent people from wanting to get out of their homes and get their lives back to normal. In many instances, its even worse. People's lives and families are being destroyed.

I don't need to say much here, Lippmann's blueprint speaks for itself. This is exactly what they are doing on a day to day basis with the death count. Lippmann wrote about the use of stereotypes, and this is the stereotype they want you to have. "3 more people dead." "one more person dead." "a nursing home....." "Named celebrity best known for their named movie....." "six more people dead." "3 more people dead." "3 more people dead." "4 more people dead."

They keep doing it. They're not going to stop doing it. They learned it from the Father of Modern Journalism - Walter Lippmann.

This is the playbook where modern media began. (link)

Sunday, April 19, 2020

The media is marginalizing you, conservative protesters. That means you are winning

Three days ago, Salon published this ridiculously snarky piece titled Michigan manbaby protest: Wait, we thought conservatives were "rugged individuals", in which they set up and knock down straw man after straw man pertaining to individualism.

I'm only going to say this and move on: There is nothing inherently anti-individual about protesting. Realistically, protesting is one of the most individual things to do. The originals, our Founders, even found protesting to be so important they embedded it right into the Constitution. We're just doing what they want us to do! Besides, the difference between a conservative protest and a progressive protest is that conservative protests are a group of thousands of individuals, and a progressive protest is like an ant hill. One single unit. A collective.

Anyways, for the first few days, the media were relatively quiet over these protests, not wanting to give them a platform to be heard. But over the last day or two, the media have taken a different turn. Now, they are doing their level best to try to associate every one of you with 9/11 truther Alex Jones. Now, suddenly, that there is a narrative that they can get behind and push, they are buzzing like bees in order to see to it that it sticks.

The media does not want you protesting. That gives you more power than they have. It's true! The media doesn't want you to be more powerful than them, they want to be the most powerful. So you are a threat. You must be propagandized and eliminated. Watch for a continued perversion and distortion of the facts on the ground by the people who are supposed to be unbiased and without assumptions.

Walter Lippmann is alive and well. The media is using Lippmann's methods here, and don't want to call you protesters a "group of leading businessmen", because that would carry with it respect and distinction.(Even though, that's who primarily these protesters are) So instead, they are calling you a "combine". In modern terms, they are accusing you of being puppets of a truther.

Editorials reinforce.

The most impactful thing conservatives can do is go out and protest. Protesting solves problems. Protesting works. The media's reaction proves it.