A hat tip to commenter Dutchmn007 for pointing out a very nice piece at The Burning Platform:
The point of the piece is twofold, and develops the ideas that I tried to present yesterday (The Sedition Hoax):
1. American public life, ruled by a prog class that controls most of the means of societal communication, has been characterized in the 21st century by serial hoaxes.
2. The political class, while deeply involved in perpetrating these hoaxes, is to a significant extent controlled by financial interests--including, of course in the "tech" sector (which now embraces much of public communication as we've come to know it in the digital age).
The author provides the evidence in considerable detail, involving more hoaxes--incontestable hoaxes, involving the dissemination by news and social media of undoubted false narratives--than I got into. The point of these hoaxes has all been to present false narratives of reality in America. Those narratives can be boiled down into a simple binary: America is engaged in a struggle between progressive forces of science and enlightened humanism against the forces of racist white supremacy and anti-science obscurantism. There are numerous sub-memes, but that's good enough for government work--and, indeed, that appears to be the narrative that informs the activities of our federal bureaucracy, including those agencies that control the tools of coercion, such as the FBI.
The correct stance for conservatives who wish to understand what's going on is captured in a quote from the writing of a liberal reporter, Glenn Greenwald:
“If you think the real power centers in the US are the Proud Boys, 4Chan & Boogaloos rather than the CIA, FBI, NSA, Wall Street and Silicon Valley, and spend most of your time battling the former while serving the latter as stenographers, your journalism is definitionally shit.” – Glenn Greenwald
Now, obviously Greenwald is addressing the fact that corporate jouralism, as privileged by the SCOTUS line of decisions stemming from NYT v. Sullivan, amounts to scribbling down what the real masters of American tell them to scribble. At the same time, lets be clear about Conservativism Inc.: for most of the 21st century conservatives have generally lionized the Deep State (think, Tom Clancy novels, etc.) and the Tech Giants as embodying the best in America. While progs of the everyday variety remain Benighted for the most part (excepting a few like Matt Taibbi and Glenn Greenwald), four years of Trump and the hysterical prog response has led to what appears to be a Great Awakening among conservatives--the scales have fallen from the eyes of many. Evidence for this can be found in the tough sledding that Fox News has faced, and the immediate pushback against Mitch McConnell and other establishment GOP figures to restore their vision of "normality."
Here are excerpts of the Big Picture from the Burning Platform piece linked above (read it all--you won't regret it):
George Soros and his Open Society organization is intent on destroying all societal norms and community standards which have bound us together for generations. His desire is to destroy the family unit and replace it with the state. He openly funds anything and anyone who will further this agenda. ... Soros has spent tens of millions to get sociopath District Attorneys elected ..., whose sole purpose is to encourage crime, ..., and allow havoc and chaos to engulf their cities. Mission accomplished, as murder rates have skyrocketed in every Democrat run urban paradise in America – and the killing is not being committed by white supremacists. Soros is tearing down our society so it can be built back in his dystopian communist vision of the future.
The “armed insurrection” by “white supremacists” false narrative has been exploited ... to turn D.C. into an armed fortress with national guard members pretending to protect the Capital from imminent attack by the Trump militia armies. The FBI does their part by fear mongering about non-existent right wing domestic terrorists, while Democrat run cities continue to be terrorized and burned by real ANTIFA and BLM terrorists, with Federal buildings under armed attack and set on fire. ... They know their far-left agenda will ultimately result in chaos and revolution. They want to extinguish our exiting civilization, so they can “build back better” as a globalist utopia where the few, like Gates, Soros and Schwab, rule over the many, and you will own nothing and be happy – or else.
On the other hand, there is a bit of good news--and for this first bit a hat tip to commenter AmericanCardigan.
Politico is reporting that the outrageous attempt by DC US Attorney to run the Sedition Hoax through the national media, as we recounted yesterday, is getting pushback from, of all source, an Obama judge. We noted this earlier--that the judges have been reading the FBI affidavits intended to support the indefinite detention of Oath Keepers while the government attempts to build a conspiracy case. While the judicial pushback hasn't been uniform, it is happening, because the judges have been noticing that the evidence presented doesn't actually add up to sedition, and is often based on tenuous links to the actual January 6 Event--cell tower pings that only locate individuals in very broad proximity to the Event. Beyond that is the whole question of the First Amendment:
Sherwin’s comments to CBS echoed similar ones he leveled in January just as the Capitol investigation was getting underway, when he foreshadowed graver charges to come. But no seditious conspiracy charges have been filed yet, even as Sherwin has relinquished his post and headed back to the U.S. attorney’s office in southern Florida.
Judges have so far balked at some of the evidence presented against the Oath Keepers, noting that prosecutors had yet to show evidence that the group’s members intended to breach the Capitol to disrupt the constitutionally mandated counting of Electoral College votes.
It bears repeating from yesterday. This is what the Zhou Baiden regime, through its DoJ, needs to prove:
So, in this context, Judge Amit Mehta had some tough words for DoJ yesterday:
A federal judge lambasted the Justice Department on Tuesday, warning that top officials’ comments in recent media interviews threatened to taint the prosecution of some of the most notorious participants in the Jan. 6 Capitol breach.
Mehta warned that official comments "threatened to taint the prosecution"? Well, that's Politco. Mehta actually stated that the actions by DoJ threatened the right of the defendants to a fair trial before a presumptively impartial jury.
“These defendants are entitled to a fair trial, not one that is conducted in the media,” Mehta said as he opened the conference, which included senior supervisors in the U.S. Attorney’s office. "They are also entitled to defend against charges that are actually brought against them, not speculation about what might or might not be coming. ... I will not tolerate continued publicity in the media.”
Mehta said he would consider a gag order if he sees additional public comments, and he noted that his court has rules limiting public comments by lawyers that can impact a case.
“These kinds of statements in the media have the potential of affecting the jury pool … I intend to enforce that rule vigorously,” said Mehta, an appointee of President Barack Obama. “The government, quite frankly, should know better.”
The government should know better? Mehta knows that the government does know better. What his angry reaction suggests is that he also knows they're trying to treat him as a prop at a show trial.
The comments from Mehta were out of character for the typically mild-mannered judge, who rarely uses his courtroom for the type of dressing down he delivered Tuesday, and it showed showed how seriously he took the DOJ transgressions.
Of course, as always in our age of hoaxes, this is all theater. So, the real question remains: How far will the American people allow this to go? Will judges rein this hoax in? Recall that this is all basically subsumed under the overall White Supremacy Hoax. The Atlanta killings, which Dems thought they could work to preemptively keep Asians alienated GOP, is not playing out that well--Asians are not that easily duped, beyond "community activists."
Now, the Boulder killings may end up further discrediting the overall White Supremacy narrative, as illustrated by a remarkably fine Newsweek article:
The Left jumped to vilify White Males, only to have the whole thing blow up in their faces. Twitter has tried to cover for the Left, of course, but that could cause further damage to the whole image of social media narratives that the Left tries to propagate:
A tweet describing Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, the suspected gunman in Monday's Colorado supermarket shooting, as a "white Christian terrorist" does not violate the social network's misinformation policies, Twitter told Newsweek.
Many Twitter users assumed the shooter was white before his name was released by police in Boulder, Colorado. Several pointed to the massacre as another example of racial injustice and white supremacy in the United States, coming a few days after a white man killed six Asian women in an Atlanta shooting spree.
Follow the link for more commentary and examples of deranged Leftist ranting (if that's your thing). One of the tweeters, however, came from a source who has been getting attention because of her connection to the Kama Sutra office of the Zhou Baiden regime:
On Monday, Meena Harris, the niece of Vice President Kamala Harris, published a now-deleted tweet blaming white men for the Boulder, Colorado shooting. It had over 6,500 retweets and 35,700 likes before she deleted it.
"The Atlanta shooting was not even a week ago. Violent white men are the greatest terrorist threat to our country," Harris wrote in the tweet.
Soon after deleting her tweet, Harris wrote on Twitter, "I deleted a previous tweet about the suspect in the Boulder shooting. I made an assumption based on his being taken into custody alive and the fact that the majority of mass shootings in the U.S. are carried out by white men."
White shooters have accounted for 66 of 121 mass shootings that have occurred from 1982 to 2021, according to the German statistical data firm Statista.
That is a very slim majority. Harris wisely avoids going into per capita considerations. The bigger issue, however, is that Alissa appears to have specifically targeted white Americans. What effect will the unhinged rush to judgment against White Men have on Election 2022? Will GOPers have the gumption to use these unhinged narratives to push back against Leftist hatred, and play to the American sense of fair play?
In that regard, we end on a downer. Joy Pullman totally deconstructs Kristi Noem at The Federalist today--in scathing terms:
Conservatives need better than that.