I’m sitting here, watching the Red Sox-Seattle game and trying to put all stressful matters out of sight and mind (not that Boston is making that easy, since my team has begun the season erratically, to be kind), and I read about how a the account for “Unplanned,” a new pro-life movie, was taken down by Twitter without explanation or notice on the every day it was beginning its first weekend. There was an outcry from conservative commentators, of course ( Dana Loesch: “If Twitter doesn’t discriminate against ideology, as they attested to during their hearing, then why seemingly do only conservative accounts continue to be suspended for no TOS violations? What did @UnplannedMovie do to warrant such an action? Where is the consistency? I say this because I have seen so many other accounts of different ideological persuasion that DO violate TOS (sending death threats, doxxing, etc) that are allowed to remain up and active even after reporting….”) and Twitter restored the account, citing a “mistake.”
This comes on a day where I am noting how the mainstream media is refusing to acknowledge how blatantly it has hyped, and cheered, and promoted half-baked theories, rumors and misrepresentations to beat into the viewing public’s mind that their President stole his office and is a traitor, a concept that never made any sense no matter how little one thinks of Trump (and I speak from personal experience) and that depends on near hypnotic suggestion-level repetition to be believed, and is in full-Jumbo mode (“Impeachment-hyping? What impeachment-hyping?”). I’ve defended Jake Tapper and have defended Jake Tapper, but no more: he is officially a typical, untrustworthy CNN hack.
“I’m not sure what you’re saying the media got wrong. The media reported the investigation was going on,” Tapper said while interviewing acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney today. “Other than the people in the media on the left, not on this network, I don’t know anybody that got anything wrong. We didn’t say there was a conspiracy. We said Mueller was investigating a conspiracy.”
Ugh. How shameless. The audience assumes that a news source isn’t going to obsess over a non-story day after day, our after hour, show after show, if there is nothing there. Nor was CNN objective, with all of its advocacy and emphasis conveying the belief that all of their self-manufactured smoke proved the existance of a democracy-threatening fire. And CNN got a lot wrong. It was CNN that had to issue a correction to its false story that Donald Trump Jr. had received an email Sept. 4, 2016, that contained undisclosed information from WikiLeaks. The smoking gun! Collusion!
Uh, no. CNN’s sources had provided the wrong date for the email, and CNN—that’s you, Jake—had been so eager to prove collusion that it didn’t bother to ascertain that Junior actually received the email Sept. 14, 2016, a day after the information contained in the email had been made public. CNN was also forced to back down from a June 7, 2017, article co-authored by Tapper that claimed James Comey would dispute President Donald Trump’s claims that Comey had told him he was not under investigation. Comey confirmed Trump’s account in his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee..and we now know that Comey was lying to both Trump and the Senate.
Then there was CNN’s breathless report regarding the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower, that slime-ball Trump fixer Michael Cohen would tell the special counsel he overheard Donald Trump Jr. tell his father about the Trump Tower meeting, which involved several Russians. That one was disputed by Cohen’s lawyer and slime-ball Clinton fixer Lanny Davis. Meanwhile, my Facebook Borg friends are having orgasms about the prospect of eliminating the Electoral college so every Democrat will begin election night know he or she will have a 3-4 million vote advantage, since California has essentially rejected the core principles of American democracy, and Republicans are as rare as unicorns.
Pack the Supreme Court, they tell me, and nothing will be able to stop them from confiscating guns and strangling the First Amendment, banning “hate speech,” defined as any opinions and ideas that opposes the Almighty Woke, and rejecting whites and Asian-Americans from college so blacks and Hispanics can get their spaces even with lesser credentials because…well, because; and firing Nazi conservative—and moderate?–professors and teachers from faculties because their contrarian ideas are literally violence.
There are more disturbing portents too: I can’t help but notice that an entire political party is rejecting due process and the presumption of innocence, and chants Stalinesque slogans like “if you did nothing wrong, you have nothing to hide” to destroy the public’s understanding of its civil rights, and champions double standards for men and women, blacks and whites, their party and the bad party, and uses epithets and denigrating names for Jews, Catholics, and anyone who opposes their grand plan for social justice; and that the same party wants to tear down statues here, change building names there, and re-write history so that rising generations won’t encounter any of those hurtful, confusing, gray areas to interfere with their indoctrination into the True Way.
Meanwhile,I can’t help but notice that my own, hardly radical, usually objective and informed analysis of the many rights and wrongs in our culture—which frequently focuses on “the resistance” since it is, after all, the most unethical, dangerous and anti-democratic movement in many years, if not decades—somehow is not permitted on Facebook, so whatever warning klaxons I am sounding will be heard by as few people as possible.
I’m sure it’s just a mistake.
I am not conspiratorially inclined. I have also long felt, indeed believed with all my heart, that our traditions, out history, our culture and the Constitution girded this nation, more than any others, against threats against our liberty, creativity, right to self-determination, right to property, and right to the pursuit of happiness. For the first time in my life—and I have to admit I have been around for a long time—I am feeling oppressed. and like I and the values I was raised to revere are under an organized and relentless attack by extreme ideological forces that have the power of the news media illicitly behind them. Saying that, I have watched, read and listened to enough of the agitprop to know that the nascent totalitarians who sure seem to be trying to muzzle me have a scripted, market-tested response: “Yeah, we know. You’re a racist, sexist, privileged white man who is terrified of losing your power.”
I don’t like distrusting my fellow citizens, and wondering if my friends are making plans to restrict my rights to speak, govern myself, make a living, and live in a nation where there are not favored tribes, groups, genders and religious beliefs, and where the government doesn’t pick winners and losers, or selectively enforce the law.
Yet I am. For the first time in my life, I am.
Am I getting paranoid?
Source: The Daily Caller