sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Journalism?

I'm not sure what constitutes "journalism" in 2019. I don't consider that my blog is "journalism", but you'll find more truth here than in the greatest bastions of American journalism: The New York Times and the Washington Post

In truth, and by most definitions of output, what is the difference between the New York Times and Wikileaks? Is Facebook an expression of Journalism? What about Google? What about state-run-news outlets such as Pravda?

Views of a dystopian future as found in Orwell's 1984 or in Rand's Atlas Shrugged portray a media that has been totally co-opted by the state and operates as an extension of the state. Today, we question whether the Deep State (which controls the media) runs the nation or are we a Constitutional Republic? It's a an uncomfortable question. The corrupt, lying, filthy, sly, smug, elite media reacted with shock that the Attorney General would say that the Obama Administration spied on the Trump Campaign, but it's been an open secret. Only in the hallowed halls of journalism has it been something that was not discussed.

Journalists tell bloggers that they (the journalists) have professional ethics, but to be frank, I haven't seen much if any of that over the past decade. Quite to the contrary, I find that the media is increasingly shedding its mantle of respectability and we can all see the rot that has been concealed beneath that cloak.


Practical Answer to a Reasonable Question


Welcome to the Weekend!

Tender Feelings?

The Daily Outrage

During the years of Obamanation, there was the daily outrage that came from the White House. Now, it's a lot more pervasive as progs double down on the insanity. In California, you won't be able to get those little bottles of shampoo and conditioner anymore because they use plastic bottles and are "destroying the planet".  That was today. But it's always something.

Candace Owens has been speaking for Turning Point USA and on her own behalf and naturally, she's being branded as a 'race traitor'. 

The Democrats have been begging for more illegal aliens, and now, when President Trump has offered to send hundreds of thousands of (often diseased) illegal aliens to places like San Francisco, there is a significant backlash as they assert "Not In My Back Yard". NIMBY is the oft heard response to instituting what liberals want in their own homes. The elites don't want hoards of criminal illegal aliens causing problems where they live... somewhere, anywhere, in fly-over country is preferable.

There is a divide between the coastal elites and everyone else in the nation. They understand that they are our betters and are bewildered when those of us who live in fly-over country don't acknowledge their superiority.

What Happened to the UK?

In 1066, William, called The Conqueror, crossed the Channel to land and subsequently defeat the Saxons who ruled England. Along with him were Le Paraits, Le Carres and Lamberts (all ancestors of mine who were given land in England in exchange for support. 

They were tough men, conquerors. Their ancestors defeated the French on the continent at Agincourt and Poitiers. They conquered Asia and the sun never set on the British Empire. They made mistakes in North America but they were defeated by other British subjects, so that sort of doesn't count. They defeated Napoleon at the Nile, at Trafalgar and at Waterloo. They tried to relieve Gordon at Khartoum, they defeated the Zulus, they went over the top in World War One. They stood against Hitler in World War Two. 

And today the entire British Army is a collection of small brigaded units. Their Navy is not capable of protecting the home islands and the society is becoming Islamofied in larger cities. The police are becoming soft - and the population is becoming softer still.

Carrying kitchen knives outside of a house is a crime, you go to jail for having a pocket knife and crime is running rampant in the cities. Complaining about it is considered to be Islamophobic.

The Old Communist

It's a familiar rant with the progs.