Media Striving to Make Racism Mainstream
Media Striving to Make Racism Mainstream
A worldwide handful of media conglomerates craft the story. Is it possible to break free of their bias and influence? The last few months of “headlines” prove that when Big Media wants to drive a narrative, step-off the road. But by then it may be too late, because the indoctrination is starting on the school bus. The only information you get is what they give you.
Widely covered, eh I mean vilified, 16 year old Nicholas Sandmann stood quietly while being accosted by racist taunts and attempted physical intimidation. He wore a MAGA hat while attending the “March for Life” in DC. In today’s media mindset, he is a racist – worthy of scorn. The story is international because the media conglomerates spread it in support of their far reaching narrative about racism in USA. Nick was lucky because multiple sources verified that he didn’t do anything. Literally, he stood there doing nothing. The worldwide photo of him doing nothing is now shorthand for “racist” and his facial expression identified with “White male privilege.” That’s a lot to convey with just a picture.
His lawyer agrees. That’s why he’s suing the Washington Post. The picture was captioned, shared, dissected, and the punditry jury found a 16 year old guilty.
In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face was itself a punishable offense. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: FACECRIME…
George Orwell, “1984“
Nicholas was exonerated of his purported face and race crime, but he was excoriated by the media, and those within it. His lawsuit against WaPo is the first of what I hope are many more to follow. His lawyer, Todd McMurtie, says it best,
The lawsuit accuses The Post of allegedly targeting his client “just so the media could make the point it wanted to make … using its vast financial resources to enter the bully pulpit by publishing a series of false and defamatory print and online articles … to smear a young boy who was in its view an acceptable casualty in their war against the president. What we hope to accomplish with the lawsuit obviously is to obtain a large verdict so that things, like the things that happened to Nick, did not happen to others … [it] isn’t about the money, it’s about the message.”
The road under the media caravan is “racism”, and how badly America is suffering from its grip on her citizens. They jump onto every crime looking for an angle to support their cries of “everyone is racist!”. It’s gotten comedic that in their haste to find racially motivated crime to support their viewpoint, they fall victim to bad journalism. Recently Jussie Smollett has been in the news as the victim of a truly extraordinary racially motivated hate crime. In this story, the only bad actors, are actually bad actors. Ben Shapiro writing in “National Review” sums it up best with,
Why did so many on the political Left buy into the obviously incredible story from the moment that it broke? Because it perfectly fit narratives that the Left loves: the narrative of America as racist, homophobic hellhole; the narrative of Trump supporters as violent bigots; the narrative of Trump himself as an inspirational figure for such violent bigots. The story was too good to be true. So no one cared whether it was or not.
Jussie garnered the support of prominent Democrats and celebrities. Throughly investigated by Chicago PD (a known hotbed of Trump supporters, in a bold red city…NOT), his claim is debunked. It’s gotten so hard to find racist crimes that people have taken to committing race crimes against themselves. Seriously.
Here's the 'Jussie Smollett is a victim' tweets from all your favorite Democratic members of Congress…
Just gonna… put these here. pic.twitter.com/qubpzSguiF
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) February 18, 2019
Need more proof? A short list of self-perpetuated “hate crimes” rounds out last year. While different in nature, the common thread is that the media ran with each story. The perpetrators were rarely, if at all, held accountable for their actions. A great story if ever there was a curious mind in journalism, “Why do people make up hate crimes instead of celebrating the rarity of hate crimes?”. Hmm. Because it’s not “sexy” and it doesn’t sell the narrative.
Why do so many educated and seemingly intelligent people fall victim to the “Cry Wolf” of racist crimes? Possibly because they are indoctrinated from an early age that American’s are inherently racist. Not all Americans, just the ones without a hyphenated designator in their description. “Gay-American”, “African-American”, “whatever-American” are all given a pass, and cannot possibly be racist, unlike their plain old American counterparts.
Remember the “Star Bellied Sneetch” from Dr.Seuss? Only the Sneetch’s with stars on their bellies are good, while those without…. not good. You could borrow the book from the library, but now that Dr. Seuss is a racist enabler… good luck. Thankfully an astute librarian, sorry – media resource specialist, prevented the delivery of those horrible books from Melania Trump for “Read a book” day in 2017.
Indoctrination of the masses has a positive effect for the media who craft the story. Nobody questions it because to do so requires an educated ability to look for answers not presented from a limited source.
In a recent opinion piece, Scott Jennings counterpoints the narrative that Trump has unleashed hordes of MAGA hat wearing racists, intent on bulldozing America.
There’s a cabal of people in this country fully invested in driving The Narrative instead of The Truth. The Cabal is powerful, made up of those who wield outsized influence on what Americans know about our nation’s public affairs. The Narrative is an elaborate stage production featuring clever sleight of hand. The actors portraying Victim and Perpetrator always feature the same characteristics. Desperation for The Narrative to become reality eliminates critical thinking from the minds of otherwise smart people. The Narrative demands that certain people must always be believed, and that certain others must always be guilty. The Guilty must pay with their reputations and livelihoods, no exceptions. The Cabal refuses to take responsibility for its mistakes and never pumps the brakes on these stories, despite crash after crash. Of course, never admitting a mistake means never having to reflect on the destruction of your own credibility.
The indoctrinated believe the narrative, and react accordingly. The educated deconstruct the narrative, applying logic to review and best determine a course of action (if any). Educated people are dangerous to the MSM and their narrative.
The indoctrination insanity has reached epic levels with charcoal face masks. My children will be devastated to find out that their favored acne treatment, is perpetuating a racist stereotype. Blackface. From the land of “are you sure this isn’t a joke?”, comes this heightened wokeness. It’s best summed up by a borrowed quote from above, “Desperation for The Narrative to become reality eliminates critical thinking from the minds of otherwise smart people.”
I’m not saying that the original tweeter is smart, but hopefully some of those 199 people discussing it are better than average.
I am at a loss for words, still trying to figure out if my charcoal toothpaste is offensive to zombies. National Review writer, Katherine Timpf wrote it best,
It may be easy to write off opinions like Oliver’s as just plain stupid, and in many ways, they are. The thing is, though, they’re worse than that — they can also be harmful. After all, crying racism where none exists makes people a lot less likely to listen to real accusations of racism. Given the fact that real racism does still very much exist in our society, that is a tragedy. Anyone who really cared about social justice issues would remember this and focus their energy on those real examples rather than doing things that makes their entire cause look like a laughingstock.
The media would be wise to heed her words. Every slight or sensation isn’t rooted in racism. To imply otherwise is to cast doubt over the real instances of racism.
The heightened alarmism about racism starts at an early age in our public schools. Couched in “diversity” education and “tolerance”, major media players are shaping young minds to view the world in a specific way. The large publishers of text books also write the tests given to students. The largest of these is Pearson Publishing, the company that creates tests used to demonstrate understanding, achieve advanced placement, and even get into college.
Pearson conducted experiments on students who used their education software. Students never granted permission, they weren’t made aware of being studied with software designed for behavior modification. The company embedded messaging into the software and tabulated the results. Sounds like another big media/data business….From Gizmodo
The [Pearson] experiment has troubling overlaps with at least one of Facebook’s many overlapping privacy cataclysms. In 2014, Facebook experimented on almost 700,000 users, changing what they saw in their news feeds and recording the impact on their moods. Users were never told their moods were the subject of a psychological experiment and critics called that experiment unethical.
The partnership of electronic media and educational publishing will have far reaching consequences for generations. Children will be cultivated from pre-K on electronic devices, TV shows, and eventually in school to view information through a very specific filter. They will not be taught “how to think”, but “what to think” in almost every aspect of their lives. Information will be culled specifically to their preferred learning style and presented in appealing ways. But that doesn’t mean the information will be accurate or even useful. When the major media players own electronic, visual, and print it’s too much to expect they would not steer the narrative.
In spite of pervasive media influences, I have hope that a good number of children will grow up to be free thinking adults. People who stand up for their rights, and the rights of others. The right to wear a hat, the right to call out a fake narrative, and how it hurts people. It’s too much to ask that for every Jussie Smolett there is a Nicholas Sandmann. But sometimes one person doing the right thing, for the right reasons, is enough to shift the course for everyone.