You Still Only Care About What They Tell You to Care About

Everyone is upset about Tyre Nichols – and it does, from the video we’ve seen, look pretty bad. But, once again, that is the video we have seen. As we’ve learned in the past, what is shown to us isn’t always – or even often – anything remotely what happened. I also note that the event happened on January 7th and nobody was talking about it until yesterday. Additionally, the outrage machine ginned up prior to everyone finding out it was five black officers who did the deed…two of whom were hired after the police department lowered standards to encourage “diversity”.

But we are upset not because of the horror of the crime, but simply because we are told to be upset about it. Someone decided that it was time for us to get hopped up over police brutality again and this is what they found – been better for them if the cops were white, or if even one of the five were white. But you take what you can get, right?

Now, some reading that last bit might be upset with me. Have I no feelings? Do I not care about the death of the man? What kind of a rat bastard am I?

Well, mostly what I am is someone who sees through the scam. The propaganda. Lots of bad things happen. In a nation of 330 million, you will have people doing absolutely horrific things – what I hear about, though, is determined by the MSM (by and large). I hear what others choose for me to hear – and as we know that the MSM is a mere arm of the DNC, what I hear is what dovetails best into whatever message the DNC wants at the moment. With the GOP Congress gearing up to do some investigations of Team Pudding Brain, you can rely on it that the word will go out that something else has to dominate the news cycle.

How can I be so sure of this?

Well, back on January 16th, six members of a family were gunned down in cold blood in California. Included among the dead were a 17 year old girl and her 10 month old son. And it appears that the kid was deliberately murdered, not just caught in some crossfire.

Don’t know about you, but that seems kinda newsy, doesn’t it? And, hey, even for our guys on the Left, doesn’t the massacre of 6 people via gunfire feed into the gun control Narrative? So why don’t we hear about it? I mean, I realize that the cops beating a man to death is big news – I agree that it is. But I just have this sensation that the murder of 6, including a 10 month old, is a little bigger story. But it isn’t what we’re told to be outraged about. Why?

Because it looks like it was a Cartel hit related to the drug trade. And you know damned well that a national conversation about the Cartels, the drug trade and the violence those two things involve is the last thing the DNC wants right now. I mean, we should be talking about it – what it represents is the importation of the Cartel violence we’ve seen in Mexico over the past 20 years into the United States. This massacre happened in Goshen, CA – a town of about 3,000 people in California’s Central Valley (which would be another reason it should be a big story – it happened in a peaceful small town, not a big city). It has all the hallmark’s of the Cartels – with the kid being deliberately killed to send a message. The Cartels are like that – they commit exceptional horrors to keep people in line. Whatever someone among the six – or someone related to the six – did, the Cartels were determined to let everyone know that they better not do it again.

But they don’t even have to Memory Hole this – sure, it was reported, but it wasn’t given the sort of reporting that moves it into the national mind. A wire service story which may be picked up by a few outlets. The local news will give is some coverage…maybe even a few national outfits will give it passing mention. But it won’t be on the loop – we won’t have people pontificating about it. It won’t be noticed. Because we weren’t told to notice it.

Do you want to know how I found out about it? Simple: as I saw the Nichols story unfold, I could easily see that it was another op – an effort to get us looking at something other than what is really happening. I could have searched for a score of different things – real problems – that we’re not being told to notice. I just happened to search “california murder charges” because I knew with absolute certainty – given the Cartels and the drug trade and California’s de-facto legalization of criminality (something we aren’t allowed to notice because Newsom might be the Democrat standard bearer in 2024) – that I’d find some inhuman barbarism within the past 30 days.

It can’t be emphasized enough how important it is to ignore what the MSM is saying – especially on TV. Whatever it is they are saying, if it isn’t an outright fabrication then it is something curated to support the DNC Narrative. We must stop caring about what they want us to care about – and start caring only about the things which matter. I’m sorry Nichols is dead. I hope that those who killed him get what’s coming to them…but police brutality isn’t even top 100 of our problems right now. We have much bigger fish to fry – and far more lives to save – than what the MSM tells us to care about.

Open Thread

I’d like to say I don’t know where the time went – but, I do: still writing! Kings and Queen (Book V) will be out soon so I was doing some last touches on that…but, honestly, I’m already deep into Book IX. Not only that, but my granddaughter said my stories needed a dragon, so I took Celeste’s daughter Aleste and with assist from the granddaughter, I’m writing Aleste and the Icecrystal Dragons. So, hey guys! How ya been?

Anyways – so, Smollett is guilty, as we all knew he was as soon as the story broke. I’m sure if someone did some digging they could find something that almost amounts to an actual hate crime by a GOPer, but even then, not really. The trouble the Left has here is that we’re not racists. I pointed out on Twitter that if Smollett had actually gone to MAGA country he would have learned that we’re very nice people who don’t give a darn what you do as long as you don’t adversely affect housing prices. Keep your act together and we’re cool.

There’s a poll out for youngsters about their willingness to be friends with people who have different political views and for Democrat kiddies, they are overwhelmingly against being friends with Republicans. Part of this, I’m sure, is peer pressure: they don’t want to be known as someone who is friends with Republicans because all the cool kids don’t have any Republican friends. But it is also of the nature of the Left: hate is what motivates them. It is why they do what they do.

Some people are pointing out how horrible the crime is in Democrat cities and are asking when the DA’s in those towns will finally say, “enough”. I tell them: don’t hold your breath. It is the Left’s opinion that the prosperity and safety of middle class America is a false front on an intrinsically evil society. The Left is letting the criminals out to prey because they believe that it will help generate an acute social crisis which will turn people away from the American system. It is Lenin’s old dictum: the worse, the better. There is a fly in the ointment, however: the Left is the Ruling Class. So, when the people do turn against the system, these junior league Bolsheviks will find all of the hatred directed their way.

Team Pudding Brain has their solution to the inflation problem: order the MSM to talk about how it isn’t a problem. And like proper lapdogs, the MSM is going right along with this order. I’m not sure how well telling us to disbelieve our lying eyes will work. I suspect it won’t. One smart guy did point out that Biden hasn’t remotely hit bottom: apparently, he shoveled out some money for parents and didn’t broadcast too widely that the money is their child tax deduction for 2021…which means that when people go to do their taxes in April of 2022, they’ll find that they already spent their child deduction. I’m sure that’ll go over real well.

Lots of people are noting that Latino voters are dropping the Dems. For males the Latino vote is almost mirroring the vote for white males. If you really drill down to it, the only really strong demographics for the Democrats are African-Americans and white, college educated women. And even the black vote is starting to get a few cracks in it. I don’t think that the Democrats can win much with that. As for the Latinos – don’t expect them to be Buckley-ite Conservatives. They just want law and order, good schools and a vibrant economy. In other words, what the Democrats would at least try to get for them before they were taken over by the aforementioned Bolsheviks. It is, though, our opening…and the GOP should push hard for Latino votes. A vote in 2022 for a good economy can be turned by, say, 2028 into a vote for limited government.

Russia is making waves in Ukraine and it looks like Pudding Brain will roll over for them. In this, probably for the best: can you imagine how catastrophic our defeat would be if we got into a shooting war with the current crew in charge? Also, we don’t have a strategic interest in who governs the Donbas. OTOH, the case can be made that we should stand against military aggression, as such. Not so sure I’m on board with that. Used to be. Maybe not any longer. Some things have to be worked out and war is just politics by other means. Putin – correctly – sees control of the Donbas as vital to his national security: the resources there are vital. Our largest strategic interest is to contain China. Sending an army to Kiev doesn’t serve that interest. Meanwhile, our useless allies won’t send an army…mostly because they haven’t got one. And, finally, the reason Putin is moving is because he knows he’s only got a short time – the miracle of having such a useless American President might never happen again. He kept quiet for Trump because he knew – from Trump’s actions – that Trump wouldn’t put up with it. Putin knows that he can walk all over Biden.

Open Thread

They had the oral arguments for the challenge to Mississippi’s 15 week abortion ban. I read a lot of very smart takes on it, and some raving lunacy from the Left as well. Bottom line is that no one can say for certain how the Court will rule. Strike down? Narrowly uphold? Revoke Roe? Until the ruling comes down, we’re all guessing. Justice Thomas asked what is, to me, the key question: where is this in the Constitution? It isn’t, of course, and the Court’s decision to invent a right to abortion out of thin air was horrible…and it is a very key cause to the hatred in American politics these days. I do hope the Justices lance this boil. And some smart people think they might – that the lines of questioning have some thinking it will be 6-3 to strike Roe down…with Roberts merely going along with the majority. If it is struck down, I hope Thomas is the decision author. It will be his legacy to the United States.

Bank of America execs advise their staffers to “dress down” when they come into the office in NYC…to avoid being targeted by violent crime. This won’t, of course, stop BofA from being a reliable defender of the Ruling Class. The younger people don’t remember the crime wave of the 60’s to the 90’s…and this one is going to be vastly worse than the first because at least during the earlier crime wave, cops were trying to stop it. Now? A cop would be a fool to try and stop it…make the slightest mistake in making an arrest, and you’re life is ruined. The criminals know this. Criminals are cowards and they aren’t very bright – but they also know when it is open season.

Dr Oz announced he is running for Senate in Pennsylvania as a Conservative Republican…which is quite a surprise for a guy who got his start with Oprah. The bottom line is that he’s taken a large number of far Left positions over the years, most notably on gun control. This, naturally, caused the right to drop on him like a ton of bricks. Except for me: we’ve all had an education this past five years. All of us, no matter how knowledgeable or perceptive, have found that things we used to believe were false in whole or in part. Perhaps Dr Oz has had a bit of an awakening? I put it like this: I don’t care if you were wearing a Che shirt at an Antifa rally yesterday – if today you are saying the Left has to go: welcome to the party. I think we should listen to what Oz has to say and make the call on that…not hang him out to dry because of positions he took in the past.

Hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio likened China disappearing people to being “a strict parent”. The video is nauseating – and if you still wonder why I stopped being a supporter of Capitalism, here it is. For every Elon Musk – who seems a decent enough fellow – there are a score of Dalios: amoral, money-mad creeps who don’t give a damn what happens to people as long as they can make money. The only way to stop them – the only way – is to confiscate their money. People like this warp our debate and prevent a clean, clear view of the world. They keep us shackled to China as we slip ever further down into a deindustrialized, drug-addled dependency. In the end, they go or we do.

Open Thread

The Coronavirus is coming. I’m not sweating it. Its a flu with a slightly higher mortality rate than regular flu. We in the United States have the money and resources to deal with it. We’ll be fine.

Rule of Thumb in thinking about non-Western nations: they are a collection of mafias with UN seats. Don’t think for a moment that non-West nations (outside of a few places like Japan and South Korea) have any concern for their own people or even the slightest hint of decency.

Warren, fading fast in the Democrat primary, is going full anti-Bernie…she’s trying to recapture the Left lane of the Democrat primary, knowing that Biden and Mayor Pete have the Centrist lane. I don’t think it will work – and it won’t work because even Progressives – though they won’t admit it – know she’s a mere liar. The MSM keeps talking her up like she’s something, but the bottom line is that she did, without a doubt, lie about Native American ancestry to gain advantage. She can’t get around that – she’s permanently damaged goods. But, God bless her, she’s going to keep trying…likely because she doesn’t know anything else to do.

Speaking of Democrat primaries – it does look like there’s a real chance of a brokered convention. As for me, I’m still expecting Bernie to do well enough on Super Tuesday that the party starts to fall in line behind him. Remember, policy-wise, there’s no real difference between any of them. The Bernie Bros will shriek if you try to tell them this – sure their man Bernie is pure as the wind-driven snow – but you and I on the right know better: a liberal is a Progressive is a Communist. Only difference is how fast any of them are willing to push it at a given time. So, if Bernie rolls to some big wins, Democrats will just swallow it and move on…even if they know they’ll lose in November because of it. After all, it keeps the Bernie Bros on side and there’s always a chance that even Bernie pulls off the miracle win. Meanwhile, if Bernie flames out, the Democrats will have a solid argument against appearing too radical in 2024.

Bernie is of Jewish ancestry – but I don’t really count him as a Jew. Nor should anyone. After all, back in the days of the USSR when anti-Jewish persecution was common, Bernie sided with the USSR against the Jews. This is just how it is for any Leftist – whatever their nationality, religious background or ethnicity, being Progressive trumps all.

New York City’s crime rate is rising – this in response to the City of New York deciding that being a criminal isn’t a bad thing. I’m serious about this: remember, Progressives. Always understand them – and to Progressives, crime isn’t the result of criminals, but the result of our racist, sexist, homophobic, Capitalist society. To a Progressive, it is wrong to punish the street criminal…the real criminal is the middle class guy getting robbed. You see, if that middle class guy was in the least bit a decent person, he’d be overthrowing the system. As he’s upholding the system, he deserves to get robbed.