You never be in the driver's seat unless you are willing to grab the wheel and steer it yourself.

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When I was a kid, I loved that ride, but only on one condition.

I got to sit up in front steering the bus.

Alone.

The bigger and older boys all hogged that seat until I strutted up, grabbed them, and threw them out, and got in there myself.

Boys more than twice my age and size would literally go flying out, while I daintily got in, grabbed the wheel, and giggled.

My mother was mortified, but my grandfather cheered me on, telling all the offended moms of flung out boys that it was his granddaughter who owned those boys’ backsides.

And he didn’t exactly speak English. He knew enough to tell them that — and negotiate and barter at any store, driving down the price.

My grandfather taught me many valuable lessons, and one of them was that if you want to be in the driver’s seat, you better be willing for some rough and tumble, but be sure to grab the steering wheel.

That involves strategy and risk.

But also a plan.

If you are not focussed on your goal, and if you do not believe in yourself, you will always choke and never grab the wheel.

Forget the brass ring.

Get the wheel and drive to your goal.

And when you control the wheel, you have full say in the direction that you are going.

You keep your promise to yourself and you travel up news paths, and straight into the eye of the storm.

No guts, no glory.

You do not nag other people who have control of the wheel of your ride.

You have a lot of women who don’t grasp this Truth.

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Here is an idea: put down the sign.

It will not get you anywhere.

And if you have held placards for decades, you are doing something wrong.

That is not a steering wheel.

You are nagging the driver.

Stop nagging the driver.

The one who has the wheel drives. The end.

When I was a kid, I did not ask for permission. I did not ask for approval. I did not seek validation for my choice. Mom would have said no, that’s rude.

And I would have never gotten to be the seat that made me the happiest as everyone else did.

All the boys who had age and height and girth over me.

She was not happy with my choice. I was tickled pink.

But she didn’t punish me. She took me there repeatedly and she took pictures.

Because she knew who I was as a human being.

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I had every right to that place because I fought for it based on my own instincts.

I didn’t hold a placard whining that the big boys were hogging that seat for themselves.

That’s what feminism has fallen to in 2019.

Because middle class women lost their instincts and thought a woman who ran for president was feminist.

Hillary Clinton was never a feminist.

Opportunist, yes. Ambitious, yes.

But not feminist.

She never corrected her past errors. She snatched defeat from the jaws of victory — in essence, her campaign made it amply clear that she had to focus of destination, and hence, could not actually grab the steering wheel when it counted the most because she build her house of cards on a lie.

She hesitated.

And then, made up the worst excuses in the history of presidential races: she blamed Russia (external) and James Comey (internal).

As if those two things would not be daily problems for any president.

If you cannot manage the external and internal, you don’t deserve the steering wheel at all.

But what she did was set back feminism and greatly discredited the US left version of it because women bought into her propaganda about the Russians being responsible for her defeat.

Okay, if the Russians could take her out that easily, then what do you imagine her abilities to be if she were president and twenty countries go after the country?

She can’t handle one, according to her convoluted bullshit narrative.

It wasn’t just journalists who banked on Robert Mueller finding collusion. It wasn’t just Democrats who have no actual original ideas or policy except for spending borrowed money.

It was US feminists who bought the lie.

And now they are left with a stunning defeat.

You wasted all of this time and resources nagging and holding placards instead of steering wheels, and you have scribbled paper to show for your efforts.

No amount of offended posturing and chest-thumping is going to alter that reality.

Because nobody with a brain is going to give one flying fuck to your excuses and denials.

You backed a turkey. Her bullshit story cost you goodwill and credibility. The end.

Donald Trump won because he flung out Clinton from that front seat.

He earned it. He jumped into the eye of the storm and he won fair and square.

The moment he announced his candidacy, I knew he would win and Clinton would lose.

I know determination when I see it.

If women want change, they have to change themselves.

They have to change.

They have to confront truths and reality that do not involved any self-serving patriarchal Mary Sue bullshit narrative.

Don’t tell me how you hold paper with scribbles on it. Show me how you handle your ride.

If any American understands the Hero’s Journey and its every nuance, it is Donald J. Trump. I would never begrudge him that. He is not crazy. He is not evil. He is self-indulgent. He is a brilliant strategist. He lives life to the fullest.

I do not ascribe to his politics.

He never asks permission to live his life. Women should study him and learn what it means to drive.

You could also ask me.

I have been doing that since I was a kid.

It was child’s play.

It is still child’s play to me.

And unless your hands are holding a steering wheel, you have zero say in where you are going or when…

So, do the New York Times and the Washington Post have to give back their Pulitzers?

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I was reminded today that the New York Times has more than just Trump issues: they, along with the Washington Post, won a Pulitzer in 2018 for their now proven bogus coverage of “Russiagate.”

Do they have to give it back like the Post had to for Jimmy’s World?

When the US President says it is "fake news”, we can now see there is a good and valid reason for it.

I wonder how many people who were dining and banking on Mueller enabling their vindictive tendencies could have survived that kind of pressure? I doubt any of them.

How many real stories have been ignored as a result of this stupid fixation?

How many hacks got awards for spewing propaganda?

When something horrific explodes, and we discover it began during this era, you know who to blame for the neglect…

In an Age of Propaganda, simplistic narratives are never true.

This propaganda poster is making the rounds.

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Such a nice, simplistic narrative.

Except it is not true.

Socialism is the government borrowing money it does not have to fund itself and its cronies.

And it doesn’t withhold any money for “corporate subsidies.”

It is just another bullshit story from people drooling at the prospect of getting a big chunk of borrowed money all to themselves…

Apple launches bullshit as it exploits a dead profession. Expect nothing to change.

If the press release says it, it must be true!

Apple thumps its chest, again. Their every foray into this bullshit ends up the same, and with the Mueller report knocking the wind out of the super-story sails as media outlets are already closing — and Apple offers nothing new in terms of content or structure — this won’t do a thing.

Next!

Al Capone's Vault: What a Trumpian victory looks like.

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The hurt of the empty vault still hasn’t quite hit the press or the Democrats. They all banked on Robert Mueller enabling their narrative.

Except the vault was the Al Capone model.

And that empty vault gave Trump his victory.

Again.

Mother Jones is in full lunacy mode with this propaganda piece:

Trump Aided and Abetted Russia’s Attack. That Was Treachery. Full Stop.

The scandal may not be a crime. It’s a betrayal.

No, it is not “full stop,” you bigots. You are all coming off as Claude Robichaux from A Confederacy of Dunces — It’s the communists!

You were wrong. Full stop. You hate the fact that vote-shaming as a political strategy isn’t working.

Sore losers with an empty vault. They have nothing to show for their irrational hate.

And with that, the game board radically shifts and changes, and we are now playing a brand new game — one where the victor doesn’t go in with the disadvantage this time…

Criminals using Canadian real estate to launder money? You don't say!

Duh.

How else does a real estate market here go up that much when a sizeable percentage of people in this country are in precarious employment and/or work for minimum wage?

It never made an ounce of sense.

But the press always hyped up the market, never questioning who or what is behind the spike.

I did. It always seriously worried me. And it is a serious problem. The mortgage “stress tests” are not a problem: it is who can afford to buy shacks for a couple of million dollars — or why would they want to do so.

This is biting Canada — and it painted a completely dishonest picture of our economic health. With our ongoing problems, a little nudge can easily cause catastrophic outcomes…

The Federal Liberals stoop to benign childish tattle-telling. Really, kids? Really?

While Donald Trump does a victory dance on journalists’ faces, Justin Trudeau is not so lucky. He is coming off as a real nerd in this whole SNC-Lavalin scandal.

Not having anything real to smear Jody Wilson-Raybould, one of his minion proxies had to think long and hard with the single brain cell they have in their empty head and tattled that the Prime Minister did not like her recommendation for Supreme Court pick because the person wasn’t politically correct enough and chose someone else.

Wilson-Raybould had this response to the childish swipe:

Wilson-Raybould denied to CTV News that there was any conflict over the Supreme Court appointment and said that the selection of a new Supreme Court judge is ultimately a decision for the prime minister.

“In this process there are typically CONFIDENTIAL conversations and communications -- back and forths between the PM and the AG on potential candidates for appointment,” she said in a email.

“I do however find it extremely worrisome why you are even asking such questions and where you received any such information. Commentary / reporting in this regard with respect to a SCC appointment(s) could compromise the integrity of the appointments process and potentially sitting Justices.”

This isn’t an actual scandal. This isn’t dirt. In fact, this isn’t even an actual thing. This is how my mom and I debate what restaurant to go to for lunch.

This is sad. This is rubbish. Who cares? Governments are supposed to smack each other around and then hammer out a solution. That’s how adults in power roll. What’s wrong with you?

This has to be a leak from Camp Trudeau: who else would think this was some sort of dirt: Ooo! She disagreed with the prime minister on something once! That proves something because the prime minister is always perfect!

Get over yourself, kids, and get some grown-up in there to manage you before people realize just how emotionally-stunted the brats they voted in...

Mueller's report was the final nail in the coffin. It's over. Doomsday did not come. Time for the cult-think to be retired.

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Memo to USA Today: It is over.

The press and the Democrats banked on a narrative that Mueller would slay Trump. It didn’t happen. The end.

To move the goalposts would be an overt temper tantrum. You no longer have that narrative to hinge your fortunes on.

Like a Doomsday cult that promises the world will end for everyone else, the day comes and goes without incident, and now you look like shrill freaks.

In a Zero-Risk Society, you just made a fool of all those Middle Class people who told their friends quite haughtily that Trump would be led away in handcuffs! His children, too!

No, they won’t.

Stop acting like vindictive loons.

You have caused a lot of little people big embarrassment. The uncle or cousin who wears a MAGA cap (just when they come over for a visit to piss them off) has no made fun of their relative in front of the whole family, calling them gullible motherfuckers, and ha ha ha, Trump won! Woo hoo!

No Zero-Risk middle class person wants that to happen. As in, ever. That is a nightmare of the worst sort: the relative they have cast as the Evil Redneck (whether they are or aren’t) in their fantasy narrative, made them eat crow, and their self-image of being an urbane, educated, and sophisticated superior just got shattered.

They made predictions on Facebook! And the Twitter!

They thumped their chests and were absolutely sure because you promised it to them, coming off as Reggie Mantle.

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This humiliation is going to eat away at them.

So the spell is broken, and it is over.

The curtain fell on that disaster.

And a new one rises: one where the press is oblivious and humiliates middle class people, making them look like fools in front of their right-leaning family members.

It is not a pretty picture, but that’s what happens when you bank on destroying someone who saw your weakness and refused to take the path you rigged for one that works for them instead…

Throwing leaders under buses: Why a Zero-Risk Society commoditize the political.

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I find very interesting that is happening on the Left, but also on the Right.

If you don’t like a leader, turn him into a bowl of soup with a fly in it, and then bellow at the waiter to take it back.

Ontario PC leader Patrick Brown had it happened to him. So did Alberta premier Allison Redford.

But then so did NDP leader Thomas Mulcair when there wasn’t an actual need at that particular point to do so.

Then Donald Trump was elected and the press and the US Democrats have gone into irrational overdrive to get rid of him to no avail, however.

And now Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is being thrown under a bus by the Left.

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He has been reduced to a fly-infested soup in a restaurant.

In a Zero-Risk Society, flaw people demand flawless leaders. Make a wrong move, and they want you out, out, out.

We no longer stand by anyone. People cannot get breakfast ready for their children on time and call 911 to selfishly whine how the Amber Alert interrupted their TV show, but they throw royal fits when a leader has a bad streak or slump.

I am not a fan of most of the leaders on the list, for the exception of Mulcair who does his research and has proven to go against comfort when it counts, but we do have a democratic process, and no leader is going to go through a term without stepping in some cow flaps.

And there is a downside to this kind of diva tirades.

You will never get an honest leader or one of quality if you throw them under a bus at the first sign of trouble.

And you won’t deserve one, either.

You do not have to follow one blindly, but the opposite is no better.

People fawn all over people when they elect them, and then want to stomp them into the ground as they make impossible demands and have unrealistic expectations.

You don’t like a leader, do not vote for them again.

But you own your decisions. Be careful next time you drool over your elected maid or butler. They do not have a magic want to make your problems vanish, and even if they did, you aren’t owed a Bibbity Bobbity Boo.

They are not genies or fairy godmothers.

Most of your problems can be solved by you, Zero-Risk Middle Class Person.

Remember that the next time you are voting someone in — or out…

Russiagate did not destroy journalism. It was destroyed before then. What it did was show that partisan propaganda ain't what it used to be.

This was an interesting take on Russiagate:

It's official: Russiagate is this generation's WMD

The Iraq war faceplant damaged the reputation of the press. Russiagate just destroyed it

No, journalism was destroyed before that. Trump won the 2106 presidential election even though the press all marched lockstep against him.

He had Twitter, and he won.

And then social media and Big Tech became censors of the worst sort, but now that Robert Mueller, after months and months of having free rein to investigate — and he is a very, very good and thorough professional — found nothing.

The press and Big Tech rigged and stacked and manipulated to extremist and disturbing degrees.

And nothing.

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This was the industry’s last stand.

And they incited a populace and could not make an outcome happen.

They desperately wanted Trump to be led away in handcuffs as they cheered, and said, See! See! We were right! We are the heroes!

Why was this so important to the press?

Because they cannot come to grips that they collapsed.

It had to be the Evil Russians who rigged and stuffed ballots, not that they could not tell the little people how to vote and they would dutifully listen to them.

Hubris blinds the profession who refuses to admit it’s fubar.

I wrote about journalism’s collapse for Zer0 Books in 2018 in a book called When Journalism was a Thing.

Despite the publicity I should have gotten — and my publisher was supportive of my book and pushed it, knowing that I had ovarian cancer and was seriously out of commission, but did everything a good publisher should do without skipping a beat — managed to get me two interviews, and I managed to procure one on my own.

I was shut out.

I was ignored. Blacklisted.

All for speaking the truth and reality of the situation.

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With 61 pages of references.

But all but two journalists were in denial. To those who interviewed me, and gave me a platform to express myself, thank you.

The rest are absolute hypocrites. They wrote about every bout of presidential flatulence, but when it came to examining and exposing their own shortcomings, they conveniently ignored me.

And now they can’t touch Trump.

But I am not going to stop. I have a laser-beam focus and a nuclear-level energy to keep going.

I have spent my entire adult life working on an alternative system, and I had to put up my proposal on Amazon in Kindle format — something no author should ever be forced to do — so if it comes to intellectual theft, I have a lattice of proof, and it was made clear to me that it was going to happen via email.

If journalists were all about truth and informing, they would have not just read the book — they would not run and hide from me like a bunch of conniving cowards — they would take my words to heart.

But they aren’t. They want to strut and vogue in superhero capes and mask pretending to save humanity.

No, you’re not. A big, fat super story you were all banking on to save you just went up in smoke.

You’re all Zero Risk, and your big, fat gamble just wiped you out.

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And not only am I still standing, teaching, and writing books, motherfuckers, I am still an ambitious visionary who is merrily living my life to the fullest as I never bank or leech on anyone’s demise to fill my belly or validate my existence…

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Ideological propaganda thrives in a confirmation bias...

I always find it interesting how partisan propagandists use a confirmation bias to argue bullshit.

Like this piece of manipulative dreck from Boing Boing:

One company bought all the retail outlets for glasses, used that to force sales of all the eyewear companies and jacked up prices by as much as 1000%

Yes, companies have been doing that for decades in the US. A responsible outlet would note that, but then the propaganda faucet gets turned on:

This is a good example of how decades of far-right ideologically driven antitrust malpractice has hurt everyone. After all, glasses aren't just a fashion item: they're a necessity for people with poor vision, a prerequisite for driving, walking, cycling, reading, getting an education or doing your job.

No, that is not an example — good or bad — of “far-right ideologically-driven” anything.

Because you had left-winged presidents in there for a total of what — sixteen years since Ronald Reagan?

Neither one of those presidents bothered with countering that “far-right ideologically-driven” problem. They left it alone.

Motherfucker, that is simply how that country rolls, whether it rolls to the right or left.

So that’s on all of you.

You are not better than your “far-right” fellow citizens. That narrative you are puking is a pure bullshit story.

Stop gaslighting people as you are trying to throw half your country under a bus, blaming them for everything as you take responsibility for nothing. It doesn’t matter who is elected president on the left or right.

The rich stay rich.

The poor stay poor.

And the middle class stay oblivious as they look to blame everyone else except themselves…

Journalists were deluded that Trump colluded...

And all of the real things that were happening that not only the press ignored hoping to “get” Trump who merely proved the press was inert, but of all of the money Democrats gleefully wasted that could have gone to social programs.

The Democrats and journalists proved to be frauds and exploiters of marginalized groups, preying on their fears for the sake of a handful of votes.

This is the reason that I am a political atheist.

But not surprising, the deluded are trying to twist logic and parse words to keep their lies believed…

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Journalism needs an alternative.

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Hillary Clinton’s excuse that The Evil Russians colluded with Trump turns out to be an obvious bullshit story.

I do hope all those who asked for taxpayers to foot the bill are billed instead.

Journalists were very petty and vindictive praying the man who showed their weaknesses hoping he would be destroyed.

No, it isn’t his fault. Don’t shoot the messenger.

Look in the mirror, kids.

And stop oppressing those of us who see the truth and speak it…

Fox News turning to the Left? Entering a crowded market won't change the partisan nature of Cable News.

Children of Titans of Industry follow trends, not create them.

Will Fox News go Left?

It could, and then lose its base. People on the left will stick to what they already know. They will not flock to Fox.

But it still partisan propaganda. Left or right, it doesn’t matter.

It won’t stop anyone from picking up the torch. Marketplaces dictate it.

While I wrote OutFoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s war of journalism, I am not impressed by this turn. CNN was originally envisioned as a news network, but never took competition into its equations. MSNBC is hard left and has established its following. FNC was built to take competition as it veers right.

The FNC no longer has a strategist of Roger Ailes to guide them. Don’t expect much from the switch, other than lower ratings, and fragmented dwindling audiences…

Political Atheism: When you don't follow anyone's cluster of ideas, or want to lead a flock looking for canned ideology.

I have used a term on this web site quite frequently: Political Atheism.

I am always amused at how many people become alarmed at the very notion of it, using sophistry galore to claim it is “contradictory” (no, it isn’t), “wrong” (no, it isn’t), or “impossible” (no, it isn’t).

You hold a cluster of beliefs, but I bet none of them were ones you came up with. And I am also willing to bet some of those “beliefs” you don’t actually believe, but either tolerate or endure. You do not want to alienate an in-group that accepted you, or be seen as “strange”, “difficult”, and a “troublemaker.”

Too bad for you.

I don’t mind if wrong-headed people see me as a strange and difficult troublemaker. That’s their problem. They are either limited, manipulative, controlling, or most likely, cowards. That’s not on me.

We have religious atheists, and now you have a political atheist.

And I am willing to bet that I am hardly the only one.

Politics has become the new religion, but I am not waiting several centuries before I disown the very notion.

People try to force people to accept them — with the lure of content and promises, and then use the same structure to keep the flock in place.

There is no different between a political rally or a religious gathering. You have to believe in the candidates and the ideology — the same as religion.

Politics isn’t empirical. Just like religion. It is based on say-so, not actually evidence or experimentation. Aren’t we clever?

People think it is some sort of sneaky hack to pretend to be evolved when it is just another form of religion. Priests held power over the flock the way politicians do now.

It is sanctioned insanity.

People try to dismiss me, and then bully me. Sooner or later, I have to pick sides.

No, I don’t. Religions battled each other, and I do not have to pick a side. They are both hopelessly wrong and downright mean to boot. While I am a spiritual person, no deity would express themselves through religion, particularly the ones who molest children, confine people, shame them, isolate them from their families, or want to kill them.

Gods would want us to not depend on them or think of them as Santa Claus or our personal maids or butlers. We have selfish views on what higher beings mean to us, and I do not ascribe to any of it.

People can accept that from me. What they cannot accept that I am not impressed with Left/Right linear divides. No political system we have going is worth a bean. It is 2019; the time for passively wanting to be nannied by some They is over.

You would think political atheism would be a simple and mundane concept to accept, but it triggers many people who are trying to prove they are Always Rights, and then they have a meltdown. They want one single Them to blame, and then you have someone who thinks you both are alike, oppressive, boring, manipulative, tyrannical, and just plain suck. You want me to follow you even as you talk down to me and dismiss me? Really?

Memo: I don’t care what you think.

The most liberating of revelations is that no one else has to approve of your ideas or thoughts. You don’t have to be a follower. Nor, do you have to be a leader.

Nor do you have to be dawdling aimlessly in the the middle.

You can go wherever you wish however you wish. You don’t need approval or permission. You don’t need anyone’s validation or blessing.

You just have to be determined and active to forge your own path to create your own world — one that is in tune with your wants and needs.

Forge ahead by instinct and by heart. Trust yourself, help yourself, and don’t look for anyone else to rescue you. You are on your own in a world of people itching to shame others and make fun of them as they fall. They gossip and never bother to ask if you can pay your bills. People scam and cheat you and then blame you as they discard you.

That’s the way of politics. It’s war, and war is deception. I’ve no use for those games, and I look to other ways to make my life as fulfilling and meaningful as I can…

Doug Ford says more than the obvious. Social media has made journalism obsolete.

Ontario Premier Doug Ford says what Donald Trump knew when he won the US presidency in 2016: journalism is irrelevant.

It is also what I said in my 2018 book When Journalism was a Thing.

Newspapers are collapsing. Bailing them out is a wasted effort. The industry needs an alternative, and one that takes the realities of technology and audiences into consideration.

There will be a lot of people in the industry who will be livid about this observation. A little more honesty and humility would be a far better attitude to take…

Federal Liberals banking on old patriarchal ruses: Put up or shut up? Nice try, but on a rigged board, go for another option.

When you have bootlickers and minions, you think you are always in the right and when you have a board rigged to reward your noncompoopity, your perceptions of reality can get in your way when some who does not fall for the rules and script decides to play a different game with you.

So here were have another Liberal MP, Judy Sgro, try a very transparent strategy based on the sink or swim logical fallacy: She is telling renegades Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott to “put up or shut up” by going on a booby-trapped rigged board of Parliament to divulge everything they know.

This is a equivalent of murder mysteries where someone is given an anonymous note and told to meet the killer at a certain spot without telling anyone of the meeting — and to bring or destroy the note. Duh.

They should not actually fall for this ruse for many reasons, mostly because the other Grits would have already formed a counter-plan and are ready to undermine them through optics and other political strategies because they know the rigs and the rules and have more political experience than either of the first-terms MPs.

And they should call it out as a poor-man’s ruse, and decline it. It is a set up, nothing more.

And Sgro’s pathetic and misogynistic narrative how this is somehow some sort of personal vendetta against the Jive Turkey is laughable. Do try not to waste taxpayers’ money being so primitive, Ms. Sgro.

The Grits are dysfunctional and are turning on each other, trying every old trick in the book to salvage their operations. And you know how bad it is when they have to drag the old guard out and try to clean up the mess. Maclean’s magazine misreads the signs, however:

Enlisting the longtime Liberal party loyalist as a ‘change-maker’ offers yet another example of a government losing its optics mojo

They never had the mojo: what they had was a press primed to follow the old scripts for them. They thought the Prime Minister would be an ally to them, forgetting that during his most impressionable age, both of his parents were torn to shreds in the press for different reasons. He played them, plain and simple, because they were playing him. He set up the narrative of equality for all races and genders, and then when it came to practicing what he preached, he choked while the press dutifully followed the script, and everything became misaligned.

He was never that clever. Neither was Gerald Butts. Everyone was merely following the script until two female MPs went against its structure. And then people’s true intellectual shrewdness was exposed. Nothing more.

The Grits are in trouble. They know it. If the opposition parties were in better shape, they would be wiped off the map on election day.

But it can still happen. All bets are off, except that the old narratives are backfiring, causing nuclear light shows in their wake…

Why journalism's patriarchal narrative structures keep distorting our perceptions of realty.

The Economist has a very distorted chart worth noting here:

White nationalism after Christchurch

The new face of terror, much like the old

Violent white nationalists increasingly resemble the jihadists they hate

This is a very stupid chart and a stupider hypothesis, but not for the reasons that you think.

In my 2005 book, Don’t Believe It!: How lies become news, I go over a very important method of dealing with hate crime stories, terror stories, and war stories: erase the ethnicity or race of the players. Just forget them entirely.

Look at the facts. Look at the logic. See if Group or Person A could possibly do this to Group or Person B.

Many times, just by removing ethnic or racial designations, the story completely falls apart.

Because the distorting lens is removed, and the emotional triggers are gone.

Why is this method effective?

Because our own personal biases and prejudices are gone, and we have no idea who is suppose to be the hero or villain. We are looking at actions because we don’t have the hacks of ethnicity to cloud our judgement.

But it goes one step deeper: it kicks away our props and supports and we are forced to judge people as people.

But journalism cannot do this because its entirely existence is based in a Patriarchal Narrative where there can be only one good guy, and anyone else is a bad guy.

It cannot deal with Matriarchal realities of intersecting lives. It does not compute. If journalism was a calculator, it would be one that could not do math. It would have just two numbers: 1 and 0.

It would know that 1≠0, and that’s about it.

And 0=bad and 1=good.

That’s a pretty shitty calculator.

So what the Economist is trying to do is present an inaccurate truth of 0 and 1, and that’s not true.

White supremacists were always terrorists. They lynched people who were not like them. There is no “increasing” here. We just cherry-pick certain events and then try to paint a narrative how we should now see these people are bigger bad guys than the ones who are bad guys of a different in-group.

No, they are the same. These are both racist cabals who are violent. The end.

The world is full of violent people. The press wants to somehow knock Trump by proclaiming one violent group is worse than another violent.

No, you have two violent groups. They aren’t just racist, but misogynistic.

So your chart is garbage and so is your hypothesis.

The world was always violent. It always had cabals who terrorize people and cause harm to innocents. There is no narrative. I don’t want to deal with any of them. The Ustashi slaughtered my grandmother’s family just because they were Serbs. The Nazis slaughtered Jews. They both were violent, and both got away with far too much.

And any other group that wants to kill people is a bad group. No worse, no better. If your mandate includes extermination, you suck. The end.

And if journalists were truly “progressive” as all the cool kids try to convince me, they wouldn’t be making racist charts or bringing up race: they would say that there are various clusters of violent people targeting innocent people for slaughter. They would not indulge the excuses. They would name names and put faces to the names. You wouldn’t be employing the faceless techniques of war propaganda.

Because in the end, race doesn’t make you a murderer. It’s your lack of character, ability to see truths, emotional illiteracy, and cowardice.

If we held individuals accountable and didn’t indulge their excuses, they would not be able to hide in numbers. They could not pretend they had a cause, because they don’t.

But that takes breaking away from patriarchal narratives and stop distorting reality just to make silly charts and nonexistent points…

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