The re-launching of Chaser News, Part Twenty-Three: Journalism never learned to asked the two most important questions: Who is paying for this spectacle, and what's in it for them to do it?

Machiavelli’s The Prince is must-reading if you are ever to make yourself into a real information-gatherer. Unless you are willing to question your reality, you are only going to find rubbish and not the truth.

Let’s take the Antifa movement, for instance.

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This is not some sort of organic grassroots movement. I have seen their pricey, professionally done recruitment posters at universities. It is too polished to be some ragtag group of sour grapes hooligans. You know there is serious money backing these groups and some rich white Leftist pampered brat who is intimidating Right-winged rivals by proxy.

My feelings on the propagandist Fox News Channel was made amply clear in my book based on the documentary OutFoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s war on journalism in 2005; so my views are out there and unequivocal. I do not like the FNC, but Antifa is worse because while the FNC is open about partisan games, Antifa hides behind veils and trick mirrors.

They went after Tucker Carlson, and that thuggery is a rapist’s tactic. Antifa is openly Machiavellian in that to them the ends justify the means, but whose ends are justified?

Certainly not the paid minions who thump their chests. Those peons are for sale. They are faceless, disposable, and gullible cannon fodder who serve their masters, thinking they are going to get something for compromising themselves.

They are radicalized, but not civilized or rationalized.

This is a war tactic and it is nothing new. My family’s roots are in Socialist former Yugoslavia where games like that were often government-sanctioned. None of those minions ever ended up well.

In order to recruit, revise speeches, strategies, make ephemera, write text, placards, organize, get willing bodies, find the addresses, coordinate, and intimidate is not cheap.

You need labour and a chain of command, and none of it comes for free.

The big story is not that Tucker Carlson was threatened.

The big story is what rich white dickless motherfucker is a psychopathic coward who is bankrolling this war propaganda campaign.

Antifa is a scam the way cults are a scam: they make big promises of the Promised Land, but it’s all bullshit, the way the Right’s Tea Party was bullshit.

Follow the money and you will discover this has nothing to do with liberation or human rights, and has everything to do with rich bastards rigging and manipulating to line their own coffers as they sell bullshit stories to gullible youth who think they are clever and cunning.

No, just conniving. I have seen this game many times before.

They follow scripts and wear masks as they hide who they are really working for. They are given marching orders, false promises, and like dutiful little soldiers, they march.

If the West had actual journalists doing their jobs, Antifa would be exposed for what it truly is, and there would be no war games: we would know which assholes were trying to fuck with the lives of people and they would be cut off at the pass. There would be no recruiting and no spectacle.

But this is an Age of Propaganda, and pseudo-journalists such as Rachel Maddow are organizing protests with their partisan bullshit spectacles themselves.

That isn’t the way of a real news-gatherer. That is partisan propaganda ruses that are as Machiavellian as all of the ones before it.

It is all optics, and optics are always a lie.

When I did Chaser News, I had started to do preliminary work for an undercover story about cult recruitment at university campuses, but I had to drop out — not because I was afraid or threatened, but because my personal circumstances took a hit, and then I had to pull back.

When I was a university student, I knew of a few fellow students who joined cults who recruited them right on campus. I found their brochures and kept them.

But those brochures were not as snazzy as the ones coming out now.

Nor were those cults as well-organized, literate, or politically focussed. This is now a sophisticated operation that runs very much like a dirty tricks political campaign.

And for the record, I have been keeping tabs all these years because I still want to do the story; so I do have a baseline to compare and contrast.

Some control freak who comes from fabulous wealth got ideas seeing the true grassroots variety of student recruitment, and used real money to jazz things up. I have no doubt.

I will be going back to this story under Chaser, but the how I go about it will not be the typical way most reporters or even undercover agents do it.

The dumb ass university students aren’t questioning the ridiculous level of sophistication of this game — if their education was worth a fuck, they’d use their critical thinking skills to see how someone wants to exploit them, use them, and then discard them should they get arrested, crippled, or killed.

There is a game afoot. A few someones are keeping their hands clean while they try to scare people to distract them from seeing the ruse by using their ideological servants and maids to do it.

Will it work? No, all it takes is a few broken promises you made to spoiled brats who realize they are nothing special, just dupes who were used as toilet paper, and then the scam unravels.

But there will be a lot of minions with shit on their faces who will fuck up their lives fighting for ideals that are just too wicked to exist in reality.

If you want to change the world, change your mindset first, then do something kind for others without looking for applause or attention.

There are children whose druggie parents are whoring them out as we speak. There are homeless people with schizophrenia who need help. There are people with cancer who can’t pay their bills.

There are people in your own fucking family whose lives are falling apart — start there, and stop looking for that non-existent They to do it for you…