If you do not know how to handle a crisis, you are not fit to govern because that's what governing is about.

Sometimes you have to wonder just how clueless people are. Judging by this quote, I’d say, way too oblivious for comfort:

“They’re [MPs] not sure how to deal with this,” said one former senior Liberal who spoke to The Hill Times on a not-for-attribution basis. “They’re unsettled, you’re seven months away from an election, and things are not rosy. Things are not unfolding as they had expected.”

Life never unfolds the way you expect it, either.

This is a regime with a Zero-Risk Mindset. They do not know how to deal with the unexpected, which is the hallmark of an inept regime. Anyone can rule when everything is predictable and has no problems. Very few can do it in the face of a crisis.

And that is troubling because you are attracting people looking an easy job, not one that challenges and offers new rewards if you conquer those challenges….

The first message is the one the counts: the Grits in Ottawa dawdled too long. The narrative has already been set.

When war broke out in the former Yugoslavia, I was a teenager who stumbled upon a publication geared toward those in the intelligence community called Intelligence Digest, which is still around today.

There had been a book by a French journalist named Jacques Merlino who had interviewed a PR flak who had crowed how his firm set the narrative of that war, and said something I would test and confirm myself: that the first narrative is the one that counts. Retractions have no effect.

And the latest slap fight between the Prime Minister and his former Justice Minister is an interesting proof of it.

Even though journalists covering it and their quoted “experts” aren’t savvy enough to see it.

Take this silly article from the Hill Times:

Former justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould appears to be holding the “fate” of the government in her hands, which gives her leverage over Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, says a former top government official, while others say the primes minister needs to offer an “alternative narrative,” backed up by clear facts and details; otherwise, Canadians will draw their own conclusions which won’t be helpful for the Liberals.

Sorry, kids, that ship has sailed. The proxies on Team Wilson-Raybould have already set the narrative weeks ago. She didn’t have to say a word. The PR machine did it for her. The Prime Minister should have gotten ahead, and anticipated it. That’s what cunning strategists do. What he did was take a gamble, and lost the “narrative.”

Because if the Grits had one, they would have put it out immediately. They dawdled, and kept trying to parse their words, and in the meantime, countless meme posters flooded the Internet, enforcing that first narrative. It’s done.

Add that the Grits now want to move the goalposts for misbehaving companies, has confirmed that original narrative. The end.

And considering what an attention addict the PM is — the fact that he did not jump in front of the cameras with a power seflie to prove his innocence is the clincher. He would have been strutting and voguing on the cover of Maclean’s and on The National, flexing his Angelic, But Still Manly Arms of Innocence, and telling the little people Everything Is Just Fine!

He’s been dawdling and dithering for the entire length of this scandal. His dad would have told the press to go fuck themselves, give them the finger, and said something cutting, but brilliant, to put the haters in their place.

But Canada was still not a Zero-Risk nation back in those days, and that’s why everything is unravelling as fast as it is…

Canada's Jive Turkey Dilemma.

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Canada is going full-steam ahead into an abyss, and with the federal elections not that far away, even publications such as the Hill Times are starting to realize that Canada is fucked:

Liberals should be ‘exceptionally concerned’ about potential recession in 2019, voters’ anxiety on ‘unrestricted immigration,’ says Nanos

The recession is already here. You see homeless beggars in traditional Middle Class cities and towns such as Dundas and Burlington that were never there before. Housing in Hamilton is unaffordable and there is no relief in sight. You see the number of empty store fronts. Weed is proving to be a problem, but not for the traditional reasons that the government is spewing in their press releases: shortages have nothing to do with it — it is about how much money the government isn’t getting in taxes.

If they were generating enough tax revenue, they would (a) give more licenses, not slow it down, and (b) Ontario wouldn’t be making all those shocking cuts and have their credit rating downgraded.

Why not hold it off? Why would Moody’s downgrade Ontario now?

Because something more incompetent is in play in the federal regime.

Because we have a jive turkey for a PM.

The problem is his rivals are also jive turkeys.

And there is an election looming ahead.

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2019 will be unpredictable. For one, the US isn’t done with Canada. The set-up has been completed, but the pay-off is coming, even if the jive turkeys are trying to spin their bullshit. That’s more than obvious. Canada now has too many battles, and it isn’t used to one battle, let alone several.

And the PM has an uncanny talent for stepping in dog shit with reckless abandon.

He is focussed on bullshit, such as trying to get out of the deal with the Saudis that actually just hurts Canada, not the Saudis. That is not something to bother with when there are bigger troubles on the eve of exploding.

He is the epitome of a jive turkey, using window-dressing as proof. Canada’s credit rating can go the same way as Ontario’s. We are not exactly a country of clout, and should someone take a closer look, the scam starts to unravel.

And it is starting unravel by having the federal Grits buy their own hype and then get involved with irrelevant affairs in Saudi Arabia and China.

Why did Canada get involved when they had no horse in this race? Or with China where they also had no horse in this race, either, having nothing to gain, and everything to lose at the worst possible time?

The problem is that the world has figured out Canada is a nation lead by a jive turkey. If you think blustering is a cagey bluff to hide how inconsequential you are, think again. Once the US signalled that they were not going to shelter us anymore because our prime minister is a jive turkey, the jig was up.

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When you are a nation led by a jive turkey, you have problems. For all the babble about how Trump is dishonest, he has an excellent track record of getting done what he said he would do. You look at the bottom line, and he may use war strategy that is predicated on deception, but the end result’s truth is what counts — and it is the only thing that counts.

Middle class people are not educated well in the art of war; so they have no idea how to look at things or what they see. They just read the maudlin Hallmark mother’s day card, and think that’s all they need to know about life.

And in a way, that’s a relief; so long as they know they have no horse in this race and shouldn’t weigh in.

Journalists are even less schooled in it, and write bullshit about about how the PM wasn’t baited, when fell for every Trumpian pull my finger gambit under the sun. The press in Canada know a single script and stick with it hoping no one notices that they are faking it.

Trudeau has a serious credibility problem himself. He abandons promises, has no ability to stay focussed on anything but his own image, and has no gravitas or clout to do anything on a global stage. He wants to be Barak Obama, but while Obama lacked gravitas for most of his presidency, he was shrewd and had the might of the US to make a fairly good impression on a world stage. His wife Michelle, on the other hand, has gravitas that she seems to hold back, but if she were to run for her husband’s old job, she would be wise to unleash it unedited.

Trudeau’s wife has no gravitas, and neither does he. They are common and unremarkable. This plays well in Canada because the goal is to fly under the radar just enough not be expected to do extra work.

The problem is there is a big storm up ahead and there is going to be a serious clean-up detail.

And the prime minister has no idea what that means. He has no idea what work means. He cannot prepare for a storm if he doesn’t understand how flimsy everything is, and that you have things to clean up and then rebuild.

But the opposition parties picked parity leaders who are of the same ilk.

They appeal to the Middle Class who play it safe. They do not know what real work entails, or that gambling isn’t a strategy.

Trump greatly appealed to the poor and the working class because despite everything about him, he knows hard work.

He works hard and he plays hard, and those classes who toil, immediately could see it. The lazy limousine liberals and champagne socialists hate him with a passion because they hate work.

They are always demanding that some They do all of the work. They want illegal immigrants to nanny their children and do the jobs they do not want to do. They can pretend all they want, but if they cared about migrants, they would be opening their own houses to them and sponsoring them so that they wouldn’t be in this country illegally.

But that takes work.

Jive turkeys hate work. They do a lot of talking just so that they do not have to actually do this thing called “werk.”

The PM is a slacker. So are his rivals.

And Canada is entering a dangerous phase where the end result is going to be hard work.

The middle class and their unremarkable children are going to have meltdowns because the reality that there is no such thing as a sure thing is going to hurt. Everyone is pinning salvation on weed sales and housing, and that is not going to work.

Canada is unprepared. They are so used to nannying and entitlement that they don’t know that the danger has already made its presence known.

Work never bothered me. I will not allow myself to be exploited or abused, but work means getting up early and going to bed late. It means I can assess what needs work and when, and do not meddle in things where I have no benefit, but meddling with make things worse, giving me extra and unnecessary work with nothing to show for it at the end.

But the Liberal Regime have no clue. They just make messes on a global scale, and think their servants can clean up their messes, and their servants are as entitled duffers as they are.

You have school boards in Ontario who have no idea where money went and for what, but throw fits when it gets taken away.

If you understood the value of a dollar, you would know within the dollar where it went, and how much bang you got for that buck.

And I know it first-hand. When I moved, I made phone calls to various businesses because when you move, you have to have things done, and it would be nice to have it done by professionals.

And all of all of them, only two showed up on time and did the job. The rest never showed up, let alone show up late. There was always an excuse, and I had to do all of it myself.

Once upon a time, I could call a business, set up an appointment, get service 100% of the time. I would be satisfied, and I would rarely get someone trying to hose me.

Now, it’s mostly jive turkeys. Jive turkeys who do not understand you either pay now or pay later.

And we are about to pay very shortly with no leader capable of understanding work, let alone partake in the blessed deed themselves…

The re-launching of Chaser News, Part Eighteen: Journalists are neither saints nor martyrs. They have hidden too many sins.

Journalists have no reasoning skills whatsoever. Overprecise and overconfident, their ability to see reality has always been nonexistent because they have no formal training in it and it shows.

But they sure as hell love to tell the little people how moral and superior they are.

We died for you! they shout as if they were Jesus.

Dear Globe and Mail: foreign journalists have gotten themselves killed. Fuck your moral masturbation, and worse, hitching your ride on someone else’s murder.

Which is the complete fault of the profession because like everything else, they have devised a sum total of zero strategies and zero standards.

You ride a motorcycle without a helmet and drive it off a cliff, and you then complain about the hazard?

And it is a drop in the bucket to the number of First Nations women in Canada who get slaughtered so again, fuck you.

No one at the Globe can ever claim to be of the moral ilk of Chauncey Bailey, Daniel Pearl, or Dickey Chapelle (Person #15, Person #16, and Person #17 of the List of People Everyone Should Know) who were going against the grain of their profession, and it was their employers who failed to give them the adequate protection they needed. Blame corporate incompetence and negligence for their deaths. They were all rare gems in a profession that would rather speculate about celebrity boobies than do real work.

This is a profession that has no common sense.

Take a look at this propaganda piece, filed under “Midterms”:

Restoring The Moral Compass

You mean, Make America Great Again?

Memo to News and Guts: you not only are cowards, you are plagiarists ripping off Donald Trump.

And here is another memo: there never was a moral compass; so you have nothing to restore.

The Hill Times wonders why the federal Tories don’t like journalism.

Answer: because you spew liberal propaganda because you always gravitate toward whatever political party at the time pretends to be holier than thou so that you can hide your sins and act indignant should anyone call you out for your lies.

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That issue of Time was a turning point for me. Not only did that issue imply that mass Serbian graves were Muslim, they ran that cover without ever mentioning to their readers that a German reporter noticed that the wire was on the wrong side; and that those people in the picture weren’t fenced in, giving a completely different context. (I had interviewed that reporter for a story I tried to do, but was axed at the last second because the editor was frightened off when the worst offending PR firm thumped its chest and he caved).

I wrote to Time outlining every lie and contradiction in a four page letter; they violated my moral rights, publishing a one paragraph and highly-altered version without my permission.

The late Pearl was one of the few journalists covering the war who did not fall for the PR firm bullshit stories against Serbs. The others did, and it should be no surprise that the one who was rational and objective was killed in another war, and the other stenographers all got cushy jobs as talking babblers.

I had said from the beginning of the Civil War in the former Yugoslavia that journalists lied, and knew they were lying.

And now they are starting to admit to their deceptions in a very interesting way, and thank the mess Saudi Arabia has gotten itself into for the slip.

This BBC series on the House of Saud says it all: the war was not started by Serbs but by radicalized Sauds. They parachuted in, caused bloodshed, lived in Bosnia — the land they stole from the very Serbs they maligned, and then did damage on 9-11 in New York City.

And journalists knew this tidbit all along.

They are changing their tune because they are exploiting the dead and hacked up body of Jamal Khashoggi, a partisan and dubious “reporter” with questionable ties to various groups: but they are remaking him as a saintly crusading reporter who died as a journalistic crusader…

But to make this lie seem as if it were a truth, they are now having to demonize the Saudis as they are forced to admit to certain truths about the former Yugoslavia in the divine passive, trying to hide the fact the (a) they kept this crucial piece of information back as they were making glorious careers for themselves and selling newspapers, and (b) they were complicit in war crimes and war propaganda.

Most Western journalists covering that war should be rotting in The Hague.

The number of journalists getting killed pales in comparison to the number of people who were slaughtered thanks to their ignorant propaganda.

If you believe a word a reporter says, you are a fucking moron who settles for shit.

This is a profession without instinct or insight. They have no empiricism or innovation. They spew garbage as they virtue-signal and plagiarize the same playbook as the Catholic church.

You’re not gods, you miserable assholes.

Chaser News was created to create a humbler and saner vehicle for information.

Chaser is coming back, but it is going to be different in many ways.

It will provide news about propaganda. It will be news about reality. It is not going to tell you what to think or how to think, but it will make you question your own thinking.

Like Harry Houdini and James Randi, it will show precisely how journalists have scammed and continue to scam the public. It is not like Project Veritas, however. They have the wrong mindset in dealing with those narcissistic knuckle-draggers.

It will first build a scaffolding. It will be serious for a short time.

And then it will be unleashed as halos are revealed to be nothing more than a tin-foil hat…