Before getting to that, let me quote this thread from Jesse Kelly.
The Right must make a significant changed with how it conducts itself when a story breaks going forward. Time and time again 99% of the pundits and politicians on the Right push the Left’s false narrative in the beginning only to find out it was false and now being weaponized.
Coronavirus: “MILLIONS WILL DIE!! SHUT DOWN THE ECONOMY”
Right: “Ok. Guess we should shut it down for a couple weeks.”[a year later]
“WHOA! This is being used against us!”
Saint Georg Floyd: “COPS ARE HUNTING DOWN BLACK MEN!”
Right: “I guess cops are hunting down black men. We need federal police reform.”[cities in smoldering ruin]
“WHOA! This is being used against us!”
Capitol raid: “FIVE PEOPLE WERE MURDERED IN THIS INSURRECTION!!”
Right: “I’m horrified by this violent insurrection coup!”[government gears up to put you on a terrorist watch list]
“WHOA! This is being used against us!”
Time and time and time again. The System does NOT care about any issue that arises. The System will use whatever issue arises to advance themselves and crush the Right. That is their only objective. So, please, for the love of everything holy, STOP FALLING FOR IT.
There’s gonna be another issue. I don’t know what it is. When it comes the entire System will DEMAND that you think a certain way about it. Resist. Wait for facts to come out. Assume everything they’re saying is a lie.
Cause it always is.
Just a couple of points.
First of all, this constant pushing of Viral Twitter Moral Panics by the left — amplified by the Twitter-Fabulous of the Pseudoright — is one of the main reasons I stopped reading twitter entirely.
If you noticed I stopped following you in 2015-2016, it was probably because you joined in one too many Viral Twitter Moral Panics.
I would point out that only the dishonest attempt to panic other people into making decisions. If you’re an honest person, and you have truth on your side, you do not need to panic anyone into making a rushed decision. You can be confident that the facts and truth will out, so you can give people time and space to weigh things for themselves.
But those pushing these Viral Twitter Moral Panics — and again, I must stress, my primary intersection with these Moral Panics was via the Twitter-Fabulous people of the Pseudoright, not the left itself — want to push people to make choices and decisions NOW, without having the full facts and without having the time to sift and weight these facts. And to determine which of these facts are really facts.
It’s easy to lead panicked people. In a fire in a building, it’s dark as hell. The smoke eats all light. Panicking people looking for a way out will listen to anyone who says “Come this way!”
But what if the people yelling “Come this way!” intend to mislead people, and lead them into blind corridors? What if the people yelling “Come this way!” are in fact the very arsonists who started the fire?
I got very tired of the Twitter-Fabulous of the Pseudoright starting a fire every fucking morning and then yelling “Come with me, I know the way out, be sure to retweet and hit Like!”
John Ekdahl noted, some time back: Did you every notice that once per week, sometimes twice per week, there is a shrieking inferno of Twitter outrage, something which will scar America for all time, and which will change everything?
He asked: Can you remember the panic that hit two weeks ago? Last week?
Can you even remember the panic that would supposedly change everything just before the latest one?
If you can’t — and of course you can’t — what can we say about these supposed Panics of Great National Concern?
Never let a crisis go to waste, Rahm Emmanuel said.
What he didn’t say, but which he obviously intended, was: “And be sure to create pseudo-crises once or twice per week, and exploit them ruthlessly.”
That leads me into a final point about the Twitter-Fabulous of the Pseudoright: I used to just think these people were stupid, falling, as they did, for every made-up leftist moral panic.
They’d later find out it was all made-up, but that would not change their behavior one bit pushing the next ginned-up panic their leftwing allies told them to amplify.
I can no longer credit these people as stupid. I do believe they’re stupid, but I can’t believe that they keep “falling for” this same trick the fiftieth time it’s played on them.
Yes, they are stupid, but no, they are not ignorant of the left’s game of constantly pushing the public into adopting leftwing political positions based on an invented moral panic — nor are they ignorant of their own central, indispensable part in making these panics go viral.
The Twitter-Fabulous of the Pseudoright may be dull-minded drulls, but they can’t have failed to comprehend that they had an important role in the Twitter Viral Panic spreading machinery: They are the vectors of the virus of panic to the right. They take the virus from the left, and inject it into the right.
The left and right being increasingly isolated sub-populations, the importance of the Twitter-Fabulous of the Pseudoright in taking the virus from the left and infecting the right with it cannot be understated.
And they must realize this.
And I think they enjoy it. I think that knowing they are important Message Repeaters for their leftwing allies makes them feel Important, Special, and Emotionally Validated as people who just aren’t wasting their lives on Twitter, but as people who are Shaping Public Opinion. (In favor of the left, of course.)
The Democ-Rats will just continue this Witch Hunt until it backfires on them and i hope it destroys their careers starting with Waters
I can’t help but notice there is no Twitter-panic over the idiot Biden killing tens of thousands of good jobs, rendering our borders less safe and our Border Patrol less effective, showing actual women how little they matter other than as something for him to sniff or rape or nominating someone to head the CIA that has deep ties to China and the CCP. Seems the faux-panic inciting only had a limited purpose.
Myself, I can say I was cured of the panic-baiting with the pee-tape story. I fell for that one, and I learned a valuable lesson: the left are unrepentant liar, as are anyone that repeats what they disseminate as fact.
It seems the impeachment prosecutors are peddling big fat lies.
@kitt: Well, Democrats can’t impeach Trump without lies. It’s all they have.
@Deplorable Me: Trumps team needs to stop treating this like a real trial and simply become fact checkers. They even said it was Trump supporters that burned the church, not the terrorist org BLM founded and led by a terrorist pardoned by Clinton.
Had you couldn’t have helped but noticing there was no media-panic of your list, it would have been because your overblown hype, fabricated scandals, exaggerated numbers, and debunked nonsense has no place in factual journalism. Yeah, QAnon has made headlines but not on the context to help your argument.
But you said Twitter-panic, referring to the social world.
Yes, it does appear that Trump’s social zombie army has dispersed and is in disarray. There’s 2 main reasons for that. 1 is that many of them no longer have their daily or hourly (or less) Twitter holy mass to acquire their instructions from their god upon his golden commode and are just lost. They don’t know how to function or what lead to follow (I mean, you just can’t expect these gulibles to suddenly acquire some thought process ability on their own). The other problem is that the scales have dropped from the eyes of many cultists as they’ve realized they’ve been had. Trump recruited them long ago, brainwashed them in selling his election loss, and after running out of peaceful alternatives to stay in power, instructed them to turn on the country with violence. Once they obeyed, Trump dropped them like a used condom only to be stomped in the ground by the establishment. Biden went on to become President, Trump went on to Mar-a-lago, and the gulibles went under the bus. Oh, and Trump raked in millions in the process.
This was Trump’s final (so far) middle finger and kiss good bye, the strike from the snake to the people who took the snake in- the finale ending with people dead in the street and him walking unscathed.
And from all appearances, Trump will be acquitted. But I’m not all that convinced this is really a trial against Trump. I’d say the entire Republican party is on trial. The verdict is already there. The sentencing will be given out to the GQP incrementally for years. Trump has plenty of other legal wolves at his door.
@kitt: That would take a large team of fact checkers, which is a misnomer anyway, as the Democrats present no facts to check. Yeah, we know the riot happened. Yeah, we know it was terrible. But, that’s now they’re there for. WHERE is the justification to impeach Trump? Where is the inciteful language or actions? Thus far, no sign of any of that.
@Ronald J. Ward:
So, what you are saying is the idiot Biden DIDN’T kill off tens of thousands of jobs with his EO’s, without having the promised replacement jobs in place, did not disrespect women by making it law that men can compete against women in women’s sports, did not send the message to illegal immigrants that the taxpayer-funded buffet is once again open on the northern side of the southern border and did not order that no illegal immigrant can be deported for any reason? Wow. Now THAT is some powerful stupidity.
How impressed are you with the idiot Biden’s lie about opening the schools being fully exposed? Follow the science? CCP says it’s safe, the idiot Biden says, well maybe in 100 days, maybe for one day a week, maybe 50% plus one of the schools. Does this guy set the bar low or what? He is a predetermined failure and YOU voted for this weak, lying dumbass! Talk about CULTIST! You follow the Cult of the Stupid! What a joke!
You think it wise to pick someone in the CCP’s back pocket to head the CIA? Also, maybe YOU have that inciteful language Trump used to incite the Capital riot… no one else seems to. And, at best, that idiot Biden is “president*”. He’ll never be President.
The disdain, nay, pure hatred that Ward/AJ has for anyone who is not to the left of Mao is palatable. I envision the vitriol dripping down his chin like a slobbering shar-pei as he types.
Never mind that the left is famous for their lies. Comrade Greggie posted that 7 people had died at the Capital dust up. Raskin was wrong but Comrade Greggie repeated the lie anyway without fact checking. There were five who died that had attended the Capital dust up, not seven. But hey, what’s truth got to do with anything when the Democrats are trying to usurp our Constitution?
Of course, all those jobs lost on the Keystone XL pipeline/border wall is no big deal. Maybe they can contact Nancy Piglosi and she can give them some high dollar ice cream to tide them over from her $10,000 Sub-Zero freezer.
It doesn’t matter to Ward/AJ that Beijing Biden is not in control. Susan Rice, of the Mao Christmas tree ornament is, and that seems to be just fine with the uninformed leftist of the nation formally known as the United States of America.
BTW, the killer of Ashli Babbitt has lawyered up. Why is that?
Biden, the duly elected and Constitutionally sworn in President, isn’t on trial. The EOs of Biden, the duly elected and Constitutionally sworn in President, has nothing to do with the impeachment trial. Regardless if Biden, the duly elected and Constitutionally sworn in President, is an idiot or not has nothing to do with the conversation.
@Ronald J. Ward:
Joe Biden did not win a fair and free election, and is not the President of the United States. He is our first Dictator.
Trump represents simple Constitutionality. Democrats have imposed a new form of non-elected, authoritarian government that is quickly abolishing what the USA was.
Similar to Soviet-style “trials” and “imprisonments”, the non-Lawful actions of Democrats are nothing new.
Trump cannot legally be impeached under the Constitution. That’s a fact. But they will most likely do it anyway, just as corrupt and illegal governments have always done to imprison or destroy their political superiors.
As a reminder, Biden is the not the President of the United States. He’s something else: unelected, and part of a Marxist takeover that makes this nation something different now.
At least we had a real man for a President as our last President. Donald Trump: hyper-competent businessman, an actual fighter for racial justice, and someone who delivered on their promises like few Presidents ever did.
The Democrat propaganda and lies will never change that.
Biden is “president” the way Putin, Xi, and Maduro are “presidents”.
@Ronald J. Ward: NOT MAKING HEADLINES: Utah Activist John Sullivan Organized Antifa Protest Near US Capitol Before It Was Stormed — Tweeted About BLM Buses in DC on the 6th
The prosecution used his footage in their fantasy film.
This is not a trial its a marsupial shit show of lies.
I really don’t know why you’re so adamant to repeat without evidence or even a coherent argument.
Perhaps you can enlighten us of who is the President is today? Is this some Mach 4th issue yet to be settled?
We don’t know because you never explain your illogic.
Flat earthers make fools of themselves, as do you.
@kitt: You have to be willfully ignorant to not see the capitol incident as a “false flag” operation.
@Ronald J. Ward:
We have no President. We have our first Dictator, as I said.
“You have no evidence” isn’t a coherent argument, little guy. Like all beta-male losers who need identity in newly minted tyrannical governments, you should make sure you learn the words “I was just following orders”.
As far as logic goes, you have to win the Presidential election to become a President. That you believe what you want, without anything more than mass hysteria and blind media-coherence, means nothing.
Dictator Biden. May his first and only six months in office be fruitful, rounding up the Jews….er….I mean “Trump-supporters” so we can have a new marxist heaven on earth.
He just assumed Trump had come back and murdered two more and accepted it. After all, have Democrats EVER lied about something so serious?
@Ronald J. Ward:
Actually, he is. He is being judged by the American people and, so far, found severely wanting. Asterisk Idiot Quid Pro Quo Groping Joe Obiden is not the legitimate president, since he got into the office through fraud.
We need the full transcript and recordings of the idiot Biden’s phone calls to Putin and Xi released or leaked so that impeachment proceedings can commence.
So, a couple of very simple questions and, of course, NO answers. Just like there is NO evidence Trump incited any violence or extorted Ukraine for anything.
YOUR words. You didn’t call him “president”. You called him an idiot.
@Nathan Blue: Have you noticed AJ ever present any evidence? I guess that’s just everyone else’s job.
Seriously? Just when one thought your ability to reject reality and demand the earth is flat because, well, you say so couldn’t get any more hypocritical.
@Ronald J. Ward: How’s the “flat Earth” analogy going for you?
Hyperbole and dehumanization are the usual ways that genocides start. Jews are rats, kulaks are thieves, etc.
All you do is prove my point…as well as everyone else here at FA.
Your values are wrong, and you don’t understand the kind of evil and bloodshed you are opening begging for.
The Earth is round..and Biden is not the President. History will say as much, long after the hatred and falsehood you’re dealing has done it’s damage.
He’s just accepting what he reads and what he sees, without vetting it against anything remotely critical.
The genius is that his disinformation sources preload him to discount any facts as “disinformation” from those meanie Trump racists.
It’s circular, idiotic, and completely expect-able given the dearth of thinking minds in America today.
@Nathan Blue: The first thing I posted as it stopped all the evidence from being presented all the Senators folded like cheap suits.
@kitt: The funny thing is, you’d think a petty, childish ideologue like Ron/AJ would be satisfied with Biden’s “win”.
But they are not. This isn’t about Democracy for him. It’s about validation. Those who don’t agree, or submit, but be crushed.
This is how it happens. This is how it always happens.
Ron/AJ is on the wrong/evil side of history, and he knows it.
Freedom of speech is now canceled. You can’t have the USA without that, so we’re now a new nation.
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@Ronald J. Ward:
Boy, for something no one believes in you crybabies sure obsess over it a lot.
So… which is it? No one or a quarter of all? Do you even pay attention? What conspiracy market did you get all THIS crap? Sheesh….
Did the idiot Biden do a smart thing when he picked someone with CCP connections to head the CIA? You forgot to answer.
@Ronald J. Ward: Yes. Your list proves my point. Democrats (mostly white) have some insane “kill whitey” agenda that makes no sense. Meanwhile, the Billionaires are getting richer off the backs of blacks and other poor people. At least Trump helped blacks.
And I’ve only heard QAnon invoked by batshit Lefties like you. I have no idea what it is, other than a Leftwing, false-flag construct.
So, um, a list of over a dozen of today’s headlines proves your “point” which you never mentioned above that Dems are out to “kill whitey”?
And you state you have “no idea” who QAnon is however you draw a conclusion of something you have no idea of being “a left wing false flag construct”?
You’ve gone full blown batshit crazy, simply insisting that
Things are true or real based on whatever you concoct out of thin air, never with evidence or with any relationship to substance or reality and most often divorced from realty.
Do you believe in QAnon?
@Ronald J. Ward: I don’t know. I haven’t read any of their information. Do you believe in NYT? I HAVE read them and they spread conspiracy theories and lies. Do you believe in CNN? They spread conspiracy theories and lies, as well as inciting violence. Do you believe in MSNBC? They have a show hosted by a race-baiting liar and promote conspiracy theories and violence.
See how easy it is to answer a question? Now, do you think it was a smart move to name someone with ties to the CCP as head of the CIA?
@Ronald J. Ward:
You will never consider evidence, and never have any of your own. Instead, someone taught you “debate” is simple coherence with a media outlet.
You’ve slit your throat at every turn. You simply CANNOT argue against the tyrannical and un-democratic actions of a un-elected government that is the very epitome of the “enemies” you’ve been conditioned to falsely conjure.
“Racist” Uh huh. Except then they aren’t…or are even helping blacks….
So then it’s one to “QAnon”…
Racists, Jews, Kulaks, QAnon…there’s no end to the kind of bullshit non-existent group that low-thinking rubes like you won’t swallow in your desperation to feel like your one of the group.
You’re abetting evil, and part of you knows it.
Russia collusion, the (first) impeachment, the capitol “insurrection”…all of them false flags to cover what you and other Leftist are doing: committing treason.
You’re projecting, and that’s it.
Do you know what the Constitution is? If they can keep you upset about some nebulous boogeyman like Q, that keeps you from actually questioning what the hell the Democrats are doing.
You’re the problem, because you don’t think.
Oh, and Democrat violence, Democrat fear, Democrat lawlessness cost blacks their lives, businesses, and money..all while Trump was finally doing something for the black community. The taste of that “crow”, that the false moniker of “Racist” didn’t stick had to be hidden by media lies.
Leftists put #blacklivesmatter on stuff, and that’s it. Trump and many, many more of us have been doing real work to help blacks…our whole lives. Democrat slavery is the only constant for the black community.