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Media Synchronicity and Confederate Thoughts on an Era of Elite Corruption

Posted on | June 23, 2015 | 57 Comments

Confederate, Confederate, Confederate, Confederate — the word is all over the headlines today, which was nothing that would have seemed a logical consequence of Dylann Roof’s shooting spree last week in South Carolina. What has happened, we may surmise, is that some activists, politicians and journalists reached an unofficial consensus that this was one of those “Do Something” moments we see from time to time: “This terrible tragedy requires that we Do Something!”

You notice there is no obvious cause-and-effect connection between the triggering event (Roof’s mass murder in Charleston) and the media-orchestrated reaction (the demand to remove the Confederate flag from a monument at the state capitol). Dylann Roof’s Internet “manifesto” contained this paragraph:

The event that truly awakened me was the Trayvon Martin case. I kept hearing and seeing his name, and eventually I decided to look him up. I read the Wikipedia article and right away I was unable to understand what the big deal was. It was obvious that Zimmerman was in the right. But more importantly this prompted me to type in the words “black on White crime” into Google, and I have never been the same since that day. The first website I came to was the Council of Conservative Citizens. There were pages upon pages of these brutal black on White murders. I was in disbelief. At this moment I realized that something was very wrong. How could the news be blowing up the Trayvon Martin case while hundreds of these black on White murders got ignored?

“OMG! Google and Wikipedia inspired a hate crime!” said nobody.

What the media zoomed in on was “Council of Conservative Citizens,”and why? Because the media are partisan Democrats and the CCC can be linked to Republicans“OMG! Republicans inspired a hate crime!”

It’s that simple, really. Andrew Breitbart used the phrase “Democrat-Media Complex” to describe this problem, wherein allegedly objective journalists operate as de facto partisan propagandists and decisions about news are actually decisions about politics.

This synchronization between the news media and the Democrat Party, which has been a problem for decades, became far worse in the 21st century, because (a) Democrats went into all-out panic mode during the eight years of the George W. Bush presidency, and (b) George Soros and others funded the development of an interlocking series of “progressive” non-profit organizations, including Media Matters, to shift American politics leftward. Because nearly everyone in the major media is a partisan Democrat — honestly, what percentage of people employed by CNN or the New York Times have ever voted Republican? — the Bush era was a nightmare to them. In the minds of these “objective” journalists, they have a professional and moral obligation to make sure that no Republican is ever again elected President of the United States.

Of course, they don’t think about this in such direct terms, because they never actually have to think about it at all. In the newsroom at NBC or the Washington Post or any other “mainstream” news organization (where 90% of journalists always vote Democrat), this kind of bias is so ubiquitous that no one thinks of it as bias.

They don’t even think, really — their leftist reactions are an autonomous reflex, like blinking or respiration. Go ask them why they’re liberals, and they can’t really explain it. As a matter of fact, they may not even realize they are liberals, because in a room full of Bolsheviks or Maoists, the democratic socialist is a “moderate” of sorts, and America’s newsrooms are increasingly staffed by totalitarian fanatics.

This reality — that the major news media have become partisan organizations producing Democrat Party propaganda — is the necessary background to understanding both the Charleston massacre and the reaction to the massacre. Go read the entirety of Dylann Roof’s manifesto and notice that not once does he mention the Confederate flag. So the connection between Roof’s crimes and the Confederate flag is certainly not as clear-cut as the media would have you believe. However, notice something else: Why did Dylann Roof turn to the Council of Conservative Citizens for information about black-on-white crime?

Oh, he was watching media coverage of the Trayvon Martin story and became curious. And do you suppose that any major news organization — CNN, ABC, New York Times, Associated Press, etc. — has ever produced any in-depth examination of black-on-white crime in America? No.

Why not? Some questions are never answered because some questions are never asked, you see. It is possible to imagine how a responsible news organization could have produced a report about race and crime in America that would have turned up in the Google search that Dylann Roof did. It is possible that such a report might have directed Roof’s attention to authors like Thomas Sowell (The Quest for Cosmic Justice) and Shelby Steele (White Guilt) to seek an understanding of these issues in ways that don’t provoke irrational spasms of hatred.

There are many things we could imagine, including public schools that actually teach history and political science, but we can only imagine them because the political leadership of the Republican Party lacks imagination. The GOP is run by corrupt and selfish people whose only concern is to enhance their own power and prestige, and how to leverage their power and prestige to obtain cash.

Karl Rove cares about exactly one thing: “When do I get paid?”

That’s the real bottom line. Whereas the Democrat Party is run by people who actually share the same beliefs as the people who vote for the Democrat Party, the GOP is run by people who do not remotely give a fuck about GOP voters. Karl Rove hates Republican voters. All elite GOP operatives share a profound disdain for the party’s grassroots electoral base. Mitch McConnell? Isn’t it obvious how much he is ashamed of the people in Kentucky who elected him to the Senate?

The GOP is the Party of Money, and the guys who pay big money to control the Republican Party hire people like Karl Rove whose only concern is how to get paid more money. As a result, there is a very short-sighted concern with the day-to-day poll numbers and more or less trivial “message” items, so that there is no larger vision, no deeper interest in the problems affecting the lives of the American people, and then here you have a drug-addicted dropout like Dylann Roof who goes in search of background about the Trayvon Martin story and what he finds is a dangerous “racial awareness” rather than political enlightenment. Consider this line from Roof’s manifesto:

To take a saying from my favorite film, “Even if my life is worth less than a speck of dirt, I want to use it for the good of society.”

According to Mother Jones magazine, this is “a reference to the 2011 ultra-violent Japanese crime drama, Himizu“:

The movie, adapted from a popular manga by director Sion Sono, is set in tsunami-hit Japan in 2011, and follows the story of two teenagers — unloved, unwanted — struggling to survive amid the chaos wrought by the earthquake, and corruption. It’s a twisted and dark coming-of-age story (at some points a romance) . . .

How strange that a young white man in South Carolina should find inspiration for mass murder from such a source, when he might otherwise have been directed to a far more appropriate source.

“The march of Providence is so slow and our desires so impatient; the work of progress is so immense and our means of aiding it so feeble; the life of humanity is so long, that of the individual so brief, that we often see only the ebb of the advancing wave and are thus discouraged. It is history that teaches us to hope.”

So wrote Gen. Robert E. Lee in a September 1870 letter to his former staffer, Lt. Col. Charles Marshall. When we consider how many reasons Lee might have had to despair, and see that he instead sought to encourage hope, how can anyone who would claim inspiration from the general’s honorable example permit himself to lose hope? Bishop A.M. Randolph once observed of Lee:

“As a thinker and a man of intellectual powers little has been said of him, and, yet, intellectual power, associated with moral purity, are the true springs of greatness. General Lee was a thinker of broad sympathies, deep insight, and of philosophical grasp, which would have made him, had his vocation called him to the field of literature, one of the wisest writers of his time.”

Those “broad sympathies” certainly had no resonance in the depraved mind of Dylann Roof, who quite likely never knew anything of the “intellectual power” and “moral purity” of Lee. What we now behold is an entire generation of young Americans — North and South, white and black — who have been deprived of a legacy to which they are rightful heirs. They have been systematically cheated of their patrimony by a process of corruption that has affected every aspect of our culture.

Our schools teach nothing of value, the news media is full of shallow propaganda, and the popular entertainment produced by Hollywood is a sewer of immorality. Nowhere can the troubled youth find inspiration toward the kind of courageous patience, Christian faith and manly determination that Robert E. Lee exemplified.

Does anyone in the Republican Party understand this? I fear not, but as Stonewall Jackson said, “Never take counsel of your fears.”

Remain calm amid crisis. Heed not the voice of discouragement. News that Jeb Bush is leading Republican presidential polls for 2016 prompted Ace of Spades to mutter that he is “really running out of hope,” and who isn’t? Recent years have wrought so much destruction in our society and culture that many have lost both reason and faith. President Obama promised Hope and Change, but has instead produced a tsunami of hateful savagery, degenerate perversion and frantic insanity. Every day, the headlines bring us news of some bizarre outrage.

The intellectual, cultural and political elite of American society are determined to destroy American society, and the influence of this decadent elite now pervades every institution of our culture. Certainly, any intelligent observer must be pessimistic about the future of a nation that has been cursed with such depraved and wicked “leaders.”

We must nevertheless resist the temptation to despair. We must each determine to do as much as we can to resist this onslaught of satanic perversity, to expose the cowardice and corruption of those dishonest Republican “leaders” who are paid by the party’s money men to assist Democrats in the destruction of our civilization. We live in a dark, disturbed and depressing age, yet we cannot take counsel of our fears, nor can we forget the history that teaches us to hope.

If you ever begin to weaken, pray to God for more strength.

If you ever begin to fear, pray to God for more courage.



57 Responses to “Media Synchronicity and Confederate Thoughts on an Era of Elite Corruption”

  1. Keifer Wynn
    June 24th, 2015 @ 10:25 am

    Preach it! Preach the good word!

  2. Daniel Freeman
    June 24th, 2015 @ 10:44 am

    We have always been at war with Oceania. They were not our allies last week, and don’t you dare suggest any differently.

  3. Finrod Felagund
    June 24th, 2015 @ 11:28 am

    Polls are mostly meaningless at this point. Trump will never poll higher than he is right now, trust me; his polling is all name recognition.

  4. Mike Miles
    June 24th, 2015 @ 11:34 am

    Every Morning, all I hear is stories about the Confederate Flag, the steady drumbeat of the lockstep leftist media is deafening. No word about deleted servers, Iranian Nukes, 18 Trillion in National Debt, Destruction of the Constitution, The disappearance of 4th Amendment rights, Federal overreach, Foreign Policy incompetence, and on and on and on, these things are not important to the agendized, hegemonic, radical left media.

  5. Stogie Chomper
    June 24th, 2015 @ 12:01 pm

    Republican “leaders” who are paid by the party’s money men to assist Democrats in the destruction of our civilization. We live in a dark, disturbed and depressing age, yet we cannot take counsel of our fears, nor can we forget the history that teaches us to hope.

    Thanks for that Stacy. Feeling quite discouraged today over the insane attacks on the Confederate flag. Increasingly fed up with the Republican Party. Your quote of Lee about “the advancing wave” and not taking counsel of your fears were helpful. I suppose that this too shall pass.

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