This is military-grade gaslighting from the Washington Post:
Um, a President making a political argument isn’t “propaganda.” It’s politics.
We need to establish an Iron Law: whenever the “media” accuses our side of some offense, they, not us, are invariably guilty, and egregiously so, of that very thing.
They’re the fucking propagandists.
It is pure gaslighting and full-on psychological abuse to accuse Trump of propagandizing. He’s the President. Every President since the invention of the television has gone on TV to make his case for his preferred policies.
The difference now is that Trump is the first one to actually pose a threat to the Uniparty’s grip on power.
A couple more points about this headline:
- It’s in the “Style” section?
- “The Washington Post: Democracy Dies in Darkness.” The article headline directly below it: Smother this President’s message in darkness. But I guess “Democracy” for them is a subjective term: only certain groups and politicians qualify for it.
But the most important takeaway here is that they are now comfortable with floating the idea of censoring President Trump so that he cannot get his message to the American people. They want to leverage their power over our televisions. It won’t be long until they actually do it.
It will probably happen before the 2020 election, honestly. They can’t take the risk that Trump is reelected, so they’ll go full 1984 on him in order to stop him.
They’re claiming this is to prevent Orange Man from “spreading misinformation” and “propaganda”–because they’re the only ones who get to do that!–but it’s obvious they want to “edit” and censor him because he’s too effective at making the case for his policies and worldview, and against theirs.
The Uniparty Elite cannot simply allow a guy like Trump to undermine them and all the power they have amassed over the past several decades simply because Trump had the audacity to get elected President.
They had a good thing going for a long time, and Trump is ruining it. So now they’re openly floating the idea of silencing the President of the United States.
This is nothing new, either: they’ve wanted to ban him from Twitter for a while.
And now a Washington Post writer thinks the networks should decide what a President can and cannot say to the nation:
“After Tuesday night’s debacle in the Oval Office, television network executives should be spending the day in their spacious offices practicing a simple word: No.
No, Mr. President, you may not break into prime-time programming to fundraise and mislead.
They’ll need to practice because you can be sure that the request will come again. And again.
Let’s be clear: There was no — zero — news in President Trump’s address to the nation last night.
There were high-drama quotes: “crisis of the soul.” There was fearmongering: “I’ve met with dozens of families whose loved ones were stolen by illegal immigration.”
But there wasn’t anything of substance that we haven’t heard many times before.”
If they had their way, Trump would never be allowed to say what he wants on TV. He would never be allowed to make his case for his preferred policies. The TV networks would overrule him. They’d say, “No, Trump, you’re not allowed to say this on our network. We don’t believe there is any substance. The nation does not need to hear this.” And then he would be banned from Twitter so he couldn’t make his case there, too.
The bottom line is that they want to regain control over the messaging. They want to cut him off from the American people.
They want him entirely silenced, and it’s because he’s too effective. It is absolutely not because he lies so much. It’s because they lie so much and cannot allow the American people to hear the truth.
I’m done pretending any of this is motivated by honest political disagreement, too.
This is a ruling oligarchy desperate to crush all dissent. Nothing more.
Other liberal fascists like Don Lemon have promoted the idea of putting Trump’s speeches on tape delay so that The Networks, who know what’s best for us, can decide what the we see and, more importantly what we don’t.
Don’t worry, they’re going to just censor out All Of Trump’s Lying Lies because they don’t need them clouding our perfectly molded and programmed minds. They’re just going to show us the highlights–only the stuff that’s relevant and deemed appropriate!
I, for one, appreciate the Ministry of Truth’s looking out for us. They have our best interests in mind, not their own!
Big Brother Loves Me Back!
Y’know, it would probably be best if they just censored Trump out of our lives entirely.
They Know Best.
John Sexton brings up a great point:
“Wasn’t it just a few weeks ago that the media rallied around Jim Acosta to ensure he wouldn’t lose his press access to shout things at the President? Now the same people want to take the public microphone away from the President himself. And they expect us to believe partisanship has nothing to do with it.”
If Jim Acosta loses his White House Press pass and can no longer freely shout partisan talking points over the President, it is the greatest crisis of human rights in the history of Western Civilization.
But it is Responsible and Good for them to censor the President and determine what he can and cannot say to the nation over the airwaves.
Enemy. Of. The People.
More and more each day I’m convinced this country is already past the point of no return. There is no reasoning with people who are this malevolent and controlling.
The political divide is not between two competing but equal sides, left and right. It’s between the ruling class and the subjects.
It’s dominant culture vs. counterculture. The People vs. the Deep State.
You might disagree with your neighbor on healthcare or what the marginal tax rate should be, but ultimately you’re going to be on the same side when the shit hits the fan because at the end of the day, you’re both Subjects of the ruling class.
Right now in France, left and right have basically converged in their mutual disgust and discontent with the government: the Yellow Vests come from across the political spectrum. The movement has transcended politics and become a popular rebellion against the ruling class.
That’s what the future holds in America. It’ll be top vs. bottom, not left vs. right.