A measure of presidential candidate populist discourse puts Trump up with historical populists but finds that generic populist frames are more common & that nativism & anti-bureaucratic populism load on different dimensions#polisciresearchhttps://t.co/Tba8hEVOxK pic.twitter.com/QBQmvT9TPz— Matt Grossmann (@MattGrossmann) March 20, 2021
Good piece here from @aleksnotalex on the Teen Vogue mess. Well worth the read if you're trying to wrap your mind around it. https://t.co/bwOMbQXHQb— Ali Gharib (@Ali_Gharib) March 19, 2021
A note from teen vogue’s staff pic.twitter.com/oyfhN0mlk8— Allegra Kirkland (@allegrakirkland) March 8, 2021
Thomas Frank is one of the good ones.
I hope the brats don’t comb through his entire life history and get him for something they find offensive that he said like thirty years ago. They are known to do that.
“One day in March 2015, I sat in a theater in New York City and took careful notes as a series of personages led by Hillary Clinton and Melinda Gates described the dazzling sunburst of liberation that was coming our way thanks to entrepreneurs, foundations and Silicon Valley. The presentation I remember most vividly was that of a famous TV actor who rhapsodized about the wonders of Twitter, Facebook and the rest: “No matter which platform you prefer,” she told us, “social media has given us all an extraordinary new world, where anyone, no matter their gender, can share their story across communities, continents and computer screens. A whole new world without ceilings.”
Six years later and liberals can’t wait for that extraordinary new world to end. Today we know that social media is what gives you things like Donald Trump’s lying tweets, the QAnon conspiracy theory and the Capitol riot of 6 January. Social media, we now know, is a volcano of misinformation, a non-stop wallow in hatred and lies, generated for fun and profit, and these days liberal politicians are openly pleading with social media’s corporate masters to pleez clamp a ceiling on it, to stop people from sharing their false and dangerous stories. …”
Populism or wokeness?
You can’t have both. These two things are irreconcilable. Thomas Frank knows the history as well as I do. More people are figuring out every day why we hate the brats as they are introduced to them and see where the Alt-Right came from. These two things are two sides of the same coin. One group of Millennials became hypersensitive control freaks who swallowed and internalized all the politically correct bullshit they were raised on. The other group of Millennials totally rejected it and became hyper transgressive and relish nothing more than shattering every taboo and “triggering” the hell out of their peers. The Zoomers have been raised on an even more intense version of this garbage and it has had the same effect.
The day was always coming when these two groups would start taking over from the Silent Generation and the Boomers and there would be a culture war between the two sides. Now it is almost here!
The internet is currently censored and muted. It is being transformed into a safe space for these people. The president of the United States was exiled. It is important to understand that the conversation that you see online is distorted by censorship. We don’t see the opposition anymore who rose to prominence in 2016 before it became so disturbing that Silicon Valley elites pulled the plug and shut us down.
All of those people haven’t gone away though. They are still out there and angrier than ever. Even if extremely online types like us are removed from the internet, the polls are still rapidly shifting.
Judge torches ‘dangerous’ media for ‘shocking’ bias; ‘NY Times, WaPo virtually Dem Party broadsheets’
“Two of the three most influential papers (at least historically), The New York Times and The Washington Post, are virtually Democratic Party broadsheets. And the news section of The Wall Street Journal leans in the same direction,” the judge continued.
“The orientation of these three papers is followed by The Associated Press and most large papers across the country (such as the Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, and Boston Globe). Nearly all television—network and cable—is a Democratic Party trumpet. Even the government-supported National Public Radio follows along,” he added.
Silberman also ripped Big Tech, which he accused of skewing news coverage “in ways favorable to the Democratic Party” while also employing censorship of disparate viewpoints and information. He referenced social media platforms’ ban of the New York Post’s explosive pre-election reports providing sordid details of contents found on a laptop abandoned at a Delaware computer repair show by Hunter Biden.
“It is well-accepted that viewpoint discrimination ‘raises the specter that the Government may effectively drive certain ideas or viewpoints from the marketplace,’” Silberman wrote. “But ideological homogeneity in the media—or in the channels of information distribution—risks repressing certain ideas from the public consciousness just as surely as if access were restricted by the government.”
The appeals judge went on to cite recent “serious efforts to muzzle” news organizations like Fox News that do not fall under “Democratic Party ideological control.”
“It should be borne in mind that the first step taken by any potential authoritarian or dictatorial regime is to gain control of communications, particularly the delivery of news. It is fair to conclude, therefore, that one-party control of the press and media is a threat to a viable democracy,” Silberman continued. “It may even give rise to countervailing extremism.”
Do any White men actually buy the New York Times, or the Washington Post? I’m talking purchase these newspapers with money. LOL.
NYT, the puppies choice , by 3 to 1.
The more sophisticated among the center-left establishment do understand the balancing act required. Dim Old Joe also understands, or forgot that he understands. Even someone like Blinkin May yearn for a vicious white goy bully to deal with China, by the time these Chinese Mandarins skin him alive.
Please, what would any “brat” find in Frank’s background they already don’t know 1st hand?
This reminds me of a debate in the early 90’s called the mugged liberal debate. Remember that one?
You never know with these people. They are always coming up with new things to be offended about
In today’s society, everyone has the victim mentality. No one takes responsibility for anything or anyone.
The internet (((Cultural Marxists))) censor & ban their opposition because they must: before they did, their platforms & comments sections were utterly dominated by Whites whipping the shit out of commie punks, then whipping them for shittin’.
They must ram their woke (((agenda))) down the throats of the people from the top down because they’d never willingly swallow the poisonous swill of their own free will. So a similar sort of force that was used by their fed whores to impose “civil rights” & busing on Whites 50 years ago is being used now, only this time, tech & all other globalist corporations are the main enforcers: doxxing, firing, deplatforming & destroying.
We’ll see how long the strutting, swaggering faggots can continue to get away with it.
I just ignore whatever the establishment types are yapping about so I can focus all my attention on the jews and coloreds.