Saturday, March 16, 2019

Democracy Now!

I used to give Democracy Now! a listen just to see how people think who aren't me. And every now and then I'd be treated to genuine reporting. While usually subjected to straight up anti-American horse shit. It was a temporary young Middle Eastern female host who glibly characterized superficial outward manifestations of genuine heartfelt patriotism as "jingoistic" that provoked me to want to punch her in the face that put me off Democracy Now! permanently. You have to distort yourself into knots just to listen and bear with them.

But now I'm older by a decade and less tolerant than I was back then in my plasticity.

Now I say about all national media, "give these assholes ten seconds and they'll insult you in two."

I do actually say that and every now and then give it a test.

Tonight I gave Amy Goodman ten good solid seconds and she insulted me in two.

It's not so easy finding Brenton Tarrant's manifesto online. Sites have wised up a bit and decided best not to publish him. And that's a good thing. He wants his perverse politics known worldwide so to deny him that satisfaction copies of his manifesto are taken down.

Here it is, if you care to see it. I expect this will be taken down too. (If it is, I have a copy that I can put behind this.)

Of all the articles you might read about this, none give a link to the actual manifesto. When they do, the page is gone. So instead you'll get the media's characterization of what it contains. As if such dangerous information belongs to them alone. And that allows them to tell you what they want you to think it contains. It is universally characterized as "far right."

Any web search by any search terms will show this.

Media describing its contents tell their viewers and readers that Tarrant praised Trump. I read that one hundred times today.

Amy Goodman took two seconds to tell her viewers "He mentions Trump throughout the entire manifesto."

Trump is mentioned once. While mentioning others far more. Amy Goodman is trusting that none of her viewers actually read the manifesto. The whole manifesto is whacked. Tarrant does make points made by conservatives but he drives right off the rails. He cannot accurately be characterized as "far right," rather, he must be characterized as mental. He self identifies as "eco-fascist" does that sound like Trump to you?

Speaking of America he cites the 2nd Amendment. He wanted to instigate a Civil War. Not in New Zealand, of course, not in Australia, that Amendment refers singularly to America. He speaks of America as if it his own country. The only country that counts.

Reading the manifesto is a drag. It's not the sort of thing that nice people care to read. None of these people on Twitter [twitter manifesto] read it, although they claim that they did. All they're looking for is proof that Tarrant is "far right" and he was motivated by Tump.

How disappointing then when they control/F "trump" and come up with only one cite.
Were/are you a supporter of Donald Trump? As a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose? Sure. As a policy maker and leader? Dear god no.
This is mischaracterized in media as "motivated by Trumpian white supremacy."

And what Trump policies, pray tell, would a dummkopf like Tarrant' object to? He doesn't say, but it would be the policies as described to him through media, of course. Duh.

Tarranat mentions his views are aligned with Sir Oswald Mosley, whoever that is. (someone from the little island of Britain 1896-1980)
* I mostly agree with Sir Oswald Mosley and consider myself an eco-fascist by nature. 
* Sir Oswald Mosley is the person from history closest to my own beliefs. 
* It will come in a great wave of popularity, in a great awakening of the European soul.”
-Sir Oswald Mosley
No, American media is not to be given ten seconds. Click through, the very next thing will be more valuable, even cartoons, even children's shows. Not Democracy Now!, nor any of them. They race to be first to mischaracterize what they have in hand and withheld from you  knowing their viewers are too busy, too lazy, too dull to search out and read source documents for themselves.