Oops They Did It Again……

One of the most helpful tools I have in assessing the crumbling of our National Culture, and the decline of journalism in America, is the Yahoo homepage that pops up on my monitor every morning. I find that it’s an excellent gauge of how low standards have become, and also a great example of the massive disinformation taking place on a global scale. In other words, whatever Yahoo promotes is a distraction, and whatever they hide and obfuscate is the real news.

My morning chuckle came from seeing the main story……..Surprise! it’s an in depth article on the 8 million dollar mansion that upstanding world citizen and voice for the globe’s poor/downtrodden/living-in-squalor, Angelina Jolie, has acquired for her and her international brood. Nevermind that Jolie is a fraud, and in my opinion a supreme weirdo, that is on camera making out with her brother, wearing Billy Bob’s blood around her neck, and collecting colors and ethnicities of children like shoes. As I understand from the story, she desperately needed a place to hide from mean-old-stoner Brad Pitt. To each their own, as they say.

The real news was buried several frivolous articles in……and that was that the Cascade Mall shooter, in Burlington Washington, was apprehended, and guess what? He’s a Turkish born, likely Islamic, resident alien. Huh…..who woulda thunk it? What’s really odd is that just a few days ago, Ahmad Rahami, another islamist, blew up some stuff in New York, after being on the Fed’s radar and his own father trying to turn him in.

I see a common denominator here, just like in most mass shootings that occur lately…….do you? Well Yahoo News sure doesn’t, and neither do the writers and producers of television news and entertainment. In fact, according to most fictional TV shows, an example being Law & Order SVU, most murderers, rapists, and crooks are blond haired, blue eyed, middle aged white guys. If terrorism is addressed by Hollywood it’s more likely to be a hidden army of Scandinavian Vikings, or a horde of neo-Nazi skinheads that roam the streets looking for poor, hardworking Muslim cabbies to terrorize out of nativist fear.

Could it be a coincidence that the mainstream media is watering down, and downright ignoring, news that weakens Hillary Clinton’s case for the presidency and strengthens Trump’s? Uh….no.

My only hope is that enough people are sick and tired of the ridiculous hypocrisy and lies that dominate our computer, television, and movie screens. We’ll see. I would like to believe that there are folks who see the Clinton ad where Hillary says, “Is this the president we want for our daughters?” and laugh. Why? Because all I can picture in my mind during that ad is Bill Clinton groping underage girls on the “Lolita Express”, sexually assaulting several women, sticking a cigar where it doesn’t belong while in the Oval Office, and Hillary Clinton attempting to cover it up and then publicly destroy all of his victims. Is that the president you want for your daughter, indeed.

The aftereffects from tomorrow night’s debates may be our only indicator of how many are still willing to swallow the left’s, and Clinton’s, lies. I have no doubt that our entertainment and news media will…….and that if Hillary (literally or figuratively) chokes on stage Monday, Tuesday morning’s Yahoo front page will be an expose of Angelina Jolie’s selflessness and one of the Kardashian’s cleavage and it’s contributions to the art world.

“The news isn’t there to tell you what happened. It’s there to tell you what it wants you to hear or what it thinks you want to hear.” – Joss Whedon

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Corrosion of Conformity

I watched the latest Hollywood ad promoting Hillary Clinton yesterday. I am not surprised at the Elite’s latest effort to prop up it’s puppet – namely Hillary Clinton and the Democrat Party – yet after viewing this slick propaganda piece I found myself in amazement at the hypocrisy and ignorance that can be found in the entertainment industry.  It’s produced by Joss Whedon, creator of “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” “Angel”, and more recently writer and director of “The Avengers”. Whedon is talented, funny, and extremely successful to the tune of $100 million dollars. That’s great…….after all becoming successful at what you love is The American Dream. What I find disturbing is that the supposed party of the everyman doesn’t seem to be made up of regular people, but instead is composed of entitled, wealthy Elites who owe more to nepotism and circumstance than to anything else. Whedon himself was born into the entertainment biz with connections that would guarantee his success, and many of the familiar faces in his ad are as equally disconnected from the reality the rest of us live in. Let’s look at a few of them:

Robert Downey Jr. is another example of talented ignorance. He is now worth $240 million dollars due to his rightly-praised performances in a multitude of films, and though he was also born into showbiz, he almost squandered it. Luckily for Mr. Downey he was able to use his money and notoriety to escape the kind of consequences you or I would find imposed on us for the same offenses, such as being arrested in 1996 driving naked while possessing cocaine, heroin, and a loaded 357 magnum – or being arrested in 2000 in Palm Springs for possessing cocaine (again) while being dressed in a Wonder Woman costume.

Robert, while now admittedly sober, has quite a record for drugs……which makes his advocacy for Hillary Clinton especially confusing. You see, Bill Clinton wrote and signed into law one of the biggest expansions of national drug laws. His bill introduced mandatory minimum sentencing for drug offenses, and also introduced the “100 to 1” rule for cocaine sentencing……which means that 1 gram of crack cocaine is the sentencing equivalent of 100 grams of powder cocaine.  At the same time, Clinton’s bill gave billions of dollars to the construction of new, private prisons to house all of the new inmates his bill would create. In her term as Secretary of State Hillary continued being the consummate drug warrior, pushing the “Merida Initiative”, involving hiring private military contractors to sell U.S. military arms to Mexico to “combat drug trafficking”. I guess Mr. Downey thinks that though he escaped ruin from prosecution of repeated drug crimes, others should spend serious time in jail for their similar crimes, all while putting tax dollars into the hands of the privatized prison system. Oh well, I guess that full pardon he received in 2015 from Gov. Jerry Brown, for any and all previous crimes, makes the hypocrisy go down a bit smoother.

Then there’s perpetually angry Don Cheadle. Don really hates Trump, you see…….because, well………just because. Don, who is worth $35 million dollars, thinks all the world is racist and aligned against him. His recent project, “Miles Ahead”, was difficult to bring to the screen because of the racism of Hollywood against the subject, Miles Davis, and himself. He claims black people are “underrepresented in Hollywood”, yet Cheadle himself is the 14th richest black actor in the world ( ericroberson.com ) and has been nominated for, and received, many awards. Cheadle became caught up in the recent #OscarsSoWhite controversy……tweeting to Chris Rock during the Oscars that “they got me parking cars on G level……….” – implying the bias against black actors and the distance between them and esteemed award. Odd, considering Cheadle was nominated for an Oscar in 2005 for “Hotel Rwanda”.  Even stranger is Don’s willingness to appear with his friend Robert Downey Jr. in a political ad……considering Downey has an Oscar for playing a character in “blackface” in 2008’s “Tropic Thunder”. I guess Don forgives Hillary for calling black young people “super predators” a couple of years ago, and Bill’s “a few years ago this guy would be carrying our bags” remark about Barack Obama. In fact, the Black Community seems to be perfectly ok with Hillary’s kinship with the late Robert Byrd, whom she called in 2014 her “friend and mentor’, though Byrd started his own KKK chapter in West Virginia……and was famously quoted as saying, “I shall never fight in the armed forces with a negro by my side … Rather I should die a thousand times, and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt never to rise again, than to see this beloved land of ours become degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.” – Robert Byrd.  I wonder if Don Cheadle knows that Hillary’s “friend and mentor” also spent 14 hours attempting to filibuster the 1964 Civil Rights Act?

Don’t forget the wise Scarlett Johansson, who is an activist and advocate for women’s rights and the rights of the LGBT community. Scarlett is worth over $100 million dollars, and her movies have netted $3.3 Billion(BoxOfficeMojo), yet she still finds the time to promote her feminist heroine, and warn us of the dangers of Trump. I wonder if she knows that the Clinton’s heavily benefit from contributions from some very un-feminist places. The Clintons took at least $25 million dollars from Saudi Arabia…..where same sex activity is illegal and punishable by death, discrimination against gays and women is encouraged by the State, and women need permission from a “male guardian” for even simple acts like going out in public. Add $1 – $5 million apiece from Qatar, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates……. all of which persecute gays and women in accordance with Sharia law. I guess since ScarJo can vote and drive here in the U.S., who cares if other women elsewhere in the world can? Or about where Clinton’s money comes from  and what it may have bought?

There seems to be an awful, hypocritical, conformity taking shape amongst our entertainment and political Elite. What binds them is the insularity that their position and wealth affords, and they become more and more out of touch with reality while simultaneously lecturing the rest of us. I do not begrudge anyone their financial success, I applaud it…….but it’s also important to remind people that these celebrities are not, and most never were, ordinary people whose children compete with illegals for a scholarship, a job, or a home. They are eager to conform to each other, and are eager for us to conform to the corrosive ideas and policies of the politicians they promote.

Or maybe it’s just a bunch of talented frauds telling us to vote for one of their own.

 

“So much of left-wing thought is a kind of playing with fire…….. by people who don’t even know that fire is hot.” – George Orwell