Wednesday, March 31, 2010

'We'll Have To Kill Somebody, I Guess'

Lying Truth To Power Or The Media's Libel For The Left

The lies of the left have always been bunched in mass waves and have been so audacious that belief must be suspended in such a way that even when disproved the lies leave a stench that routinely becomes part of the history by altering the truth of real events.

The Tea Party movement is a natural wave of voter sentiment which makes it very dangerous to the status quo whether it resides in the halls of Congress, the board rooms of corporations, the halls of academia or the offices of reporters and editors. The Tea Party movement, in their minds, must be destroyed. With their own network of code words and systems of symbiotic support as the tactical methods of astroturfing a meme it is with total disbelief, in their minds, that an actual grass roots movement could really exist.

How could the status quo fight back? Time to pull out the hot wire of American politics. It's a proven winner!

A Closer Look at the Capitol Steps Conspiracy
William Douglas, an African-American reporter for the liberal McClatchy Newspapers, seems to have broken the story at 4:51 PM on Saturday, March 20, just hours after the alleged incident took place. Douglas did so with the seriously inflammatory headline, "Tea party protesters scream 'nigger' at black congressman."

At 7:21 PM that same evening, Douglas upped the ante with a headline that moved from inflammatory to incendiary: "Tea party protesters call Georgia's John Lewis 'nigger.'"

As Douglas reminds his audience in the lead of the second posting, "civil rights icon" Lewis, now a Georgia congressman, "was nearly beaten to death during an Alabama march in the 1960s." The focus on Lewis encouraged the Washington Post's Colby King to opine a few days later that "[t]he angry faces at Tea Party rallies are eerily familiar. They resemble faces of protesters lining the street at the University of Alabama in 1956."

King's take perfectly mirrored the Democratic talking points. If the immediate strategy was to discredit the Tea party movement as racist and split the movement's base from the Republican Party, then it was working splendidly.
When the Tea Party was in its infancy the main stream media ignored it or, if pressed, ridiculed it. As the movement grew the meme became that it was nothing more than angry old white men dressed up as dead white men while screaming at politicians, but the movement continued to grow. Then the meme expanded to the notion that the Tea Party was actually an effort at astroturfing which was an image they could imagine, but the movement kept growing.

New anti Tea Party astroturf needed to be manufactured. One can almost hear the ideas being kicked around when someone latches onto a 'racist' meme. White, old, men dressed in colonial clothing must be racist, right? Those colonial guys had slaves. The president is an African-American! Connect, lock and load. We've got headlines.

Can somebody scream 'nigger', please. No? Then we'll do it for you. Got spit? We'll say that someone laid one on an 'iconic' black congressman. We'll dredge up images of old, white, men who beat and berated that icon in the Selma, Alabama of 1965. In fact, we'll manufacture whole groups of chanters chanting "kill the bill 'nigger'" while spitting. It's all the same, then and now, except an African-American is president which is why then is now. It has to be if only to prove that the African-American president's policies are what America needs, even if Tea Partyers don't want them, which, by the way, makes any opposition racist.

Too bad there were so many cameras. They are a game changer. The lies become part of the permanent record for all to see.