2014 December 25 Thursday
Hysterias: Getting More Frequent And Intense?
Promoters of The Narrative hit a lot of problems in 2014. The hysterias they flamed ended up being very poorly chosen. In the LA Times Charlotte Allen lists the "Top 10 feminist fiascoes of 2014:. I can't imagine the New York Times ever publishing an Op/Ed like that one. The other big city newspapers seem to not toe the MSM liberal media party line quite as rigorously. They even do more serious reporting that is off-narrative.
A great example of excellent off-narrative reporting in 2014: Washington Post coverage of the UVA gang rape flap. Check out Key elements of Rolling Stone’s U-Va. gang rape allegations in doubt, U-Va. students challenge Rolling Stone account of alleged sexual assault, and The full demise of Rolling Stone’s rape story. These stories were done while most of the MSM was accepting the Rolling Stone story uncritically and any doubters were getting attacked for daring to question.
A lot of ground work is done to create widespread false beliefs that make hysterias easier to engineer. For example, the campus rape hysteria was built up by first propagating the false claim that one in five women in college are sexually assaulted. (more here) If you can spot a false claim getting heavily promoted you can possibly forecast years in advance that a hysteria will happen.
Has the internet intensified hysterias and made them more frequent? Or is the rise of the internet coincidental with the rise of so many hysterias? Take the anti-cop hysteria as an example. Old media fan the flames of anti-cop sentiment and try to brand police as extremely racist. The old MSM organizations did not need the internet to do this. Parenthetically, old media managed to create an environment that got cops killed and likely still more cops will die as a result. They steadfastly ignore counter-narrative info such as figures 2.13, 2.14, 2.15, and 2.16 in the NYPD 2012 Annual Firearms Discharge Report. Have a look.
I suspect that there is a pattern to the hysterias that suggests a deeper motive. What's the motive? Break down bonds of groups. Cops are a distinct group, well trusted by most people. The cops have emotional bonds to each other and to the larger public. Those bonds are inconvenient to our elites. Our elites are certainly trying to reduce the legitimacy of cops in the eyes of the public. Will our elites succeed? They are relentless and have a track record of many successes. I would not discount their chances.
My advice to you: disconnect from TV and deprogram from all the propaganda you've received. Listen for propaganda. TV news and entertainment shows as well as movies are full of it. You are being conditioned. Think your way out of the conditioning.
By Randall Parker at 2014 December 25 09:42 AM
I agree on the elites breaking down the bonds of groups, but I don't understand why the elites would want to undermine the police because they are a major part of the wall between them and the unwashed masses. Yes, they have their own private security, but that supplements the security they receive from law enforcement.
In many ways, the keystone of "The Narrative" is that "genes don't matter all that much." This contributes to mass hysteria among women because their primary power is to guide evolution through the choices they make in which men make it into the next generation. This is true goddess power and The Narrative denies it -- offering women the travesty of "power" in the form of money.
A big part of the reason it is so essential to maintain this keystone is that the elites are utterly incompetent at human husbandry because they're basically spoiled narcissists. Now, the question is, who concocted and fed them this poisonously appealing lie, allowing them to reign over the planet with utter irresponsibility? And why?
" elites are certainly trying to reduce the legitimacy of cops in the eyes of the public. "
I disagree. I think many liberals only see blacks as victims and refuse to admit black men commit crime far out of proportion to their numbers. The majority of the black public likely holds this view as well. Likewise when drunken women have sex they later regret it is the mans fault and the woman has no responsibility. White men are the cause of problems and everyone else is a victim according to current left-wing dogma.
I actually think liberals know full well that blacks (particularly black males) commit crime far beyond their numbers. They admit it via moving far away from them. Otherwise they would not work so hard to spin it in the other direction.
I agree that the hysteria and madness of the elites has intensified, but I don't think you have to look at it as a plan or any sort of specific tactic. I just think our elites are simply getting more and more hysterical. A century ago these nuts would be in some sort of prohibition league or they would be church ladies constantly on the look out for the Devil's influences. Today, they're running the country and with no one to stop them, are simply getting crazier and crazier. EVERYTHING has to go through their phobia filter and the more success they have at creating hysteria, the more hysterical they get. I keep hoping we'll reach peak hysteria and people will decide they've had enough of their nonsense, but we're not there yet.
"newspapers seem to not tow the MSM liberal media party line"
You know, it's actually _toe_ the line.
The best book I've read on the subject is: "Addicted to Distraction: Psychological consequences of the modern Mass Media" by Bruce Charlton. He describes "The Media" as a valueless,inherently leftist, self-sustaining organism, intent only on perpetuating itself and expanding its influence. The police, churches, community organizations, etc. that have values and traditions, are roadblocks to be attacked and destroyed. While I believe there are many evil elites that are enemies of the civilization I hold dear, I don't think they are as well coordinated as some think, but they are nonetheless part of "The Media" organism which is arguably the most powerful and influential entity on earth.
Check out the book, it's the best one I've read on any subject in years. His advice is similar to Randall's, though he also suggests a religious/spiritual component. Basically you can't hope to defeat this entity which has enslaved millions of people, so you have to turn off or aggressively filter the outlets you control.
97% of all crimes have an economic cause, directly or indirectly. Poor whites commit far more crime than well-off blacks.
Shooting at civilians as often as cops do now is obscene, because it is way too often and not in self defense. Police have become such macho itchy trigger fingers that civilians are getting rightfully angry against them. When they are not pulling their triggers they love all that macho yelling at people who do not pose a real threat to them nor society, like children, women, old folks and peaceful men.
Lackeys always get enraged when given a little bit of authority, specially when they are too narcissistic, too emotionally ill or too stupid to really know the law and their duty or discern how much force it is required to arrest somebody.