Old Narratives Fade To Dark

Occasionally what happens in the world of political narratives is an old narrative gives up the ghost. That is what happened this week with at least two of them.

But narratives are popular and valued today in the press and media. They take on a life larger than their own. A collective of narratives can be valued even more. But those in prominent places don’t like them to go away easily. No, it takes a lot to boot a narrative, once firmly established, to the curb. Think of all the effort spent in creating them to begin with.

1) Suddenly Joe Biden abruptly shifts to call for a second intelligence look at the origin of COVID and, more  importantly, unpopular theories which recently “gained credibility”.(WaPo) That’s because major media has begun talking about a once taboo possibility of a lab leak in Wuhan China.

So Joey decides to redouble intelligence efforts on examining the cause scenarios. Order a 90-day review to report back the findings. Then decide.

2) The second is the old narrative of “Biden the moderate.” Anyone who still believes that one must have been sprinkled with magic dust. But it was the standard go to description. Joe has never been a moderate. So you have to ask which one is not true, Joe being a progressive(radical) or his near 50 years of Senate record? Actually, the latter record was the lie that he is some moderate deal-maker. That was all created en route to get where he is.

You think if he started off like Bernie he could have gotten here? He had to lie to get people to believe he was something he wasn’t in the first place. Create a fictional profile in order to run for president. It is much easier to believe that than believe he went full-blown progressive now, under pressure.

Now the fictional narrative of Biden crumbles to reveal he is and always was a radical progressive. He didn’t need nudging from Bernie or anyone. Could we think he would do all this stuff trying to create a great progressive “legacy” if he was not a progressive? But old narratives do not like to go away easily, and only if they must. This storybook about Joe simply outlived its usefulness. And anyone who thought or believed otherwise was not paying attention to Biden. (but then who would?)

There we have two vaulted narratives that fell flat on their faces recently And it is why media’s credibility is in the toilet. I only wish people would stop accepting these phony narratives before they become so big, then are weoponized. They might not be so dangerous then.

But for people who believed Joe was some roll-up-your-sleeves moderate, get help. Its over, Joey’s cover is blown to bits. There must have been lots of people who believed that in the election. And he never got the 80 million votes they say he did either. Maybe that narrative will finally crumble in the future, too? But they do hate to give up a good narrative, don’t they?

As to the evolving COVID cause cave-hanger:

Now even this bait and switch “second look-see” is only another narrative in the making. Custom made for twitching ears. A 90-day timetable would give China time to figure out and arrange gratuity to Biden Inc. He might as well send a telegraph request for money. “Dear, Beijing, thinking of you a lot lately.”

So create a narrative that we are seriously looking at the Wuhan lab cause. Have people think he is doing a great service, by committing yet another disservice to the country. Way to go, Joe. This doesn’t mean they admit the  truth about the lab leak cause, just that the original narrative is rendered dysfunctional.

The moral of that story is if you thought Joe sold out America before, then get ready for phase two. It is shaping up to be a doozey.  

But the old narratives never go away completely they just lose cred and fade.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

The First And Last Responders

I apologize in advance for the rant but it cannot be helped, it is necessary. I have two main points if I can make them adequately. Words and language have their own limitations.

I am sick and tired of the attitude of some leaders on the right – well-intentioned as they may be. Stop treating this like it is all some unavoidable accident. All this is not a mistake. It is an intentional agenda.

We cannot act like it is an incompetence problem when radical leftists want to impose these circumstances on us. It is not fate or coincidence.

What we are witnessing is the fabric of the country being torn apart in a radical rage but they are fully aware in what they do. That is the entire point of it. So top treating it like a series of mistakes. You know, the border, the defunding police, the green new deal, court packing, surveillance, all kinds of control. It is a sustained, systematic, targeted attempt to destroy the fabric of the country, what holds it together.

 

Something else: they are trying to ignite a race war in the country. Let’s be clear about that too. They are part way there already. Maybe we cannot stop what they are hell-bent on inciting. Oh, but that too is intentional.

It makes me livid watching people like Lindsey Graham or others act as if this were all by horrible mistake. Face it. Call it out for what it is. Tell everyone what they are intentionally doing. Confront them on intentions. Let’s not kid ourselves about phony objectives.

Don’t be reluctant using criticism of their decision-making or faulty positions on issues. Can’t we all hear the silence on the left about these “problems” or the chaos that follows? This is their agenda.

 

It is not misplacing or misappropriating power, it is the abuse of it. But they know what they are doing. It is not a matter of informing them of the problems. They are the problem. So stop kidding people about the objectives when they are very clear.

We know we are in a pickle, we know why. It is because the left will refuse course correction because they will not change their radical direction. It is not a matter of pressure on them either.

So stop with the accident treatment. Stop just screaming at the arsonist to put down the flame thrower. Who should we call? There is no 911 to call, no sheriff, no courts will answer the call. Even the Supreme Court refuses to respond. No one is coming to our aid; no one is going to stop or prevent it all. No one is coming to the rescue.

We the people are on our own. It’s all up to us now.

We are the only responders, And that’s all there is. We’re it.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

Wokeness Is Reality

What if…. Start now with something so basic that you never before would have had to explain it to someone. But today you feel compelled to. And it is not because people are dumb or dumber than before or that they don’t know.

They don’t know because they’ve been conditioned. Reality is only their truth and the perception of their truth upon everyone else. Their truth is shallow; it is ideology. It is a mixture of the top popular wokeness ideas in history. Since this strain is a relatively new phenomenon, it is a bunch of new ideas all mixed together. Yet it all leads to places of old.

But old ideas are relics to be destroyed under this concept.

Wikipedia (source for all things today) says:

Woke is a term that refers to a perceived awareness of issues that concern social justice and racial justice. It derives from the African-American Vernacular English expression stay woke.

First used in the 1940s, woke has resurfaced in recent years as a concept that symbolizes perceived awareness of social issues and movement. By the late 2010s, woke had been adopted as a more generic slang term associated with left-wing politics, progressive or socially liberal causes such as anti-racism, LGBT rights, feminism and environmentalism. It has also been the subject of memes, ironic usage and criticism for its methods and consequences. Its widespread use since 2014 is a result of the Black Lives Matter movement and the death of George Floyd in 2020.

What is this jabber about? History has not yet recorded the effects of this new wokeness on society. But by the first impressions, it will not be good. We still don’t know how far it can go yet. We can only hope that, while every popular idea seems to have a shelf life, this one too has an expiration date. But up to this point anyway, we cannot know that.

We can’t say for certainty that this one will die off, as other things have, that senses might prevail. What senses? That is because this is to replace sense or common sense specifically. Well, what is common sense anyway but a collection of biases supported by collective people? But who says common sense prevails? Or that common sense does take root?

Under these current conditions that is not a foregone conclusion anymore. Common sense indeed can be abolished if enough people decide it should be. We can make rules against common sense. We can disallow it.

Now that would be a very radical experiment or goal to try. But adherents are intent on doing just that. Who really cares what the purpose of it all is, if the predominant goal is only to tear down conventional ideas and reason? Where does that all leave you?

And since nothing really happens in this world in a vacuum, what is the relative effect of this in the world? We cannot even estimate that.

You see, strange as all this talk sounds, like some mumble jumble, it is the same kind of talk one could hear on a given day about what is going on. Things don’t make sense. Motives and culture itself seem deliberately twisted in knots. Why? Anyone’s guess is no better or worse than another’s. Who can say for certain? Is there anyone in particular leading it? Confusing.  It is more of a group culture think, and momentum leads.

At this point, one could write some jabber like this meaning very little or a lot, depending, and could even be considered inspiring. So maybe there is some hope, though remote, that this radical thing called wokeness can reverse engineer itself by the same evolution it was created. But don’t bet on it. More appropriate is the concern of what it will do?

When does this woke get broke?

I don’t mind so much new ideas built on established things and concepts; but this wokeness appears hell-bent on destroying, tearing down and abolishing any conventional concepts.

Is it winning?

Does something now as basic as America survive the targeted onslaught? Stay tuned. But if not, don’t expect an epitaph. Woke doesn’t do those. God save us from this Woke.

We are where we are,

surrounded by Woke

and it don’t feel better,

It just feels worse.

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

It’s Wray Time Again

Just a few comments on the hearings with FBI Director Chris Wray.

At one point he said the FBI focuses on the violence not the particular ideology or motivations. He repeated that doctrine a few times.

So why does he make an intentional point of always mentioning white supremacists and right-wing extremists as a number one threat? Seems like that is all he cares about.

On two occasions, by Cruz and Blackburn, Chris Wray was asked about the threat information they had prior to Jan 6th, and who called for the National Guard or didn’t? He was reluctant to answer but did admit that a “local authority,” meaning mayor, declined or didn’t want the guard activated.

So if he is investigating this January 6th event, in the numbers he is saying, then wouldn’t he also establish the chain of who didn’t or refused to call the Guard? But he acts like he doesn’t really know such an important detail about the defense of the capitol. How could you investigate without knowing that?

Asked about the death of the Capitol officer, he did not know the cause or details of cause of death. Why not? And why were they telling us he was hit or beaten with a fire extinguisher? Suddenly he is now Sgt. Schultz and knows nothing.

About stonewalling Congress or not answering specific questions over the last four years, he has no answer. Then he is asked about FBI’s referrals or actions taken against anyone from the Horowitz report. His answer is that along came the Durham investigation which caused FBI to pause any disciplinary action in the matters. We must wait.

Chris Wray has proved himself just as competent as Comey and McCabe were. But he can tell you he made two significant minority appointments among 6 top-floor department heads.One Asian and one black. That’s a relief to know.

As to who knew what when at the Capitol, who can really know? Come on, man!

I don’t know why this would belong here but…..

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2021

Special Counsel Delivery

A brand new joke: so a guy walks into a restaurant – back when they used to be open — and the waiter asks him “what would you like?”

The man says to the waiter “I’ll have a nice juicy special counsel.”

The waiter says, “coming right up, sir.”

Okay, it is a joke people. I didn’t say it was funny. Get it?

Now that we know AG Bill Barr converted John Durham into a Special Counsel that was the reaction of some people, “This is a joke.” But no it really wasn’t a joke. They only think it is a joke. It’s the guy at the restaurant who said he wants a special counsel, and is entitled to get what he wants. So give him what he wants.

Under U.S. code, the special counsel would produce a “confidential report” and is ordered to “submit to the Attorney General a final report, and such interim reports as he deems appropriate in a form that will permit public dissemination.”

If what I said doesn’t make sense at all, then don’t worry about it.

The important thing is that Barr appointed Durham Special Counsel without anyone knowing it on October 19th. Now he tells us what he did. I for one am glad.

Would I prefer not to have special counsels? Yeah, but after all we have gone through over five years, then let’s have the special counsel. If it were ever justifiable, this is it.

No, I don’t care to hear Leftist loons bemoaning about it. Done.

Well, it sure is not the last we are going to hear about or from this special counsel of ours. Just ignore that new-car smell, you’ll get used to it.

“I think there will be more indictments,” Ratcliffe said in October. “Based on the intelligence I have access to, I certainly believe there should be.”

Gee, I remember one Christmas saying “if I could have anything, I’d like to have a brand new special counsel.” Now here it is in 2020 and I finally got one. I’m not sure what to do with it but here it is. Once the training wheels come off, this thing will be great,

So that’s kind of the way I feel about this new Special Counsel.

It was the thought that counts. Appreciate the sentiments.

(Hope it has a warranty)

Right Ring | Bullright | © 2020

Looking for Mr. Good Barr in all the wrong places?

So were those hopes for AG Barr’s pending justice in vain, once again, misplaced or wildly unjustified to begin with? Have we engaged in another game of wait and see only to, in the end, see nothing warranting the long wait? The odds are not good either.

February 15, 2020

Has the Deep State beaten Bill Barr?

By Todd Gregory and Erik Gregory [excerpts]

“Among law-and-order conservatives and defenders of Trump, it was widely hoped that Barr would be an A.G. unintimidated by the Deep State, with the intestinal fortitude to push back against a DOJ corrupted by progressive lawyers and grandiose bureaucrats blinded by their irrational and atavistic hatred for Trump. Perhaps Barr might even mete out long delayed justice to the chief plotters,”…./

“Barr was confirmed on Valentine’s Day 2019. In the year since Barr’s confirmation, conservative stalwarts from Roger Simon to Sean Hannity have sung the praises of Barr and his deputy, John Durham, all but guaranteeing criminal indictments any day now against senior members of the Obama administration (which had spied on Trump’s campaign and colluded with multiple foreign actors to subvert American democracy, both before and after the 2016 election)”…/.

“Skeptical conservative voters were admonished to be patient, and that the likes of Comey, Susan Rice, Loretta Lynch, and Brennan would soon be charged for their crimes and jailed. Yet, amid the frantic waving of pom-poms, something perfectly predictable happened on the way to the Deep State’s day of reckoning. The days turned to into weeks, the weeks into months, and now a full year.”

Read more: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/has_the_deep_state_beaten_bill_barr.html#ixzz6EKVAgIri

Still waiting, and waiting!

Maybe the one thing that will shock the conscience in the end is that there will be no accountability for it all? America that cannot be, can it?

This Is Not Normal

This Is Not Normal

IG Horwitz testifies to Senate Judiciary Committee on the IG Report on Trump investigation and FISA abuse.

That should be the headline across the country. The Senate committee looked into the IG Report and discovered that this is not normal. It is anything but normal.

Yes people, normal is now gone. It has been replaced by what we have seen happen in 2016, then continuing 3 years in various forms. To some extent, right up until today.

Headed For Disappointment?

With all the political flares going off and the long awaited IG Horowitz report due out in a month, are we headed for a disappointment? I would hate to see the odds on that.

On Friday, two Ukrainians were arrested for election fraud, who were also associates of Rudy Giuliani. Already the attempt to connect him to any crimes is escalating. What’s new?

The Horowitz report is supposed to be shocking. I’ve heard every adjective imaginable to describe it as something that will shock the conscience. But I wouldn’t bet on that. I mean what could really shock the public’s conscience anymore? So that seems a bit overplayed.

The “conscience” is a very high bar.

But in the worst case scenario, Horowitz’s report does not go far enough and deep enough, then it could really be dismissed with a yawn. My bet is more on that. After all, there is another investigation led by Durham already cranked up which is supposed to be a deep dive. I expect the IG to take a pass to divert and fall short in view of that.

We seem to have been handed one disappointment after another on these investigations and probes since Hillary emailgate. Actually since Benghazi. The record is clear that Deep State has a way of covering up its tracks and protecting its own.

I think we could compare it to wild fires in California or out West. When they appear out of control and spreading, people who live there feel at a loss for what they can do. The same feeling could apply to the Deep State corruption and coup. At least with the fires you have hundreds of people working on them and putting them out is the only goal.

So judging by all this reaction to any real investigations, it seems like Trump has been the only person who could have brought this out and stirred it all up. But the mission has to be completed. That will take some creativity.

Disappointment my be right around the corner but the mission still goes on.

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Give Me A Break

Give me a freaking break is one of my favorite lines I repeat to myself lately. No one hears me. It just flows out of my mouth more frequently than any other phrase. There are hosts of reasons for it.

The main one is outrage, mostly at Democrat talking points or narratives. It seems almost every time you turn on the TV news or read something, there is that reaction in there. Someone is trying to con someone or twists something completely wrong. Show me any subject and I’ll have a “give me a break” moment somewhere about it.

Why is partly the way politics has become. And in part because of how low down the ladder we have gotten, or in many cases how backwards everything now is.

Judging by what I see on Twitter and media, I’d say a lot of people probably think the same thing and feel the same way. I also think most people see what is going on and understand it. They wouldn’t need anyone to explain it to them because they know what this movie is about and where it is going. In short, they are not dummies.

Now the media might think people are dumb, that they can spoon feed people along to believe what they want about issues. Whoa, do they underestimate the knowledge of regular informed people? Maybe at one time, years ago, they could get away with that but not today. I see it in focus groups and in conversations on social media. They’re in no mood to be bullied around on politics either. They know too much and have too much experience to be duped. All that said, those are not everyone.

Now I say this because these are the parameters for my conclusions. Others, like media, have different parameters that lead them to believe people are impressionable and pliable on their central basic opinions, based on information and narratives they selectively curate to give them. The media may be right about some percentage of voters on the Left. But I know that theory does not hold up on the conservative right. Here on the right people have preformed opinions for a reason.

 

Another idea I have given lots of thought to is conspiracy theories in general and people that hold them. I have concluded some people prefer to dabble in them. And we have had a lot of reason these days to give rise to conspiracies. Maybe they’re trendy and cool? The JFK thing, while decades old, is still a viable high water mark.

But for the last several years, there is another big one on the horizon. The moon landing. I might have been surprised at hearing that one many years ago. But it has a following. Of course there is now the 911 conspiracies, too. So there are many of them and they range from environment to government. But I have noticed a trend that for some people, if they carry one conspiracy they likely have several.

Now we saw the media for 2 and a half years promote the Russia Trump collusion conspiracy with little to base it on. And that there was no push back on it, even from some media, was astounding. But these are the same media people who lectured us about anything we said about Obama for the previous eight years that we were crazy. Actually, the truth was much crazier than fiction. Now it turns out some of those conspiracies were not so crazy after all. They have now been validated by the facts.

Suffice it to say that if you traveled off of the central narratives the media was carrying in the Obama years, you were labeled a conspiracy nut. It was their enforcement mechanism to try to coral people on their main narrative — constructed also in tandem with the White House and West Wing. They, the media, didn’t mind doing it either. They were as heavily invested in creating the narrative as the Obama administration was. But anyone who ventured outside that narrative was the enemy, and they usually let you know it, using all the tools of the mainstream media.

You were mocked, ridiculed, ostracized and marginalized, attacked, humiliated, ruined, and robbed of your good reputation and character. In other words, you were destroyed if you were not on their bandwagon of misinformation. To call that a conspiracy theory was, well, Orwellian. It was 1984-ish. To think in terms of questioning Obama or their carefully crafted narrative was sedition and treasonous. It was as if we completely lost the press. And we did, though it was right from the beginning.

I don’t know if conspiracies represent a threat, given the amount of people that buy into them? But the moon one sort of stunned me. It sneaked up over the last 20 years. If it is cool or whatever that still puzzles me. Though now the left has demonstrated the real danger of a conspiracy with the Russia thing. They’ve shown how you can push a narrative whether it is believable or not. And they showed what mainstreaming conspiracy theories looks like.

You know, it is normally those on the margins who buy into a conspiracy. Now I am back to thinking about what the real point of them is. This Russia one was a matter of convenience and extreme importance, cooked up for convenience and served to masses as established fact. (Intelligence agencies like CIA know how to do that) If it is possible to push a fake narrative until it is mainstream, then what about skeptics who don’t believe in it?. Those who require proof or evidence… or doesn’t that even matter anymore?

Can a conspiracy theory be totally false, yet who cares that it is not true? And what would it take to rupture that huge conspiracy? It went on for over 2 and half years and still goes on. We are in a whole new realm. The Moon landing might have been an achievement for conspiracies but we have gone way past the dark side of the moon now.

Maybe the only point that matters is who believes in it and who doesn’t? To say nothing about the scenario of media and government teaming up on a conspiracy theory.

You can now call me conspiratorial but that is where we are at now. Who exactly believes in it? You would have been considered a wacko-bird for saying Obama was not born in America. But if you want to think the President is a Russian agent, then you would be welcomed by mainstream media and elites alike. It might help your career.

Strange how this conspiracy thing really works, isn’t it? In fact, lets go out of our way to avoid all the evidence to the contrary. And let’s go way out to block real facts and truth as it comes out. No need for that! Which one will write history? I think I know.

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