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For those who may have missed it, I present here the most interesting item to cross my disconnected-more-than-usual-from-narrative-driving-news screen this week while I was on a family driving trip to the American Great Plains (The Good Life). This came from an OffThePress.com link titled “White House Press Corps Trades Good Coverage Of President Biden For Scoops” that connected me to a Daily Caller post that features these key paragraphs:
Politico White House reporter Alex Thompson contacted the White House at 2:53 p.m. to ask for comment about White House communications director Kate Bedingfield planning to step down from her position in late July, he said. The White House told him to give them time to respond, allowing the Wall Street Journal to break the story first.
“I called the White House at 2:53pm to ask for comment and told them we were running it,” Thompson said. “They asked for more time to check with folks. I gave it to them. WSJ pubbed at 3:11pm with a statement from [White House Chief of Staff Ron] Klain.”
That may not seem very significant among the major news items from a country in mid-collapse but it perfectly illustrates how the large narrative-driving outlets are little more than whores for the administration (even for the tiniest nuggets of White House gossip)…in sharp contrast to the feeding-frenzy and cultivated mass delusional hysteria of every Trump fart in or near the Oval Office. (Imagine, if you will, if Trump had pulled from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and sold it to a Russian company in which Jered Kushner owned a stake. Or, if under Trump’s watch, it was reported that his failed policy let massive amounts of foreign Fentanyl through our border that killed over 80,000 Americans the prior year. That would be two more impeachments by the end of July. But I digress.)
I found this interesting coming off my post last Friday (Faces of Disgrace) about the complete inanity of the illegitimate Jan.6 “committee” and a weekend that featured a couple of other more popular Richochet posts on the same topic. While the same old arguments from the intellectually dishonest locals were rehashed for the umpteenth time, I managed to search down a rabbit hole and came across an interesting Washington Post article from about a week after the events in question: THE FREEDOM TO ASSEMBLE IN TWO ACTS. Don’t get me wrong, it is clearly a crap piece of agenda journalism…but I focused on the items that conveyed the early understanding of the January 6 events as committed to print before the official narrative has been fully developed and pushed out to the well-established major media whores. Those nuggets included:
At the massive Stop the Steal rally on Jan. 6, only one agency was initially on hand to protect senators and representatives and their staff: the Capitol Police. Their chief had requested reinforcements days before, he said, only to be rebuffed by Senate and House security officials.
The few hundred Capitol Police stationed outside the complex were joined by hundreds of hastily summoned D.C. police, but the officers were quickly overpowered when several hundred rioters pushed through low crowd-control stands and surged up the stone stairs. …
Even though Trump supporters openly plotted an assault online, and police and FBI intelligence privately warned of attempted insurrection, and the president escalated his lies about election results, the law enforcement partners of summer failed to make a coordinated plan for Jan. 6.
Do you really believe that the FBI used the word “insurrection” at any point before it began appearing in the narrative cultivating talking points? (I cannot get past the paywall at the link provided in the original, but I suspect I know the answer.) More:
…all the layers of federal policing were nonexistent when the president’s faithful gathered at the Capitol. For weeks, Trump urged his supporters to show up for a protest he promised “will be wild.” Online forums bristled with references to violence in Washington and recommendations to come armed, despite the District’s laws against open carry.
To repeat: “[The Capitol Police] chief had requested reinforcements days before, he said, only to be rebuffed by Senate and House security officials.” (Has this line of questioning of her boss ever crossed the lips of Liz Cheney (Token Committee Stooge-WY). I did not go searching but, again, I suspect I know the answer.) More:
Around 1 p.m., with Trump still speaking, rioters overwhelmed the few police guarding the Capitol’s western lawn and broke through the waist-high metal barricade.
…crowds of White people blew through barricades with little done to stop them was just the latest illustration of White privilege.
Again: “[The Capitol Police] chief had requested reinforcements days before, he said, only to be rebuffed by Senate and House security officials.” Where are the properly directed questions about the implications of this?
Now, with all of that as a backdrop, I did go searching for how the WP treated the Super-Blockbuster-Witness at the 1/6 Hearing last week and how much of that admitted prior knowledge informed that coverage. Unfortunately, all is behind the paywall and I don’t really care to pay just to confirm what I already know. (Feel free to enlighten me if you wish…and have the capability.)
But my story doesn’t end there. That other “act” referenced in the title of the above-referenced WP article sent me down another rabbit hole. I went looking for an intellectually honest article on the Lafayette Square Kerfuffle of early June 2020. It turns out that is impossible using Goggle. In the first couple of pages of links alone, I found references to “shock troops” and “use of munitions” and “[invocation] of the Insurrection Act” and comparisons to “Tiananmen Square”. Have I used the “cultivated mass delusional hysteria” passage yet? Anyway, I finally came across something worth my time to read:
President Donald Trump was roundly criticized on June 1, 2020, when he walked through Lafayette Square, the site of major protests, to deliver a speech before St. John’s church, which had been set aflame by rioting arsonists.
He was accused of having instructed law enforcement to tear gas protestors to clear the park so that he could engage in a “photo op.” It was recently revealed that the park was in the process of being cleared already in order that fencing could be installed. Now it turns out that Trump wasn’t even the one responsible, it was Democrat Mayor Muriel Bowser, reports Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist. …
“For more than a year,” Hemingway writes, “Bowser allowed Trump to take the blame for what her police forces had done. In her nationally broadcast speech, Bowser inaccurately called the violent riots — marked by widespread looting, arson of historic buildings, arson of White House buildings, and assaults on scores of police officers — safe and peaceful. Then she blamed Trump for her own police force’s teargassing of protesters.” …
…the protests were far from entirely peaceful, according to the Bowser-controlled DC Metropolitan Police Department. Their official version of events is that officers had been injured by people throwing an incendiary projectile at them.
We will shelve the discussion on the magnitude of violence, arson, and assaults on police officers compared to the 1/6 “insurrection” for another time. What I want to shift focus to here is that this event, including the “widespread looting, arson of historic buildings, arson of White House buildings, and assaults on scores of police officers”, was part of a greater context over the last seven month of 2020. Here we saw the feeding-frenzy and cultivated mass delusional hysteria machine spinning the appropriate response by Trump (after three days of fake peaceful protesting) into a Trump-as-Tyrant narrative. In fact, several local law enforcement issues and the local reactions to them (both real and astroturf) were spun (i.e., redirected from local and state officials that were AWOL or worse) into challenges to President Trump…worse, nearly every major pseudo-event was a baiting exercise trying to get President Trump to send in troops or act beyond his authority. The most juvenile baiting came from the Democrat mayors of NYC and DC who
encouraged allowed the moniker of a domestic terrorist organization to be painted on the streets (in 50-foot-tall yellow letters) in front of Trump Tower and the White House, respectively.
And then, when President Trump offered help to Nancy and Mitch in the lead-up to January 6 — as appropriate to his authority and the intelligence at hand — the results of their refusal (i.e. dereliction of duty) naturally became a reason to vector the blame toward President Trump…clearly he must be investigated for NOT using force beyond his authority. From Liz Cheney to the laughably shallow (scripted and acted) testimonies to the insipid chanting of Ricochet locals (i.e., “Trump knew that the crowd was violent … And he aimed them at the Capitol with malice aforethought.”), the intellectual un-seriousness of the entire Anti-Trump complex has never been so obvious. If you cannot see it now, I recommend finding some good help from the mental health community.
Only 926 looonnnnggg days left in the constitutionally mandated Biden-Harris administration. May America get every one of those to the fullest…and emerge on the other side certainly bruised and battered but also wiser. I would hope that would include a healthy learned blindness to the feeding-frenzy and cultivated mass delusional hysteria machine and a sensitized aversion to the intellectually unserious (e.g., Nancy Pelosi, Liz Cheney, …oh, hell, the list is way too long).
Into the abyss…
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IMPORTANT END NOTE
The above has been drafted and submitted with minimal proofreading and final editing. I mean no disrespect to my neighbors in good faith here (specifically, those proudly of the Lower Member Feed), but I just don’t care to spend the time on my Saturday afternoon to ensure better quality for a host that I am losing respect for with every censored comment. Their loyal servitude to Mr. Credit Card is rather pathetic.Published in