The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Monday, January 08, 2018


On a positive note: the economy is booming, unemployment for African Americans is the lowest it's been in 45 years, hispanic unemployment is the lowest ever recorded, 80 percent of all Americans are keeping more money in their paycheck due to once-in-30-year tax overhaul, the regulatory state has been slowed, major U.S. corporations are providing substantial bonuses for their employees, energy independence is close at hand, ... the list of positive developments is quite long, actually.

On the international stage, Iran is in flames with the first real threat to its evil, totalitarian theocracy in a decade, North Korea uncharacteristically seems to want to talk to South Korea, Arab governments have quietly accepted the reality that Jerusalem is Israel's capital. Sure, challenges remain on both the domestic and foreign policy front, but it's pretty hard to argue that Donald Trump's first year in office was anything but a success.

So ... what do the trained hamsters of the mainstream media want to talk about as the year starts? A tell-all book, Fire and Fury. Here are Michael Wolff's own words about his book:
“Many of the accounts of what has happened in the Trump White House are in conflict with one another; many, in Trumpian fashion, are baldly untrue. Those conflicts, and that looseness with the truth, if not with reality itself, are an elemental thread of the book. Sometimes I have let the players offer their versions, in turn allowing the reader to judge them. In other instances I have, through a consistency in accounts and through sources I have come to trust, settled on a version of events I believe to be true.”
So ... the trained hamsters obsess over a book whose author himself admits that it plays fast and loose with the truth, does nothing to reconcile contradictory accounts, but rather settles on the account (regardless of whether it's true or not) that makes its target, Donald Trump, look as bad as possible. Then again, the Trump Derangement Syndrome crowd doesn't much care. Anything that helps them justify their continuing hysteria over an upset political loss is to be believed.

But let's step back for a moment.

We've all observed the fact that many small children don't like to eat peas.

"They're yucky," a small child might say, "I won't eat them." Or, when the suggestion that they're not "yucky" is offered, the child might respond,

"They're too small and roll around on my plate" Or, when one notes that small things are easy to eat, the child recalibrates his response with,

"They're green and I don't like green food."

This seems to be an apt metaphor for progressives in general and their trained hamsters in the media. When Donald Trump is the subject of their attention (and because he lives rent-free in their heads, he always is the subject of their attention), they seem to use the strategy of a small child. First, it was "Russian collusion," but when that false meme began to fall apart (getting frighteningly close to actual Russian collusion perpetrated by the Democrats, think: Fusion GPS*), they moved on to "obstruction of justice." But when that false meme was shredded by objective legal experts, they moved on to the 25th Amendment—Trump is unstable and insane. Fire and Fury. feeds that last meme, so it's now the only thing that matters.

Eventually, Wolff's screed will be discredited, but when it is, there'll be more excuses for why Democrats and progressives don't like peas. Bet on it.


* The documented collusion (yes, that is the correct word) between the DNC, The Clinton Campaign, a smear shop—Fusion GPS, an ex-British spy, Christopher Steel, and the Russians to create a phony dossier that smeared candidate Donald Trump during the presidential campaign is beginning to blow up. Molly Hemingway describes the latest turns in the case. Even worse, it now appears that the Fusion GPS dossier was used by the Obama justice department and the FBI to justify FISA warrants that enabled "wiretapping" of the Trump campaign.

Of course, the trained hamsters in the media are completely uninterested in this scandal, which if proven is, like a number of Obama-era scandals, considerably more serious than the two-bit burglary of a DNC office that was called Watergate. A sitting president was correctly forced to resign over that act, but then again, he was not a Democrat, so the media did its job.

Today, we have a media so biased it refuses to look at serious scandal when perpetrated by its chosen political party. The nation and truth suffer as a consequence.