The events of last Wednesday were like participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Shocking, Chilling, and Saturating to the Bone.
The most chilling part is the deliberate use of words that populated the Breaking News copy and the News organization’s tweets. These words immediately set the desired narrative, and sealed it in people’s minds.
It amazed me that within minutes of the unrest happening, no one tried to differentiate between the actual peaceful Trump supporters and the ones that did the violence. For the purposes of legacy and social media, every individual who participated at the Capitol were immediately labeled “Pro-Trump” or “Pro-Trump Mobs”. Suddenly, military terms were layered for effect. Terms like, “Breach” and “Storm”, were used in rapid succession, like machine gun blasts.
US allies call for calm in D.C. as mob storms Capitol https://t.co/9hZjpGCKGl
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) January 7, 2021
When Antifa wrecks the lives of hardworking Americans who had nothing to do with what they're pissed about, they're "protesting."
When Patriots gather in the nation's capital because they feel Congress is facilitating a great injustice, OTOH, they're "storming". pic.twitter.com/W6x4wVmNE8
— Michael Thau (@MichaelThau) January 7, 2021
WCVB News’s reporting took on a snarky and accusatory tone, incorporating terms like “whipped up” and “strident rhetoric”. Having listened to the entire speech the President gave on the mall in real time, I can strongly say that none of those words fit what they have written.
“Thousands of people supporting President Donald Trump’s false claims of victory stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday afternoon, some of them looting and hurting police.
“Trump, who professed a ‘law and order’ platform, whipped up thousands of his supporters with strident rhetoric late Wednesday morning.
“Immediately after, they marched to the seat of American democracy and violently stormed it, damaging the U.S. Capitol building, injuring police and stopping the constitutionally required process to certify President-elect Joe Biden’s win.”
“So who are they?
“They are the president’s supporters called to action on social media.”
Who are the protesters who stormed the US Capitol? https://t.co/Q9H1fkIAR5
— WCVB-TV Boston (@WCVB) January 7, 2021
The New York Post. pic.twitter.com/n6BiajDz2u
— Michael Weiss (@michaeldweiss) January 7, 2021
— New York Post (@nypost) January 7, 2021
And it always amazes me how quickly lawmakers find the cameras to hyperventilate and hyperbolize.
California lawmakers describe harrowing day inside U.S. Capitol https://t.co/xs1EYqUiON
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) January 7, 2021
While allowing the “World” to clutch their pearls and look down their nose at us.
'An armed mob, spurred on by a sitting President': World leaders react to US riots https://t.co/3j0I21TkKi
— ABC News (@abcnews) January 7, 2021
“He who controls the past controls the future.
He who controls the present controls the past.”
We are for certain living in an Orwellian time, so Orwell’s words in the book 1984 have the same effect as that full ice bucket. Big Tech, legacy media, and corrupt elected officials are creating the Newsspeak to shape the present, in order to alter the past. Once that is accomplished, they can control the future.
In 1984, “Newspeak” is the language created by the ruling class in order to control the way things are viewed. I have seen this most profoundly in two areas: the so-called Social Justice Movement, and the Pro-Life/Abortion Rights movement.
Just six months ago, Jason Whitlock used this exact term to describe what Twitter does: manipulates and codifies what language is acceptable, thereby signaling what “thought” is also acceptable. In Whitlock’s piece, it involved the discussion on race, racism, and racists that fit their warped criteria, rather than the reality that Blacks know these terms to mean:
“Twitter is modern-day Newspeak. ‘Systemic racism’ has been turned into a catchphrase that news organizations dependent on Newspeak/Twitter can use to define any communication or action that might make a minority group uncomfortable.
“ ‘If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.’ — George Orwell
“By demonizing the truth and glorifying lies, the mainstream media intentionally deny black people liberty. The media limit free thought and expression. The media act as the enemy of black people.”
In crafting the occurrence at the Capitol in terms of “mob”, “violence”, “breach”, “storm”, “insurrection”, and “sedition”, Legacy and social media have now created the excuse to attack the freedoms not only of those who did violence that day, but anyone who came to the Mall to support President Trump and who advocate for free and fair elections.
Media: It's insurrection to attack a federal building!
Same Media: Except when it's a federal courthouse in Portland that the left violently besieges for months. pic.twitter.com/Wldnldixyj
— Dan Gainor, I'm Spartacus (@dangainor) January 6, 2021
This modern-day Newsspeak was used to justify the same acts that occurred last week; but because it involved political movements, leaders, and “thought” they approved of, it was acceptable.
This is how Newsspeak works. After all,
“War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength.”
THAT WAS THEN
Remember the prolonged occupation of the Wisconsin #capitol in 2011? It was a #Democratic insurrection against a Republican governor and the press coverage sounded like William Wordsworth: 'Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive/But to be young was very heaven!' pic.twitter.com/0NU00mKmMM
— PhilipTerzian (@PhilipTerzian) January 7, 2021
My colleague Shipwrecked Crew also said it well,
“Understand that the mainstream media is using those terms purposely because they advance a narrative, not because they are factually accurate. This was acknowledged about 3 years ago by a NYT editor who spoke about decision-making on what stories to pursue and report being part of an overall effort to advance several parallel narratives being covered by the paper at the same time. The justification was that the approach resulted in a more cohesive ‘whole’ rather than reporters simply filing stories daily about the ‘news of the day’. So you see, the same phrasing and terms used over and over for the purpose of establishing a subjective point of view as being objectively factual.”
Did it just get even colder in here, or is it me?
Don’t get me wrong. Whoever staged the violent part of the protest (and believe me, it was staged), whether pro-Trump or not, were wrong, and ruined the necessary focus of challenging voting irregularities and the Electoral College votes. The Legacy and Social Media Powers have so far succeeded in changing the narrative from peaceful advocation of our Constitutional rights, to insurrection and sedition.
How the hell did that happen?!
My colleague Nick Arama brought this point home,
“Dems/media are using the term that GOP ‘voted to overturn the election.’ That’s their claim of ‘sedition.’ I think it’s important to note that no, they did not ‘vote to overturn the election’ they objected to the electoral count, which is not the same thing.
“Objecting to the electoral count is completely constitutional and indeed, part of their duty, if they believe there are questions about the election.
“Terminology, but it’s the Left’s demonizing and it feeds the ‘sedition’ thing.”
Terminology is the game being played, and when you control the playing field, you can make up the rules as you go along. Thanks to the Left’s stranglehold on public education and college campuses, Newspeak has been spoon fed into what Rush Limbaugh aptly calls, “young skulls, full of mush” for decades. Now, those young skulls have become adults, and those thoughts have become cemented. These are the Powers who now run the news organization and tech platforms, and are on a campaign to stamp out anything that opposes the Newsspeak.
LIVE: Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol https://t.co/mK6Wl96WXx
— Reuters (@Reuters) January 6, 2021
As we all know, the purge escalated to President Trump being removed from all social media, to conservatives and Republicans who supported the President, to the destruction of alternative social media platforms like Parler, who dared to think there was any other speech other than Newspeak.
“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thought-crime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it. Every concept that can ever be needed will be expressed by eactly one word, with its meaning rigidly defined and all its subsidiary meanings rubbed out and forgotten. . . . The process will still be continuing long after you and I are dead. Every year fewer and fewer words, and the range of consciousness always a little smaller. Even now, of course, there’s no reason or excuse for committing thought-crime. It’s merely a question of self-discipline, reality-control. But in the end there won’t be any need even for that. . . . Has it ever occured to you, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now?”
We are shivering and on the verge of hypothermia. Something must be done to stop this.
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