The truth can be elusive for different reasons, depending on where someone seeking it might be living. In many countries around the world, the government itself is in control of the media and feeds the people their version of the truth while suppressing outside influences by blocking portions of the internet. Others are faced with lack of any available information, though technology companies are working to deliver internet access to the whole globe. But in America, our biggest problem isn’t government-controlled media or a lack of access. Our problem is plenty of access – too much at times – and a concerted effort by the progressive left to dominate by flooding the television airwaves, newspaper opinion pages, and most notably the internet with ideologically and often factually false narratives.
It’s amazing the conservative movement is still alive at all with the leftist dominance of mainstream and social media.
Over the next few weeks, I will be exploring this notion more deeply. It’s not new and we’ve covered the clear progressive bias by most popular news outlets hundreds of times on this site. We’ve covered unfair treatment of conservatives by tech companies. The only reason “progressive jamming” isn’t more widely acknowledged by Americans is because of… you guessed it… progressive jamming.
But what exactly is “progressive jamming?” In a nutshell, the left jams the various information airwaves with so much disinformation, demonstrably false notions, and manufactured hatred towards conservative philosophies that the people are unable to read, see, or hear the truth. For an example, let’s look at two Tweets. One was posted by the wielder of a great deal of progressive jamming clout, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The other is a response by conservative Allie Beth Stuckey.
It was a strong effort by Stuckey to expose the blatant lie by the Democratic Socialist Congresswoman from New York, but even with as much attention as her rebuttal Tweet received, it had nowhere near the reach of AOC’s. Stuckey reached tens, possibly even hundreds of thousands of people with the truth. AOC reached millions of people with her lie.
I’ll be going into much more detail about this problem soon, but I want to do this in reverse for now. Let’s talk about solutions. There are three things conservatives MUST do if we’re going to prevent the catastrophic collapse of the truth.
- Break through the noise. It can be disheartening to know mainstream and social media are against us. The cacophony of lies makes it difficult for the truth to be heard. But we must keep fighting. We must keep screaming the truth. We must keep posting articles, making videos, sending Tweets, and debunking lies on Facebook.
- Stay pure. One of the biggest challenges we face is from within. There is plenty of fake news on the left, but the right is not innocent. We must not give conservative “fake news” a voice because it will invariably be used against us. An example from today is the odd behavior of Speaker Nancy Pelosi in recent press conferences. That should be the story, but instead some “conservatives” started sharing a false video of her slurring her words even more than she was doing in reality. Now the faked video is bigger news than the reality. We have the truth on our side. Let’s not go into the mud with the left by falsifying our message.
- Stop supporting progressive media. The biggest reason I no longer go to Drudge Report (alternatives here and here) is because Matt Drudge relentlessly supports mainstream media sources. The lion’s share of the stories he posts are from sources like the Washington Post. Keep in mind, they hate him and he knows it. They’ve attacked him relentlessly, yet he still supports them by sending them massive amounts of traffic. We need to stay away from these sources as much as possible. Get your news from agents of the truth. One of my future posts on this topic will highlight some of the places where you can get your news.
We may have the truth on our side, but we live in a society that is flooded with lies. It’s imperative that patriots spread the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. America’s future hangs in the balance.
We are currently forming the American Conservative Movement. If you are interested in learning more, we will be sending out information in a few weeks.
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