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That’s not ‘really’ debunking socialism

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Thats not really debunking socialism

We decimate the usual argument the Left tries to make in denying that a socialist nation was socialist.

Once again the inevitable failure of Left’s base ideology in the socialist nation of Venezuela has shown that it is a fraud from beginning to end. In light of this, we will run down the usual ‘debunking’ arguments made by the Left in the futile contention that it wasn’t really socialism.

The timing and the purpose of a Leftist ‘debunking’ argument

The usual timing of one of these pieces centres on the point where the usual brutality as well as failure can no longer be denied by even the Socialist-Left at large. In many cases this is an ongoing effort in regard to historic examples of socialistic failure, such as with the Far-Left Nazi regime or the USSR. In the case of the socialist nation of Venezuela, this became evident in the video of the GNB running over protesters with a tanqueta.

In most cases, the Left will try to create a false narrative that gradually morphs what was supposedly a functional socialist regime into something else. Then they will try to claim it was somehow ‘right-wing’ as in the case of Nazi Germany and before our very eyes in this example ‘debunking’ piece from the Pluralist.

The Leftist art form of pushing a lie with a headline editorial

The typical ‘debunking’ article will begin with a variation of the ‘that wasn’t really socialism’ false narrative. With the false implication that the current crop of Leftists will give it a go and finally reverse 400 years of failure. In the case of our prime example from the Pluralist https://pluralist.com/not-real-socialism-venezuela/ it places that tired old line: That’s Not ‘Real’ Socialism directly in the headline. Howbeit, one might wonder at the motivation of the author putting scare quotes around real, but the rest of the piece is a classic example of the ‘debunking’ art form.

It’s not a Leftist ‘debunking’ without a blatant ad hominem attack

In this our typical example doesn’t disappoint, taking a line from The Socialist Party ‘Anyone who thinks Venezuela has socialism is an ignoramus’ emblazoning as the subhead of the piece. Yes, there is nothing that will encourage a civil dialog more than starting off with like the childish school yard taut calling someone an ‘excrement’ head. The intent here is to intimidate anyone who might disagree with this opinion piece while denigrating those who know the facts of the matter.

Burying the Lede

It wouldn’t be a ‘debunking’ without the ‘facts’ that supposedly prove the case being buried down several paragraphs. This tactic is always coupled with stating of the alleged ‘facts’ directly in the headline. Most people will only read the headline and quickly move on, thus it doesn’t really matter if the point is proven or not. Alternatively, just the headline will be cited in a discussion for the very same reason. Burying the lede will leave the impression of the headline editorial without the pesky inconvenience of having to factually prove anything.

The red herring terminology change

As it typical of these situations, the creation of the false narrative will begin with the assertion that the country in question wasn’t really a socialist nation, but something else. Such as the case of claiming that Venezuela is a dictatorship, or a totalitarian regime.

Or this pithy little quip that tries to claim deceit is being truthful in the ‘observation’:

Neglecting the fact that nothing precludes a socialist nation being a dictatorship, or that this is how it usually ‘progresses’.

The fact is socialism – or one of it’s many aliases – is based upon fantastic promises of freebies paid for with other people’s money. Coercion has to be used for this property redistribution necessitating a governmental monopoly on the use of force. Other restrictions on Liberty need to be taken to keep the people in line when the fantastic promises never come true.

Thus, all of this is part and parcel of the Left’s base ideology, so that it becomes just another Leftist lie labeling socialism as something else.

Then the narratives begin attempting to cast what is Far-Left to somehow being ‘Far-right’

We presently see in this taking place almost in real-time, with the Socialist-Left attempting ‘conversion therapy’ in magically turning a socialist nation ‘Far-right’. In this case many of the comments try to smear President Trump as supposedly following the footsteps of the dictator of a socialist nation.

The lying Leftists go for the gold

Then, just for good measure after the first steps, there is the attempt at trying to sell the non-socialist country’s of Scandinavia as being examples of the ‘success’ of socialism.

The piece finishes with buried lede of the alleged ‘debunking’ from the socialists, but we have already addressed that point.

The Takeaway

The fraudulent ideology of socialism is on it’s last legs. It should be noted that the old Soviet Union appeared to be functional up until the last few years leading to it’s complete collapse. Socialism depends upon deception and while there are many who tout its ‘charms’ the current troubles in the nation’s socialist-Left are indicative that the whole edifice is on shaky ground, soon to collapse under its own contradictions and non-functionality.

That Leftist have to go through this exercise in trying to rewrite history should tell them something. If they had a functional ideology, this ongoing effort would not be necessary. There would be no need to deceive the people on the ‘glories’ of socialism. There would be no need to constantly lie about their socialist national agenda. If they had a righteous cause and a working ideology all of their machinations would be unnecessary. But that isn’t the case, socialism can never work, no matter how many times it hasn’t been tried.

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The clock is ticking on climate change… alarmists

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The clock is ticking on climate change alarmists

The world is going to end in ten years. The world has been ten years away from ending for the last four decades. And yet, here we are.

I’m not one of those who denies we need to be better stewards of this world. We are trashing the planet that God gave us, oftentimes in ways that no longer make sense. Whether or not these actions are actively changing the climate is for smarter people than me to debate, but I’ve suffered through too many doomsday predictions to give any credence to hypothetical timetables. Invariably, these doomsdayers have been proven wrong as their predictions fail miserably.

Those who say we need to take radical action to preserve the environment are making empty, political threats whether they realize it or not. Most are indoctrinated. Some are fully aware they’re using the politics of climate change to advance their economic and power-grabbing agenda.

Those who say we need to find solutions to improve conditions in the world for humans, animals, and plants are correct. There are old practices that need to change, new practices that need to be adopted, and problems that need to be solved. We need to address these issues in a systematic way. But not because of climate change. Not because of the doomsdayers.

Advancing human society, protecting vulnerable aspects of the environment, and making the world a cleaner place for all to live are righteous goals that are being subverted by climate change alarmists. Instead of a systematic, pragmatic approach to improving conditions, they want to force-feed sweeping authoritarian changes into the world. The indoctrinated masses are behind the climate change puppetmasters like sheep being led to the slaughter.

Before I get into the real agenda of the climate change puppetmasters, let’s look at actual solutions for protecting the environment that should be implemented through the proper course of an advancing society.

Clean energy that makes sense

I am very much in favor of expanding research into renewable energy sources that will EVENTUALLY replace fossil fuels when it makes fiscal sense. Today, that’s not the case. Solar, wind, geothermal, and hydroelectric energy collection are all still terribly inefficient. Moreover, they require resources such as large swaths of land for wind, expensive projects for geothermal and hydroelectric, and rare components for solar that could be used better.

We know we can collect and store energy. We just haven’t figured out how to do it efficiently yet. Trying to force the issue before it’s time is silly. The problems of finite fossil fuels have been identified and we must move towards solutions that will ween us off their use. But we must do so in a way that makes sense. We must be practical. Setting arbitrary time limits based on false doomsday predictions is idiotic.

Instead of expensive projects to prematurely collect renewable energy inefficiently, we should be focusing on improving the collection process. Why are we building massive wind farms and solar arrays using stage-one technology? We know we can do it better if we have the patience to let the technology blossom. But the technology isn’t ready. It’s too expensive. It’s inefficient at best, ineffective at worst. Much of the renewable energy infrastructure will have to be replaced once better technology is discovered and developed.

Pushing for mass clean energy initiatives now is like picking fruit before it’s ripe. We need to let the technology guide the politics, not the other way around.

Potable water is shockingly ignored

The biggest environmental problem we face is the one few climate activists ever address. Clean drinking water is genuinely difficult to find in many populated areas of the world. If there’s a reason to sound an environmental alarm, this is the one. Unfortunately, the alarm bells over fossil fuels, cows, and carbon emissions drown out the real challenges people are facing today with potable water.

Eliminating plastic straws will not give water to those who need it in Africa. Replacing ten million SUVs with Priuses will not end the drought in southeast Asia. It’s the ultimate con-job that climate alarmists point to people needing water as a reason for their alarms while they do absolutely nothing to help these people get the water they need. Keep in mind, the problem with potable water existed long before climate change became an issue, which is why the alarmists do nothing to address the issue.

More people will die today from lack of potable water than any of the alleged climate change catastrophes that happen this year. Yet the problem is ignored. It’s just not politically expedient for the doomsdayers to address an issue that preexisted their doomsday claims.

Again, we must turn to technology. But this time it’s not a matter of technology needing to be created through research. The technology exists. Instead, we need to apply funding to make the technology readily available to those who need it. The money spent promoting climate change propaganda would go a long way towards a desalination and filtration infrastructure that would bring clean drinking water to the billions who need it. The solutions are staring us in the face, but we’re too busy trying to cut carbon emissions.

Cleaner world through federalism

I’ve long called for the Environmental Protection Agency to be abolished. It’s a regulatory nightmare that stands in the way of progress so virtue-signalling bureaucrats can say they’re doing something. Instead of an EPA, we need to turn to local communities. States, counties, cities, and communities can go a long way towards cleaning up the mess we humans are making of this world if the challenge is presented at those levels rather than at a national level.

Instead of wasting billions of dollars on an environmental nanny, we should empower and encourage communities to go to work for themselves. Imagine if the money spent on studies about the delta smelt’s habitat was instead spent on building local efforts to promote recycling. We could kill two birds with one stone by helping homeless people. In Little Rock, Arkansas, the city is paying homeless people to pick up trash.

Let’s eliminate the federal virtue-signaling agency and replace it with localized efforts. Empower the lower governments to experiment with ways to make our nation cleaner. This would yield real results instead of obtuse and unnecessary regulations.

The truth about climate change alarmists

Climate change actions such as the Green New Deal are all about transforming the economic and governmental systems of this nation and the world. Climate change itself is simply the engine these Marxists are using to get the masses riled up.

It’s a powerful vehicle for them because we have years of indoctrination in schools, propaganda in the media, and an array of false (political) science studies that have been tilted for nefarious reasons. They use fear to promote their agenda, and frankly I’m extremely concerned we may be beyond the point of no return. Too many Americans have fallen for the ruse. But the clock is ticking. As long as we continue fighting their agenda, the false claims will be proven to be nothing more than doomsday political machinations of forces bent on our nation’s destruction.

There are two types of climate change alarmists: The indoctrinated Americans, such as those in the #ClimateStrike, and the authoritarian puppetmasters using climate change as a pedestal to push their political agenda. They must be exposed.

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Are things really as bad as the media would have us believe?

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Are things really as bad as the media would have us believe

The short answer is, “No.”

The longer answer was tackled by Reason.com editor-in-chief Katherine Mangu-Ward and John Stossel. Fear sells when it comes to mainstream media and progressive politics. They need a populace who believes things are getting worse in order to promote their agenda of authoritarian policies that will allegedly make things better.

“Fearmongering” is often invoked by the left to condemn the right, but in reality the left have been so adept at fearmongering that we have an entire generation who believe the world is going to end if we keep eating meat. They believe the economy is bad even though every economic indicator is great. They believe we need to be told how to live by our government instead of being allowed to live freely in an open and responsible society.

Whenever you’re told by the mainstream media how unhappy you are, question it. They don’t know. They have an agenda to push and a narrative to sell. Otherwise, they’d report the truth that things aren’t bad and are getting better.

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Does the leftist media rely on hateclicks?

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Does the leftist media rely on hateclicks

Almost every sector in the economy seems to be doing well, except one: media. Many failed media organizations, slightly outside of the traditional mainstream established corporate media are struggling to pay the bills. Leftist outlets like The Weekly Standard and Think Progress have shut down due to the struggle. Buzzfeed has scaled back operations. Even ESPN has cut fat. Vox Media, a corporate outlet backed by NBC Universal, unsuccessfully went after Steven Crowder because of the success of independent media. The barrier to entries in media are low as technology increasingly reduces the intercessors between information and consumers of information. With an increasing number of intermediaries, people do not need to get their information from CNN or the NY Times.

A second premise I must insert is the prominence of leftist media to publish content that seems intentionally unpopular. There are several examples to pull from. The leftist outlets that trashed Dave Chappelle’s Sticks and Stones were ratioed hard on Twitter. Going after a comedy legend is perhaps one of the most benign examples. Social justice video clickbait farm, Now This, recently published a language policing video on “you guys” being politically incorrect and exclusive. The video was lampooned by the internet, but that video got views. The trash reviews on Sticks and Stones got clicks and were captured aggregated by Rotten Tomatoes. Clicks pay the bills; that’s why it’s called clickbait. But Buzzfeed’s listicles require so little talent anyone could produce them. The clickbait game has evolved, and out of this evolution is Hateclicks, a headline so universally despised outside the left side of the Overton Window that people click, thus providing the ad revenue to maintain these websites. It’s a bold strategy.

But to play devil’s advocate, the leftist media in incredibly lacking in the area of self-awareness. Pink News, a gay outlet, produced a video promoting pederasty, which was later removed. The removal of this video indicates it wasn’t about the hateclicks it undoubtedly received. Instead, this video was a bit of a Freudian slip. This Rainbow Jihad outlet refused to check themselves before they wrecked themselves on social media promoting pederasty. This wasn’t a drunken take, this was a video production. This wasn’t a contrarian opinion, this was groundwork for shaping society. The leftist media has taken an extremely friendly stance towards pedophilia, and after redefining gender to their own preferences, the next frontier seems to be pedophilia.

These opposing views can be married into how we observe the leftist media. For even Bernie Sanders realized his campaign for socialism could only survive by accepting conventional market forces. Such stunning lack of self-awareness, in the media, can be rewarded with revenue. That revenue serves as dopamine as the Leftist media sprints into the abyss of socialism and debauchery. It’s important to note that in their isolated urbanized communities, these elites think Twitter is real life. However, they are unmoved by being ratioed with rare exceptions.

Final Thoughts

Hateclicks are an increasingly vital revenue tactic for the Leftist media and it doesn’t seem to be going obsolete any time soon, as the leftist media is more interested in pushing an agenda rather than being popular to us lesser folks online. The amount of people who want to hear this propaganda is a different question. I do not make any recommendations to resist clicking and giving these companies ad revenue. It’s good to know what their saying when they strawman themselves. Beside, many of these organizations are unionizing which will ultimately hurt them, as the case with Think Progress.

The leftist media is, in many ways, suffocating itself out of existence, and hateclicks are merely unicorn blood delaying their demise.

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