A superb essay but Brendan O’Neill, on neo-PC acceptable hatred of certain groups of people, such as older generations, Christians, labour (in the UK,) southerners in the U.S. and so forth.
O’Neill’s essay: “Who You’re Allowed To Hate,” is a contemporary companion piece to Havel’s An Anatomy Of Hate, but Havel was able to remain more lofty while O’Neill writes from the street, where rocks and bottles are flying.
Brendan O’Neill’s Wikipedia page has all the hate graffiti of somebody who dared speak out against Uni-Thought from the PC-Elite. (“Uni-thought” is my term for the big grey cloud that seeks to absorb any and all dissent from PC Global Elite Basics and convert it to virtual filth.)
Footnote: I was suspicious myself (and still am) of the ideological (see Wikipedia) progression from the British Revolutionary Communist Party to Living Marxism, to Spiked Online, to the anti-environmentalist movement and “Sense About Science” (which attacked countless factions of alternative medicine voices and dissenting scientists) but I have to admit the book title, Can I Recycle My Granny? by “Ethan Greenhart” is funny.
This comment on my Facebook page today by TTB contributor Stephen Ericson, felt like a tiny powerful essay in its own right so I mag-pied it.
“I’ve been at my job for 12 years and for 12 years they’ve had CNN on the TV screen when I sit down for breakfast. Not once in that time have I ever seen them fix a clock on the DJI because it was ‘plummeting’ for any reason save for a country declaring its independence from the NWO globalist agenda.
The DJI is still higher today than it was after the drop last August.
CNN et al. are actively trying to amplify the panic as hard as they can. They’ll tank our economy for ratings and more importantly their agenda.
IN ANY OTHER SITUATION THEY’D BE URGING CALM.
That doc is amazing BTW.”
My sister Bibi called me earlier today and mentioned how “shocking” it was to hear the wall to wall propaganda of NPR about the importance of Britain’s “Remain” vote, and preserving the EU. Now they’ve moved over to Sky Is Falling rhetoric. Bibi told me about a documentary about Brexit showing British fishermen who had to stop fishing because of an EU quota, and how the British government paid them to destroy their fishing boats. “Kind of like a Swedish thing,” she said, “as if they were helping them.” (We grew up in “socialist” Sweden.)
The globalist media “mainstream” (radical, really) media is defeated, shocked, and swollen with faux dread.
We see it again and again. Mass “mainstream” media exposed as a propaganda organ for global elites using soft liberal PC jargon to guilt trip, deflect and paralyze factual discourse.
If you still believe the fairy tale that the EU exists so there could “never be another Hitler,” think again. According to recent in depth reports on AHC–Germany began economic and strategic restructuring for Germany and Europe’s future well before the end of the war, anticipating defeat, and laid the plans for the EU of today. Of course it helps that it has a nice ribbon around it, telling us it’s a big giant Nazi-citronella diffuser to protect the free world.
I spoke with my father, Barry, a journalist who has been broadcasting on American radio since 1960.
“Are you thrilled?” I asked.
“Yes, of course,” he said, “but for reasons nobody has talked about yet. The BBC has been like an unending propaganda reel to remain. Remain. Remain. It had no impact. I conclude that the major media has lost its Scorpionic power to sting.”
(This is mainly what we do. Call each other and come up with dramatic new ways of saying things are going in the right direction.)