Tuesday, March 17, 2020


I freely confess to having hated social media from the very beginning, and not just because of the word “media”. First, email made us too lazy to write actual letters anymore, and now posting and texting makes us too lazy to even email. I held out for many years but finally got badgered into getting a Facebook account.
            Basically, I've just avoided anything political because even within my circle of friends and family there are a few who go into Pavlovian attack mode, triggered by certain words or phrases, such as “keep and bear arms”. And knew I knew the Facebook powers-that-be were left-wing kooks who would immediately censor anything they really disagreed with.
            Recently, I happened to share the post at the top of the page when I saw it on a friend’s page for a couple of reasons. One, it made me chuckle a bit. Two, it was a simple but brilliant in-your-face example of the just how biased and deceitful the MSM truly is these days.
            Naturally, I was immediately taken to task by a self-proclaimed “independent fact-checker”, an entity officially approved by the Facebook Thought Police. Think of Stalin or Khrushchev vindicating himself by saying his “facts” were independently checked by Pravda and Tass.
            As usual, the gist of the whole deal was wanting to quibble about a couple of numbers in order to confuse, distract and obfuscate attention away from the entire point of the post…media bias.
            I was also amused, and a little nauseated, by the whole pompous “fact-checking” proclamation. For the entire eight years of the previous presidential administration, the media did no fact-checking whatsoever, with the sole exception of the time that Saturday Night Live FINALLY did a really soft and bland Obama skit. The next day every major media outlet was just “fact-checking” the living hell out of the SNL skit. That was the only time during the entire Obama Administration I ever even heard them use the phrase “fact-check”. Which is not surprising considering that their entire coverage of the economy during those 8 years was entirely fictional.
What really amazed me is how much more fictional they’ve gotten since. Just when you think they’ve reached the very bottom layer of the sewer and can’t crawl any deeper…I weep for all the satirists who’ve been put out of work.  
            Additionally, it’s also kind of funny how the Leftists are such great and holy self-proclaimed champions of Civil Rights, right up to the point someone else’s opinion disagrees with theirs in the slightest. Knowing who and what they were, I have traditionally just given them a pass when, in their championing of the Bill of Rights, they completely discard the 2nd Amendment outright. And pretty much ignore the 10th. And the 5th if there is a “Hate Crime” involved.
            Their hypocrisy about the 1st, though, tends to go a bit far. I’m not even going to bring up their whole stand on “separation of church and state”, a phrase that has been strangely absent from every copy of the Bill of Rights I’ve ever seen.
            No, I mean that everyone has the inalienable right to Freedom of Speech…but only as long as that speech agrees with the Leftists. The moment it doesn’t, it’s time for some good old-fashioned censorship. Any speech that doesn’t express the politically correct leftist-approved Party Line must be ruthlessly rooted out, suppressed, edited, deleted, cut, muzzled, silenced. Even some smartass quip on social media.
            When you boil it all down, Civil Rights as approved by the Politically Correct Thought Police actually only cover two things: the right for Leftists to be offended by and suppress anything anyone else says and the right of pedophiles to take your son’s Boy Scout Troop camping.
            So if you’re one of those Right Wing extremist kooks who actually thinks Freedom of Speech means that you can actually express your own opinion, just shut your piehole, turn off your brain entirely, and keep repeating the following phrase.
War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength.

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