Is there anyone online that hasn’t seen angry Democrats rioting, and beating up voters who made the “wrong” choice? In the land of meaningless slogans, this must be what happens when Love Trumps Hate. Presumably they are teaching Hitler’s disciples a lesson. As Mark Steyn says, every Republican candidate is called Hitler, and when everyone’s Hitler, nobody’s Hitler.
Around the world many people remain baffled as to how 60 million US citizens could vote for the sexist, racist, trash talking Trump. In one survey only 4% of Germans said they would vote for him. Here in Australia I don’t know the numbers, but The Flummoxed are everywhere. Thank the media for the one-dimensional caricature they sell.
Things are so bad here that The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) put out a story saying there were “reports from Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday evening” with crowds of thousands chanting: “We hate Muslims, we hate blacks, we want our great country back”. Michael Smith found a tweet pointing out that their entire source for this was a guy who runs a known parody account on Twitter @sRowntreeNews. Smith clocked up the screenshot, sure that the newspaper would correct their inflammatory uber embarassing mistake in minutes. But hours ticked by with nothing. Tonight, long after Smith did the last update on his site, apparently the SMH page has gone 404. Is that it? Will the SMH let their readers know, or leave the entirely false impression out there to fester in the minds of people looking for an excuse to get violent?
Twitter has suspended @sRowntreeNews.
Here’s a view of Trump and blacks you won’t see on the ABC / BBC / CNN
These video shorts, give us some idea of how different the story could look if 96% of media donations were going to the Trump campaign. Granted, all these videos star people employed by Trump, so run that through your mental filter as you watch. Bias, bias, bias. But the narrative they create is a parallel universe to the one running in the mainstream press. These adverts (I assume they are ads) are great examples of the power of editing…
It follows that if the media had higher standards, we’d get better politicians. The media IS the problem.
We can’t force the media to do the right thing, but we can make sure people are aware of the bias. We can teach our children to seek out both sides of every story.
William Campudoni’s story about how Trump hired him off the street, gave him suits and said “welcome to the family”.
“The film was made by political filmmaker Lucas Baiano without the backing of any political action committee or major donors because he felt like the story needed to be told.”
Black Trump Supporters Explain Why They are Voting for Trump
I like this sentiment from the woman doing most of the talking here:
“We’ve got to stop thinking as black and white and purple and Arab. We’ve got to start thinking as Americans.”
The divisive people are the ones dividing by race.
Brunell Donald-Kyei, is vice-chair of the National Diversity Coalition for Trump. Probably Australians would have never seen anything like her on any of our “national talk programs”.
Trump the sexist-racist hires non-white woman as executive.
She seems pretty happy about it.
How to dehypnotise a nation?
Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, writes about De-Hitlerization and also has suggestions on on ways to dehypnotize. Sounds like some fun party tricks, though Adams is not suggesting you wear Trump T-shirts and try these out in dangerous neighborhoods.