FoxNews.com

The FOX News website for me is the perfect microcosm of America’s current Civil War. This has nothing to do with FOX itself but rather the people who are there. FOX represents America, liberals don’t like to hear that, but they do. America is not CNN. America is not MSNBC. America is two sides, not one. Liberals like to think America is NPR and the New York Times, but its not. Which is okay, because what I’m talking about is it (FOX) being a representation of America, which is what a microcosm is.

You get down to it in the comments section of their website. There it is all revealed. America is represented at the end of virtually every article. A nonstop bickering of ideologies. It never ends. It just goes on and on and on. Day after day after day. The article that the comments were supposed to be based on, soon ceases to be relevant. It quickly becomes about ‘the fight’. Nothing else. FOX is to be greatly commended on that, they allow the fight. The commie sites don’t. They don’t have a comments section.

As someone else noted, liberals only survive on the internet when there is heavy censorship and “moderation”. Whenever there is freewheeling open thought, they get wiped out.

The people there are fighting ‘the fight’. They seem to enjoy it. The website lends itself to this eternal struggle. When you mute someone, within 5 minutes they are unmuted. I myself am very realistic in the knowledge that I am not going to influence anyone, so there is absolutely no point in arguing with them. I mute and go on. On other sites that’s all it takes and I never hear from them again. But not on FOX. On FOX the mute is for show, not for go (okay that makes no sense).

But that would help, if the mute button there actually worked. For some reason their software is very unstable and the mute doesn’t ‘take’ (probably from loading so many ads). Not that most people are smart enough to use mute. But for the few that are it would help. Mute and move on. Because you are not going to change anyone’s mind! It ain’t gonna happen! People don’t change their views because of someone else’s “argument”. Those rare times when a person’s world view changes, is because it slowly evolved from within, over time.

It is not within a person’s DNA to have reason interfere with their way of thinking. It just doesn’t happen. You can argue till the cow’s come home (which is what they do at FOX), and no one is going to be swayed an inch. This eternal bickering with no progression is a perfect representation of Congress. They cannot for an instant lay down the gloves long enough to move forward on an issue. Think about that. 535 idiots hold the fate of 330,000,000 people in their hands, and they are incapable of acting in a rational manner.

All they can do is argue, just like on FOX. I’m trying to think of that word that means when you just want to accomplish something, to get started on a project? Pragmatic! That’s it! I JUST DON’T see the logic in bickering into eternity. Call me crazy but I don’t. Whether its the FOX News site or Congress, what the hell is the point of never accomplishing anything?? Life is too short.

[My observation of the FOX comments section of any article, no matter the original topic, is it always comes down to the question: Is there a God? Invariably some Lefty makes a crack about the Invisible Magic Man in the sky, and someone on the right will make an assertion about the GOP working God’s will. Who cares? You cannot convince someone of the existence of God. The heat at the end will convince them. You can’t. They can’t say they weren’t warned.]

“basically the left stripped our entire society of its morals and then declared themselves the arbiters of morality”

Its a scary world

Very scary. This brave new world of Big Tech censorship is a scary one. Swear to God the modern day American takes freedom of speech for granted, and cannot see how it is slipping away. It started in the 70s with “political correctness“. Not that you should not say something because it was wrong to do so, but because of societal pressure. I determined early on in the pandemic that I could tell the state of COVID-19 by the rising and falling amounts of toilet paper on the shelves. I had the innate feeling it would be a quicker and more accurate barometer than any government report.

For speech my measuring stick has always been the use of the word ‘nigger’. In the first part of the decade of the 70s it would still appear once in awhile on a show like All in the Family to demonstrate Archie’s racism, and in the odd movie now and again. In Blazing Saddles they “used it” sort of, they bleeped it out, but you knew what they were saying. Blazing Saddles was more in the middle of the decade. The shift was beginning. Don’t use a word because you know better, not out of fear.

Now we have supposedly rational adults talking about the ‘N’ word. Perhaps the worst part of the censorship is being banned from someplace and not even being told why. Now with Twitter I at least knew why I was kicked off there. I had commented that it was sick behavior for these muslims to be burning a dog alive in this video. I got banned for saying a protected group had exhibited sick behavior.

Now when I got kicked off YouTube I don’t know what it was for. It could have been when in the comment section on a video about the eternal corruption of the Mexican government I had called that country a shithole. Or it could have been on the 500th video on this crime channel where the perpetrators were black males between the ages of 15 and 35 wearing hoodies, and I had pointed that out. As Ann Coulter says, at a certain point it ceases to be profiling, and becomes a description of the suspect.

I can’t even remember what got me kicked off of Facebook. It was something right before the election when they were wanting to purge conservatives and I had said something about Democrats and cheating. On Gateway Pundit and World Net Daily I got kicked off for using my “emphasis” words: ‘damn, bastard, asshole’, and the like. Those type of sites all use a service called Disqus that is a modern incarnation of George Carlin’s 7 Dirty Words. It catches your ‘poo poo pee pee titty’ type words.

So now we come to the final stages of censorship. That’s the way tyranny works, it gets its nose under the tent, and pretty soon its all the way in. The “last bastion”, Gab, won’t let me say ABC or NBC is “fake news“. And to me, someone whose memory goes back to the 60s, this is an absurd and unacceptable situation. FYI 2 sites I haven’t been kicked off of are Breitbart and FOX News. Kind of surprising.

Newsmax CEO gives Clinton Foundation $1 million dollars?

Why would the head of a news organization give $1 million dollars to something so political as the Clinton Foundation? It makes no sense. Christopher Ruddy’s face is all over CNN, MSNBC, ABC. He’s evidently playing both sides of the fence. Portraying himself and Newsmax as some bastion of conservatism, while trying to curry favor with commie libs. You couple this with the realization FOX News isn’t worth a damn either, and things look rather bleak for conservatives.

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“There’s a general phenomenon I’ve noticed on the internet. Any Forum with free speech and little to no moderation becomes right wing. Leftist ideas cannot exist without censorship and moderation.” Anonymous

Oh to have patience!

noun

“the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like. An ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay: to have patience with a slow learner. Quiet, steady perseverance; even-tempered care; diligence: to work with patience”. Dictionary.com

Do you have patience? The ability to put off instant gratification is so important in life. In fact I’ve heard it explained as its the difference between successful people and low-class behavior. Saving for tomorrow. Looking ahead. Not being blindsided. Thinking ahead a little bit saves so much time and money. How many times have I run to the store for something, and forgot an item. Or only bought 1 when I should have bought 3.

Its not just for shopping. Its planning your career. Your retirement. Giving your kids a boost for say a house in their future. Governments don’t think ahead. Less than 5 years after they put in over a half million dollar pedestrian bridge on a bike path, they decided, “Hey! Let’s rip that out and continue the road!” (that within a year they will take out a lane and put in a bike lane)

Part of what I was thinking in all this is because I know what is coming. Having lived through sharp stock market declines in ’73, ’87, ’01 and ’08, I know what is coming this November and the following 6 months. All hell is going to break loose. The reelection of the most hated President in history, the court challenges, the resulting street violence, the attempted coup by the Democrats and RINOs, the appointment of a successor to Ruth Buzzy Ginsburg. A “perfect storm” is coming our way.

What is truly amazing to me is how it will all play out with perfect coordination and synchronicity. Once again, its all about ‘looking ahead’. Finally I am. Forewarned is forearmed. When we get within a week of November 3, pay attention.

As an example, you’ll get no help from CNBC. They are all, “La di da di da! Everything is fine!” As they blather on about Tesla this, Nikola that, Apple something else. The ‘Bullshit-O-Meter’ is off the charts. There’s an orchestrated crash coming in late October / early November, and nobody is talking about it. One morning around that time, about 10:30 in the morning, the market will plummet 10,000 points and they’ll suspend trading for the day.

Then, they’ll have to talk about it! They’ll act all like, “Where’d that come from?” People won’t have been prepped, they won’t be ready to buy, but the professional will. And another fleecing of the flock will have taken place. That’s not quite true. I think this one will go on for several weeks. I can see 50% coming off the market top of 29,100, easy. Would not at all be surprised to see 65%.

I’m just restless and impatient because until then, everything is too high. The market is too high to buy stocks, metals are too high to buy silver. We’re just in a holding pattern until the dam breaks. Talk radio really sucks right now. Radio hosts Armstrong & Getty, who I had thought would replace the morning idiot Jeff Angelo, turn out to be about as dumb. They think its okay that Louisville cops can bust into a house at 1 am and gun down Breonna Taylor.

FOX News is pointless. CNBC as noted is worthless. So ya better like the old movie channel! So until then its “hurry up and wait!”

The digital wasteland

Too much information on the information superhighway. As someone born in the 1950s, I feel like I’m bridging the gap between the ‘old world’ and the ‘new world’. FYI you young people, looking up answers in the old days consisted of going to the book shelf and choosing the encyclopedia volume that corresponded with the first letter of your question. The information was likely very good but it could easily have been 25 years or more since the said encyclopedia article was written!

Nowadays if someone dies or is impeached that information will have been edited into Wikipedia by the end of the day if not a couple of hours. Moss is not to be found growing on the IS (information superhighway). It shares many aspects with a conventional highway. Rude drivers. Traffic tie-ups. Accidents. Potholes. Highway bandits and scam artists. Hitchhikers. You can get lost. Its all there.

Another aspect I recently noticed was the boredom of “routine”, like taking the same route to work everyday, it can become rather tedious. Having been kicked off Twitter long ago, two of my favorite sites were Facebook and Gab. Facebook is so slow compared to Twitter. As has been said before Twitter is like ‘crack’ to news junkies. It is fast. Plus there are just a lot of vile people on FB. Liberals lurking about on conservative pages like trolls under a bridge.

Gab is okay once you get all the Nazis, racists and anti-Semites blocked. Some real good people. I’ve noticed a curious little aspect of it though. 2 of the absolute best people left and never came back. One was the group moderator, Dave Gilchrist and the other was a regular contributor, Diane Shearer. He was religious about hitting ‘Like’ when people contributed to his group. She was arguably the best contributor.

Both left. I can’t say for sure, but I wonder if it wasn’t due to a lack of reciprocity. Like society in general the internet is absolutely filled with selfish individuals. Most of it is a dark, violent Darwinian nightmare. Survival of the fittest. Gab to a large degree is filled with Twitter’s rejects and people who are very cynical people for other reasons. Norms wouldn’t catch the meaning of half that was said there.

But FB & Gab were getting very tiresome. So I started to visit some of my old haunts from nearly 20 years ago. The first was World Net Daily. It may be the conservative website most likely to brush up against the edge. One slightly more traditional site is Newsmax (spellcheck doesn’t even recognize its spelling). The New Revere (as in ‘Paul’) gave me their choice for ‘The Top 100’ conservative websites.

While a lot of them might be more accurately put in the Top 100 Republican sites, there are some interesting choices. One I had completely forgotten about was Free Republic. All these years later and Jim Robinson is still running it. I don’t begin to understand that site at this point, but it is interesting. Absent was The New American. Rush, Hannity, Ingraham, Coulter and Steyn all had their websites in the “Top 100”.

Once you start branching out on the “information superhighway”, you feel a little like a first time driver suddenly placed on the Los Angeles freeway system. As I wound up this post and got ready to hit ‘publish’, the thought occurred to me; are there commie lib sites like these? Is there a list of Top 100 Liberal sites?

The bottom line is, while there is more information available to a person today than in the days of the World Book encyclopedia, there is unquestionably less wisdom. As I have said for 20 years, it is very easy to get bogged down in “factoids”, and completely miss the big picture.

[As an interesting little postscript I thought I’d describe the sites I landed on so as to get off Facebook, Twitter and Gab. Free Republic turned out to be a bust, incredibly bad site design, no feedback on your comments and they are moderated, plus they have a lot of RINOs. World Net Daily is really good, though you don’t get much feedback on your comments. Great articles, though not as fast a turnover as some sites. You sign in with something like Disqus to comment. The #1 conservative site according to The New Revere was FOX News. They are pretty darn good. Lots of feedback on comments, easy to signup to comment. Lot of good turnover of articles. Probably the worst thing about FOX is that they are a target for liberal trolls. CNN as an example doesn’t have “comments”, so the liberals have no where to go to shoot off their idiot mouths. Regrettably they seem to end up on FOX. You are able to give them a ‘thumbs down’, but otherwise of course I don’t engage them. No the most interesting site I saved for last: Western Journal. I consider myself fairly aware of conservative organizations, but I had never heard of WJ. Their conservatism seems more paleo than neo, which is good, they have an easy signup and good content selection. But when I first got on there I was constantly getting suspended. They like nice little milk toast comments and no links.]

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