I highly recommend watching this TV episode from 1968 called “The News Benders,” directed by someone named Desmond Lowden. It was part of a TV series called “Thirty-Minute Theatre,” aired on the BBC between 1965-1973. The IMDB page describes the series thusly: “An anthology drama series of short plays shown on BBC Television.”
It appears to be similar to the Twilight Zone in that each episode has nothing to do with the last or the next–all the episodes are self-contained storylines and plotlines. So there is no background needed to understand what’s happening in this episode.
It’s 28 minutes long but I promise you, it will fly by. It’s worth your time.
Just watch it and let me know what you think.
Is this just a scary idea, or could it actually be how the world truly works?
The money quote:
J.G.: “For the past ten years, people have been looking at our fake newsreels, listening to our fake commentaries.”
Larkin: “And they accept it for the truth?
Larkin: “And you can do it. . . Stop 100 people in the street, and how many of them have actually seen a missile or a satellite? They’re just told they exist, and they believe it.”
J.G.: “Now you’re getting there. I knew you would.”
It was very difficult to track down this clip. I first saw part of it on Owen Benjamin’s livestream and then found the full 28 minutes on YouTube after a bit of digging. The full show was only uploaded to YouTube yesterday. A five-minute excerpt was uploaded in 2011 but as of today it only has around 900 total views.
I saw that it was uploaded to archive.org in January of this year. I downloaded the clip and have it saved to my computer, and uploaded the full video here to my site.
The reason they can’t answer the question is likely because they haven’t really thought about their ideology comprehensively. That is, they haven’t evaluated all of its individual positions for logical consistency with one another. It’s like how they support both Islam and gay rights when the former is incompatible with the latter. Or how they claim to advance black people’s interests while also supporting mass immigration, which harms black people the most economically.
Probably the reason they hold all these contradicting viewpoints is that they simply support whatever makes them feel good about themselves.
“I support open borders because I have compassion; I care about people.”
“I support universal healthcare because I have compassion; I care about people.”
“I support Islam because I support Oppressed Minorities™.”
“I support gay rights because I support Oppressed Minorities™.”
Most of it boils down to virtue signaling, whether conscious or unconscious.
(Also, many leftists are leftists because it’s socially desirable to be a leftist. They want to be on the same side as all their favorite celebrities and TV personalities. They want to be able to fit in with Mainstream Culture. They don’t want to be shunned by the herd.)
Lately I have made a concerted effort to not dump on normal, everyday leftwingers. The reason is because a. low-hanging fruit is generally the province of clickbaity, mainstream TPUSA-style Conservatives™, and b. because for the most part, it’s not leftists’ fault they are the way they are.
They’re programmed that way. 12 years of public schooling, 4 years of college, constant bombardment of propaganda by Hollywood, the media, Madison Avenue (i.e. the advertising industry) and Corporate America will do that. A sizable percentage of the population is what I would consider “Default Liberals,” meaning people who are liberals simply because that’s how they’ve been programmed. They’ve just accepted the propaganda and never questioned it.
Ordinary, everyday leftists are not our enemies; the Elites who have brainwashed them are our enemies. It’s a very important distinction.
We need to start focusing on the true enemy, and also recognize that there’s a lot of leftists out there that can one day be our allies.
The elites want us divided every which way, and probably the single greatest divide in this country today is political. If we spend all our time and energy on Owning The Libs, then we’re not focusing on the true enemy.
Some–I’d even say many–of the most effective voices on our side are ex-liberals. In fact, I’d say that more often than not, they make for the strongest advocates of America First nationalism, because they fully understand what we’re up against having been on the other side.
Honestly, looking back on it, I was basically a liberal for a long time. Of course, I considered myself a conservative, but basically I was a liberal who just wanted lower taxes. Again, I’ve never thought of myself as a liberal. I’ve never voted for a Democrat. But I didn’t care about immigration one way or another, and I basically thought the best course of action was to let the left win on gay marriage and abortion because they were silly social issues getting in the way of the Real Issues: simplifying the tax code and cutting taxes for big business so that big business would magically fix everything.
What I’m saying is, lots of people who are now our strongest allies were once liberals. Then, one day, they either opened their eyes or had their eyes opened by someone else.
Not everyone is born 💯🇺🇸😎Based & Redpilled💯🇺🇸😎.
So my goal is to both focus on the true enemy–the Beast–and open people’s eyes.
Sometimes tough love is necessary, and I’ll happily dish it out when needed. But if we’re going to open people’s eyes and redpill the Default Liberals, we can’t be hostile and malicious toward them. They’re already programmed to reject our ideas because they’ve been told we’re Racists, and there’s literally nothing worse than Racists, so just don’t listen to those Evil Racists.
For the most part, ridicule doesn’t change people’s minds. We’re not going to redpill them by ridiculing them.
But maybe pointing out these contradictions to them will plant the seed and nudge them in the right direction.
Save your ridicule and vitriol for the elites–the people who truly deserve it.
They had to know this was not going to help CNN regain credibility. They had to know this was, as the blue checks say, “bad optics.”
But they didn’t care. They couldn’t contain themselves. Their disdain for Middle America is so intense that they could not refrain from spending a full minute smugly and maliciously ridiculing Trump voters with cackling condescension.
Their hatred is palpable. It’s uncontrollable. They are happily telling you how much they hate you straight to your face.
Not just your ideas.
It’s personal. They hate you.
They do not see you as a fellow American. They see you as the enemy. They would defend ISIS before they spoke a kind word about you.
You are their #1 enemy in the world.
And yet they whine and cry when Trump calls them the enemy of the people. Jim Acosta bawls like a child when Trump voters make fun of him at rallies.
When we ridicule them, it’s an “assault on the free press,” it’s unconstitutional, it endangers their lives, they claim.
But then they turn around and do this.
If you ever wondered why our elite would allow the opioid crisis to spiral out of control, why it would allow the economy to be completely hollowed out by global free trade and illegal immigration, and why it would allow the middle class to be decimated, this is why.
They want it to happen because they hate you. They hate you more than you can possibly imagine.
The media may piss you off, but I promise you the hatred they feel for you–you personally–greatly surpasses whatever animosity you may have for them.
They want your children to be murdered by illegal immigrants, and then they will be the loudest voices in the room demanding the illegal that killed your child be let off the hook. They want your communities flooded with dangerous drugs, which your children will overdose on and die. They want immigrants to take your jobs and leave your family broke and miserable. They want your kids’ minds being corrupted by sexual deviants and degenerate celebrities. They want to turn your own kids against you by indoctrinating them with leftwing ideology.
They want you to suffer under a regime of anarcho-tyranny where the barbarians and gangbangers and degenerates run amok while the peaceful, law-abiding folk don’t even have so much as the freedom of speech to speak out against the destruction of their country, or the right to arm themselves for self-defense.
They want to destroy you.
This clip from CNN should make it clear just how intensely they hate you and want you destroyed.
In light of this I simply cannot see how or why this country can remain intact for much longer.