Obama as a media creation
This morning I was listening to a Levin podcast — not sure which day, I’m generally a few behind — in which Levin conjectured that the media is lined up to protect Obama because in essence, “Obama” (he didn’t use the quotation marks, but it’s what he meant) was the media’s own creation — and rather than having their Victor Frankenstein revelatory moment where it becomes apparent to them that they’ve created a monster that needed some destroying, they have simply doubled down on their protection of their creation, hoping that they can make it through the next three years without having anyone recognize their true role in his ascension and ultimate position atop what has become the final stages of a progressive coup.
Of course, I made this very argument back in the days when Jack Cashill was speculating on the true authorship of one of Obama’s “autobiographies,” which today I believe he couldn’t have written: writing a lengthy tome takes the kind of dedication and single-mindedness of purpose the skittish and flitty Obama has never exhibited; and so to my mind it is far more likely that the book was ghostwritten, whether it be by someone like Bill Ayers or a collection of academics looking to build the perfect Manchurian candidate, the perfect post-modernist beast for a country that had been prepped, through media, the education system, popular culture, and identity politics, for his ascension. The leftist academics howled when I wrote that stuff, but that’s because they knew I was not only right, but that I had the skillset to present the argument in a way that could be readily understood by those with no training in literary theory. Back before I became the clown nose guy whose pseudo-intellectualism was so widely exposed by Men of Undiluted Honor.
It is a supreme irony that we give first amendment protections to those we intended to protect us from the failures of virtue of the powerful, a free press being, the framers thought, a guardian of liberty. And yet here’s what they’ve become — yet another leg of the long march through the institutions, trained in advocacy and rhetorical dodges, activism and self-indulgent insertions into the subject matter it is their job to chronicle, not to become a party to, no doubt swayed by the misapplication of the Heisenberg principle to their own non-wave/particle emission endeavors, which the left in academia has for years used in its sophistic attempts to prove the inevitability of relativism, a proof it then uses to justify all manner of behavior and create all sort of false equivalencies.
So while we’re figuratively engaging in the battle at the state convention level to blow up the institutionalized corruption and insularity of a centralized Leviathan that no longer represents us, it may be a good idea to take some time out and turn our attention to what has become a government media posing as a check on its master.
The veneer of neutrality or objectivity given the press is something that few believe the press itself even pretends any longer to aspire to. And yet we still rely on the press for our general state of informativeness.
Time for that to end. Let the press proclaim its advocacy openly. And let the marketplace of ideas settle matters.
At its heart, this is what has happened with talk radio: in the theater of ideas, the left’s bullshit doesn’t sell, because it is so patently self-serving and embarrassingly inconsistent in its logic; while conservative talk radio has thrived, an open answer to both the outright leftwing advocacy of the New Left Democrats AND the supposedly unbiased media.
Which is why the left — and the establishment right who quite enjoys the status quo — will work to weaken conservative talk radio. A tactic that should be answered by an awakened citizenry with the demand that we need more — not less — speech, and that the supposed neutrality of the press, being a demonstrable lie, shall hold no special moral sway.
In fact, it’s a bit like a political and cultural whorehouse. You can check out any time you like but, as Carney, Stephenoupoloupouloupoulis et al, have show again and again, you can never leave.
Bringing the Don Henley sub motif, full circle.
Man, am I talented or what?