There is no easier way to drive web traffic (or electoral results) than outrage. Formulating connections between events in real time and how, inexplicably, they prove that The Enemy is out to get you and the only way to save this country is to stand up and fight back against those MARXISTS on capital hill. Similarly we read headlines about how our DEMOCRACY is UNDER THREAT if THE ENEMY gets re-elected again and you better STAND UP against these FASCIST WHITE SUPREMECISTS.
We are living in a world which has democratized sacred information and placed these treasures in the hands of lazy, narcissistic, deeply lonely losers desperate for adulation and love. They thrive in the paradigm of information overload, are complicit in the subtle manipulation of data points which are then senselessly extrapolated to whatever outrageous nonsense they want. We give these people our time and energy for free, who then sell that time to advertisers and around we go. Frankly, who isn’t attracted to taglines like ‘THE ENEMY is trying to control what you believe’? Blogs are the incubators for the mass-media’s strategies and until people start becoming a little more patient and a little less drunk with the ‘educate yourself’ kool-aid, this rampant conspiracy-fueled ‘I see Jesus in my morning pancakes therefore the liberals are going to socialism my breakfast’ will never stop.
We can begin by looking at a nice wordpress blog called FloppingAces. One which has descended into full on, self-righteous wrist slitting. A post begins with a clever tagline like “everything that is happening is intentional” because, why not?
Imagine, if you will, Gavin Newsom, Beto O’Rourke, AOC, and Maxine Waters as Presidents. Imagine Joe Biden staying in office until he dies then a decade after that? Imagine living in a country with no borders with your taxes based on your voting history? Imagine you have absolutely no power to fight it? It’s not only possible, it is happening.https://www.floppingaces.net/2021/10/13/everything-that-is-happening-is-intentional/
Yes, just imagine a world where 5 people sit as president and then the current president remains as president forever. Imagine! Envision a country with no borders (a continent? is this a riddle?)! Everything we see in the media, on a blog, in a podcast, some FBI coke raid in Miami is somehow connected and you’re a sheep if you don’t see it. Because if you just squint your eyes and pretend like you’re some 14 year old reading a detective novel called “John Saves America” then you may just convince yourself that this (whatever ‘this’ even is) is all connected to some grand conspiracy.
On one end we are led to believe that democrats and liberals and globalists are hopelessly inept and stupid (they are, after all, liberals!) but then at the same time should understand that these people control the planet and are coordinating thousands of state, local, and federal agencies to initiate a purge of all ‘true’ and ‘loyal’ Americans looking to outsource jobs to China and sell this country piece by piece to the highest bidder. This story is all to familiar because of course it is the same story that existed during the Obama administration, and the Clinton administration.
Free trade and free markets were, not so long ago, the political cure-all. Cut taxes, remove regulation and presto, jobs will appear. But conservatives it seems do not hold so tightly to their indelible beliefs. Much like their aggressive resistance to gay marriage because of the Bible, they were all to willing to throw it away once their leaders said to. Trump walks into office and says that free trade is actually theft and that we are being cheated by buying $1 shirts from Vietnam and China. Behold the unionists political playbook, protectionism, tariffs and xenophobia. Somehow Trump has morphed the republican party into a horseshoe where they are joining hands in the righteous psalm of socialism for all.
It’s obvious why people want to perpetuate this narrative. Urgency drives people into action, it encourages people to get enraged and worked-up so that they are willing to stand in line for hours to vote on a work-day. The fine people at FloppingAces are intentionally or unintentionally stoking the fires of their repeat for Jan 6th. The first casualty in their war of aggression will be that of coincidence.
Nothing, it seems, happens without nefarious reasons these days.