Musings on the WHCD

At one time, in a land far away and long ago, the media was biased, but played by rules. They understood that while they were there to foist their view on the world, there was a base agreement on what was destructive for all sides, which resulted in a degree of decorum and rules of behavior. The ownership of the media was scattered and reasonably sized.

All that is gone. We have media corps like Comcast, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Time Warner, Disney who have decided to use their media tools for direct action for the furtherance of overall organization goals. No surprise, that is how it is supposed to work.

All those corporations also happened to choose one political party to invest in.

We no longer have publishers and ‘media barons’ driving action in the media industry, but much larger entities. Citizen Kane is long gone.

Until the Trump GOP decides to become a threat these players, rather than be thankful for minor donations now and then like the GOPe, this situation will continue.

We have an anomaly now, where a media savvy self funded Billionaire decided to stick a wrench in the gears of the globalists. Money counts in politics, but voters also count, and what we have now is a struggle of the clout of working class voters versus the cash of the globalist corporations.

For this to sustain, he will need corporate allies, other industries who prefer an America First Global Order rather than a Corporation First Global order which will lead to a China First Global Order. (Capitalists tend to lose to determined Countries with serious firepower).

If those allies do not come around, we may be watching the 21st century version of Spartacus.

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Author: TKC 1101

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20 thoughts on “Musings on the WHCD”

  1. At one time the entertainment industry promoted conservative values. Now they do almost everything to negate them.

     

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  2. The voters are fed a package of lies about social issues which serve to keep the people divided beyond reconciliation. Couple that with a decades (century?) long misinformation campaign about how our system is supposed to work and you have basically rendered the voters useless in terms of real change. The DC elite both GOPe and the Left do not care about homosexual marriage, abortion, guns, or any of the other issues to keep us on our respective teams. So long as we don’t see through this and start demanding real change to things like the FED, the Pentagon, and the Intelligence Community, the voters will continue not to matter.

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  3. The Left infiltrated HR departments of large corporations a long time ago.  Circa 1984, I heard the top HR guy at Allstate speak at an actuarial meeting.  He was into new age stuff with an undercurrent of being anti-Christianity.  Things have gotten worse since then.  You get on board the SSM/transgender train or you keep your dead down.

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  4. Robert A. McReynolds:
    The voters are fed a package of lies about social issues which serve to keep the people divided beyond reconciliation. Couple that with a decades (century?) long misinformation campaign about how our system is supposed to work and you have basically rendered the voters useless in terms of real change. The DC elite both GOPe and the Left do not care about homosexual marriage, abortion, guns, or any of the other issues to keep us on our respective teams. So long as we don’t see through this and start demanding real change to things like the FED, the Pentagon, and the Intelligence Community, the voters will continue not to matter.

    Robert, do you think the Left does not care about SSM and is just using it as a wedge issue?

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  5. Leftists do not all speak with one voice.  There are Big Gay Leftists, and then there are Leftists who clearly do not care about or for gay people but happily use gay issues as wedge issues to advance anti-capitalist or anti-Christian measures.

    The thing is, most gays don’t mind being used by the Left since the result is that they become first-class citizens with special rights.  And Leftists don’t mind giving special rights to the gays if that means they can force second-class citizenship onto Christians.

    That is similar to the way Black activists interact with the Left.   And, similar to the Feminist use of the Left.

    This has been going on for a long time.   The roots of the current trends spring out of the 1960s, but it was only in the mid-1990s that Fox News was created.   Conservative niche media is a very small counterweight to the oppressive anticultural influences of Big Media.   Even though Big Media is far less profitable than it used to be, it is still a tremendous force flowing through American culture like floodwaters scouring and eroding the supports of the institutions that are the foundations of western civilization.

    It is good for us that we have a President who will bluntly call them “fake news” and tweet direct to millions of followers, bypassing them with his one-man celebration of American values.

    However flawed he may be as our champion, President Trump has proven a worthy standard-bearer, and deserving of all the support we can provide.

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  6. Richard Easton:
    The Left infiltrated HR departments of large corporations a long time ago.  Circa 1984, I heard the top HR guy at Allstate speak at an actuarial meeting.  He was into new age stuff with an undercurrent of being anti-Christianity.  Things have gotten worse since then.  You get on board the SSM/transgender train or you keep your head down.

    Yes; the Long March through the Institutions.  It was the way they got to the Big Corporate donors that caused the Boy Scouts to roll.   We all saw how quickly corporate America dropped the NRA last month.

    It is past time for all conservatives to make economic choices that may at times cost real money from your pocket.  Check out the listings.

    Company Scores

     

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  7. TKC 1101:
    We have media corps like Comcast, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Time Warner, Disney who have decided to use their media tools for direct action for the furtherance of overall organization goals.

    I have to maintain consistency here, so once again, I don’t blame these companies for engaging in practices of which everyone is aware but doesn’t really care about because their narcissism and the desire for convenience supersedes personal judgment.

    I plead guilty to all of the above. I order all my casual clothes from JCrew, my books from Amazon, and I invest in Facebook. Consequently, I receive approximately 5 catalogues a day from companies I have never heard of.

    Corporations are selling my socio-demographics. So what?

    I have highly secure passwords for my trading and banking accts and that’s all I care about.

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  8. EThompson:
    Corporations are selling my socio-demographics. So what? I have highly secure passwords for my trading and banking accts and that’s all I care about.

    They are also making generous gifts to organizations that advance the Left.

    JCrew is fine; they get a neutral score.

    Amazon scores low.  See below.

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  9. Amazon:

    Amazon prohibits the sale of firearms and their accessories.

    Amazon has pledged to continue to support the Paris agreement despite the U.S. withdrawal.

    Amazon is a GLAAD corporate partner, which is an organization that supports same-sex marriageAmazon supported same-sex marriage by signing an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to overturn state marriage laws in Obergefell v. Hodges (2015).Amazon signed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to force baking companies into participating in same-sex weddings.

    Amazon contributes to United Way chapters that fund Planned Parenthood.Amazon contributes to Girls, Inc., which is a pro-abortion organization.Amazon is a member of Washington Won’t Discriminate, which advocates for transgender bathroom laws which violate religious liberty protections, Accessed 10/27/16.Amazon is a member of a business coalition supporting passage of the Equality Act, a national sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) accommodation mandate that would undermine 1st Amendment protections for religious liberty

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  10. Thanks MJBubba.   I am an avid Amazon shopper.  Mostly because I simply do not like crowds, lousy drivers, or long travel times.  That said, just the other day I said to my husband, I’m sorry but we will be cutting our Amazon strings slowly over the next year.

    I told him not to worry.  Just as we survived cutting the cord to DirectTV, etc. (I had a problem with my money going to al Jazeera and all the propaganda on the ‘lifestyle’ channels), we will be better off once we complete this transition too.  He just looked at me and  sighed.   That said, he’s already looking at alternate entertainment sources, currently he is looking at Philo, and also considering youtubetv.   First source, I’m neutral on, second source — I’m not smiling.

    Regards my  main shopping source [Amazon], considering my current usage level (nay, dependence level) I’m estimate a transition period of about a 6 months to get us down 75% and another 6 months at least to completely walk away.  This change will hurt a lot; I hate shopping at stores.

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  11. Facebook, in addition to the creepy way they harvest your data and make it available to all sorts of creepy characters, supports the usual Leftists:

    Facebook folded to Moms Demand Action calling for the ban of permitted and lawfully owned weapons on their premises.Facebook directly funds the Center for American Progress (CAP), and its political action fund, which is against national concealed carry.Facebook is a corporate sponsor of the National Urban League, which supports a full repeal of “Stand Your Ground” laws.

    Facebook supports the 2015 Paris climate deal.Facebook has pledged to continue to support the Paris agreement despite the U.S. withdrawal.

    Facebook supported same-sex marriage by signing an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to overturn state marriage laws in Obergefell v. Hodges (2015).Facebook is an NGLCC corporate partner, which supports same-sex marriage.Facebook served as a 2016 GLAAD Media Awards Sponsor and is a GLAAD corporate partner, which is an organization that supports same-sex marriage.Facebook directly funds CAP [Center for American Progress], and its political action fund.Facebook is a corporate sponsor of the National Urban League.

    Facebook is a corporate partner and 2016 conference sponsor of USHCC, which advocates for sanctuary cities.Facebook contributes to UnidosUS, formerly known as La Raza, which advocates for sanctuary cities.

    Facebook is a member of Washington Won’t Discriminate, which advocates for sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) accommodation mandates that undermine 1st Amendment protections for religious liberty.Facebook is a member of a business coalition supporting passage of the Equality Act, a national sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) accommodation mandate that would undermine 1st Amendment protections for religious liberty.Facebook is a member of Freedom Massachusetts, which advocates for transgender bathroom bills.

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  12. Ms. TempTime,

    Good for you.  Be part of the solution, not part of the problem.

    Yes; this requires more time on your part.  When you find something you want online, it will take a few minutes to find an online distributor, but it can be done.  I ordered something yesterday from Walmart.com because I could not find another outfit besides Amazon that had the thing I wanted, and, even though Walmart is awful, I think it is not as bad as Amazon.

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  13. MJBubba:

    EThompson:
    Corporations are selling my socio-demographics. So what? I have highly secure passwords for my trading and banking accts and that’s all I care about.

    They are also making generous gifts to organizations that advance the Left.

    JCrew is fine; they get a neutral score.

    Amazon scores low.  See below.

    Here’s the good news about money:

    Clinton’s unsuccessful campaign ($768 million in spending) outspent Trump’s successful one ($398 million) by nearly 2 to 1. The Democratic National Committee and left-leaning outside groups also outspent their Republican counterparts by considerable margins.

    I don’t care what companies do or spend if it’s legal. Obama could have spent $5 million dollars campaigning in my neighborhood alone and it wouldn’t have gained him a single vote. Why? Because my neighbors, family and friends are pragmatic voters and money can’t buy common sense.

    Trump won working and middle class Americans by staging relatively cheap rallies where people could see and hear his powerful message. He spent a fraction of what Clinton did on ads.

    I encourage the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world because if they make money, so do I.

    And that gives a new definition to the term “equality.”

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  14. Richard Easton:

    Robert A. McReynolds:
    The voters are fed a package of lies about social issues which serve to keep the people divided beyond reconciliation. Couple that with a decades (century?) long misinformation campaign about how our system is supposed to work and you have basically rendered the voters useless in terms of real change. The DC elite both GOPe and the Left do not care about homosexual marriage, abortion, guns, or any of the other issues to keep us on our respective teams. So long as we don’t see through this and start demanding real change to things like the FED, the Pentagon, and the Intelligence Community, the voters will continue not to matter.

    Robert, do you think the Left does not care about SSM and is just using it as a wedge issue?

    I think the people like the Clintons don’t care. They learned with the civil rights movement that they can capture an entire voting bloc by painting the GOP as bigots so now every “disadvantaged” group is going to be propagandize in the same way. Keep in mind too the other component: stripping these issues from the states via incorporation an having SCOTUS make these decisions.

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  15. MJBubba,

    Where exactly do you get an electronic device?   What software do you use?   Who is your ISP?   I suppose I should quit my job as well, since I work for a university.   There are not lots of alternatives for computing that are tied to silicon valley and its left wing politics.

     

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  16. OmegaPaladin:
    MJBubba,

    Where exactly do you get an electronic device?   What software do you use?   Who is your ISP?   I suppose I should quit my job as well, since I work for a university.   There are not lots of alternatives for computing that are tied to silicon valley and its left wing politics.

     

    I think what MJ is trying to say is cut these businesses out where you can. I doubt he is advocating cutting off your nose to spite your face.

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  17. OmegaPaladin:
    MJBubba,

    Where exactly do you get an electronic device?   What software do you use?   Who is your ISP?   I suppose I should quit my job as well, since I work for a university.   There are not lots of alternatives for computing that are tied to silicon valley and its left wing politics.

    I agree that there are whole industries that have been thoroughly corrupted by the Left.   Entertainment and Media is the most influential sector.   Universities also.   Though there is probably an attraction with entertainment and media that naturally draws leftists in, universities should not naturally be Leftist parlors.

    Likewise, there is nothing naturally left-leaning about technology.  I think it is just that people interested in technology are the sort who do not care about politics and don’t push back against Leftists in their midst.  They do not push back until it is too late to push back and they find themselves in a hopelessly Leftist environment.

    Still, we all make choices, and we should be considering our everyday choices in the context of the culture wars.  Leftists do.   They work hard to limit your choices even further.   The few choices that you do have that do not provide support for the Left are choices that you should make where you can, while any choice remains for any of us.

     

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  18. Just as the early 20th century we saw a redefinition of the contract between corporations and the citizenry, the robber barons of the 21st need to get the same treatment.

    Boycotts, cord cutting and such is ineffective. These folks operate in the common area, so just like worker safety rules , civil rights, we need to level the playing field with the power of the citizenry.

    Large business is not a paragon of liberty and freedom, but can trend towards rent seeking and corruption, like all large blocks of money and assets.

    Censoring public expression, censoring information flows is not good for the citizenry.

    Anti trust is a crude and awkward hammer, but so is an election. It is the nature of a Republic. Awkward is better than Chaos or Dictatorship.

    We need to demand freedom of thought, information and speech as a protected area by our Republic.

    If Facebook wanted to become a private club and charge for membership, then let them censor away. Let us see who would pay for it.

    Once a service is offered for free to make a profit on the data and the advertising in the public sphere, we need to make sure it keeps information flowing freely and without discrimination.

    The Internet is a public good, paid for by US Taxpayers to develop.

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  19. TKC 1101:
    Once a service is offered for free to make a profit on the data and the advertising in the public sphere, we need to make sure it keeps information flowing freely and without discrimination.

    M. Zuckerberg told the congressmen that he thought he should be regulated.

    He is a Leftist; he believes in Big Government regulations.

    Give it to him good and hard.

     

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  20. MJBubba:
    M. Zuckerberg told the congressmen that he thought he should be regulated.

    That was the world’s biggest dog and pony show evah. The Democrats have no intention of regulating one of their biggest donors; they were only attempting to appease all the “little people” by chasing the big, bad rich guy but what they failed to realize (as always) is that many people admire kids who become billionaires working in a college dorm room and more importantly, they like the product! To add insult to injury, this young man was smart enough to buy Instagram to capture Millennial business because FB customers are aging.

    I still see this as a great stock.

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