Truth.

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within."

Ariel Durant

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Wag the Dog.



“If it’s true that nothing is more potent than an idea, then those who control the media can direct minds en masse.”

― Lance Morcan






This is an old movie. It's about how the media is used to sell people complete fantasies as the truth.

This thing in Dallas, and the events all over the country the last few days, are getting the Wag the Dog treatment. I don't know to what extent, but based on what I've seen myself, the spin is in.

Yesterday morning, there was a "filler" segment on one of the news shows. That's an interview they can clip to any length to make their program fit the time allocated.  This particular interview was with an old black man who was at the event in Dallas. He told about seeing a black woman fall down when the shooting started, while "her kids done run off down the other way." He said she couldn't get up, the implication clearly being she was a bit on the plump side.

Last night, this same story was on all the networks news programs, but with a twist. Now she didn't fall down, she heroically threw herself on top of one of her kids (age unspecified) to protect him from the gunfire . She was wounded in the leg. Now she is universally known as "The Hero Mom." So you get to pick which view you believe. That of the old man who was there, or the one being presented by the MSM.

Everyone now agrees there was only one shooter. Go back and watch the interviews with people who were there at the time, the clips that were being shown early on. Now we are told that the muzzle flashes these people saw were in fact "echoes from other buildings." I can see that might happen with the noise of gunshots, but how does a muzzle flash reproduce itself?  That's stretching it.  Take a look at the first news conferences given by the Dallas Chief of Police. Very strange, how in the course of about six hours between those and the sudden burst of "single shooter" reports, so much changed.

If this was all the work of a single shooter, he was damned sure quick on his feet. I heard this being explained away this morning by a reporter who said that they found "a paper on fire and movement" in the shooters apartment. In one segment on the news where the shooter is shown running around, there is a hail of gunfire in the background but no rounds impacting near him. I guess it was just poor fire discipline on the part of the police, or they are all very bad shots, or both.




Of course, a single shooter is "ok" because that's the norm today. But multiple shooters involve conspiracy and we don't want to talk about that.

Only ABC mentioned that on the same day as the shootings in Dallas, there were ambushes of police officers in Georgia, Tennessee, and Missouri.  Two involved bogus 911 calls. When the officer showed up, he was shot by a black man in hiding. Both of the shooters in those cases were captured and both said they wanted to kill whites, and white police officers, in particular as revenge acts for "police brutality." The other individual was pulled over, and as the officer walked back to his squad car after the stop, the driver jumped out and shot him.  Same rationale.




If you watch the major news networks, you will hear that the march in Dallas was a love fest, with officers walking down the street holding hands with the marchers. I am not making that up, there was a long segment on CNN with a black woman who tearfully told the reporter how much everyone in Dallas loved the police, and how sad everyone was about the killings. True, she rather flubbed up her message by then stating with a big smile that she was glad it happened, but the reporter helped her recover by explaining that what she meant was she was glad that people were taking notice of the issue.

Did you notice that most of the clips of the march prior to the shooting starting were without audio. Instead, you had a voice over by the news people.  That's why talk radio is so useful. I listened to Hannity ( I don't like his arrogance but he has a good staff) and I listened to Rush (I like the guy.)

On the Rush show, he had an elderly gentleman from out of town who said as the marchers went down the street they were chanting "Pigs in a blanket, fry 'em, fry 'em.!"  The Hannity show had an audio recording of the mob doing exactly that.  Not one word of this from any major news agency, in fact exactly the opposite. In their version, everyone figuratively sang Kumbaya and handed out flowers.

The trouble is, those who get their news solely from the main stream media won't know that what they are being told is "spin" and not the actual truth.



The bill currently pending in the House of Representatives, brought to you by the same clowns who lay down on the carpet on the House Floor and did their imitation of kindergartners, will come up for a vote in all probability.  Among it's provisions, no more private sales of personally owned weapons without a background check.  Since it's an open secret that the FBI retains the data from background checks, in absolute violation of the law, this equates to defacto gun registration.

Thought for the Day:




31 comments:

  1. Very good analysis Harry. It's truly sick how the MSM is spinning this. At first they said multiple shooters "triangulating" on cops. But that quickly went away. Now it's just a lone shooter, and i'm sure they will water him down by saying he had PTSD or something.
    The shooter apparently had no criminal record prior to this. So how will the dems spin the anti gun rhetoric to fit the narrative?

    And did you see the picture of facebook headquarters with the massive sign "black lives matter"? Wow...social media supporting and legitimizing a terrorist group.

    Hillary said that white people need to do a better job of listening. Thanks for that reminder. I think I will go stew for awhile in my guilt and check my privilege while i'm at it. --Troy

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    1. I saw that interview with Hillary. Yes, we need to listen more to African Americans, then this kind of thing wouldn't happen. Which pretty much implies that this is our fault. I am waiting for the big uproar to start insisting we ban the "African American Flag", that red green and black flag. It's obviously a symbol of hate. The cries haven't started yet but I am sure as soon as the people who wanted to ban the Confederate flag have had time to think it over, they will demand the same procedure of "damnatio".

      It's very embarrassing for Obama since he just had a big group of these toads at the White House and lauded them unto the heavens. So we better just sweep the whole thing under the rug and move on.

      Facebook is not high on my list of positive influences. I noticed , in many of the videos of the gun fight in Dallas, that people were walking down the streets while the bullets flew, with their little cell phones glued to their faces. Idiots.

      The weather here today is glowering. Low clouds, foggy and sullen. Kind of like the mood of the country these days.

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    2. doubt obama is embarrassed.
      read that those who survived in orlando testified that more than one shooter was present.
      just read the link at 'gorges grouse'.
      the roaches are now coming out of the hiding places because they know that there are few aware enough to oppose them. they are no doubt hoping to draw out the opposition in order to neutralize us.
      mark twain said that if voting mattered we wouldn't be allowed to do it.
      the prophets foretold all of this and there is excellent description of atomic attack in Scripture.
      many events are coming together.
      i just want God to protect our children.

      excellent columns at 'fred on everything', by the way.

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    3. from a religious or secular perspective, things look pretty grim. I don't remember a less promising future looming at any time in my life.

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  2. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)


    I'm pretty sure there were multiple shooters. Too many question's remain.
    Maybe some of it was a cover up so it wont look like an organized attack with multiple black attackers. That would be bad news for the 'black lives matter crowd' if several of their own went rogue and became terrorists.

    I no longer believe half the stuff the media talks about. Its pointless to watch and I am sick of being lied too.

    I still think the gun control bill may not make it in congress and the senate. 'Back in the 90's a great many dirt bags got sent home after election time.

    If I was in the Senate and a group of idiots did a 'sit in' on the floor, I would pull out a box of Milk Bones and go around offering them doggy treats. I'm sure they would say 'that's racist's but dogs lay on the floor and they love Milk Bones.

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    1. It seems to me this single shooter revelation by the unnamed sources in the FBI is all a bit too convenient. There are way too many details that changed in too short a time frame.

      As for those infantile antics in the house,they are an embarrassment to the entire country.

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    2. CC is correct. I heard of three other arrests (not the stooge that was questioned because he was doing open carry). It was reported multiple times that all three were not talking. Now there's no reference to these any more and the single shooter is the only story being reported.

      Cover up in progress. TPTB don't want us knowing that the terrorists group are now active.

      Similar story in orlando of multiple shooters.

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    3. Some very rapid changes in "the story" and some big holes in the new party line. It's pretty clear the actual events are being rewritten to minimize their impact on people's sense that "all is well."

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  3. Today I read that the sniper was an Army reservist that had been sent home from Afghanistan because of sexual harassment claim so bad that he was given a "less than honorable discharge" because of it. Also that he was a member of the Black Panthers. Who knows what is true. All I need to know is that he was a scumbag that killed 5 police officers. BTW, that gun law they want to pass in congress is like what we already have in Oregon. No private sales without a background check,.....in fact, if you loan your firearm to a friend, you have to do a background check, too. We just ignore them. We do not comply with any unconstitutional laws that infringe on our 2nd amendment rights. Of course, we do not "intend" to be lawless, right?

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  4. You are right in line with Robert L. HEINLEIN, who said that he obeyed laws that made sense to him, and totally disregarded those which did not. The way things are today that is the only practical attitude to take . Some, perhaps the majority, of the laws on the books should not ever have been written. For instance, in Georgia it is a felony to remove a prescription drug from the container it was originally provided to you in by your doctor, and put the drug in a different container. So if you put your medication in one of those little boxes divided up into seven daily compartments, you are committing a felony.

    I have heard a lot about the shooter on television, much of it contradictory. I'm sorry he was a veteran. One thing I noticed was that he looked so clean cut and respectable. I would never have taken him for a murderous racist if I had passed him on the street.

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  5. I agree with you Harry that in the current day and age, you can not rely on one single source for your information. This Dallas incident, I must have gone to at least 10 different news outlets and yes, you will see the difference in their views. JUGM and I were talking yesterday about the Break-down of the Black Family structure in America and I can proudly say that the media has been a contributing factor in their sociological and economic down fall.

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    1. They've had terrible issues with no nuclear family social structure since I was a kid. It has gotten worse and worse with the passage of time, and now it's as you say, particularly in urban areas. Middle Class blacks seem to be able to hold it together pretty well, but the low income, "hood" types are locked in a cycle of crime, pregnancy, single parent (mom) families with large numbers of kids. I wish I knew how to fix that because it's dragging us all down, not just them, but it's something they have to address themselves. If the last forty years is any indication, they aren't doing much of a job of it.

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    2. fact; a house without a husband/father in it will produce young males who become gangsters.

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    3. One of the women who come by here is a working mom. She mentioned the other day on her blog that she wished she could stay home with her kids. She tries really hard to provide a good home life for them, and I think she does. But with taxes so high, and wages stagnant, it takes two adults bringing in a paycheck to make a decent life for a family. Nothing could be more important than having a loving mother and father, but I think the mother should be home with the kids, at least when they are little. I think it's a crime this government is so greedy for money that they are destroying the family by forcing women to work outside the home.

      Then you consider what happens to single moms with kids, which is the prevalent set up in black America (unless it's grandma raising the kids) and I don't see any hope at all for stopping the black communities from producing a constant stream of drug pushers, thugs, and men who have kids without giving a damn about them.

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  6. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)


    two things worth noting.

    One (and I got this from Alex Jones on infowars, yeah' I know how you feel about Alex Jones but please read) Putin's been making warnings about the military buildups along Russia's borders in recent months. Obama was in Poland in the last few days working with NATO allies on harassing Russia no doubt. Maybe much of this domestic strife is to 'blind us' to what is really going on with the globalists corporate interests pushing for possible invasion of Russia.

    The world is running out of inexpensive, easily accessible resources and Russia has huge amounts of untapped resources that Western Europe and other interests want. 'Oil, natural gas, vast untapped diamond deposites in Siberia, and other resources.

    I would not be surprised is Russia is forced into a war with the west and invaded. Now what the globalist's corporations and the banks have not figured out is that Russia will nuke everything out of existence. This will be a war where the victors will gain only radioactive rubble.

    Putin keeps speaking about how the western media is ignoring the situation. The media is complicent in the situation.

    Now I know Putin is no angel but when it comes to integrity, Putin has integrity where as Obama does not.


    'Harry the second thing I wanted to mention was is that I was thinking about how your kids are in a big city and choose to live there. I know you talked to them multiple times about moving back to your area. I don't think they will move unless someone in their circle of friends attacked or injured in a riot or something. I know that is hard for you to read but we are the sum of our experiences. After Beirut and later down the road, you saw the writing on the wall and moved to your location.
    Your kids have never seen true inhuminty or violence. That is a big motivator to change locations and until that happens. I think your kids will stay in that city until the last minute or until the realization sets in that 'dad was right'

    One thing you could mention to attempt to get your kids to move back to your area is maybe they could 'open their own business' in the hopes of making better money in the long term.
    I have several friends that are small business owners have done quite well (not rich, but are living well) That maybe a better and more profitable avenue to take up for your kids in your area where they can have a better future in your small town with limited opportunity.

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    1. The kids both have good jobs up there, they have good benefits and make good money. They have a nice place to live, and they like the amenities of the city. I can see their point.

      As for owning your own business, I guess if you have the right outlook it works. I know it does for some people. For me, I wanted a good job with some job security and a good paycheck and good bonuses. So I kind of steered them into that cycle. When you have your own business, you never really know how much you are going to make each month, and I don't like any kind of uncertainty. It's just a personal thing and it rubbed off on my kids.

      I'd like them to come live here. I know there isn't much of a life for them here, and none of the entertainment and socialization they enjoy. But it would be good if they would come and stay here until things settle down, if they ever do. I think we will just have to wait for events and see what transpires, then adjust on the fly.

      I don't think you could get Europe to agree to invading Monoco, let alone Russia. Only someone completely insane would try that. If Napoleon couldn't do it, and Hitler couldn't make it work, then the midgets leading Europe today would never have the stones to even try.

      As for the U.S. we are so busy fighting among ourselves we can't even take care of the Moslems, who are a threat, let alone the Russians, who aren't a threat and should be allies if our leadership wasn't so ossified and outright stupid.

      Putin gets a bad rap because he's not an ass kissing sycophant like our President. He doesn't worry about being politically correct so he's a bad guy to Hillary and Barrack and their crowd. So the media tells everyone the Russians are scary and dangerous, and lots of people believe it.

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    2. Hey Harry,

      (captaincrunch)


      'with respect I have to disagree. I think if enough pressure was brought on Southern Europe and an elaborate media campaign was ignited, bad actors would be insane enough to initiate some kind of attack on Russia. Maybe a regime change of some sort to access resources in Russia as some kind of Neo-financial colonialism.

      Since 911 how many countries have been invaded or overthrown by our country and colitions of other countries.

      Russia see's the writing on the wall. Adhere to our rules or get 'mother Russia's throat slit'

      'History will always repeat itself. Some damn fools sometime will attempt to invade Russia again. Look at our follie in Afghanistan. Our warriors did and excellent job of conquering Afghanistan but as with the 'Alexander The Great, British over a century earlier and Russian's in the 1980's. Afghanistan will never be truly conquered or tamed.

      One thing that comes to mind. In 1913 the Federal Reserve was created and we had an income tax. A short time later we were involved in the first world war with all the money that was raised.

      1933 through 1939. The second world war was initiated primarily to get Germany out of the depression it was in.

      Then we got involed in 1941 and in 1945 the most productive era in American history started and funny how Germany and Japan become some of the richest countries in the world during the post war era until 1990.

      In the end run its all about the money....

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    3. I think we have a little bit different perspectives on this issue. Time will tell, I suppose.

      Basically, I just don't see the Europeans as having any interest in wars. Any wars, anywhere. They might make a token contribution to the anti-terrorist campaigns when something dramatic happens, but it's just a token. There's also this. You fight Russia, you get involved with tactical nuclear weapons at the very least. So who can fight Russia? Tactical nucs lead to strategic nucs and then it's "Alas, Babylon." Same goes for Russia. If they try to overrun France or England , then boom! Of course, France isn't part of NATO, but Britain is. And they have the big stick.

      I don't know. To tell the truth, right now my mind is more on the situation here in the states, which is less theoretical and a lot more real world. Bad night in Atlanta last night, although the local news is trying to minimize the situation. The Mayor hopes it will go away. Glad I don't live there.

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    4. Hey Harry,

      (captaincrunch)

      This could be one of those scenario's where we are concentrated as a nation on internal strife while the real worrisome mess is being orchestrated from behind the scene's oversea's. What is it called again? 'The bait and switch routine'
      When something big happens somewhere I immediately look for trouble elsewhere while everyone's attention is being diverted.
      One thing of note is Obama's militarized federal police scheme raises massive alarms like a multi-engine failure on a multi-engine aircraft.

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    5. I am looking at the reverse side of the coin. I think all this hoopla on the news about the Russians is calculated to keep people from focusing on how bad things are getting in the country. That's a standard tactic of totalitarian regimes, when things get bad start flogging an external threat. It may be both going on at the same time. Things are so confused now that anything is possible.

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    6. Hey Harry,

      (captaincrunch)

      That was a logical response. One worry though is 'some hothead' on our side, or the Russian side out in the field or at sea initiating a crisis that grows out of control.

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  7. A post that you may like http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2016/07/09/build-silencer-part-1/

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    1. I'll take a look. Thanks for the link.

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  8. THE TRUTH is Philando Castile had a Rap sheet 10 pages long consisting of 30 moving violations and an equal number of violent criminal violations... the truth is he was a member of the Crips gang. The truth is he matches the description of the guys that held up the convenience store the day before. The truth us he matches the description of the BOLO issued for the perps of said hold-up. The truth is the cop knew it as soon as he ran the plate number on the car and the data shows on his laptop in the squad car... the truth is the cop knows he is dealing with a bad dude, and the truth is when he approaches the car and Mr Castile says "I have a concealed carry permit and a gun" the cop knows for a fact that is absolute bullshit and the hairs on his neck stand up upon hearing the lie. The truth is he tells Mr Castile to not move but he still does and appears to be reaching for a gun at his side. The truth is Mr Castile got shot because he did not follow the orders of a guy with a gun and a permit to use it, yes a policeman Mr Castile was in the habit of evading and ignoring. The truth is all anyone ever saw was only the aftermath as videoed by the perp's girlfriend and the made up lies she said on the video. The truth is the cop has a video of the events as they evolved and it will back up his side of the case. The truth is the Cop was a Hispanic not Chinese like the Castile's girlfriend claimed. So it throws the whole white on black racism narrative out the window. The truth is the media splattered the lie across the world before they even cared to consider there was another side to the story. The truth is that Obama got on the tube right away and knowing nothing about it blamed police brutality and racial discrimination. Quite a contrast to what happened after the shooing in Orlando that still today they claim to not know the motivation for when that perp clearly stated it. The truth is that encouraged by the media, obama and other agitators, a bunch of idiots had a march in Dallas protesting a non non-existent bogey-man they call police racism and violence and the death of Philando Castille... when the truth is that a cop is 19 times more likely to die at the hands of a black perp than a black person is to die at the hands of the cop... and 98 % of black men violent deaths are brought about by other black men.... the truth is that you have a whole lot of absolutely ignorant and self centered people making bad self centered choices and encouraging criminals like Obama, Hilary, and their cadre of criminal shysters to keep on breaking the law and all the while blaming others and putting on this kabuki-theater-cargo-cult-farsical-act and pretending they are gods gift to mankind.. and the truth is people are dying because of it......the truth is the culpability of the deaths in Dallas rests upon Obama and the media's own shoulders for perpetuating a lie.

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    1. You'll never get that on the album cover!

      I hadn't heard anything at all about the guys background. I did see his cousin on tv, who said he had never had a criminal conviction and was just a regular guy who played video games. The cousin squeezed out a tear and the reporter was delighted.

      A big part of the problem for the police is that when something happens, everybody wets themselves trying to be the first one to condemn the police, especially the politicians in that local. Now we have governors calling in the Justice Department without even checking themselves to see what happened.

      Your assessment strikes me as a good one. I thought the girlfriend was on something, the way the guy was laying there next to her croaking and she was talking like she was getting her nails done. Didn't seem very upset to me at all.

      But it does give Obama and his bruddas something to moan about and a little free face time on the tube. It also gives non achieving blacks a chance to prance around and feel important. I saw a few middle class black people in the videos of the marches, but the vast majority looked like the P.J.'s must have emptied out, the Rastas were in town, and the trailer parks were an easy walk from the march.

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    2. Here it is:
      https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/07/08/the-curious-case-of-philando-castile-falcon-heights-mn-police-shooting/

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    3. Thanks for the link. MSM isn't going to put that information out, but it may get out via the web.

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  9. I reckon if they pass such a fool law that would prohibit me from doing with my personal property as I see fit, it would be incumbent on me to do some trading among my trusted friends...Screw the control freaks. I am afraid they will keep pushing, until they get a reaction. I *think* they think they can control that. I would bet they will be in for a big surprise. I am tired of "Gun Control". I am tired of Communists that masquerade as the Democrat party. I am tired of my own Government making war on my rights. I do not think I am alone either.

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    1. You're far from alone. Half the country wants to have the government cut down to size and out of their lives. Unfortunately for us,the Sheeple comprise the other half. They want to be provided for and told what to do.

      They never let up. But they haven't tumbled to the fact that passing a law does not mean everyone will line up to obey. Not in this country.

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  10. I had the same thoughts after seeing the video of the shooter on foot, and next thing you know he is in an elevated position in a parking garage. How exactly did he evade so many? I rarely ever watch any network news just for the reasons you stated.

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    1. He must have had a jet back pack to get from one place to the other is all I can figure! ;-)

      I watch network news mainly for the videos of what's going on. I don't pay much attention to their narratives. When some event has just begun, they don't have as much time to spin the story, and you can get some good information then. Once they have time to start "producing" the news show, it's a waste of time.

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