pogrmman wrote:However, I'm also sick of reading all the pieces constantly parroting about how bad of a president he is and how America made a terrible mistake. They never offer any solutions, and they basically just go in spirals complaining. I mean, it's hard to come up with a solid plan to loosen the grip the Republican Party has (not that every Republican is bad! -- I even voted for a couple of them) on the federal government.
I think the hold the party has over the people is more dangerous, and the free press has interests in breaking that hold. When the people are willing to believe alternative facts (or even turn away to the fact that it's coming out of the white house) then the country can descend into the authoritarianism these forces are pushing. Solutions are up to congress, and while the democratic congress is powerless right now I think they are still begrudgingly working on solutions.
How do you report on Trump without seemingly like you have an agenda to make him appear bad? It's honesty or it's looney tunes. BBC is fake news, AP is fake news. "Any negative polls are fake news." All negative press is manufactured from MSM, and the MSM is nothing but lies. Trump is really as great as he says he is, and whenever it might seem that he's not, he's so far ahead of us playing 4D chess that he actually won bigly. Not all supporters are willing to take that leap of logic, so when it becomes the only excuse it exposes the schism between those who are willing to walk off that cliff. Trump has had almost zero accountability among his supporters, but it seems some doubts are taking hold. It's moving in the right direction for now.
Mike Cernovich (altright spin DJ making 6 figures at home) did it again recently with the healthcare bill: the healthcare bill failure is a big win for Trump because it's bad for Paul Ryan, who would have been a major obstruction in the approval of the border wall. Also, Paul Ryan is protecting a pedophile or something. If rape is the whistle to the left then pedophilia is to the right. I'm happy that they're going after Ryan though, especially because it was clear that Trump was trying to ensure the bill's success. It seems that you can, after all, sometimes check yourself when you mistakenly believe your pieces can make moves in an extra dimension.
They're making a lot of money filling the demand of people who are desperate for validation, and so they have every incentive to continue. Then the party is making a lot of money behind the smoke screen, so they have every incentive to facilitate it. It's a feedback loop of the altright media throwing softballs for Trump to hit so that supporters feel like they're represented and that their manufactured fears are acknowledged. The investigations are also complicating everything. Ideally the bullshit becomes more and more fringe, because it's not going away anytime soon. Maybe the party will come back down to Earth as a result.
There's going to be people who hate Trump and can't articulate why other than tribalism, but I'll take that over the worship tribalism under these circumstances. One is mildly disappointing, the other is dangerous. You better believe the propaganda machine will throttle up again come midterms if they still have a similar hold over the voting population as they do right now. These systems have demonstrated how effective they are at suddenly tipping the scales. It's very strange just how well the systems complement each other to naturally create results.
Liri wrote:Yeah, I don't know why the Democrats threw their weight behind trying to deny DeVos rather than Sessions.
They went after the weakest target, and they still failed. Sessions didn't have an easy time either but there was no way to block these key players. Sessions was much more valuable to the administration, at least until the point when he decided to recuse himself. They would have greased every wheel.