We begin our shortened report this morning with a look at how Digital Mob Rule and the Digisurrection are being programmed into our future.
The grand-standing efforts of leftist darling Alex Cortez, for example, leading the sycophant east coast press around by their noses, resulted in claims being made that illegal aliens in U.S. government custody were being ‘… forced to drink toilet water…”
As a 50-year reporter (with time-outs to work in other industries) this is one of those stories that you can’t take with a ‘ grain of salt.’ You need stock in a salt mine.
Let’s begin with AoC’s border grandstand: She’s ‘in it to win it’ and with in excess of 13-million illegals already in America, a serious ‘leader from the barricades’ can bank 50-million votes, sure, some questionable number of which would be from qualified (legal) voters.
Then, went the story, we “…went into cells to talk with detainees….” which is our next reporting problem to sort out.
Let’s Build a Thought Template
Let’s say (hypothetically) that you had managed a sneak into Taiwan from China. A Taiwanese legislator, sympathetic to China comes to visit, speaking perfect Cantonese and Mandarin, and tells you – in so many words – “Tell me some bad things about your treatment here…”
We would double down on any bet that the “authorities who are holding” would be accused of all sorts of made-up crimes and insults, true or otherwise. And, since the visiting legislator is pro-China and has absolutely no reality filter, anything made up by illegal aliens will be over-exaggerated and used as leftist spew because AoC is a what? Rabid lefty!
When politics colors reality to this extreme, being held in a holding cell without running water is NOT the same as being forced to drink toilet water. Unless, you’re the New York Digital Uprising darling.
Press coverage was not particularly objective. The NY Times sympathetically headlining “‘It Feels Like a Jail’: Lawmakers Criticize Migrant Holding Sites on Border.”
Apparently, the liberal media don’t seem to remember that yes, illegal entry into the USA is a crime and on a rational planet (*which this once was) people who commit crimes go to jail.
This isn’t that hard to figure, is it? Well, perhaps if your that far left, it is.
Which gets us to the first (rational) data point out of all this. This headlines tells is all: “Lurching left: Are Democrats blowing their chance to beat Trump?”
The fun part about all this is that it’s all guerilla theatre.; Street theater of the sort last seen in ‘Merica back during the Vietnam War protests.
Rational people will simply follow along on their iPads at home as sequentially, the democrat’s attempt at a “popular uprising” will be seen as the abandoning of America and the seizing of personal assets. All so They can be in charge.
Not a pretty walk, but the plank is out, visions of the TV show Crossbones are still there as the borders come down, the politics turn violent, and America’s future is flushed because charlatans and story-tellers don’t understand that without the rule of law, we don’t have a country.
The good news? If AoC does somehow succeed in taking down America, she’ll be losing her salary and her constituency will starve in the dark.
Like John Malkovich said in Crossbones, “Well, there is that…”
Where’s the Pre-Holiday Rally?
Hard telling, since after being up more than 200 at the open yesterday morning, the market blew-off most of its gains. As of two hours ahead of today’s open, the Dow futures were down 30 and the S&P was down 3-1/2.
Still, historically, the market has made decent gains around holidays. Except nowadays, that’s seemingly no longer the case.
Let me show you some data from our Aggregate Index work:
This actually speaks volumes about the condition of the American investor/saver’s mind. We see that the market last year was selling off going into the holiday. That was a Wednesday, so I lined up on the two holidays.
This kind of ‘highly experimental‘ kind of thing shows how historical norms are gone. We have the government to thank. While we could rally up a bit late today and into tomorrow, there’s the government issuing press releases about “possible terrorism” over the holiday.
So, who would go long ahead of that?
Go look at the ABC piece “‘Domestic’ terrorists could target July 4 holiday events, but no known plots: Feds.” The story begins with the outlandish claim that “Federal authorities are warning that white supremacists and other political radicals…”
Except, are they?
This bears heavily on ABC‘s creds with us. Their bandying about terms like “white supremacists” appears to have come from a non-public document (unclassified/for official use only, or U/FOUO) based on our early investigation of this.
Especially when one sees a local Fox affiliate in Springfield doing actual journalism and being told “The FBI currently has no credible and specific information to indicate attacks are being planned against July 4th events...”
This leaves us with some damned interesting ethical questions for ABC: Was their source really a non-public FOUO document and did it actually say “white supremacists” or, did someone make up something “flashy” and – if so – what was their agenda in doing so? Could be political or economic, protecting a hedge fund from upside market risk? Who knows.
But, we do know that the only bulletin we’ve found dates from 2017...So, is this really current, or is something else going on?
If the market drops today, we know which network we’ll be thanking. Wrongly, or not.
On Press/Law Enforcement relations, we think ABC has screwed the pooch on this because IF there was any active investigation – and it were getting close to arrests – outing FOUO information can ruin months of hard anti-terrorism work. ISYN – ask any LEO or cop-shop beast reporter.
And it oddly plays into the “big threat from white supremacist’s” that the lefties are trying to field. Federal law enforcement press releases (public information) don’t typically cite groups, except defined terrorist organizations like ISIS.
Not good… Maybe the reason DJT goes consumer-direct is that the national media has lost its sense of judgement. Fake news?
Just like reporting bomb threats increases their frequency, so too, poisoning relations between the press and sources isn’t 24-karat journalism in our view. Good reporters wait until they are told they can run the story… in return for cooperation can still get “the beat” on other competitors.
Anything for ratings, is that it? Eyeballs are money money; the ethics and good of the country be damned.
I’d keep digging, but when you get to be half-past 70, it’s easy to cop the ‘tude “Not my circus, not my monkey.”
But here’s what single source, no supporting document story, widely re-reported, looks like on Google Trends when you search “white supremacist.”
Sure looks to us like a psy-op shaping operation programming “white bashing.”
But, not my circus…
Also of Interest
Wag the Dog Marketing: Nike ‘pulls Betsy Ross flag trainer after Kaepernick complaint’. YGTBSM.
Another Liberal ‘Success Story” in the making: Trump says New York legal ‘harassment’ forcing businesses to flee, NRA may be next.
This is a Compaign Issue? You’re kidding, right? Not to hear the dems… This is now the longest US economic expansion in history.
Digital Tulips Spoiling: Bitcoin Slumps Below $10k As CME Futures Interest Soars To Record High.
With it, the price of gold has also backed off.
Off to work on the hydroponics and tomorrow’s report on The Great Tomato race for our Peoplenomics.com subscribers.
Moron the morrow!