It used to be that the political conventions were must see TV for anyone that took their politics and citizenship seriously. Even partisans would watch the other party convention, just to be informed. That pretty much went away entirely in the 1990’s when the Clintons came to power. They introduced all the wretched public relations tactics that are with us today. The conventions are orgies of partisan bomb throwing and petty name calling, making them unwatchable.
In the world of lies, you can’t consume these events via news reports, because the news reports are just paid ads for the uniparty. Joe Biden could have wandered onto the stage in his bathrobe, talked about which pills he takes after breakfast and the reports would have called it an historic speech. Every news outlet is calling his speech “the one he has prepared all his life to deliver.” They started saying that before it was delivered, meaning they were fed the line by the party.
The thing is, democracy does fully represent the culture of the time. The inner party having a dementia patient as their leader makes perfect sense in this age. The fact that he really was their best option make it more poignant. Rather than face the next generation of party hacks, they would rather have a man that captures public sentiment, which is to forget about the whole thing. If he wins in November, it is the perfect ending to the liberal democratic experiment.
How many people bothered to watch is a mystery. Again, in the world of lies we will be told the entire nation tuned in to watch this doddering old fool. The convention did not draw flies for the week, so the guess is Biden was mumbling to the choir. That’s what has made these things unwatchable. They used to be a sales pitch to the general public, but these days they are the sales pitch to the craziest of crazy partisans. The normal person is supposed to be offended by the show.
That’s why it is good to be taking a break from the show the next two weeks. I won’t have to look through the mass media for content to discuss. Reading agit-prop is not a lot of fun in normal times, or what passes for normal now, but it is impossible during the election season. It makes a man think things that should not be thought. What makes it so infuriating is the fact that people producing it either believe it or are so horribly cynical they produce it knowing it is nonsense.
That’s the plan for the next two weeks. I have work projects to finish up that require more time than normal. I have some political projects to work on and the book is starting to come into focus. I’m about halfway done the first draft and the outline for the rest is done, so it is just a matter of writing it. Disconnecting from the media and buying a little time in the schedule is about as close as I get to a vacation these days. I’ll still be posting every day, but the show will be on hiatus until after Labor Day.
This week I have the usual variety of items in the now standard format. Spreaker has the full show. I am up on Google Play now, so the Android commies can take me along when out disrespecting the country. I am on iTunes, which means the Apple Nazis can listen to me on their Hitler phones. The anarchists can catch me on iHeart Radio. I am now on Deezer, for our European haters and Stitcher for the weirdos. YouTube also has the full podcast. Of course, there is a download link below.
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This Week’s Show
- 00:00 Opening
- 02:00 Silly People
- 07:30 Anarchy
- 13:30 Anti-Semites
- 16:45 Patreon
- 28:45 Lock Downs
- 33:15 Flee The Country
- 40:00 Milo The Fed
- 41:15 National Justice
- 55:00 Thank You
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