The Mainstream Media Does an About-face on Antifa
| The Daily Dose – 8/31/2017 |
There’s an old episode of The Twilight Zone in which an astronaut orbiting the earth blacks out only to wake up back on earth with no memory of landing. Upon his return, he quickly finds the world around him is not as he remembered. He departed earth as a Major yet he’s called ‘Colonel’ Gaines, his home is surrounded by a white picket fence he’s never seen before, and no one has ever heard of a man named John F. Kennedy. In this parallel universe much of the storyline is the same, but the details are drastically different.
After witnessing most of the mainstream media do a sharp about-face on their coverage of Antifa groups this week, I’m beginning to understand how Major Gaines must have felt when he awoke in that strange parallel universe where things are at once the same yet radically different.
Despite the fact that gangs of Antifa thugs have been disrupting events and indiscriminately assaulting people at peaceful gatherings all year, much of the MSM has either completely ignored the violence or, as in the aftermath of Charlottesville, have openly praised it.
Despite all their prior cheerleading, the bulk of mainstream media outlets are now openly condemning the group after hoards of Antifa thugs attacked people at UC Berkeley who showed up for a ‘No to Marxism in America’ rally that never actually occurred. Antifa members showed up on scene and violently attacked members of the small crowd that showed up despite the event being cancelled as well as ordinary passersby or anyone else they arbitrarily deemed to be a ‘white supremacist’ or a ‘Nazi’. In short, Antifa members were violently attacking anyone who wasn’t them.
In the days since Berkeley, the MSM narrative has gone from Antifa are fighting fascism using violence to seek peace (whatever that means) to Antifa are fascists themselves and should change their name to ‘Profa’, as the Washington Post suggests. How did it come to be that in a matter of weeks, outlets like WaPo have gone from headlines like this : ‘Why the American left gave up on political violence’ to headlines like this : Black-Clad Antifa Members Attack Peaceful Right-Wing Demonstrators in Berkeley?
First, even the mainstream media can’t construct a valid defense of such indiscriminate, barbaric violence and still maintain the illusion of their supposed ideological moral high ground. After all, how does one defend things like the merciless beating of a cameraman who was simply there to document the event and not seem monstrously evil in their own right?
Defending Antifa’s actions at Charlottesville was deemed acceptable in the MSM echo-chamber because it fit their ‘right-wingers are Nazis and it’s okay to punch Nazis’ narrative. But, after Sunday’s brutal Berkeley beat down, any defense of Antifa simply makes the media look like an awful institution that is complicit in their political violence.
The mainstream media hasn’t really had a change of heart about Antifa. The heroic narrative they spun around the group has simply collapsed in the face of reality and the media have been forced to disavow that narrative. The far-left fairy tale of ‘peace activist’ Antifa has lost all its charm now that actual Antifa has become a real world liability.
In an attempt to save face, the media is doing what it does best, creating an alternate reality in which the media (and the left, by extension) always defend the moral good and decry all manner of evil. This is of course a complete lie, but one that the media has managed to perpetuate largely unchallenged.
Thanks to the internet community, the mainstream media can no longer freely manufacture alternate versions of reality in which information is presented or withheld at the media’s own discretion. Information that the media tries to bury always ends up widely circulated online. Whatever information they try to censor ends up completely exposed, and the internet never forgets.
The reality of the brutal face of Antifa has been unmasked, and that would not have been possible apart from the collective efforts of social and alternative media on the internet.
4Chan's /pol/ trolls Antifa with #PunchANazi domestic violence meme campaign
Alternative news sites, YouTubers, twitter hashtag armies, groups like /pol/ (Politically Incorrect) on 4Chan, etc. have combined to form a formidable force that has boldly and continuously exposed the lies and corruption of the mainstream media. Unravelling the myth of heroic Antifa is their greatest victory to date. Because of their tireless efforts, the media has been forced to publicly disavow left-wing political violence and acknowledge that groups like Antifa are indeed the moral equivalent of neo-Nazis.
The behemoth that is the dinosaur media has officially bended it’s knee to the new kings of the information war.
Watch MSNBC's Morning Joe panel openly mock Antifa 'snowflakes'
Even Democratic party high priestess Nancy Pelosi has been forced to publicly denounce this black-clad bunch of violent social justice fascists:
Our democracy has no room for inciting violence or endangering the public, no matter the ideology of those who commit such acts. The violent actions of people calling themselves antifa in Berkeley this weekend deserve unequivocal condemnation, and the perpetrators should be arrested and prosecuted.
In California, as across all of our great nation, we have deep reverence for the Constitutional right to peaceful dissent and free speech. Non-violence is fundamental to that right. Let us use this sad event to reaffirm that we must never fight hate with hate, and to remember the values of peace, openness and justice that represent the best of America.
Nancy Pelosi | Pelosi Statement Condemning Antifa Violence in Berkeley
To force Nancy Pelosi, who just last week said that a First Amendment rights group (Patriot Prayer) should be barred from having a rally in San Francisco because they are ‘white supremacists’ and American’s First Amendment rights don’t grant the right to ‘yell wolf in a crowded theater’ (???), to publicly advocate for free speech and against left-wing violence is nothing short of incredible.
Either we have been pulled into a parallel universe, or the alternative media has become so powerful that when it speaks truth to power, power actually speaks back.
YouTuber Candace Owens aka “Red Pill Black” recently went viral with this video slamming the mainstream media for manufacturing division and the American people for buying into their race-baiting narrative.
Red Pill Black | YouTube
A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
| Socrates |