Is it really that hard to believe? Look at Hillary’s “millenial engagement team”. They look like they were pulled straight from tumblr and the comment section of Salon. TheAmazingAsshole2
I haven’t been able to stop laughing since the morning when I first saw the Pepe story.
The whole thing is insane.
It’s a cartoon frog named PePe posted on a site where most users aren’t legally old enough to click “ENTER” on adult sites. It’s most ardent users literally call themselves autists ironically and spend time on a place called Robot Level 9000 to talk about how nobody loves them
THESE are the white supremacists I should be worried about?
When the Obama administration finally passed the Iran deal, it was stunning defeat for the Israel lobby. During the Bush administration, the Israel lobby had come close to actually getting the USA to bomb Iran, by the time Obama was in office they were close to bombing themselves until America puts its foot down, threatening to shoot Israeli planes out of the sky if they tried.
From a deep state perspective, the reason the Israel lobby failed was because the Empire’s strategic interest was to pull Iran, and by extension the Shia Crescent, out of Russia’s orbit.
But from a political perspective, the Obama administration was able to sell the idea to the media, and after the victory, Ben Rhodes, the Deputy National Security Adviser, was quite candid about just how the media works and how the administration worked the media.
All these newspapers used to have foreign bureaus. Now they don’t. They call us to explain to them what’s happening in Moscow and Cairo. Most of the outlets are reporting on world events from Washington. The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. That’s a sea change. They literally know nothing.
The “old media” has been “dying” since the 1990s when the World Wide Web first went online. It was Craigslist that killed paid classified ads and it was social media aggregators that turned even venerable newspapers like the Washington Post and New York Times into also-ran clickbait farms. Don’t tell the audience, but fake controversy is what gets people to click. Facebook is the best place to post the latest liberal outrage because middle aged conservatives will click on anything to do with Obama’s secret Muslim ties and his fake birth certificate. If you want the serve your ads to a “social justice warrior” audience, fraternity fantasy rape porn disguised as journalism does the trick.
For years the left has been pushing “diversity” in the news room, but when it actually appears, it’s not what people had in mind. Huffington Post’s editors went to social media to celebrate their “100% diversity” achievement, and seemed unprepared when people noticed their editor’s meeting was in fact virtually all young, relatively attractive white women in their 20s, with the exception of one Asian and one Black in the back.
It’s not as if the traditional media was really any better. Traditional media usually had a room full of middle aged Jewish men with an ultra-liberal WASP like Walter Cronkite out front making the rest of them look respectable. It was hilariously biased but they could pull off the “serious” act.
The “Alt Right” is all a-buzz because their latest troll went mainstream. Hillary Clinton and the media establishment behind her have now made a campaign issue of the internet meme “Pepe the Frog” and have declared it a “White Nationalist symbol.” The jokes write themselves, but it’s not particularly difficult to figure out how this happened. The sole issue that the Democrats are running on is “Trump = Hitler” so those pretty young things manning the media were tasked with finding evidence that Trump is backed by the legendary White Supremacists, the scary flyover country Nazi-KKKs the liberal establishment has been warning America about since forever.
So the darlings at places like Huffington Post took a few hours off from scanning Jezebel.com and found their way to the “online alt right.” The (((Daily Stormer))) and TheRightStuff.biz have spent the last few years perfecting the style of trolling that originated at 4Chan and have served up a media ready set of memes that range from Holocaust Oven Jokes to Donald Trump dressed up like Colonel Klink. So 20 something blonde co-ed interns – still hung over from a few too many Cosmos and a late night with a Tinder date – furiously clicks through the Trump White Supremacist websites and comes up with a green frog named “Pepe.”
Clinton’s Millennials Engagement Team
It works the same from the other side. Trump’s campaign interns – young 20 something frat boys, still hung over from a few too many beers and a late night with a Huffington Post intern he met on Tinder the night before – quickly mocks up Trump’s face next to a green frog named “Pepe.”
By the time the old Whites and Jews running the campaigns of Trump and Hillary get the email, they are both assured, “yes this is what the young folk on the social medias are doing these days. Pepe the Frog is a White Supremacist symbol and/or an Alt Right symbol. Trust us, this will be really popular.”
And by the time the TV producers get it, they are being assured by both campaigns that this is a serious deal and it’s either a growing “hate movement” online or the new “American first patriots” that loves Trump.
A decade back the indie film “Me And You And Everyone We Know” included two subplots explaining how these internets things work. Two teenage girls, newly aware of their budding sexuality, decide to flirt with the middle aged loser that lives next door. In an allegory for online correspondence, he starts writing sexually explicit messages on his wall about just what he wants to do to these girls. The teenage girls are just not quite sure what to make of it – is this what adult men want to do to women? Some of the messages seems so hostile!
But the real kicker is the two brothers going online and trying to find lonely housewives to troll. The older brother, a teenager, is trying to get the presumed woman on the other end of the chat session to talk about her “bosoms” (pronounced “bah-zums” -“it’s a nice word for titties,” he explains.) But his younger brother, maybe six years old, really doesn’t understand what men and women do with each other anyway. He assumes it has something to do with their bottoms – after all, men are always talking about women’s rear ends, right? Well, what do people do with their rear ends? They poop out of them. So what would a man and a woman do with their rear ends anyway?
So develops perhaps one of the most profound scenes in indie film history, and one that this writer believes to be a perfect illustration of this election and how the internet has changed the nature of the media.
After all, one candidate is a reality TV star known for talking about the size of his penis during presidential debates, and the other is a woman who assures us that a cartoon frog is a secret code symbol for the growing “vast right wing conspiracy” of Neo-Nazi KKKs behind Donald Trump and secretly run by Vladimir Putin.