General William Tecumseh Sherman is not usually someone that I particularly like to quote. His March to the Sea basically broke the back of the Confederacy by inflicting appalling brutality upon the population of Georgia, leaving a swathe of destruction some 60 miles wide at certain points as Union soldiers under his command followed his rather precise and terrible orders to the letter:
IV. The army will forage liberally on the country during the
march. To this end, each brigade commander will organize a good and
sufficient foraging party, under the command of one or more discreet
officers, who will gather, near the route traveled, corn or forage of
any kind, meat of any kind, vegetables, corn-meal, or whatever is needed
by the command, aiming at all times to keep in the wagons at least ten
day’s provisions for the command and three days’ forage. Soldiers must
not enter the dwellings of the inhabitants, or commit any trespass, but
during a halt or a camp they may be permitted to gather turnips, apples,
and other vegetables, and to drive in stock of their camp. To regular
foraging parties must be instructed the gathering of provisions and
forage at any distance from the road traveled.
V. To army corps commanders alone is entrusted the power to destroy
mills, houses, cotton-gins, &c., and for them this general principle
is laid down: In districts and neighborhoods where the army is
unmolested no destruction of such property should be permitted; but
should guerrillas or bushwhackers molest our march, or should the
inhabitants burn bridges, obstruct roads, or otherwise manifest local
hostility, then army commanders should order and enforce a devastation
more or less relentless according to the measure of such hostility.
The tactics that Gen. Sherman authorised were so devastatingly effective that the South’s ability to fight in the southeast of the Confederacy was simply destroyed. To this day, Southrons spit on his name because of what was done by the Union’s troops under his command. That campaign was and remains one of the very few examples of the US military using scorched-earth tactics against its own people.
There is, however, one idea of General Sherman’s that I think all of us right-thinking folks, regardless of whether we are (damn) Yankees or Southrons or anything else, can agree upon: lining up the lying presstitues of the Dinosaur Media and having them all shot for treason would not necessarily be such a horrible idea at this stage.
Why do I say this? Take it away, Mr. Dice:
Wow. Just… wow.
The media has gotten really quite shameless these days. In the USA, at least, they are so disconnected from the average viewer that whenever they go out and actually interview the public, they are shocked by what they find.
It used to be that you could have some reasonable level of assurance that the media was, in fact, going to report stories according to the facts instead of just making random shit up. That was, oh, about a hundred years ago. Unfortunately, that has not been the case since at least the 1930s, when Walter Duranty simply ignored the horrific realities of the Holodomor, the Great Hunger, in the Ukraine, and blatantly lied about what he saw in order to make Stalin and the USSR look better.
(To be as fair as possible, apparently he did admit, off the record, that there was in fact a serious famine, and that millions of Ukrainians were dying, but he never ever corrected his own reporting after he left the USSR, and never admitted that he lied to the world and used the prestige and power conferred upon him by his Pulitzer Prize to squelch any criticism of his stories.)
Nowadays, of course, you would have better luck turning a ho into a housewife than finding an honest whorenalist among the presstitute classes.
Indeed I would go so far as to argue that prostitutes are considerably more honest than their counterparts in the mainstream media.
At least with a prostitute you know what you are getting. You pay her (or him, if your gender and/or preferences run in that direction) for sex. The act itself may not be particularly fun or emotionally satisfying, but it is a transaction between two consenting adults to perform a specific act. In that respect there is not really much wrong with it – even though it is something of an immorality committed against one’s own body and is therefore considerably worse than a sin committed against another.
But with prostitutes and sex, the point remains that you know what you’re getting. With a whorenalist, though, you have no idea what you are getting, at least not at first.
You can figure it out fairly quickly by looking at where the presstitute works. If xhe – why be politically incorrect when referring to these cretins, after all? – works at a rag like The Carlos Slim Blog, or The Jeff Bezos Blog, or half a dozen other snooty rags that have delusions of grandeur and relevance, then you know that zheir political opinions and views are somewhere to the left of Lenin. The same goes for whorenalists working at the Clown News Network or MSHIV.
Fox News tends to be quite a lot better in this regard, although there are plenty of people at that venerated institution who are a bit… shall we say, off kilter. (*cough Shephard Smith cough*)
The thing is, though, that this problem of incredibly biased and clownish news coverage seems to be more or less a problem of the West. While I am certainly not going to claim that other countries have no issues at all with absurdly biased news media, it is instructive and revealing to look at the differences between the style and content of questioning exhibited between the Russian and American news media at the Helsinki meeting between the God-Emperor and the Neo-Tsar:
Basically, the Russian journalists asked both men serious, sober, penetrating questions about policy issues and substantive points of discussion.
The American whorenalists acted like complete freakin’ clowns. And the idiots from CNN were the worst of the bunch.
Part of that difference may well be down to culture. Anyone who has spent more than a day or two in Russia, and has actually bothered to talk to Russians, knows that they are a serious and sober people with a very robust, yet quite dark, sense of humour. They also tend to be both distrustful and afraid of their own government – with good reason on both counts.
American journalists, by contrast, appear to have vastly inflated egos and absolutely no ability to understand why the rest of us hold them in such contempt.
Things have gotten so bad, so biased, so absurd among the Washington press whores that at this point I really would not blame the God-Emperor if he finally followed General Sherman’s advice and actually ordered the US military to start rounding these people up and throwing them into prisons. The Fake News Media is, after all, the enemy of the people.
To be clear: the media itself is not the problem. A free press – which is by definition free to be biased – is vitally important to the health of a free society. People have every right to get their news sources from wherever they feel is best, and to make up their own minds.
The problem here is that the Fake News media now considers itself the arbiter of what is true and what is not. But they are so blatantly biased and unhinged that they themselves cannot figure out what is true anymore – so they cannot report the truth even from their own warped perspective. Instead, they report outright lies, and call that the truth.
I don’t care where you get your news from. Maybe you do what I do and read a variety of sources – on my browser I typically have tabs up for Breitbart.com, RT.com, and The Daily Mail at almost all times, and I get a lot of my information from blogs via Feedly.com. I am also known to read unusual sources (by American standards) like ChannelNewsAsia.com and a few other oddities.
Do yourself a favour, though, and cut Fake News, Inc. out of your life. You will be much saner, healthier, and happier as a result.
And if, one day, the Fake News cult goes too far and ends up getting a bunch of their people shot, well, don’t feel too bad. They deserve it.
Channel news asia? Seriously? I find it just as bad and it's a mirror image where it sucks to the govt point of view.
In any case, American journalists needs to be dropped down a well and trapped there so they can sober up or die.
American (and Canadian) journalists are such a discredit to the profession, no kid will ever want anything to do with them.
I'm Asian, so I tend to have a deeply sceptical view of government anyway. As a result I filter out the pro-government BS and try to read between the lines with Channel News Asia. I do the same with RT.com, for instance, where their stories about the Novichok assassinations are literally the complete opposite in both content and conclusions relative to their counterparts from The Daily Mail or The Telegraph or The Guardian.