Look I'm a very honest person, so I'm going to plug myself for a couple of minutes. Freedom of Speech is very important. We as a society sometimes forget the functions free press can serve. Especially the middle. Because there is no gateway. Marijuana is not a gateway drug. Drug Dealers giving out free samples is a gateway to drug addiction. Thats why legalization of marijuana and eliminating the drug dealer is a viable solution. The middle in terms of speech is not a gateway to the right or the left. It's the glue that holds society together. Because without the middle people go to the far left and they go the far right politically. Donald Trump likes to put a little extra "zip" on everything he says. So does SNL, South Park and lots of entities in the middle.
America needed one of these entities to step up and to counter Trump. But when you have a bunch of for-profit blacklisting companies, that are unregulated, the will to intervene isn't there. In my opinion, you can't blacklist words and ideas. And when your talking about certain political movements (alternative or socialist) that have gained traction recently, its because the middle is being gutted. People like a little extra "zip" and when they don't get it in the middle they gravitate toward more extreme content. We have all lost track on the internet and asked "How did I get here?"
That being said I've given a lot of free advice. Reducing media coverage for candidates with a lot of name recognition. Because when someone with name recognition says something controversial it generates ratings. And we owe it to our veterans and this wonderful free society to not clickbait an election. But we did and I'll get to that later.
There was another recommendation to push for reforms sooner because it always seems like we're late in the game. And when we don't it creates a great divide. For example slavery and civil rights. Many countries were able to move their people forward without going through an embarrasing war and loss of life. And I'm sure someone in a Trump cabinet would point out the Middle East and other conflict zones. But that's another long story that involves Manifest Destiny, World Wars (fall of Ottoman Empire), and the end of colonialism (drawing lines on a map and high tailing it out of there).
Also during the primaries, the Republican candidates needed to take some gray positions to offset some of Trumps momentum and they weren't able to do that and we are going to get to that now.
Even I get a little frustrated when the media says populism. Because Donald Trump punched you in the gut and now you want another. I think both parties and the major media companies will pay tens of millions of dollars to analyze this election. You should give it to me. Because I'm going to give it you in a cleaner, simplier and more digestable manner.
From the very beginning it was obvious that Donald Trump was going to add a little "zip" to everything he says and all the media and other candidates had to do is counter that. Think of Chris Christie pointing out Robot Rubio.
For instance, Donald Trump would imply Mexicans illegally immigrating to the US are rapists, or purposely refusing to answer a question about David Duke. He's assuming the press will jump to a desired conclusion. This would give him "plausible deniability". Think of Russia invading Ukraine. They send in little green soldiers without uniforms and then say the Russians in the Ukraine are rebelling. Then a couple of weeks later they annex Crimea.
With the press jumping to the desired conclusion he gets to play both angles (tough on immigration (via plausible deniability) and pandering to the alt-right). In addition he gets to discredit the media coverage and make the position so toxic that no other candidate will touch it.
So how do you counter that. Well instead of calling him a bigot and lots of other terms you simply point out what he's doing in a manner that people can wrap their heads around. So he's playing multiple angles, you find an idiomatic expression that's the closest fit and hammer that point home. In this case it's "both sides". He's playing both sides. Obviously there are more than two sides, but you want to say something in a manner that people can wrap their heads around. And you can justify it by saying politicans are always tough on the issues and Trumps also pandering to the far right.
So you hammer home that point "He's playing both sides." And it's like that movie "Inception". The next time he says something controversial or with a little "zip" people will say in their heads "He's playing both sides", like a slimy politician.
And to a certain extent that's what you wanted to do. Trump says he's not a politician, but you make him one. That takes the air out of everything he says.
I'm assuming he would've changed strategies, but as long as you have competent people that can counter and quickly, I don't think he would've made it out of the primaries.
November 2018 (Lemmings)
There was a popular game when I was younger and it involved lemmings. And the urban legend around lemmings was that one lemming jumps off a cliff and all the other lemmings follow. I'm not necessarily going after this extreme angle but more or less the destructive like-minded aspect.
I think you have two political parties that are filled with lemmings. Just a bunch of people that will just follow the leader/group blindly. Part of reaching people in an authentic way is not being a lemming. Because people are varying degrees of political and forcing them to pick a prison gang isn't the most effective way of reaching them.
I don't want to give any free advice before the fact anymore, because I'm tired of contacting Doubleverify and all these other authentication services to get the blocks lifted. It's just ridiculous and there seems to be a level of collusion with big online media giants. Most of the internet cannot compete financially with Google, Facebook and others and there conflicting interests.
Some of these companies like Facebook are just run by extremists. It also seems that Facebook tied some false alias to my name because we shared the first three letters in our first name and forwarded it to the FBI/government. And I understand how Donald Trump feels sometimes because some of these organizations turn a blind eye to the truth.
As an example, if your name begins with Mar then you can be tagged to an alias for Mark, Marcus, Marty, etc. It doesn't just sound insane it is insane. If it wasn't for Fox News and other conservative sites plastering pictures from a facebook profile that has been private for 10 years, I never would've even figured it out.
Also I would like to remind you that after the election Mark Zuckerberg said something about Universal Income which is just riling people up on the left with unrealistic expectations. We know as a fact that entities with leverage will charge more if individuals have more disposable income. So people with superior branding like Apple, Starbucks, etc. And landlords in terms of rents.
Yet, the board of Facebook did not act. The board of Papa Johns acted swifted when its CEO was being racially insensitive. So it seems only one party is held accountable for it's extremism. I think that is incredibly dangerous. Let us not forget that many months later Mark Zuckerberg physically lied in front of congress. He implied if you delete your facebook account then you also delete all your data. This is absolutely false. Once your email address and/or phone number has been binded to your data then it can never be deleted. Only thing you can do is change your primary email address and/or phone number to block that data profile. Even if you delete your facebook profile other platforms that utilize similar targeting can use that data if it has been mined.
Well, why didn't Zuck say that? If everyone used a different email address and phone number (google talk or 4G tablet) specifically for facebook then all of their top line growth from targeting would unravel. Then ticketmaster couldn't advertise to their most frequent customers (because they have your login info), etc, etc, etc. Also it has national security implications because people aren't changing their email addresses and phone numbers. And it's totally being overlooked because of extremism.
So lets say that is lesson number one. Just because someone is your lemming and says a bunch of liberal things it doesn't mean you don't hold them accountable for their extremism. I understand why you don't some angel investor saw the dollar signs in the narrative of a young guy leading a trendy company and we should all be lemmings and like and follow.
So I might have been a little upset in March when family members started contacting me saying I was on FoxNews and I might have wrote something detailed and not published it. I don't have an airgapped computer because I haven't been paid in 4 years. These authentication blocks are no joke. I don't know what capacity any rogue government, CIA, FBI have to take documents from your personal computer. The gist was history and racial conditioning in America is progressive. Things were bad and they became progressively better. History has setbacks, Fall of the Roman empire, WWI, WWII, and many conflicts around the world that leave countries in worst shape afterwards.
There is baseline conditioning with African Americans, Native Americans, and the Jewish. We have days and months to commemorate the injustices these peoples endured as well as musuems to reinforce this conditioning. Traditionally the Republicans have not weakened the rhetoric around these groups enough and it has allowed the media to use this baseline conditioning to rally votes for the democrats in a predictable manner.
But with Trump his daughter is Jewish (and he has taken strong pro-israel stances), and he does a good job of embracing African Americans willing to rally around him (Ben Carson, Kanye, Milwaukee Sheriff, etc). But, it seems he is sticking it hard to groups that don't have baseline conditioning in America (illegal immigrants and muslims). The media without the baseline conditioning continue to take the bait and believe they are going to get a predictable outcome. The media has gotten by with lemmings because of this baseline conditioning and the Republicans playing into it eventhough it is a position of weakness. Now it looks like the media is struggling find a lemming that can counter the narrative. Because Republicans have found this button they can push and get a predictable outcome.
The beauty of free speech is that you know where the Democrats stand and you know where the Republicans stand. You know what Republicans think and you know what Democrats think. More importantly you know how democrats will respond and how republicans will respond. Of course there are moderates in the middle, but I'm trying to simply the analogy. The liberal media needs a hammer, someone who not only understands the problem but can overcome. Eventhough understanding these issues more intuitively might have helped. I think the Metoo movement has been very informative about how much you are paying lemmings (some of whom are chasing tail 30 percent of the time). I want $25 million a year as a lump sum once a year. I don't need a contract because I assume you will enjoy sleeping at night. I will structure your shows a bit better and find out what is lacking in the support staff for these anchors. There could be too many extremist voices or not enough of the viewpoints necessary to advance strategic counter positions quickly enough. I understand that is a large amount but maybe you should control your extremists better next time. Send non-refundable downpayment through paypal to admin @ jokes4us.com begin negotiations (include details in memo).
The midterms are today and it looks like your going to lose seats in the house. I think 20-30 will be a good day and 50-60 a bad day. Now I'm going to tell you why you lost those seats and you are not going to be too happy about it.
Obviously recent extremist shootings play into a position of strength with the liberal media because of baseline conditioning. But I'm going to go more in depth a little bit later in the day.