In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily, and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods.
It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying. — Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf
People makes jokes about Boomers and the Day of the Pillow, but it is based on something quite serious. Steve Sailer is often very perceptive on some issues and he’s particularly good at calling out the over the top anti-white narratives in the media, and even good at spotting the race hoaxes. But two recent articles, “The Epistemology of 9/11 Narratives” and “Were the Heroes of Flight 93 “Random” as George W. Bush Said?”, Sailer shows his Boomerism by his complete inability to abandon his Television brainwashing.
Few people stress this point enough. Cinema, radio, and television are technological advances. This technology is barely a century old. Humans cognition can barely distinguish between reality and mass electronic media. In the early days of cinema, housewives would write letters to the characters, believing they had a personal relationship to the actors they saw on the screen. Men have a physiological reaction, an erection, to pornography, which is nothing but pixels on a screen. People’s heart rates can increase depending on what they see on the screen.
An epistemological point I try to make is that there really isn’t all that much Fake News in terms of outright hoaxes in the press. Instead, there is an intractably vast abundance of news, countless facts which people can’t be expected to remember unless it fits into a well-worn narrative, usually about who or what is Good and who or what is bad.
Of course, Sailer is wrong. There is constant promotion of hoaxes in the media. The New York Times has published outright hoaxes on a regular basis for its entire history, probably a really big one every year. The Intercept published an interview with “Scott Roof, the cousin of murderer Dylann Roof,” a person who did not exist. TV news vans often carry yellow emergency tape to put behind their news anchors to make it seem like they are standing in front of official police tape so they seem closer to some emergency. TV news was using “green screens” to make it seem their anchors were on location when they were in fact in the studio – this is never disclosed to the viewer. Stock photos are used on a regular basis and often not labeled as such. ABC used a video of a gun show and claimed it was video from a Syrian firefight. The news report that “Assad gassed his own people” was a hoax, and literal actors were used to portray various characters in Syria. TV News infamously edited George Zimmerman’s phone calls to the police and often change the tone of people’s skin color to push certain racial narratives. Youtube is full of compilations of news anchors doing silly stunts, like standing in puddles to make flooding seem more widespread.
Sailer knows all of this, but he downplays it, because he has spent his entire life watching television and cinema, listening to radio, and reading newspapers. He is fine with calling out media bias, but he cannot admit to himself that his entire world view, even his self-conception, is largely based on regular media hoaxes. Who wants to believe they have been regularly fooled for his entire life?
The astonishing coordination of the entire mass media in regards to the recent elections went well beyond “media bias.” Boomer conservatives, like Steve Sailer, always complain about “liberal bias.” But if that were so, explain the pro-Israel bias and the complete lack of coverage of the Palestinian struggle? If the media were actually full of “bleeding heart liberals” why wouldn’t the Palestinians be the victim-du-jour for the last twenty years?
Consider this description from a former journalist:
I worked in an international newsroom for a decade, and it was intriguing to observe the evolution of the daily news. Virtually everyone with a writer/journalist/investigative reporter designation in the room was Jewish. There was a rotation of daily editors who had the ultimate authority to determine story angles, headlines, and final go-ahead to print on their assigned day at the helm, and the vast majority of daily editors were Jewish. The Editor-In-Chief over the daily editors was Jewish.
During the course of an average day there was a constant octopus-like info frenzy with our people reaching out to CNN, NBC, New York Times, Wash Post, etc, and vice-versa. Yet in spite of being different–and supposedly competing–media companies, it was just one vast inter-locked network that determined the daily narrative, what I have come to regard as the ‘Jewish media cartel’ because for the most part it was very left, decidedly liberal, openly anti-Christian and always blatantly pro-Jewish.
Digressing from the editorial narrative would get you ushered out the door pretty quickly, and then only after you signed the most draconian nondisclosure agreement in order to get your severance.
When you have an entire media monoculture that spans all major media corporations, the coordination is second nature; the ingroup and the outgroup are based on quite solid racial, ethnic, and social factors. And this particular culture is well known for an instrumental approach to truth.
George W. Bush recently compared “domestic extremists” to the perpetrators of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack in New York and Washington DC. When he mentioned those who have a “determination to befoul national symbols” he didn’t mean Antifa and the BLM protesters who spent the summer of 2020 burning American flags and attacking historical statues – quite like the Taliban – Bush means the people who voted for Donald Trump instead of his brother, Jeb Bush, and the protesters at the Capitol on January 6, 2001.
If the media has a “liberal bias” explain the rehabilitation of former President George W. Bush; for that matter, his lionization in the media between 2001 and 2005?
Quite often it is not the media behind the hoax, they simply put their power behind selling the hoax to the public. The Gulf of Tonkin didn’t actually happen, nevertheless, the media never once let on. The media to this day continues to lie about the sinking of the USS Liberty, selling the hoax that it was sunk by accident.
From 2001 to 2015, the FBI created fake “terror threats” and the media reported them without the slightest bit of “fact-checking.” During the days of 9/11, an Israeli Jew named Joseph Cohen was covered in the media for years as “Yousef Mohamid Al-Khattab,” making constant terrorist threats. It took five years for the media to stop taking his hoax at face value and acknowledge he was actually “a Jew” and point out he had received training in Israel. A hoax, meant to slander Muslim people in the interests of Israel.
Sailer, and his entire cohort of Boomer conservatives, have a very high opinion of their own skepticism, but it’s a complete false self-conception. Sailer, and the Boomer conservatives, are even more brainwashed than the stereotypical green haired liberal cat lady, and their own self-conception as “hard headed skeptical realists” make it even easier for the mass electronic media to fool them.
They fail to understand even basic physics, the kind of thing that high schoolers are typically educated in.
Now the full weight of the War On Terror, which most Boomer conservatives heartily endorsed, is fully targeted against the white American population. The Boomer conservatives will whine impotently about “liberal bias” but will believe every single hoax created by the FBI and reported uncritically by the media. Sailer, and his Boomer conservatives, fell for every hoax aspect of the current pandemic, showing off their statistical skills without once considering the source of their numbers, because to do so would be to engage in “conspiracy theories.” It is interesting that the very term, “conspiracy theory,” was itself a propaganda term coined by CIA to smear critics of the Warren Commission.
The Boomer conservatives gave us George W. Bush. They swallowed the 9/11 hoax without the slightest hesitation. Most of them believed the “Saddam’s WMD” hoax. A significant number of Boomer conservatives believed the “Obama’s Secret Muslim Birth Certificate” hoax, even as Boomer conservative “Z-Man” now tries to pretend that was merely “trolling.” It was not – many Boomer conservatives were absolutely convinced that Obama was a “secret Muslim” with a fake birth certificate and that he was a member of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. The Z-Man continues to lie to his audience, claiming that Trump was “trolling” Obama about the birth certificate for fun, but in fact Trump was pipelining those talking points directly from the Israeli propagandists Orly Taitz. It was not “trolling,” it was propaganda meant to prevent Obama from making peace with Iran, which Israel opposed. Perhaps Z-Man is now embarrassed that he fell for such a transparent hoax, but we have to set the record straight about what the Boomer conservatives actually did.
The TV Generation has no connection to reality at all; in fact, they believe the TV more than they believe their own eyes. They will deny what they themselves observe if the television says otherwise. It was actually rather amusing when Boomer conservatives would mock younger people for “believing what they read on the Internet” – the Boomer conservatives simply had no idea of how ironic that statement was.
The typical Boomer conservative line has always been that the news media was “competitive” and thus cover ups couldn’t happen because each company, ABC, CBS, and NBC were each trying to “one up” each other to get a “scoop.” The reality was collusion, not just on an institutional level, but on a human level, considering that all mass media in the United States is completely dominated by one highly organized and ethnocentric group.
It is extremely important to understand that as the Boomers die off, white Americans will be a minority. That is inevitable, but it is Boomer conservatism, an entire generation brainwashed to believe up is down and black is white, whose intransigence is not just preventing us from dealing with this new situation and planning accordingly, but interfering with even developing the consciousness needed to survive the future reality.
It’s quite obvious that President Joe Biden has dementia. If anyone has ever dealt with an aging parent suffering from dementia, you know that eventually you have to simply ignore what they say, because their words are no longer coherent. In the case of American Boomer conservatives, we are dealing with people who essentially grew up in a cult – the cult of Hollywood Mass Electronic Media – and took the “News” show as “fact” instead of “fiction.” Now, as they decline cognitively, their words will begin to make even less sense.
What we need to do is to organize – and organizing a communications and information infrastructure outside of the control of the mass electronic media system is job number one.
And it would make sense to absolutely exclude Boomers and conservatives from this new information infrastructure, as there is – and always has been – far too much noise, and not enough signal, in their own thought processes, precisely because they have been brainwashed by mass electronic media for their entire lives.
It is long past the time to take away Grandpa’s car keys, and long past the time to stop inviting him to the planning meetings. Our very survival now depends on this. As you can see, what the Boomers and their followers did to the Afghans, the Iraqis, the Syrians, the Libyans, the Lebanese, the Yemenis – now they are going to do that to us. To the extent they are even aware of what is happening, you can be assured – 100% certain – that the Boomer conservatives will cheer just as loudly as we are killed and tortured as they did when the Arabs and Afghans were.