It’s true. Not every fake is a fraud. But every act of fraud involves some form(s) of faking. That seemingly paradoxical fact is the troubling backdrop to much of what has been reported in the past several days that impacts affordable housing in the U.S. in general, and manufactured homes in particular.
Faking it may or may not be illegal. Says who? That’s according to the Parker Pohl law firm.
“When “Fake it till You Make it” is Fraud,” they note that a fake can be benign, or it can be a violation of civil and/or criminal law. These pull-quotes illustrate their point.
“Psychologists have long observed that a person lacking a desired character trait – confidence, for example – can simply pretend to possess that quality and, in time, actually develop it. As the American philosopher and psychologist William James wrote in his 1922 work The Gospel of Relaxation: “the sovereign voluntary path to cheerfulness, if our spontaneous cheerfulness be lost, is to sit up cheerfully, to look round cheerfully, and to act and speak as if cheerfulness were already there. . . . So to feel brave, act as if we were brave, use all our will to that end, and a courage-fit will very likely replace the fit of fear.”” …
“…But some aggressive self-starters have abused this benign concept, taking it as license to convey not just an aura of general confidence, but something troubling: an ability to do a specific job that, in reality, they’re not really sure how to do. Of course, they may mean no harm, and they may really believe they’ll deliver in the end. But unbeknownst to the potential client during the sales pitch, the plan is to “figure it out on the fly.” The problem is, if the deal goes south, liability in fraud may result.”
“As relevant here, common law fraud in New York generally involves a false representation of material fact, made with the intent to deceive and to induce another person to act in reliance on it, that causes damages. To be fraudulent, the misrepresentation must be more than mere puffery or an expression of optimism or hope for the future – it must be a statement of present fact, meaning that its misleading nature can be verified at the time it is made. [iii]” Note that while they are speaking of New York law in that example, similar statutory or common law assertions can be made in other states and/or under federal law.
By that legal standard, there are statements that have been made relative to affordable housing in general, and manufactured homes specifically, that are fraud.
The question of fraudulent, racketeering, and other potentially illegal activities arise in several of our reports for the week that was. Indeed, among the reports below is a new Masthead that specifies such claims involving a manufactured home lender and another involving a publicly traded firm found in our business daily market recap report.
Speaking of racketeering…
Investopedia defines racketeering as: “Racketeering is the act of acquiring a business through illegal activity, operating a business with illegally-derived income, or using a business to commit illegal acts. The U.S. government introduced the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act in October 1970 to contain racketeering.”
A common problem in our society is a lack of authentically critical or sufficiently rigorous thought. But it isn’t a problem in our country alone. Canada, a nation often thought of roughly as free as the U.S., is seriously considering a law that would create what amounts to a government office for censorship. Of course, that is not how the law is framed. “The Liberal government has laid out a blueprint for cracking down on harmful online materials posted to platforms such as Facebook and YouTube, with experts welcoming the move…” said the Times Columnist. The National Post explained that “The Digital Safety Commissioner of Canada would be in charge of enforcing rules requiring online platforms to remove…” content deemed harmful, hateful, or illegal. That source added that the “New hate law could have chilling effect, free speech advocates say.” Going further, ““This looks like a possible section 8, right against unreasonable search and seizure violation,” said Joanna Baron, executive director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation.” What that means is that government and big tech platforms would be directly interacting. While such interaction could in theory be benign, it could also be a tool to suppress speech that simply goes against ‘the party line’ or some preferred agenda.
The Digital Charter Implementation Act isn’t law in Canada yet, but the very fact that someone can float it with a straight face tells you that North America is already beyond the edge of the whirlpool that is drawing once freer societies into a dark abyss.
It is partially with that in mind that our Saturday report below by Patricia McCarthy courtesy of the American Thinker – “It Can’t Happen Here? It IS Happening Here!” matters. Frankly, some who read it will nod their heads over and over. By sadly, the odds are good that too many will find it difficult to relate to, because it runs contrary to their mental conditioning.
A traditional ideal of a free press is to hold the powerful to account. Hah! The powerful threaten a major lawsuit, and suddenly self-censorship governs a significant part of American media. Hyperbole? Hardly. Dominion Voting Systems are suing Fox News. The threat of legal action caused Newsmax to read a stunning statement on air. Questioning the legitimacy of Joe Biden, Kamala Harris is grounds for censorship and/or shadow banning by several big tech platforms, say groups of conservatives and some liberals too. They often point to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google, to name but the most “Usual Suspects.”
When the White House publicly announced that they are working with Facebook to remove content they find problematic, viola. Hello Canada, here in the U.S.A. That interaction between social media and the White House is logically a coy censorship. It is censorship via collusion between big government and big tech. If President Trump had tried that, there would have been another fake impeachment, err, another politically motivated impeachment effort. But when the Resident Biden White House said that to much of the pro-Democratic/anti-Trump wings of the media, it was a big yawn. The double standards at play today are Alice in Wonderland, ‘into the looking glass, darkly’ standards.
Like you or several that you know, there are numerous individuals who just don’t get this ‘new reality.’ The new reality is often unrealistic.
How did we get here?
It is due in good measure to information dominance. It includes “education“ that failed to teach people to think critically, meaning to think analytically.
It is people who attended church, synagogues, mosques, or other houses of worship who were all too often told what to think more than they were taught “Who, what, when, where, why, how, and how much.” Faith and reason are NOT enemies, unless faith and/or reason are unreasonable.
A Look Ahead
In looking ahead to tomorrow, there are at this time a dozen or more topics we could report. On any of them, we could all but guarantee that they are not going to be addressed at all by our so-called rivals in trade publishing. Seriously, as an editorial note, it would be marvelous if our so-called rivals grew a pair.
In a largely male dominated space of manufactured home trade publishing, the so-called men (no gender concerns or confusion issues intended or implied here) are little more than lap dogs to the industry’s powers that be. They are routinely morally and/or legally complicit in what are arguably scandalous, if not illegal activities. When pondering fake vs fraud, as Parker Pohl law noted above, ponder that in relation to so-called news too.
When the men involved in our trade media have no cojones to authentically cover the true, gritty and tough issues, why should it be a surprise if the tiny number of women involved are mere paid mouthpieces too?
Oxford Languages defines hooey like this.
- “your interest is just a lot of hooey and I know it”
But to some hooey is a polite way of saying BS. Who says? Per the Urban Dictionary, hooey is:
“Another term for Bullsh*t, used when extremely flustered and nothing makes sense, when everything is complete bunk.”
It is too much to say that all news is fake news. MHProNews and MHLivingNews have said that for years.
But it is demonstrably true that much of the news is often mere spin or paltering. Some topics that ought to be news are rarely covered by mainstream news sources at all. The ability not to report at all is as potent as the ability to misreport.
In our reports, analysis, and commentary for the week that was, readers will find a smorgasbord of delicious dishes cooked up to meet discerning tastes and pallets. Regular readers who come here do not expect politically correct pabulum.
Among our pending reports is a big one that is already about 7,000 words and might hit 9000 by the time it is finished. It will break new ground as well as weave in previously-documented material that will make this unmistakable point. Politicians from both major parties and their respective HUD staffers will be cited by name. Because the evidence suggests that they have literally for decades said the same things over and over again about housing in general. The same causes for the affordable housing crisis have been noted for decades. The role for manufactured homes in particular will be examined too.
Despite promises, promises of affordable housing and a path to home ownership for millions of renters – who are often minorities or families with single moms, groups that politicians claim to care about – the rate of home ownership in America is down from 2000. The rate of manufactured home production is a fraction of what it once was.
Isn’t that pure hooey? Why do none of our rivals say this? Why is this such a desert of a topic in mainstream media. But those are the vexing facts. But if you look at the featured image at the top, that desert surrounds a community that is based on an oasis with water and greenery. Even in an information and education desert, there are places that act as an oasis where truth can be found.
That said, the insanity of allowing politicians and numerous HUD officials to say almost the same things the same way for decades – how is it possible that millions reasonably think they might get a new result?
Whose fault is that?
Danny Glover, actor and voice from the left, aptly described it like this. “It is not only a monopoly of wealth; it’s a monopoly of information as well.” As MHProNews has previously noted, Glover has served on one of the boards of a Warren Buffett funded nonprofit. It is fair to say that he has seen this first-hand.
This troubling ability to spin out deceptive, misleading or even big lies with little or no apparent pushback from millions have caused come commentators to recall the scene in the original Star Wars episode where Obi Wan uses “the Force” to get some Imperial soldiers to allow them to pass by what seemed to be a mere suggestion.
“These are not the droids you are looking for.” “Move along.” When Luke Skywalker asks how that was done, Obi Wan replies, “The Force can have a strong influence on the weak minded.” Sad, but true.
Obi Wan could – or should – have said that it is propaganda repeated time and again that “can have a strong influence on the weak minded.” But story tellers weave their messages in as they see fit.
Several of the reports below from the week that was document with precision, evidence and clarity information literally not found elsewhere among our wanna be posturing rivals in manufactured housing trade media. Why are we at MHProNews the runaway most read in our profession? More so than some three to five ‘competitors’ or would be rivals combined? Could it be that if that group stopped kissing this or that donkey’s tails and wiped the brown off their nostrils that they might get a bigger audience too?
We are politely calling much of what is said by mainstream media today – and most of our profession’s trade media – as hooey.
Here, thinkers and doers come for facts, evidence and reason-based answers to the tough questions. For instance. Why are millions renting when they could own a manufactured home instead? Aretha Franklin instead of just singing a hit song about RESPECT, could have done a sequel called CORRUPT.
Corruption and collusion explains much. Habits and mindlessly trusting people that do not merit trust explains even more. Don’t believe it? See and read each of the headline topics for the week that was. You will find the evidence that backs up those claims.
If you are tired of the posturing, broken promises, corruption, collusion, and BS, then do not miss today’s postscript. Because epic levels of corruption and collusion are hiding in plain sight. That postscript is dubbed “Fakes, Frauds, the Illusory Effect, and...”
Just for fun, if you even know that there are others that publish in our industry, do this simple test. See how many of our reports can be found covered in any form or fashion on another site. You might find the occasional faux outrage, but then when you look carefully – they are not calling out the very ones that are engaged in those outrages. Then, after you see the desert routinely found elsewhere, when you see what is routinely a big goose egg among our rivals of covering thorny topics properly, then you will grasp what makes this oasis the place to be for “Industry News, Tips, and Views Pros Can Use.” ©
With no further adieu, let’s pivot to the headlines that link to the routinely most read reports in all of manufactured housing between 7.25.2021 to 8.1.2021
What is New and Recent on the Masthead
What is New and Recent on MHLivingNews
The Latest from Washington, D.C. from MHARR
What’s New on the Cutting Edge
What is New on the Daily Business News on MHProNews
As a bonus, the most read article on Words of Wisdom for Months On End:
Postscript – Fakes, Frauds, the Illusory Effect, and…
When President John F. Kennedy (D) was assassinated, his treacherous and demonstrably bigoted Vice President, Lyndon Banes Johnson (D) quickly ordered what became known as the Warren Commission. If you are going to do a cover-up, it might as well be a bipartisan panel looking into the crime of killing a president running for reelection, right?
Literally over half a century later, many – if not most – Americans doubt the official version of events as detailed by the Warren Commission. In a sense, that’s progress. At first, many bought the ‘official’ Warren Commission claim that it was a lone gunman acting alone. That lone gunman was supposed to be Lee Harvey Oswald. Oswald said himself on camera that he was just a patsy. Not long after that, Oswald just happened to be killed by a Jack Ruby, who owned a nightclub and was reputedly a connected local mobster. That meant that there was no trial of the man that the feds claimed killed President Kennedy. You can’t make this stuff up.
Fast forward to 2021.
There is an inexplicable affordable housing crisis. Inexplicable, why? Because the causes and cures are well-known and sufficiently documented. Our upcoming special on this point will break new ground while weaving in previously reported facts into an eye-opening and carefully-documented case of collusion and corruption. That collusion and corruption is largely hiding out in the open. Frankly, if mainstream media was doing its job properly, what will be a groundbreaking and exclusive report packed with facts and useful analysis would have been written years ago.
When objective thinkers read that looming report on the facts and evidence about the affordable housing crisis, numbers will likely sit back, think or say, of course. It is and was obvious. The truth has been hiding in plain sight literally for decades.
Which begs the question. How is it that possible in a nominally free society with freedom of the press?
Before addressing that, let’s note that we have a PINO sitting in the White House. There was no need to execute President Donald J. Trump, who arguably had more in common with Democrat John F. Kennedy than Joe Biden does. The only thing that had to be executed was Trump’s character. Because the 45th President had certain personal weaknesses and various predictable personality traits, big business, the Deep State, big media, and big tech could simply collude in rather-public ways. Destroy Trump’s character – not with everyone, but with enough millions – and let the Big Lie weave the illusion that made PINO Joe Biden seem plausible to people who by the millions were not educated to think critically and analytically. Millions have been told what to think in stead of having been taught how to think. That is not a put down, it is sad reality that great minds and clear thinkers have noted all too often.
LBJ had his Warren Commission for the coverup. What about PINO Biden?
DINO and CINO Biden and DINO and CINO Nancy Pelosi have the benefit of alphabet Federal agencies – FBI, CIA, NSA, DOJ, et al – working with Alphabet Inc. Alphabet is the parent company to Google and YouTube. Alphabet agencies working with the Alphabet corporation. It’s a comic writer’s dream. You can’t make this stuff up. It practically writes itself, once someone grasps the facts and evidence.
With Federal Alphabet law enforcement and spy agencies – including trained masters of disinformation, diversion, and deception – are working with Alphabet, Facebook, and Twitter, what could possibly go wrong? Federal power mixed with big tech’s ability to silence freedom of speech, sometimes through freedom of reach (shadow banning).
With the Biden White House recently admitting they work to stop “misinformation” – meaning information that they don’t like – with a tech giant, why not expect that they are doing that with others? What is there that they need to hide? Isn’t that oddly public revelation enough in thinking people’s minds?
When millions have been taught and told what to think instead of how to think, all that the powers that be needed was to keep bribing elements of their base with borrowed money. Meanwhile, they spout the obvious nonsense of paying for this and that by “taxing the rich.” Pardon me? Would the White House and DINOs in Congress be seriously talking about taxing the very people – the Civic Alliance – that crows publicly that they put PINO Biden into the White House?
A puppet is not a real person. But a puppet may look like a person.
A metaphorical puppet can be a real person. But a puppet can be defined as someone who allows others to pull his or her strings. Every puppet, by definition, has one or more puppeteers.
Biden’s VP Kamala Harris did not earn a single delegate during the 2020 Democratic primary. As the U.K. Guardian framed it: “Two months before the Iowa caucuses, Harris’s departure was unexpected. At the start of her campaign, Democrats viewed the California senator as one of the party’s strongest contenders against Donald Trump – a barrier-breaking former prosecutor who could rebuild the coalition of voters that helped elect Barack Obama twice.” That’s part of the polite party line. “Kamala Harris drops out of 2020 presidential race blaming lack of finances.” Pardon me, but as excuses go, that one is obviously lame.
If Harris was performing and popular with voters, then the money would have been there. So, what really happened?
As MHProNews reported at the time, Democrat Tulsi Gabbard (HI-D) took her down brilliantly in front of millions of viewers with the tactical precision of the soldier that the lawmaker from Hawaii has been. Gabbard used facts and more facts. Are Democrats only now realizing Harris is not popular? As Biden often says, “Come on, man.”
It is Democrats, not just Republicans, who say Harris slept her way to the top. Ask her former lover, Democrat Willie Brown. He has publicly said she didn’t deserve the top job. Whatever she gave Brown in a carnal or intellectual sense, it must have been good enough to get her as close as she now is to D.C.’s 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
That’s what makes her current #2 spot a mockery of what millions want to believe about the Democratic Party. How is it “Democratic” to get a VP spot to someone like Harris who failed to earn it with voters? After all, other Democratic candidates did earn delegates. How is it Democratic getting a job via bedrooms, boardrooms, and fawning media, instead of via with actual voters on the national stage?
No wonder journalist turned pundit Chris Plante can say “The Democratic Party Isn’t.” Meaning, the DINOs in the Democratic Party do things that are not democratic.
But in fairness, there are DINOs, RINOs, JINOs, CINOs, MHINOs, and now we have a PINO.
President in Name Only – PINO Biden – has says several times, on camera, that he is going to get in trouble for saying or doing something. What? In trouble with or from whom? His handlers? His puppet masters? You can’t make this stuff up. Even reporting it sounds like parody vs reality. But with PINO Biden comics and cartoonists sadly get both parody and reality in the same package.
Note that every part of Garrison word salad is based on an actual Biden quotation? You can’t make this stuff up.
If PINO Biden wanted to establish his bona fides to be in the White House, he would have ordered a bipartisan and authentic 2020 election commission. The fact that President Trump and his supporters are having to fight tooth and nail in AZ, WI, PA, GA, and beyond speaks volumes to objective thinkers. It should not take a cartoonist to illustrate the point that Biden could not attract a large crowd. Once her campaign was derailed by Gabbard, neither could Harris. But such annoying facts are precisely when a propaganda machine has to kick into higher gear. When one lie is revealed, those who practice the Big Lie with vigor simply roll out the next big lie to cover the last tall tales.
So, instead of pulling an LBJ-equivalent of a Warren Commission for the 2020 election, CINO Biden allows CINO Nancy Pelosi to “investigate” an “insurrection” where no one has been charged with insurrection. Insider says some 599 charged involved with the Capital breach have been charged with some crime. As a CNN video of an exchange between Jill Sanborn, the FBI’s Assistant Director for Counterterrorism, testifying in front of the Senate’s Homeland Security Committee, she told Senator Ron Johnson (WI-R)
Sanborn: To my knowledge, we have not recovered any on that day from any other arrests at the scene at this point…”
Pretty odd insurrection when there are no guns or weapons. Sure, hundreds breached the Capital. They should face the appropriate charge under our justice system in a fair and equitable manner. Some video shows people involved in “the breach” being led in by Capitol police. What was that all about? Some reported early on that there was a possible false flag operation involved. Psy-ops were present. You can’t make this stuff up. It may seem so bizarre as to be unbelievable. The powers that be can simply wave their hands and say ‘conspiracy theory’ and viola! The discernment process is suspended.
But that is why history is relevant. In time, the evidence contrary to the Warren Commission’s claims slowly and steadily dripped out. When a lifelong Democrat – the nephew of assassinated President Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who is the son of also assassinated Senator Robert F. “Bobby” Kennedy doubts the official version, why is it a surprise that much if not most of the nation now does too?
That same RFK Jr is an example that it is not just voices on the left that are being banned from social media. Dissenters among liberals on the left are getting banned too. Remember – not every leftist is a true liberal. Who says? Glenn Greenwald, attorney and award-winning journalist. He calls what is occurring neo-liberalism. Fair enough.
What we are living in is a dystopian blend of George Orwell, Aldus Huxley, Sinclair Lewis, and Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451. As ThoughtCo says, “Ray Bradbury’s 1953 novel Fahrenheit 451 is set in a dystopian society that burns books in order to control dangerous ideas and unhappy concepts. The novel tells the story of Guy Montag, a fireman who questions the book-burning policy and undergoes extraordinary suffering and transformation as a result.” We now have Orwellian “memory holes” – and de facto equivalents of modern 451 book burnings – for any inconvenient history.
That is the power of the big lie deployed by big business, in bed with big tech and big media with big government. That’s one of several reasons why Patricia McCarthy’s article is so compelling. She deftly wrapped Sinclair Lewis’ fictional notions’ into gut-wrenching reality of modern American TV and ‘news.’
PINO Biden has several problems.
We will not even begin to list them all.
LBJ thought he needed a commission to prove he didn’t become president through some illegal plot.
Unlike LBJ, CINOs Biden and Pelosi instead established a commission in the House that include two RINOs plus loyal DINOs to “investigate” the breach of the Capital. As bad as it was, there is evidence that it might have been a false flag op by alphabet agency(ies). Restated, they are pulling a razzle dazzle. Authentically investigating the Capital breach is fine. But that breach should be investigated along with the riots in numerous U.S. cities that included people funded by billionaires who in turn recruited anarchists, rioters, and looters, they investigate people who are still being held for what amounts to trespassing. Charge each appropriately. Give each of them their day in court.
This is not about mocking people who may not have been taught to think clearly and independently. Presidents Kennedy, Trump, and the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., per sources, we’re all womanizers. But each was also a thinker. Each was also a courageous doer. They did not allow setbacks to stop them.
Two got assassinated for their efforts. One had his character, imperfect as it may be, demeaned and demonized in ways few in history have endured.
But each man made a difference in the battle for the authentic American Dream. King did not preach riots. He did preach intelligent, informed, peaceful resistance. He fostered needed changes. He was killed.
Kennedy is an enigma for Democrats. Why? Perhaps in part because he cut taxes. He too recognized the threat of the CIA and alphabet agencies, something that his Republican predecessor, President Dwight D. Eisenhour warned about by invoking the phrase “the military industrial complex.” Kennedy was anti-communist. Instead of praising Cuba, as so many DINOs do today, President Kennedy tried to liberate Cuba.
POTUS Jack Kennedy made mistakes. But some of those errors were thanks in part to alphabet soup agencies, deep state figures, the connected big businesses and criminals of his day. Despite the challenges, Kennedy accomplished several notable things. He certainly upset some apple carts – which is obvious because otherwise why would he have been killed?
President Trump accomplished much, despite treacherous treatment inside his own White House. That treachery included numerous RINOs, some of whom were only too happy to work with DINOs. Trump’s enemies, and they were many, worked to make him and his policies as toxic as possible.
Thus, only the illusion of a Biden win is necessary.
MHProNews said 6 months ago we are now living in occupied American territory. We are living in #VichyUSA. That requires a bit of historic insight. Because anything that has happened before, can in a similar fashion, occur again. History does not repeat precisely. But it does have evidence of echoes and rhymes.
Who are the occupying forces in #VichyUSA?
Ask Time Magazine’s Molly Ball. She could have been more explicit about the “cabal” of “thousands” that “conspired” to keep Trump out of the White House.
The evidence suggests that there is a publicly discernable alliance of numerous big business, billionaires, nonprofits that act as part of the Moat for this or that billionaire. It has its own nonprofit status and is called the Civic Alliance. It includes big tech, much of big media, and numerous large and often dominating corporate brands. Why is that in-the-open reality not more explored, even by dissenters on the left and right?
Perhaps some media outlets should get a partial pass for bowing to the threat of a big lawsuit. Perhaps some pundits and voices from the left and right alone that aptly call out this fascist- but ‘velvet tyranny’ for what it is can be forgiven for adding hyperbole to get people to think and act in their own self interests.
That said, when Lilliputians organize, even giants can be tamed.
This is about tapping into the 73 percent that do not trust big business.
This is about bridging the gaps between authentic liberals and authentic conservatives. A liberal is not necessarily a leftist. Authentic liberals and conservatives have more in common than most might think.
At the core of conservatism are ideas of retaining and protecting whatever is good and true. Conservatives were and are conservationists. Conservatives may or may not by into climate hysteria. But conservatives believe in intelligent environmental protection. True conservatives believe in constitutional rights for all.
True liberals often do not buy into the use of coercion to accomplish a goal, something that leftists are apparently all too happy to do.
This writer and our publications are politically independent. We follow the facts, evidence, and reason. As believers in a Creator, we also test a topic internally on the basis of Revealed Truth. When something violates Divinely revealed Truth, it is a safe bet that it’s wrong.
But God has always used sinners to help and save other sinners. There is a price to pay for free will. Freedom is never free – that’s not a slogan. It’s the reality of history dating back to Biblical times.
Here at MHProNews we do not mock someone for mocking’s sake. Whatever is worthy of derision is behavioral. People can get things wrong. People can also change.
Miracles do happen. It is possible, if unlikely, that CINO and PINO Biden might change. That’s not the point, because the man has free will. If he feels guilt, he does not show it.
Rather a key point is to get actual (vs faux) followers of Biden to realize they have been sold a bill of bad goods.
Democrats have good people in their ranks. This writer knows several. Not every Republican is an establishment RINO. Not Every Democratic official or supporters are paltering DINOs.
To allow people to cross illegally into America by the hundreds of thousands – led by cartels, human traffickers, drug runners, and rapists – is a low form of human nature. Anyone from either major or minor party, or no party, who has a functioning mind and a beating heart must know deep inside that what is happening on our southern border is deeply flawed. It is an apparently cynical policy.
Those are humans being trafficked. Those border jumpers are being used like pawns in a diabolical fashion. They will often end up working for cash at jobs that are may contract to a big business, if they are not owned by big businesses. Says who? Look at Food, Inc. To claim to be anti-racist and then manipulate millions of “people of color” is a dastardly form of twisted greedy and power-hungry human nature. What Food Inc., Shadows of Liberty, Poverty Inc., The Walmart Effect, the Panama Papers, The Price Way Pay, and numerous similar genre of documentary videos often do is aptly point out the bad actors. They are often the same cast of characters – the Usual Suspects. If billionaires and big corporations earned their money honestly and ethically, fine. But when they do so by manipulating and rigging the system, that is the problem. Often those documentaries get the facts right, it is their proposed solutions that are sometimes a clear miss.
The solutions? It may be easier than many think. But it will still require a measure of public pressure to bring these solutions about.
Back to PINO Biden. If the 2020 election is any indication, Hispanics are apparently waking up to the game. Numbers of blacks, women, and LGBTs are too.
When the black vote is expected by Democrats, isn’t that plantation politics at its worst?
It’s not the party label that counts as much as who owns or controls a politician. That’s why for years, the terms “Establishment Democrats” or “Establishment Republicans” were used to describe people like Mitt Romney or Joe Biden. Warnings in the past from groups like the much maligned groups like the John Birch Society or the Media Research Center were often far more correct than they periodically were wrong.
Historic perspective is as necessary as the authentic search for truth, justice, and real solutions to often faux or artificially engineered problems.
The election of 1992 had two Establishment candidates and a somewhat serious third-party man. The election of 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012 had as their respective party nominee’s Establishment Democrats vs Establishment Republicans. That does not mean there were no differences, there were. But neither Establishment candidate would or did threaten “the system.” That is what made them Establishment politicos in the first place.
Then, came Donald Trump in 2016. He took on Establishment Republicans like Jeb Bush and over a dozen others, some who were to various degrees political outsiders themselves.
The brilliant master or paradox, Gilbert Keith (GK) Chesterton once said that anything worth doing is worth doing badly. By that, GK wittily meant to say that when someone first attempts something new, they often do poorly.
But if something is worth doing, it is worth doing badly until it is done well.
The truth mixed with humility is truth.
It took less than a year from the time we launched to become the dominant source for “Industry News, Tips, and Views pros can use.” © That slogan is a description of what is found here. That tagline has sat in the top left of this website for years. There are some things we have done badly. But unlike our chest-pounding arrogant rivals who praise each other in their artificial echo chamber, when we err, we say so, fix it and move on. That’s what the Code of Ethical Conduct for the Society of Professional Journalists says should happen. But that same code says that a role of media is to give voice to the voiceless and to hold the powerful to account. BTW, we tested the SPJ. IMHO their words are nice, but they do not hold the powerful to account unless the mighty are falling, fallen, or are being targeted for a fall.
We get typos. But we crank out more genuine insights than several far larger platforms do.
In our niche, even people who loathe what we report and critique read us. Why? Because they find facts, evidence, and applied common sense. They want to know what we are revealing to this industry’s pros.
In an age of often dark coverage over even darker agendas, igniting a candle is often enough to get the process of light shining into the darkness.
One never knows when conscience, fear of a fall, a genuine change of heart, or a burst of courage will hit a woman or man. God tempts us to do good, just as the devil and his Alinskyite followers tempt others to do evil. That is at the root the ultimate battle. Good vs. evil. God vs. Satan. Guess what? The Good Book says God wins. But that doesn’t mean that numerous souls won’t fall into hell, and/or hell on earth.
A clear reading of Scripture reveals that God’s people did what was necessary. They did not wait for someone else to do the doing. They got in and got their hands into the often dirty battle. Perhaps the most revealing part for many in the New Testament is Jesus overturning the tables of the money changers. The Temple was being turned into a den of thieves, Jesus said. What did he do? He made a sort of whip of cords and drove them out. The stunned moneychangers ran for cover.
Being a believer is not being a doormat or some passive milquetoast. There are times for silence, and times to speak up. The Byrd’s famous Turn, Turn, Turn is based upon Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.
Here are the lyrics, per Lyric Find.
A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep
To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time to every purpose, under heaven
A time to build up, a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together
To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time to every purpose, under heaven
A time of love, a time of hate
A time of war, a time of peace
A time you may embrace, a time to refrain from embracing
To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time to every purpose, under heaven
A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time for love, a time for hate
A time for peace, I swear it’s not too late ##
Kennedy, Trump, and King Jr. have several points they arguably shared in common. Among them? A willingness to challenge the status quo.
We began with the headline, “not every fake is a fraud, but every fraud involves faking.” The Big Lie, de facto “Droids,” people who have trusted their leaders for years and whose trusting habits have demonstrably been abused. There are reasons why authors in the 1930s to 1940s were righting about these themes. It is because they understood, as Patricia McCarthy aptly illustrated, that what has occurred somewhere else in the world before can happen here too.
If we routinely had authentic news, long reports fact, checks, and analysis like this would not be necessary. But in a land of lies and Big Liars, the only way to expose the truth is to repeat the evidence as often as necessary.
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By L.A. “Tony” Kovach – for MHProNews.com.
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