Reading the MSM can be dispiriting and by extension, blogs can be too until we realize it’s meant to be that way … to upset and dismay us, to make people feel bad this weekend.
These sorts of things are deliberate attempts, which comes out through the journo’s narrative. There’s that one and then the one about the RSPCA apologizing, the journo “never having been so upset or dismayed in her life”, made to feel awful. Ditto us.
Things supposedly fun, such as Eurovision, have been soured – the EVSC was cheesy fun in Wogan’s day:
Elsewhere reported were the opening remarks of the hosts that we’re all “facing a dark time”, meaning we’re failing to openly embrace jihadi immigration to Europe and that includes Brexit, we all have to “come together” apparently, as at no other time, to stop all this hateful anti-Muslim bitterness, forget “leaving Europe” and embrace open borders in a spirit of love and melting pot kindness.
And then there is the shoddy journalism which goes with it, a new generation of journos no longer steeped in checking sources:
Actually, there were three alone in French – France, Italy and Austria.
On Brexit itself:
A pretend quiz on Europe which puts Cameron’s lies directly – this is at the Independent, mind you – about what it would cost etc. It’s a litany of porkies, masquerading as showing people’s ignorance.
And it’s true the other way around – too many simply do not understand and have bought the narrative:
No, no, no, we are not “walking away from Europe”, we are walking away from the socialist EU which is running the show and that Politburo hates Britain and the British. Which is no wonder, as it’s the same lot which tried to fund Hitler to take over here way back when.
There are many pundits from Europe who are working with us to get the message out, there is a move for Exits in a few nations right now, most prominent being Holland. There is cooperation between countries as never before… on our side. Looking at my Twitter account, it is about half people from Euro nations and from America.
Meanwhile, the dirty-tricks of those whose personal interests are at stake:
The EC, calling itself impartial, will send a booklet to every home in the UK, just like the last one, not just on how and where to vote but putting “summaries” of the main arguments.
Yeah, we’re really going to get the main Brexit arguments, aren’t we, played down, oversimplications missing critical details, strawmen abounding, and the booklet landing in letterboxes just before the vote and too late to counter it.
The EC refused to follow up the doings in Thanet South in 2015 and before that, refused to take out a party specifically set up to look like UKIP at the Euros and heading the ballot paper, even named like UKIP and sporting similar colours, whilst various polling booths folded the paper in a way that the last candidates on the page were not seen.
The EC pretended to examine it and concluded that no harm had been done. Apologies of course, as with the mayoral vote – lessons had been learned.
Onto other matters, for example the “matriarchalization” of public life in so many bizarre ways:
Signs of hope are held out:
… and then dashed, of course. And so it goes on.
And those bringing the bad news also fall into that waste skip of history – banging on for so long, too angry for too long and the message blunted, ignored.
Just as a matter of interest, the last commenter at my site was on May 13th, unusual there but par for the course at OoL. Neither here nor there of course in the scheme of things and we have to press on.
June 23rd is looming large and angst abounds, particularly among the evil muvvers up top, so that’s no bad thing. They do seem to be getting the idea we’re exiting [sic], so that’s some hope for all of us at least.