Amplifying the Narrative

Q describes the mechanics of amplifying the Narrative and creating the appearance of a false majority view:

HOW DO YOU AMPLIFY A DESIRED THEME-NARRATIVE?

MSDNC controls what you see [digital echo].

Twitter – FB – GOOG control what you see and what trends [digital echo].

Hollywood [‘stars’] swarm to enforce [‘trend’ echo].

Blue checkmarks swarm to enforce [digital echo].

ANTIFA swarm to enforce [non_digital echo].

Rage and emotion follow by those indoctrinated [echo controlled].

Define ‘indoctrinate’.

to often repeat an idea or belief to someone in order to persuade them to accept it

Next: grab ‘rage & emotion’ [organized platform(s)] by indoctrinated and project as ‘majority’

Notice how this process aligns with the instant Narrative-shifting that I compared to a school of fish in SJWs Always Lie. The mechanics described here are how the professional large-scale version operates. It’s also why they need to control everything, because the intrinsic weakness of the Narrative – its falsity – renders it liable to being punctured at every step of the process by anyone.

This is why it is vital to not remain silent in the face of the enforcement, and to refuse to submit to it.


Not down with Madden

I was an early Madden’s player. I remember buying the original 1990 version as well as Joe Montana Football for the Sega Genesis and playing them both until 3 AM. I had “Down with Madden since 1992” as a tagline in my bio; I’d actually been playing it longer, of course, but it was good line from the 2000 theme song by Ludacris.

I was so good at it that whenever I was challenged by someone who thought he was good – a teenage friend of the family, an Italian Army captain – I didn’t just beat them, I usually destroyed them with scores in the 63-0 range. But I gradually lost interest in the annual updates around 2006, as the 2005 version was the last one I remember playing much on the then-new machines before switching back to my favored version of 2003 on the PS/2. All the improved graphics on the newer machines were essentially lost on me, as the advances in graphics seemingly came at the cost of gameplay and gimmick features.

So, I’m glad I dropped out of Team Madden before this latest SJW abomination, which is so much of a woke joke that the current players almost unanimously hate it.

Colin Kaepernick’s Overall rating 

2016: 74

2020: 81

It’s fascinating to see how not playing for four years can improve a quarterback’s performance. On the other hand, as one wag put it, why shouldn’t EA reward him for not having another four-INT game since the last game of the 2016 season.


Fake reviews infesting Amazon

I warned about this more than a few years ago. But Amazon didn’t care when it was just SJWs weaponizing their fake reviews against right-wing authors, and apparently they were unaware of Broken Window policing theory and the inevitable consequences of failing to deal with problems when they are small:

Since Amazon’s early days, reviews are the one big metric customers have relied on to determine the quality and authenticity of a product. Amazon’s listings often have hundreds or thousands of reviews, instead of the handful found on competing marketplaces. But many of those reviews can’t be trusted. Thousands of fake reviews have flooded Amazon, Walmart, eBay and others, as sales have skyrocketed.

From Facebook groups where bad actors solicit paid positive reviews to bots and click farms that upvote negative reviews to take out the competition, fake reviews are getting harder to spot. In July, UCLA and USC released a study that found more than 20 fake review related Facebook groups with an average of 16,000 members. In more than 560 postings each day, sellers offered a refund or payment for a positive review, usually around $6.

The repercussions are getting more serious, too, as shoppers stay home and increasingly turn online for things they’d normally want to shop for in person. In recent months, fake reviews have boosted sales of unsafe products and hurt business for legitimate sellers, causing huge brands to sever ties with Amazon.

Amazon told CNBC it uses “powerful machine learning tools and skilled investigators to analyze over 10 million review submissions weekly, aiming to stop abusive reviews before they are ever published.” Still, the company recently removed 20,000 reviews after an investigation found that the top Amazon reviewers in the UK were engaging in fraud.

Simply requiring a confirmed purchase of the product at least two weeks prior to posting a review would eliminate the majority of fake reviews. As would simply responding to the sellers when obviously fake reviews are reported.


Anti-American propaganda

 The Trump administration is targeting the anti-American academic propaganda that has metastasized in the Federal bureaucracy:

The president has been asked numerous times if he believes that systemic racism is a problem in America. His answer has been no, and a clearer picture of his thinking comes in the form of a memo authored by OMB Director Russ Vought.

“It has come to the President’s attention that Executive Branch agencies have spent millions of taxpayer dollars to date ‘training’ government workers to believe divisive, anti-American propaganda,” Vought writes in the memo, obtained first by RCP.

“For example, according to press reports, employees across the Executive Branch have been required to attend trainings where they are told that ‘virtually all White people contribute to racism’ or where they are required to say that they ‘benefit from racism,’” he continued.

As the country grapples with questions of race and equality in policing, Trump has ordered that any programing relating to “white privilege” end immediately. According to the White House, such ideas are “divisive, anti-American propaganda.”

The crossover between academic theory and federal work training programs, Vought writes, is “counter to the fundamental beliefs for which our nation has stood since its inception” and also “engenders division and resentment within the federal workforce.”

“We cannot accept our employees receiving training that seeks to undercut our core values as Americans and drive division within our workforce,” the memo to all federal agencies reads.

Agencies are instructed to identify any contracts or agency spending that funds programs teaching federal employees about critical race theory and/or white privilege. This includes, RCP has learned, any effort to teach or suggest that either “the United States is an inherently racist or evil country” or that “any race or ethnicity is inherently racist or evil.”

When it comes to cutting out the corporate cancer, the President wields a very big blade. It’s good to see that he intends to use it. 


Fighting corporate cancer

One engineer shows the difference a single employee who is willing to stand up and say “no” can make at even a very large corporation:

There is a civil war erupting at Sandia Labs. A dissident electrical engineer named Casey Peterson emailed all 16,000 employees denouncing critical race theory in the lab and hoping to spark a rebellion against Sandia executives.

On Tuesday, Peterson made a YouTube video “pushing back back on the narrative of modern systemic racism and white privilege.” The video quickly hit 10,000 views within the labs and dozens of Sandia employees contacted Peterson to express support.

Within hours, Sandia executives dispatched a counterintelligence team to lock Peterson out of the network and scrub his communications from internal servers—which, via the Streisand Effect, made the video even more viral and sparked widespread unrest against Sandia executives.

By the afternoon, executives were panicking about the brewing rebellion, placed Peterson on paid administrative leave, and established a “security review board” to “evaluate whether [his] actions have comprised or posed a threat to Sandia computing and security systems.”

Peterson—who took a stand at grave risk to his career—says he is speaking on behalf of all of Sandia employees who are “scared to speak out” because of the lab’s repressive culture. “If I get fired because of this,” Peterson says, “the fight does not end, it only intensifies.”

This is the first explicit rebellion against critical race theory in the federal government—and the coalition is growing. “We need to completely rip [critical race theory] out of Sandia root and stem,” Peterson says. “It is cancer and we need to get it out of the labs right now.”

Notice the panicked overreaction on the part of the executives, all because one single employee was willing to publicly point out that the Diversity and Inclusion propaganda is naked falsehood. Don’t tolerate diversity. Don’t silently accept inclusion. Don’t accept the equality lie.

Silence is not violence, but it is compliance.


Facebook has corporate cancer

Keep this Facebook example in mind should you catch yourself assuming that employees at a corporation would never deliberately do anything that would harm their employer’s profits:

Facebook’s moderators have called on advertisers to keep boycotting the site, over the way it deals with “hate speech,” but they really just want to stop Trump winning again. Keen observers of the ins and outs of Silicon Valley’s complicated relationship with freedom of expression may remember that last month a host of big corporations, including Disney, Ford and Adidas, pulled their adverts from the site in the biggest boycott ever of its kind.

This was sparked by a campaign called Stop Hate for Profit set up by several US civil rights groups in the wake of George Floyd’s killing. The group accuses Facebook of “profiteering from hate and misinformation” and has branded their policy on hate speech “vexing.” Now, as the month-long July boycott is due to end, some of Facebook’s own employees have urged companies to keep the pressure on their employer. Yes, Facebook’s own employees want the company to make less money to make themselves feel better.

Never allow SJWs or Gammas into your organization. They will ALWAYS turn against the organization sooner or later, because their priorities are not the organization’s priorities and they are constitutionally incapable of putting anything ahead of their own priorities.

In the case of the SJW, it is the social justice Narrative. In the case of the Gamma, it is his sense of self-importance. In either case, they won’t even hesitate to turn against the organization or community.


The myth of a free nation

The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave has become the Land of the Fearful and the Home of the Censored:

A new Cato national survey finds that self‐​censorship is on the rise in the United States. Nearly two-thirds—62{4e01b0bc4ab012654d0c5016d8cbf558644ab2e53259aa2c40b66b3b20e8967d}—of Americans say the political climate these days prevents them from saying things they believe because others might find them offensive. The share of Americans who self‐​censor has risen several points since 2017 when 58{4e01b0bc4ab012654d0c5016d8cbf558644ab2e53259aa2c40b66b3b20e8967d} of Americans agreed with this statement.

These fears cross partisan lines. Majorities of Democrats (52{4e01b0bc4ab012654d0c5016d8cbf558644ab2e53259aa2c40b66b3b20e8967d}), independents (59{4e01b0bc4ab012654d0c5016d8cbf558644ab2e53259aa2c40b66b3b20e8967d}) and Republicans (77{4e01b0bc4ab012654d0c5016d8cbf558644ab2e53259aa2c40b66b3b20e8967d}) all agree they have political opinions they are afraid to share.

That’s what happens when your rulers criminalize excessive noticing. Or, as is increasingly the case, any noticing of anything. Remember, those who are inverted always fear that which is true, so they demand your assent to their lies for their own protection.

Americans are no longer free and they cannot reasonably be described as a free nation. Not when you can lose your job, be banned from education, fined, and jailed for doing nothing more than simply questioning the Promethean narrative.


They’re at it again

Patreon changes its terms for the second time in less than three weeks.

Dispute resolution

To summarize: If you have a problem please talk to us, but you are limited in how you can resolve disputes. You waive your right to trial by jury and your right to participate in a class action proceeding.

We encourage you to contact us if you have an issue. If a dispute does arise out of these terms or related to your use of Patreon, and it cannot be resolved after you talk with us, then it must be resolved by arbitration. This arbitration must be administered by JAMS under the JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures, except as expressly provided below. Judgment on the arbitration may be entered in any court with jurisdiction. Arbitrations may only take place on an individual basis. No class arbitrations or other other grouping of parties is allowed. By agreeing to these terms you are waiving your right to trial by jury or to participate in a class action or representative proceeding; we are also waiving these rights.

For creators and patrons who are consumers, we also follow the JAMS Policy on Consumer Arbitrations Pursuant to Pre-Dispute Clauses Minimum Standards of Procedural Fairness for consumer arbitrations done under these terms. For the purpose of an arbitration subject to the consumer standards, if any portion of these terms do not follow that standard, that portion is severed from these terms.

This clause does not limit either party’s ability to file an action in a court with jurisdiction to seek injunctive or other equitable relief for disputes relating to intellectual property, proprietary data or to enforce this dispute resolution clause, including your agreement not to assert claims related to the suspension or termination of another person’s account. In any such action, the court rather than an arbitrator must decide whether such a claim is arbitrable and must decide whether the party is entitled to the requested injunctive or other equitable relief.

This is rapidly threatening to move beyond comedy into farce… they just keep digging the hole deeper. Remember, these are the legal geniuses who, in the full knowledge that they had waived their right to participate in a group action, filed not one, but TWO group actions.

They also don’t seem to grasp that the relevant terms are those at the time that the event concerned took place, not when the legal action is taken. Also, they appear to have completely blown off their duty to notify their users of these changes, so if you’re a Patreon user, be sure to keep your notification emails from them and note how many days after the effective date it is.

It’s more than a bit strange how they keep trying to defend their deceptive practices by engaging in more of them. But it should be entirely clear to everyone at this point that if you’re desperately trying to change the rules again and again, you’re obviously not winning the game.


It’s afraid

Twitter initiates a ban on Qanon content:

Twitter announced Tuesday that it has begun taking sweeping actions to limit the reach of QAnon content, banning many of the conspiracy theory’s followers because of problems with harassment and misinformation.

Twitter will stop recommending accounts and content related to QAnon, including material in email and follow recommendations, and it will take steps to limit circulation of content in features like trends and search. The action will affect about 150,000 accounts, said a spokesperson, who asked to remain unnamed because of concerns about the targeted harassment of social media employees.

The spokesperson said that as part of its new policy, the company had taken down more than 7,000 QAnon accounts in the last few weeks for breaking its rules on targeted harassment.

The sweeping enforcement action will ban QAnon-related terms from appearing in trending topics and the platform’s search feature, ban known QAnon-related URLs and prohibit “swarming” of people who are baselessly targeted by coordinated harassment campaigns pushed by QAnon followers.

It’s really remarkable how inverted the relationship between the Prometheans and observable reality is. Once you realize that their morals are every bit as inverted, you begin to understand how awful and evil they truly are.


The ideas percolate

Instapundit notes the excision of the SJW executives, and the entire SJW marketing team, from the Red Bull organization:

“Have you ever heard of the phrase, ‘get woke, go broke?’ It turns out there is a simple way to prevent this, and it involves firing people indiscriminately, until the rest of the employees realize that the only way they are going to be able to keep their jobs is by being professional, and keeping their kook politics out of the workplace. Pour encourager les autres.

However, some Instapundit commenters took exception to his failure to mention the relatively obvious connection to my book Corporate Cancer, which prescribes precisely this response to SJW employees attempting to converge the organization.

Come on Glenn, this merits a plug for Vox Day’s important book Corporate Cancer for biz owners and senior mgt, as well as his earlier books SJWs Always Lie, etc, meant more for individuals/employees. You can disagree with him on other issues, but he is dead right on this.
– newscaper

Persona non grata. I wish I had screenshot the comment but Reynolds once complained that he already had to keep certain people off the website. The context was on complaints about the endless links to cucks tho, he didn’t give any names.
– SameOl’SantaRiaCult ShakinChic

First, understand and accept that it is the ideas that matter, not the author. I don’t care if hostile organizations such as The New York Times and Nature don’t properly credit me for destroying the “religion causes war” hypothesis or if economics journals don’t give me credit for predicting the financial crisis of 2008 and the labor mobility argument that disproves both comparative advantage and the various arguments for free trade.

I know that what I’ve done has made a difference, which is the only thing that matters. The entire system is set up to deny credit, status, and fame to the genuinely innovative while awarding it to mediocrities who have taken the ticket. It is, therefore, a meaningful badge of honor to have the system deny one the fruits of one’s achievements.

Second, Instapundit and the Insta-wife have always been very gracious to Castalia House. If they are no longer in a position to do so, I very much doubt that it has anything to do with their personal inclinations. I don’t know precisely what constraints PJ Media imposes on its bloggers, but I do know that it imposes some constraints on them. And it would not surprise me in the slightest if one of them was any reference to me, my books, or this blog.

And let’s face it, what blogger, given complete autonomy, would ever permit Ed Driscoll and Stephen Green to turn his blog into another tedious NRO-style ALL AIPAC ALL THE TIME site?