I’ve blogged in the past about how stats like inflation can be manipulated using larger base numbers. The same type of math manipulation can be applied to smaller base numbers. For example, governments’ response to the Covid Plandemic caused GDP to plummet, which created a smaller base number. Here’s an illustration:
In other words, even if raw numbers are smaller than pre-Covid, they can be spun as growth. GDP, jobs, and anything else they can spin will be used to indicate economic “success.” This strategy was perfected by Obama, who managed to become president immediately after the deep subprime mortgage recession. Despite the fact he led one of the weakest recoveries in history, it was spun as success. The fact Biden still managed to create two negative GDP quarters starting from such low base numbers is quite the performance. 👏👏👏
Have you noticed an increasing number of Democrats like John Fetterman are running from debates with their opponents? It’s simple — they’re following the Joe Biden basement strategy. It’s smart when you consider they control mainstream media, public education, Big Tech, and the entertainment industry along with the vast majority of political dark money, so they can totally frame & label their opponents while hiding all their flaws and insane ideas. Debates only expose voters to the truth, which is definitely NOT a winning strategy for Dems.
Speaking of framing the debate, Deep State Establishment RINO Lindsay Graham gave Dems the perfect opening to fire up their base with his ill-timed abortion ban proposal. Never mind that it’s a proposal from one lawmaker, not the platform of the Republican Party, and never mind that it’s a ban only after 5 months of pregnancy. It not only undercuts the argument made by Republicans of letting states decide, it gives Dems the perfect opening to LIE! Nearly every Dem candidate in the country has mentioned Graham’s proposal in their campaigning, but find me ONE SINGLE DEMOCRAT in the country who’s mentioned that it’s only after 5 pregnancy months and contains other exceptions like the life of the mother, in other words a “ban” which two-thirds of the country supports! Don’t count on CNN, MSNBC, or any of the other propagandists to note these important distinctions. It also draws attention away from the economy, inflation, crime, immigration, and other issues that would ensure Dem defeat.
We’ve had a historically low hurricane season, the least active in 30 years, but expect the usual climate change fear mongering with Hurricane Ian. As Biden policies cause gas prices to rise again the next few months, expect the media narrative to switch from “Putin’s fault” to “Hurricane Ian’s fault.”
Do you want an easy way to identify a Propagandist/Ruling Class stooge in business or the financial press? Watch how they use the word “recession.” For example, if they say sometime like, “There’s a good chance we may yet get a recession” or “Recession chances are increasing,” put them on the list. Everyone who has ever taken an economics class knows that the definition of a recession is two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth. It’s in EVERY economics textbook and has been repeated thousands of times on CNBC since I first found the channel. We’ve just had two negative quarters of GDP, so WE ARE IN A RECESSION! You can’t get higher than a 100 percent chance of recession since we’re already there! But the Biden strategy is to change the definition, and the lemmings & lapdogs of the financial world have just gone along with it. As with the Dem basement debate strategy, when you control all the propaganda outlets, the messaging can be whatever nonsensical crap you want. Good luck in getting any precision in the new definition of recession, which means we will never have a recession ever again–WOOHOO!…unless of course one of those evil fascist MAGA Republicans gets elected!
Speaking of fascism, the term has become the new racist. In other words, an undefined label used to attack opponents and stifle any real discussion of issues. Racist has been so overused, the Left needed a new line of attack for the “far right.” They’ll almost never define what positions are so-called fascist, but if you push them, they’ll find some generic comparison to fascists of the 20th century that have absolutely nothing to do with what made them so terrible. For example, if you talk about God, country, family, freedom from treacherous government — OMG, DEFINITELY HITTLER! (Side note: never spell Hitleeer or Naaaaazi correctly in a social media post as they’re an easy justification for censorship). The vast majority of the world is patriotic, cares deeply about their family, dislikes government, and believes in God. Are they all fascists?! If you want to use the term fascist, at least find some commonality with what made the 20th century totalitarian dictators so awful. For example:
Attacking and dehumanizing millions of people (e.g. MAGA Republicans or the unvaccinated)
Denying 1st Amendment freedoms (e.g. Big Tech mass censorship, using Covid to close down churches, prosecuting peaceful protesters)
Denying speedy trials or imposing unjust sentences on political opponents (e.g. Jan 6th or “election deniers”)
Disarming threats (e.g. assault weapon bans and red flag laws)
Using government agencies to go after political opponents (e.g. FBI raids, illegal surveillance, 87000 new IRS agents)
Implementing 1984-style propaganda control (e.g. Big Tech collusion, DHS’s Disinformation Governance Board)
I could go on, but you get the idea. Always be skeptical when you hear the media describe any politician as “far right.” They will NEVER describe people like AOC, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, or Justin Trudeau as “far left,” but when politicians taking positions supported by the majority of the world are called “far right,” you know you’re living in a clown world pushed by Ruling Class tools.