An attempt to encourage reporters to be more fair-minded and accurate when it comes to guns has led to one of the more startling admissions from a journalist. Rachael Larimore, a token Republican at Slate of the Rick Wilson variety, urged journalists to become familiar with firearms and conduct interviews with gun owners which don’t come off like an anthropologist studying the bizarre customs of some isolated tribe.
The mainstream media lobbies hard for gun control, but it is very, very bad at gun journalism. It might be impossible ever to bridge the divide between the gun-control and gun-rights movements. But it’s impossible to start a dialogue when you don’t know what the hell you are talking about…
If the media wants to work toward actual solutions for gun violence, to do right by the people who are senselessly murdered, they need more than righteous indignation. They need to be better informed and more willing to engage honestly with their opponents.
Many of the comments interpreted her position as an “apology” for gun owners. To admit gun owners even have a position and a rational basis for their beliefs is too much. A Muslim terrorist is inspired by “root causes” which have nothing to do with his religion and must be understood. There’s nothing to understand about White American gun owners. They are simply to be disarmed and crushed.
Yet Larimore’s advice is actually more revealing than the usual inchoate rage emitting from progressives.
First is the characterization of the media as political actors who already have “actual solutions” in mind and “lobby” for them.
Second is the implicit admission that to “bridge a divide” or “start a dialogue” means to facilitate a left wing advance on a particular issue. (Why can’t we “bridge the divide” by having gun control proponents leave us gun owners alone?)
Finally, there is the blunt admission that gun owning Americans are simply “opponents” of journalists.
As Paultown might say, “What did she mean by this?”
She could have meant it simply as analysis. Alternatively, she might be doing the traditional cuckservative job of helping leftists achieve their goals by perpetuating the illusion right wingers should engage them in good faith.
In the end, it doesn’t really matter. As she implicitly admits, reporters and commentators are simply political activists. Talking to one or expecting fair treatment from a reporter is as foolish as welcoming “antifa” into a meetup and then being surprised when they try to hurt the people inside. They aren’t open to being convinced and they aren’t there to observe the facts. “Journalism” is simply a political tactic, no different than street protests. And if reporters were less clumsy in their agitprop, they would be even more effective.
Though she didn’t make the comparison, contemporary reporting on guns is similar to much of the reporting on immigration. The leftists have slogans and an aggressive sense of moral self-righteousness but they don’t really know what they are talking about when it comes to specifics. It’s the restrictionists who can tell you whether E-Verify works, the relevant statutes, or what powers the President of the United States actually has to ban the entry of undesirable foreigners. However, in the eyes of the media, this knowledge is somehow damning. Just as it’s somehow dangerous and weird to know the specifics of the AR-15, it’s immoral to know anything about immigration other than a vague belief that national borders should be abolished.
If journalists listened to Larimore, they would be more effective. But her analysis will go unheeded. The lying press cannot conceal the rage and hatred it feels toward European-Americans or the contempt it has for dissidents on issues like guns, immigration, and sovereignty.
The 2016 election is not Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton. It’s Trump supporters versus the media. And one of the many benefits of the 2016 campaign has been the exposure of the press as hostile enemies. Trump has thrown down the gauntlet to the lying press, calling them “scum” and “dishonest.” In return, journalists have abandoned even the pretense of objectivity, conspiring openly against Trump and his voters.
There is no greater enemy to freedom of speech than contemporary journalists. Far from serving as a check on power and conduit of information, journalists deliberately protect our rulers from criticism, hunt down dissidents, and misinform us. We see the consequences in the constant threat of violence directed against European-Americans as the media constantly incites hatred against us, usually on the basis of hoaxes.
The media complex directed against us offers snark in lieu of information. And snark is, after all, simply an expression of perceived status. The purpose of the profession is to prevent the audience from finding out the truth about issues like race, crime, and terrorism. It’s no coincidence the most effective leftist thought leaders (and the figures endlessly signal boosted by journalists) are “comedians” such as Samantha Bee, John Oliver, or Seth Meyers. Indeed, progressives now beg these figures to “save them” from Trump and what he represents. Such figures can emote and snark at us, then put on the clown nose if someone challenges them. They can’t argue with the Alt Right because they’ve already determined engaging with us is automatically illegitimate.
Much of the media’s hatred has an ethnic motivation, as we’ve seen with the reaction to the “echo” meme. The spectacle of NPR hosts solemnly declaring parentheses around people’s names as “a modern day burning cross” speaks to a profound sickness, a shrieking chaos concealed within the ostensible thought leaders of our media-saturated society.
Jew or Gentile, those who thought they were untouchable and unaccountable find themselves on the receiving end of the Alt-Right’s own Callout Culture. Many of these content generators make less than the European-American truck drivers, plumbers, or construction workers they hold in contempt. Yet they are reacting to even this harmless online name-calling with the rage of medieval German princes receiving news their peasants are in revolt.
The media’s reaction to Orlando encapsulated this hatred, as a terrorist attack on Americans was followed by frantic calls to disarm and punish Americans. For all intents and purposes, ISIS and the press are on the same side.
But there’s a logic to it. The United States is under threat from terrorists motivated by a “caliphate” enabled by our government’s foreign policy, and carried out by hostile Muslims frantically imported by the feds at our expense. One member of this leftist client group then turned its guns on homosexuals, another leftist client group, showing the contradictions inherent within the Coalition of the Oppressed. And Donald Trump is now making it clear he wants to split that coalition.
The only way to keep the show going is to double down on anti-White hatred, the binding agent for the entire progressive project. What else can they do?
There’s also something deeper. The weaker, more pathetic, and more cowardly Americans become, the more the media’s power grows. Guns allow Americans, especially Whites, to exist outside the managerial state’s system of control. Therefore, they must be taken away.
Consider one Gersh Kuntzman, who was recently “terrified” when he fired an AR-15. In most cases, taking someone to the range creates a lifelong passion for firearms. But Kuntzman said it made him literally ill:
I’ve shot pistols before, but never something like an AR-15. Squeeze lightly on the trigger and the resulting explosion of firepower is humbling and deafening (even with ear protection.)
The recoil bruised my shoulder, which can happen if you don’t know what you’re doing. The brass shell casings disoriented me as they flew past my face. The smell of sulfur and destruction made me sick. The explosions – loud like a bomb – gave me a temporary form of PTSD. For at least an hour after firing the gun just a few times, I was anxious and irritable.
Kuntzman was, quite appropriately, shamed for this. Yet much like some cuckservatives tried to claim the “cuck” label for themselves, Kuntzman actually bragged about his weakness. To bring it all full circle, he wrote:
I wear it as a point of personal pride that conservative darling Erick Erickson posted a story on The Resurgent with the headline, “My 10 Year Old Daughter Is Tougher Than Gersh Kuntzman, Author of the Stupidest Thing on the Internet Today.”
That right goys, this guy was essentially called a low T pussy by none other than Erick Erickson.
Kuntzman says: “This weapon scared the crap out of me… An AR-15 is a weapon of mass destruction, a tool that should only be in the hands of our soldiers and cops… I don’t think that there’s anything unmanly about pointing out this fact.”
It makes me weary to remind a supposed writer that his whining about the need to disarm Americans isn’t a “fact,” but just his opinion. A “fact” is something that is objectively true regardless of the biases of the author, like racial differences in IQ or the disproportionally high crime rate of blacks.
Of course, to put on the bow-tie for a moment, one has to bring up the invisible gun in the room. Violence is Golden. What Kuntzman wants is men with guns to use force to take guns away from other men whom he doesn’t like. Traditionally, in Germanic societies, all free men who could bear arms had a voice in the state. Now, it is precisely those who have nothing to contribute, who are actually incapable of using force, who claim the right to direct power and violence against their enemies.
But even though Kuntzman is an idiot as well as a weakling, his point here is important. The power of the press lies in its ability to construct the Narrative and promote a certain vision of morality. Few religions, oaths, or bonds of friendship or loyalty can stand in the way of a determined media offensive. But this power is dependent on the moral weakness of the population. It’s dependent on people believing that they are incapable of protecting themselves, uncomfortable with upholding their own identity, and unwilling to sacrifice their “reputation” in the eyes of people who hate them anyway.
One of the best things about the Alt Right is the aesthetic of strength and achievement. Conservatives have often been mocked (accurately) as “too cowardly to fight, too fat to run.” In contrast, the Alt Right, broadly speaking, talks about the need to lift, train, and become prosperous. Some people are even looking to Trump as a kind of self-help guru. It’s important because a worldview shouldn’t be something that is simply abstract or that exists online but something you actually live out.
But there’s a drawback. In a media-dominated culture, achievement is actually a vulnerability. Strength is a weakness. However tough and independent you think you are, even if you can deadlift 600 pounds and have your jujitsu brown belt, if your livelihood and social life are dependent on the opinion of your transgender human resources director, you’re xir bitch.
Kuntzman’s braggadocio about being a weakling actually increases his power. Though he is holding The Microphone, Kuntzman is declaring he is under threat from uppity Whites with guns and for his safety and security, we must be disarmed. If Kuntzman had actually enjoyed firing the gun and become comfortable with it, his political power would have decreased. He would have less of an ability to enforce his will on us.
In a “victimhood” culture like ours, power comes from the ability to claim oppressed status and successfully demand the resources of others as compensation. Strong, accomplished men are easily destroyed if the fall under the Eye of Sauron that is the media. Other “elite” figures can get away with it.
Ultimately, it is the journalists and the reporters who serve as the clergy in this new creed of decay, the Priests of Weakness who determine who is to be spared and who is to be hunted down and sacrificed. More importantly, they, in partnership with their antifa allies (or really, co-workers), are the ones who seek out those who are trying to build an alternative to the status quo and work to actively destroy them.
In the end, the shriveled creatures produced by post-modernity aren’t even people with identities or values of their own. They are simply content to be farmed on social networking, their views, friendships, and values utterly dependent on whatever is spat out by an algorithm. The reporters are the enforcers, weakness is the aim. In the end, we are to be reduced to simple products.
The battle to save our race isn’t just about building a future for ourselves and our posterity. It’s to prove that we are, in fact, human. That we have a real identity and an existence worth fighting for, that we’re something more than another account on Netflix. That we will resist the collective downgoing of our entire species. It’s a refusal to become The Last Man, to Start the World and undo the End of History.