this is when i get scared with joe biden's administration ...

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Re: this is when i get scared with joe biden's administration ...

Post by katlander » May 9th, 2021, 9:09 pm

This seems to be the way of the left. Never let your true feelings be known. Languish in ambiguity. That way it is harder to be proven wrong and you always leave yourself a way out. That or they just don't really know what they believe.
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Post by KITNooga » May 10th, 2021, 8:27 am

katlander wrote:
May 9th, 2021, 9:09 pm
This seems to be the way of the left. Never let your true feelings be known. Languish in ambiguity. That way it is harder to be proven wrong and you always leave yourself a way out. That or they just don't really know what they believe.
oh, I think they know what they believe, it's just fully 'fungible'. .. can be converted to something else at any time.
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Post by spot2180 » May 10th, 2021, 10:53 am

KITNooga wrote:
May 10th, 2021, 8:27 am
katlander wrote:
May 9th, 2021, 9:09 pm
This seems to be the way of the left. Never let your true feelings be known. Languish in ambiguity. That way it is harder to be proven wrong and you always leave yourself a way out. That or they just don't really know what they believe.
oh, I think they know what they believe, it's just fully 'fungible'. .. can be converted to something else at any time.
Thus we always have 'clarifications' from all the leftist outlets and Psaki.

Obama always said, "Let me be perfectly clear..." and then went on to make clarifications about clarifications.

How do we know when the narrative is false? There have been numerous examples of this the last four years or more.

https://townhall.com/columnists/robjenk ... e-n2589153

Vagueness. The first indication that an allegedly factual narrative might be mostly fiction is when the information presented is vague and imprecise. It lacks specificity, relying on hedge words like “might” and “could.” Instead of providing hard numbers, it refers to “many” and “some.” That may be acceptable in an op/ed piece, but in a supposed news story, such vagueness indicates that it really isn’t news.

Contradictions. Another sign is when the spinners contradict themselves. A narrative is typically constructed over time, using multiple, similar stories ostensibly conveying the same information and thereby reinforcing each other.

But when this week’s story states something different from last week’s, without the spinners acknowledging the inconsistency— apparently hoping you won’t notice — that means they’re advancing a narrative, not giving you information. (Remember that, in Nineteen Eighty-Four, this was precisely Winston Smith’s job.)

Moving goalposts. Yet another common tactic of the narrative-spinners is to change the terminology mid-stream, essentially equating two things that aren’t at all equal while once again hoping you won’t notice. An example would be coronavirus “deaths” versus “cases.” For the first few months, the mortality rate was not only exaggerated but constantly promoted, in an attempt to persuade us that contracting the virus is a certain death sentence. But since mortality rates have fallen precipitously, all we’ve heard about are “cases.”

And how about “from” versus “with” — as in deaths FROM coronavirus as opposed to death WITH coronavirus? To this day, we still don’t know how many people actually died due to contracting the virus as opposed to merely testing positive while expiring from other causes. But we do know it is a significantly smaller number than the supposed death-toll we’re being sold.

Data manipulation. Speaking of numbers, narrative-spinners are also masters at manipulating data to make something look worse (or better, but mostly worse) than it really is. For example, how many people to this day think Florida is doing worse at battling the pandemic than New York, due to the Sunshine State’s decision to open up their economy and eschew mask mandates? Those people might be surprised to learn that in New York, the death rate per 100,000 is 270, as opposed to Florida’s 166—despite the latter state’s older population. Then again, most of them would probably ignore or deny the evidence anyway, since it doesn’t comport with the narrative in which they are wholly invested.

Cui bono? Finally, when evaluating the truthfulness of any narrative, it’s vital to ask yourself “Cui bono?” or “Who stands to benefit?” If the answer is “the narrative-spinners,” that’s a good sign they might not be honest brokers. So what do the Trump-hating narrative-spinners in the media and the Deep State stand to gain from casting COVID-19 as the Back Death reborn, scaring millions into staying home, and convincing us the only way to save the country is to give up all our freedoms? Oh, I don’t know. But it just might have something to do with a Joe Biden puppet presidency, the advancement of global socialism, and the Great Reset.
"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored." ~ Aldous Huxley
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