Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Web Makes Lying Harder, But Not Impossible

The Web has made the spread of disinformation and outright lies more difficult - but not impossible.

Due to the confrontation of facts true believers of all stripes are forced to retreat to deep within the ranks of their compatriots, where deep in these voids truth is not important - where adherence to the belief system, the world view of the group, is what counts.

In the Land of the Know-Nothing "the chant" is king. Repeat a untruth over and over and over and it becomes truth.

I have no love lost for the American Right. The only group I despise more is the Left. Not that they are inherently more evil (though historically the Great Evils of history are universally occupied by their ancestors), they merely have less "right" to be so disgustingly ill informed. As I have often said... if a person was born in a trailer park in Arkansas, raised on Confederate flags, Budweiser beer commercials, and the "Marlboro Man" I don't expect very much intellectually. Those born and raised with a silver spoon in their mouth, complete with prep schools, Ivy League Colleges, summers on the Vineyard have absolutely no excuse to be so f***ing daft.

That your political special interest group cannot prosper (or even exist) in the absence of outrageous lies and disinformation is indicative of serious flaws in your premise.

Why does the Left promulgate these outrageous lies? (That's rhetorical. They do it because it is working, at least for the moment.)

Lie #1: 25% of American Women have been the victim of a sexual assault. The mathematical absurdity of this simply boggles the mind - yet no has been able to challenge this nonsensical assertion and survive politically. Does anybody know where the source for this silly assertion comes from? From a long since discredited article in "Ms. Magazine" from 1987. Why is it still in common usage? Because it works.

Lie #2: Women earn $.75 to men's $1 for ever hour of equal work. How does the media and academia get away with this one in this day?  The largest employer in the country now is government. Is there a pay discrepancy there? If not, then the pay discrepancy in the private sector would be much higher by mathematical necessity (if you don't immediately see why that is, well, I don't know what to say to you). So where is the discrepancy? Are female physicians paid differently than male physicians? What about male/female nurses, or any other worker in the healthcare field? This group represents 18% of GDP. Total government spending at 35% + of GDP. Since there is no evidence WHATSOEVER that there is any pay difference in government or healthcare (comparing apples to apples) for the silly 75 cents on the $ statistic to be accurate would require that the remaining 47% of GDP to have a 50 cents to the $ ratio. You think I would pay my male plumber, computer repair person, horse farrier 2X what a female would charge me? Why would anybody do such a thing? Especially since women control over 85% of consumer spending decisions?

Lie #3: African Americans suffer interracial violence and/or "racism" at the hands of White Americans. Here is what I said in a previous post, and I am sticking to it:

A White American is 52.5 TIMES more likely to suffer a violent assault or murder by a Black American perpetrator than is a Black American to suffer violence from a White American.

Black Americans murder White Americans at 18X the rate that White Americans murder Black Americans.

(CORRECTION!! The above 2 data points, are stated poorly... what I should have said was this: The African American community creates/manufactures inter-racial violent criminals at 52.5X the rate that the White American Community manufactures inter-racial violent criminals.  When it comes to inter-racial murderers, the African American community manufactures inter-racial murderers at 18X the rate that the White American community manufactures/creates interracial murderers for the period 1990 to 2010. In 2010 alone, that multiple dropped to 14X.)

For the past decade nearly 35,000  White women have suffered forceable raped each year by a Black Perpetrator. The number of Black Women suffering a forceable rape by a White Man averaged less than 10 per year. 35,000 to less than 10.

Gang rapes of White Women by Black Men - about 3000 per year. Gang rapes of Black Women by White Men? Virtually unheard of, with the glaring exception of the Duke rape case.

The number of White Women murdered each year by Black Men averages over 500 per year. The number of Black Women murdered by White Men is less than 10 per year.

In fact, ALL White Male violence on Black Women is statistically non-existent (not saying it does not happen... just saying lottery wins are far, far, far, more common statistically)... and White Male violence against Black Males is only slightly more common statistically.


So... in the day of instant fact checking and readily available data why do intelligent, educated, rational people that reject superstitions and prejudices of yesterday continue to want to believe propaganda that would have made Joseph Goebbels proud?

That was NOT a rhetorical question. Fill me in. I'd really like to know.


tweell said...

As you noted, they promulgate these lies because they are working - the lies keep them in power.

I remember a book - The Power of Positive Thinking - that claimed if you believed in something long and hard enough, it would become truth. A sister has never recovered from that fallacy, it is a seductive one. You see, if it didn't happen, you need to believe harder. Change your thinking, change your life!

For most of the Left, though, belief in the lies is even deeper than that. They HAVE to believe, because otherwise they are confronted with the truth that they have been doing and continue to do evil instead of good. Most folks can't handle that, we all want to be the hero (or victim) in our own mind. The power of the rationalization hamster is mighty indeed, explaining away our baser thoughts and deeds into something more palatable. True unabashed evil is rare (although not rare enough).

Anonymous said...

Of course everybody knows, whites and Medicaid and Asians stay as far away from black neighborhoods as possible.
But if we publicly admit this the consequences are public shaming, possible legal action.
One thing I know is that Asians because they use a funny language script that Americans can't read are able to advertise for jobs and roomates, without having to worry about blacks applying.

PioneerPreppy said...

The pay question has been attacked and destroyed over and over again yet even so called Right wing pundits still use it. I heard that quack O'Reilly say it on his show a year or so ago. And no I don't watch it it was on somewhere I happened to be.

The most straight forward explanation I have read is that it is taken as a whole. All men's pay vs. all women's pay and then divided by the numbers of each and whallaa Men come out on top in pay per individual average.

Of course it doesn't take into account total hours worked per week, those who don't work, dangerous jobs vs. desk jobs etc.

The rape and violent crime rate of Blacks to Whites you would think would sink into White women brains but the Liberal/feminist and the media do everything they can to demonize or make the White men look stupid while idolizing Blacks. The get the Pu-ssy tingle factor going and make these women think it is THE thing to do.

PioneerPreppy said...

Tweel is also on to something as well.

It isn't the Left Greg. It is the Religious Left. The Feminist/Liberal/Multi-Cult is a religion and to not believe these things you mention is to not have faith.

It is against their religious Dogma.

Greg T. Jeffers said...


I do believe that you are correct - that this IS their religion. Which is why not a one of them will discuss this with some prone to reason.