Monday, September 22, 2008

Democracy is dead: The liberal-left mediaocracy rule




Peter Hitchens at the (UK) Mail on Sunday has stirred a lively debate on the power of the media establishment.
Regardless of who his in control, its liberal-left values help undermine those who oppose them.
Witness the destruction of more conservative leaders in Britain like Iain Duncan Smith, or David Davis.
Thus, we see the rise of those who fit their values like Tony Blair and David Cameron.
Our political parties are corpses and democracy as we used to know it is quite dead, Hitchens states boldly.
Dr Richard North at EU Referendum notes that every four years or so there is an electoral reshuffle but nothing really changes, the same lib-left policies stay, regardless of their continuing damage to health, education ,etc, etc.
The Archbishop-Cranmer blog nods sadly in agreement.
Indeed, the demonisation of Sarah Palin by the liberal media seems to confirm this. The MSM prefers and adores Obama because he is what they seek.
As for New Zealand, I guess much of the same can apply. Don Brash saved the National Party. He doubled its support, making it the electable beast it is today. But despite such achievements the media was ever keen to stick the boot in, play up every gaffe, and Orewa was branded as 'racist' or 'hardline' despite fitting in with the values of New Zealand.
They couldn't wait to ask for his resignation on the night of Election 2005.
Similarly, when they can, the media tries to present Roger Douglas as some old dinosaur, a relic of another age who will bring about wholesale cruelty.
And so we get John Key and National as Labour-lite. The media give him an easier time as he fits in with them more so than Brash. So whoever wins the election, be it National or Liarbour, the policy settings for New Zealand will be pretty much the same.
We will have an 'electoral reshuffle'- new faces , same policy.'What She said' as the slogan goes. National has abandonned its values, has gone 'slippery', so not to frighten the horses who have been brainwashed by the mediocracy.
Meanwhile, over in Australia, out goes the conservative Brendon Nelson, for the centrist Malcolm Turnbull to lead the Liberals. A global warming believing republican in tune with such mediacratic philosophies. The conservatives are sidelined in the Libs' bid for support and electability.
That appears to be the line Peter Hitchens and others take.
It all sounds oddly and disturbingly convincing, doesn't it?

13 comments:

Psycho Milt said...

Witness the destruction of more conservative leaders in Britain like Iain Duncan Smith, or David Davis.

Aye - what a contrast to the good old days of Proper Journalism, when people like Michael Foot, Neil Kinnock and Arthur Scargill were shown due respect, consideration and fairness by the even-handed and thoughtful media of the time...

Lucyna Maria said...

Conservatism is dangerous for the times, so requires real courage from it's leaders. I think most people are just too soft now and don't have what it takes.

Ackers said...

Then again it could merely be that some people prefer competence to rigid ideology. Turnbull is a case in point. The reason why everyone is breathing a sigh of relief is because he is manifestly more COMPETENT than Brendan Nelson.

You are so utterly blindsided by ideology you can't see what's staring you in the face.

The same goes for Palin and Obama. Only the truly delusional would think that she is more qualified to lead than Obama.

Poneke said...

You are completely mad.

Tony Blair was the best Conservative prime minister since Thatcher.

He wasn't in the slightest left wing.

Anonymous said...

If anyone cases:

Prof Winiata was on RadioCommunism's The Pane this afternoon. He said

a) Maori Party wants to be a "treaty partner" not a coalition partner - whatever that means,

b) they would support whichever party the rest of the country had chosen, i.e. which had the most votes



Frankly, I think this paves the way for an enduring constitutional settlement - the Maori seats can stay, but they always support the largest party on Confidence & supply.

Of course, that largest party will be National for the next 10 years.

Sus said...

"The same goes for Palin and Obama. Only the truly delusional would think that she is more qualified to lead than Obama."

Lead? Is she running for President, then?

Given that the role of VP is largely figurehead, it does make you wonder why she's attracting so much attention from the other side, eh! ;)

Rob's Blockhead Blog said...

Ackers has raised an important point (although I wouldn't, as he/she does, take as a given Obama's supposed ability to lead).

Most people aren't concerned about ideology: most people aren't even concerned with having leaders they identify with (cf Helen Clark). They just want them to run the shop competently and not get too up themselves. (this latter issue is what is hurting Labour most of all at the moment).

I've been a McCain supporter until he picked Palin. McCain has been good, in the past, at standing up to the sillier elements in his party, and I've admired his fiscal conservatism. Even so, it was always clear he had to pick someone who was going to appease what I call the Levitican wing of the Republican party. (It's the sort of cultural differences you have to allow for when looking at US politics: even the Clintons had to pretend to be religious).

He had a duty though to pick someone who could step into his shoes. He shirked that duty, and in one fell swoop destroyed his strengths as a potential president (if not as a candidate).

I'm not going to get into parroting 'four legs good/two legs bad' if someone on my 'side' does something this stupid. And picking Palin was stupid. Worse: it was a dereliction of duty.

I'm not quite convinced about the idea Palin was responsible for the ticket's 'bounce' in the polls. The ticket was already rising: a televised debate a week before the convention saw McCain give Obama a bit of a bloodied nose..

Anonymous said...

Michael Foot, Neil Kinnock and Arthur Scargill

these people were scum with documented links to the communist party, East Germany, and the USSR.

Oh and they tacitly supported the IRA when it was waging a terrorist campaign on the UK mainland.


The same goes for Palin and Obama. Only the truly delusional would think that she is more qualified to lead than Obama.


Obama Hussein has publically document links to the Weathermen and the Nation of Islam.

Mussolini (if I'm allowed to mention him without falling foul of Godwin's law) made the trains run on time: he was at least competent in domestic policy.

Preferring competence over liberty is the receipe for fascism or communism.

Chris said...

You forget that conservatism is just that: conservative. It has no point, much like the people who advocate it. They could be doing something better with their lives, like they implore others to do, however they're too busy moralising and robbing.

Social Democracy and neo-liberal economics work together. We have had GDP growth and productivity growth under labour at similar rates to national, all the while we now a social safety net which allows us to get on with doing business....which, according to the world bank, we are the 2nd easiest place to do business in the world...

Yeah life sucks here, if you don't like it move to the bible belt, there's plenty of crackpot conservatives there, leave us people with a care for others and our wallets (yes! at the same time!!!!!! and it works!!!!) to enojy ourselves.

That's the problem with nz, things are actually quite good here so it makes people that much more bitter and desperate to find reasons they're bad.

onward conservative crones.....

Anonymous said...

f you don't like it move to the bible belt

yep, that's why 80 thousand Kiwis moved to Queensland (bible belt of Australia) just this year alone.

things are actually quite good here so it makes people that much more bitter and desperate to find reasons they're bad.


Just which fucking country do you live in?

Sus said...

"We have had GDP growth and productivity growth under labour at similar rates to national, all the while we now (have) a social safety net which allows us to get on with doing business .."

Does it?

Govt expenditure increased by 89% in the last 9 yrs, while inflation's risen by 29%, ie govt expenditure has run at 3 times the rate of inflation.

Do the maths - and then wonder at the price, not to mention longevity, of your 'social safety net'.

Sus said...

"We have had GDP growth and productivity growth under labour at similar rates to national, all the while we now (have) a social safety net which allows us to get on with doing business .."

Does it?

Govt expenditure increased by 89% in the last 9 yrs, while inflation's risen by 29%, ie govt expenditure has run at 3 times the rate of inflation.

Do the maths - and then wonder at the price, not to mention longevity, of your 'social safety net'.

Tony Venuti said...

In this new MediaOcracy, New form of government described in my blog, Beyond Puke.
Thie new government is one that is on that has evolved silently for over 30years..run by Wall Street/Corporate America and is administered by Politicians, "the working whores."
the Media (whores themselves )for Wallstreet) runs the front end with promotion, brain behavior modification, and new culture identification.
When talent runs thin, or inpatience grows for the eutopia the left seek, these grown up children simply create an "Avatar" turn this image into reality." With the help of hollywood, celebrity, and more, this seasoned, well read, well, he READS well, will have us all convinced this we have the change that we want...the one MEDIA has designed, promoted and executed in behalf of those that simply want to change our way of life.

Wall Street.
Lobbyists
Attorneys

Corporate America
Advertising Agenies


Labor Unions
Special Interest Groups

The MediaDELIVERYsystem is one that capitalizes on the human element “Ignorance is bliss.”
As such this system utilizes two other key elements in this TRIAD.
1.Freedom of the Speech, and the abuse/misuse the same.
2.Celebrity, the notion of 15 minutes of fames is now..I want to be famous, everyone else is.
With the liberal media in the drivers seat their duty is but one. To spin, promote and otherwise confuse the obvious, while the power of suggestion are encouraged to the ends of their self interests.


It is this MediaOcracy that is why the media is in a panic state.

The presumptive, (it isn't over until it's over) President elect is Obama.

There is no doubt about it, to deny the sensibilities of this obvious regarding this point is to define you...PERIOD.

Thus! The loyalty demonstrated at the disgust of those who understand their lack of civic responsibility, would no doubt create IN GRANITE this new MEDIAOCRACY.

For now the geeny is going to volunteer to step out of the bottle and take their RIGHTFUL seat at the Right hand of God....er Obama....

AS A MATTER OF FACT the power they would yield would compel Obama sit to Media's Right....BUT there is A PROBLEM....put your money on

OBAMA will lose by more than 20 points... Count on it....
Media's unwise gamble moving from bad to worse, their INTENTIONS exposed.

WHAT YOU WILL SEE...
What courtesies would be extended to them in the McCain Administration?
Pie in the face is not even close to the discrace that will forever tarnish the good reputation and honored tradition of America's Press Corp.

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