In another installment of how the media lies…
I’m sure you’ve all heard about Alexander Hillel Treisman, 19, the pervert that plotted to assassinate Joe Biden. What you probably have not heard is his motive, though that could be inferred from the plethora of salacious details reported. More correctly, the motive you are intentionally left to assume can be deduced.
Highlights from NPR.org (go here for the whole article, [emphasis mine]). “When officers arrived, they looked into the van’s windows and saw an array of items: an AR-15 rifle, the box for a handgun, a canister of explosive material, and a box of ammunition… more than $500,000 in cash, drawings of swastikas and planes crashing into buildings, books on survival and bomb-making, and a half-dozen firearms… Treisman had plotted to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden… Treisman searched online for Biden’s home address and looked up state gun laws, rifle parts and night vision goggles. In April, he is said to have posted a meme online with the caption “should I kill joe biden?”… Treisman bought the AR-15 rifle in New Hampshire and then traveled to a Wendy’s restaurant within 4 miles of Biden’s home in Delaware… wrote out a checklist that had as its last task: “execute.”
So, what is a discerning reader to assume this crackpot’s motive most likely is all about? Well, given the current narrative that calls the sitting President Hitler, and his supporters Nazis, the obvious assumption is the guy is a Trumpster. All the boxes are ticked, and all of it is, of course, the fault of the sitting President for the “tone” of the country, inculcated by this demon man’s hate. Afterall, as Leslie Stahl of the vaunted “60 Minutes” recently said in an interview with the President, the racial unrest, rioting, etc., have all happened on your watch, Mr. President. I don’t recall, and can’t stomach going back and watching that clip again, if she directly said it was Trump’s fault, but that was certainly implied.
There’s lots else reported about this guy, including videos from his cell phone. Interestingly, some of that makes the above motive you are left to presume suspect. For instance, while driving past the Mandalay Bay Casino in Vegas, a clip says, “There it is. That’s it. That’s the one, that’s where they did it. Allah Akbar! Ah hah, nice.” Another recording at O’Hare muses how “awesome” it would be to hijack a plane and fly it into buildings. Now the discerning reading is left wondering if this guy a radicalized Muslim convert. But that certainly doesn’t square with being a Trumpster.
But wait, there’s more! In the opening above, I referred to this guy as a pervert. That isn’t merely a smear or assumption of his character. He has also been indicted for child pornography based on more interesting finds on his cell phone and the eight electronic devices found in his vehicle with all those guns and explosives.
Given all this information, where is the evidence the media is lying? That is a matter of what is not being reported. The one piece of evidence that ties it all together, the motive. This isn’t something that has to be assumed. It is not a matter of conjecture. In this loony’s own words, he spells it out. So, why isn’t that reported by the main stream media, including the NPR? With the exception of the Washington Post, that lead is not just buried, it is ignored.
But, even this media source makes you wade all the way to the bottom where you’ll find,
”Days after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) suspended his presidential campaign, Treisman, who had suggested in a Reddit post that he had to “save bernie,” posted a meme with the caption questioning whether he should kill Biden.” Go here for the full article.
Even that clear indication of the guy’s motive is obfuscated with the addition of other details, diluting the simple truth. To wit, the WaPo article continues in the very next paragraph to explain the internet platform from which this guy posted is a “popular hub for white nationalists and far-right propaganda”.
Since when are Bernie Bros far-right? Or white nationalists?
In case you are inclined to ask that question, the same paragraph continues with an example of another 19-year-old who used that specific platform to threaten to “slaughter and murder any doctor, patient or visitor” to an abortion clinic.
Since when are Bernie Bros violent anti-abortionists?
Are you getting the picture folks? Is it sinking in yet?
This is how the media lies. Exclude certain facts and include other, not relevant to the situation details to ensure the take away is anything other than the simple truth. Why has every single media outlet either gone to such great lengths to cloud if not outright ignore what is a fairly straight forward, albeit twisted, motive? He wanted to “save bernie” by killing Biden.
I had been under the impression that Bernie Bros, while socialists and therefore un-American in my opinion, were fairly benign. They believe in a system that has never and can never work, but I still viewed their ideas as almost quaintly deluded. It would be nice if a system under which the outcomes for all were guaranteed equal, but that system does not and will never exist. The proof is the long list of abysmal failures everywhere it has been tried and the hundreds of millions who are dead because of that trying. At worst, I looked at the Bernie Bros as spoiled, lazy, petulant children who will one day, hopefully, grow out of their youthful, insolent, ignorance and arrogance.
Boy, was I wrong.
After reading countless diatribes penned by those who call themselves Bernie Bros, I’ve learned some disturbing things. Actually, much of what I learned is more damning for the Democrats and Biden than for the Republicans and Trump, as illogical as that seems.
First, there is a narrative that says that Bernie was again cheated out of the Democrat nomination. There is no question the DNC conspired against Bernie in 2016 to give the mantle, and it was assumed the country, to Clinton. The Bernie Bros are quite vocal in their belief that had their guy received the nomination, he would have beat Trump then. The belief Bernie would be the one to beat Trump was even stronger coming into this election cycle. To them, the only way Biden got the nomination is there was another backroom, dirty deal done by the DNC.
Next, there is a narrative that says they will not vote for Biden, knowing that will mean a Trump victory in 2020. This is not because they will support Trump. Oh, no, not a chance in hell. The plan is to wreak complete havoc on the country, instigate all-out civil war, burn every city and from the wreckage their utopian, socialist society will naturally rise. Of course, destroying then taking over the Democratic party in the process. This was eye-opening. It certainly helps explain why the Democrats and Biden insist there isn’t an organized group like say, Antifa, behind the numbers of white, middle class, college kids joining the ranks of protests, regardless of the message of said protest, as a vehicle from which to cause destruction and mayhem.
They may be right. Antifa may not be the real issue. Or, the distance between the fascists, regardless how contradictorily they have named themselves, and socialists is closer than we want to realize. Or want to remember. But we should remember, as the last Democrat Socialist party shed that skin as soon as they came to power and revealed their true fascism. Will we ever remember that a government strong enough to give you everything is strong enough to take everything from you? Will we ever learn it is not a matter of if, it is simply a question of when? How many more examples from history do we need? It has happened, Every. Single. Damn. Time. regardless of what it is called.
The last stop on my journey into the world of the Bernie Bros was the fantasy section of the bookstore of their minds. Here reside the narratives about how they will foment this unrest by committing heinous acts but getting the Right, Republicans, Trump and his supporters blamed. It is said that truth is stranger than fiction and it appears their fantasies are coming true. The only question that remains is the motive of the willing, intentional deceit of the American public by the mainstream media. While asking that question, we would do well to remember the last self-proclaimed Democrat Socialist party (and every other example of fascism) predicated its success first and foremost on controlling the narrative by controlling the media.
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