The Left’s Fake Grassroots: The Best Big Money Can Buy
The Left is excellent at faking things. They long ago had to become so - because Reality so implicitly contradicts everything for which they stand.
The atrocity shooting at Florida’s Parkland High School - has become a crass political opportunity for the cold, callous Left. Because they never allow a crisis to go to waste.
The Left ignores the fact that the Left themselves have banned guns from schools - and ever since the overwhelming majority of mass shootings occur in schools.
The Left ignores the fact that prior to their stupid Gun Free Zones - guns were almost ubiquitous at very many schools, and there were almost no school shootings.
The Left ignores the fact that four cops showed up at the school during the shooting - and then failed to enter the school and deal with the shooter.
The Left ignores the fact that everyone and their mother warned government at all levels that this insane person was an insane person - and government at all levels did nothing.
The Left ignores all of these facts - and bizarrely blames inanimate objects and wants to ban them. Despite the fact that these inanimate objects are used millions of times each and every year to prevent crimes.
The Left ignores all of these facts - and bizarrely blames the National Rifle Association (NRA). Which has never, ever had a member commit a mass shooting. And in fact the last time an NRA member was involved in a mass shooting - it was to end a mass shooting.
The Left ignores all of these facts - and bizarrely begins a boycott of the NRA. Which almost no one in Reality actually supports - so the Left has to fake support. Behold the Bots:
“One answer is the protest bot. A computer program that reveals the injustice and inequality of the world and imagines alternatives. A computer program that says who’s to praise and who’s to blame. A computer program that questions how, when, who and why. A computer program whose indictments are so specific you can’t mistake them for bullshit. A computer program that does all this automatically.
“Bots are small automated programs that index websites, edit Wikipedia entries, spam users, scrape data from pages, launch denial of service attacks, and other assorted activities, both mundane and nefarious.”
The Left thus creates what appears to be massive public support - with nigh zero actual public support. Fake protestors - computer-generated.
Unfortunately, their scam is often very effective.
The NRA should calmly, politely, patiently explain this Leftist fake-ness to the companies considering cutting ties.
When the Left needs the appearance of actual public support - from live people, not Bots - they almost always have to pay for it.
And sometimes a Leftist issue is so dramatically dumb, so titanically stupid - that the amount of coin necessary to fake support for it…is simply staggering.
Behold the Left’s Congressional Review Act (CRA) push to have Congress reimpose Barack Obama’s massive Internet power grab - executed under the rubric of Network Neutrality.
“A source who follows the issue has shared with me a copy of a work order, known as an advertising insertion order, showing this to be true, that the flood of constituent letters hitting congressional offices and servers is substantially bought and paid for.
“‘The one I've seen is for $855,500 for one of 10 vendors on the campaign - which suggests there's at least $8.55 million being spent over just 10 days on letters pushing House members to vote for the CRA. This includes $168,000 per day in banner ads and $687,500 per day in “Guaranteed Letter Signers” for 125,000 letters per day at $5.50 per letter. Between Feb. 2 and Feb. 11, every U.S. House office was sent approximately 2,240 letters.’”
Nearly a million bucks a day - paid to fake support for a massive government grab nigh no one actually supports.
The companies the Left is assaulting about the NRA - aren’t political. They are in business - to do business. So they aren’t sophisticated and knowledgable about the Left’s fakery. They should know better - but they can be forgiven for not knowing better.
Our elected officials - are, of course, political animals. And should recognize the Left’s fakery - and know better than to fall for it.
Here’s hoping they ignore the Left’s latest fakery.
Thereby keeping the Internet free from massive government imposition.
Thereby rendering the massive coin the Left has yet again spent to fake support - spent in vain.
This first appeared in Red State.