Jinnistan wrote:It wasn't a pejorative, but a fact. The notion that the Dems took out one of their own governors because he revealed too much about the dawning infanticide agenda is a conspiracy theory. The pejorative part of that post was the part about how you've given zero evidence to back it up.
But I have presented evidence. First, there is the timing of both revelations and the democratic response to the latter. I do believe in coincidences, so this is hardly definitive. Second, there is the striking lack of awareness that their governor had been in that
picture. They put him in position to be the executive office of a state (and a swing state, at that). It is entirely possible that they were ignorant of a photo that had been a matter of public record for 35 years, but it doesn't really seem plausible. Both sides have "dirt files" on each other, so vetting candidates is paramount. When weakness is shown, the other side can pounce, and play a card in the game. If the Dems did know about the picture, but only freaked out when it went public, then their response is still disingenuous. If they didn't know, they appear to be negligent in the vetting process. It's not a good look either way. Finally, there is the ancient question, cui bono
? How does it benefit Democrats to throw Northam under the bus (regardless of "who" leaked the picture)? The benefit is obvious in that it allows for the changing of the tune, the discourse shifts from defending unpopular legislation to attacking racism (a task that is about as difficult as claiming that ice cream is tasty). Combine these admittedly thin threads together and a cord begins to emerge which at least justifies skepticism. See my prior post. Is it strategically stronger to defend Northam on two fronts (alleged infanticide and racism) or to attack Northam on an issue you "own"?
And if nothing else, political fuckery or not, it is shameful how the Dems abandoned Northam. If the surface reading is correct, then they were negligent of the facts and allowed for no forgiveness for a joke photograph from 35 years ago. We have to stop crucifying people for having had bad taste in decades with different standards of taste. I disagree with the man's politics on this issue, but to end his career over a bad joke is nuts.
J wrote:The most likely theory here is that the photo was released by more conservative interests.
I agree, but this still leaves open the question of whether the DNC already knew that this was a potential bombshell via candidate research, and also whether his so-called friends strategically pivoted to stab him in the back the re-frame the controversy. If they already knew, there are two possibilities. 1. They threw him under the bus solely because of problem of race to save ass. 2. They threw him under the bus for that reason and also to steer the controversy surrounding him into a chorus of everyone decrying his racism.
J wrote:And not necessarily in response to his (misconstrued) comments on fetal viability.
No, this is much less likely. The timing indicates that the "innocent" reading of events is that Northam piqued the interest in internet "journalists" from Big League Politics who decided to see if the could find any dirt.
J wrote:Perhaps there's more than coincidence that all three of the state's top Dem politicians were simultaneously targeted with information which had already been floating around for those willing to look for it. It seems less to me like an inside job and more about getting Republican succession to the top office in Virginia.
So, you have a conspiratorial mind yourself?
If so, they played right into their opponents hands by getting pious about Northam's "sin." Democrats need to stop throwing out the baby with the bathwater (pun not intended). Don't make Franken, for example, fall on his sword.
J wrote:Alex Jones appears to believe, to the best that I can discern, that this culture of death has been passed to us from the Aztecs and Nazis and others who apparently have used the potent vital power released during mass murder to demonically invoke interdimensional beings in exchange for powerful technology and global control.
You're more familiar with Jones than I, it seems. The phrase comes to me by way of the Catholic church
(aka the topic that made me persona non-grata on RT when Gorb casually pronounced that Catholics are "child fuckers"). And we are a death culture. We have a death cult, the military, and you'd better thank them for their service. We're puritanical about sex, but comfortable with blood and violence. Thus, full frontal is potentially "iffy" on screen, but head-shotting bad guys with 44 Magnums is just "American awesomeness." We cleared the continent with genocide and ascended to empire by putting soldiers around the globe on close to 1,000 military bases. Our cult of death is not based on ancient aliens, but nationalism and individualism, the belief that we're better than those who stand in our way, and the belief that our individual rights trump collective responsibilities to protect and conserve life.
J wrote:I don't believe in any of this shit.
Do you even think Jones believes it?
J wrote: I can't quite tell if Alex Jones needs to take more or less drugs, but something's got to give.
As another person put it, Alex Jones isn't on cocaine. Alex Jones is cocaine.