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Donít Get Played; Get Woke to the Outrage Scam
Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter

Posted on 06/21/2018 5:04:11 AM PDT by Kaslin

So what are we supposed to be outraged about today? There’s always something, and it’s always the worst thing in the history of ever. And it’s almost always a scam designed to manipulate you into obeying the liberal elite.

That’s the real outrage.

My friend and fellow Townhall columnist Derek Hunter has a new book out designed to help you detect and defeat this shameless grift, Outrage, Inc.: How the Liberal Mob Ruined Science, Journalism, and Hollywood. It’s essential reading because the sooner we can get people woke to the con, the sooner people will stop falling for this nonsense.

What's the latest? Kids in cages, separated from their moms! Oh no! That only happens to every other criminal ever. Well, every American criminal ever. Illegal alien criminals, who drag their kids through scorching deserts to break the law because their own countries are The Term That May Not Be Spoken But Trump Spoke It (which itself created a mini outrage a while ago) are, I guess, supposed to be a special kind of criminal that doesn’t get separated from his/her/xer kids upon arrest. Wait, does that sound right? Why would they be treated differently…I don’t think…STOP!

Don’t think! Get outraged! Let your feelings run free, feelings generated by pictures of kids in cages (under Obama, but shhhhhh!), by super selective Bible readings on MSNBC, and by pious Fredocons whining about how we’re better than that and oh well I never!

That’s the thing – when you’re caught in an outrage monsoon, you aren’t supposed to think. You are supposed to be infuriated, aroused, and activated, like a ravenous running zombie hungering for the virtue signaling lobe of the human brain. You are not supposed to ask questions that interrupt the narrative, like why would this particular subset of criminal get special privileges? Don’t we separate families every day when mommy (or daddy) commits a crime? Why don’t they just not come here?

Facts are the enemy when it comes to liberal policies, so they don’t want you messing with the message by bringing them up. Instead, they want you outraged, and your mind clouded with ginned-up anger, ready to do their bidding.

Someone, oh someone, please think of the children! But not about how their illegal alien parents put them in that position. Because if you start thinking too much, the truth starts to become clear. Liberals want illegal aliens in the country because they want to replace intransigent American citizens like you with pliable foreigners who won’t be so darn uppity. So, they don’t want illegal aliens to be treated like the criminals they are (because entering the country illegally is a crime) because they want to let them stay here – this is all about reinstating catch and release. So, they create a fake outrage about how these criminals are – oh no! – being treated like any other criminal so, they hope, you will demand we go back to catching and releasing them. Before the zero tolerance policy, we caught them and released them on their promise to show up at their hearing, which of course they never, ever did, thereby swelling the ranks of Replacement Americans, which liberals hope to someday amnesty (assisted by the GOP establishment saps) and turn into Democrat voters.

Talk about an outrage.

But kids in cages is only the most recent iteration of the recurring phenomenon. There are hundreds of others. Building up some sort of bogus outrage with the help of the liberal media is now standard operating procedure. Derek’s book chronicles how this obnoxious strategy came into being, tracing such Fauxtrage Classics as the climate change scam from its cheesy origins as global freezing to global warming and finally global everything.

The idea is to create a crisis, to which – surprise – the liberals hyping it have a solution. And it’s inevitably a solution that benefits the liberal elite.

How do you deal with this ploy? How do you resist the tugging of your heartstrings or the pulling at your patriotism (“Everybody hates Russians – let’s say Trump loves the Russians. And so does the NRA!”) that they employ to make you fall into line? You get woke to the scam.

Look for the indicators. Is it something that seems unreasonably horrible? Well, like something that sounds too good to be true probably is, something that sounds too bad to be true likewise is probably not true either. Does Trump ordering screaming babies to be wrenched from their innocent mommies’ arms and cast into dungeons sound pretty extreme? Yeah, because it is. And it’s a lie.

Is it something where the proposed solution benefits the liberal elite? For global warming, the answer they give to this threat THAT WE MUST ACT UPON RIGHT THIS MINUTE is to give liberals more power. Same with global cooling. And same with global staying the same.

Are you allowed to ask questions? If you start pointing out that maybe a good way to avoid being arrested for illegal entry and being separated from Junior is to not enter the U.S. illegally with a kid, is the response that you are a hating hater of hatred and probably a Nazi too? If they are trying to shout you down or browbeat you into silence, that’s an indicator that you’re in the midst of another Cat 5 outrage.

You can’t fool all of the people all of the time, and human beings tend to tire of constant crisis-mongering. Did you notice how most people kind of shrugged about the kids in cages thing? And did you notice how the Trump administration hasn’t stopped locking up illegals and recognizing Get Out of Jail Free Kids?

That’s how you deal with Outrage, Inc. You ignore it, and watch it sputter and fade away.



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: illegalimmigration; liberals; outrage; scam; theleft
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1 posted on 06/21/2018 5:04:11 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Somebody who knows Franklin Graham should send this post to him.


2 posted on 06/21/2018 5:08:59 AM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: Kaslin

I really, really like this guy.

L


3 posted on 06/21/2018 5:14:05 AM PDT by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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To: Socon-Econ

Why?


4 posted on 06/21/2018 5:15:03 AM PDT by Guenevere (The wrath of God has come upon them at last.....)
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To: Lurker

He’s good, isn’t he?


5 posted on 06/21/2018 5:16:20 AM PDT by Kaslin (Politicians are not born; they are excreted -Civilibus nati sunt; sunt excernitur. (Cicero))
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To: Kaslin

“You can’t fool all of the people all of the time,”

But you can fool all of the people some of the time...and that’s enough. Obama two terms.


6 posted on 06/21/2018 5:16:21 AM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: Kaslin

The left uses our own moral sensibilities as a club to beat us over the head with. Just as the enemies of the ancient Jews used the Jews’ Sabbatical restrictions to attack them when they couldn’t fight back.


7 posted on 06/21/2018 5:18:04 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Kaslin
Someone, oh someone, please think of the children!

Yeah...Sure...


8 posted on 06/21/2018 5:18:59 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Kaslin

I have had enough. I am outraged by their outrage. I’ve held out long enough, listening to their whiny, whimpering crybaby outrage and I am going to lower myself to their level to show them that my outrage with them is greater than their outrage...... So there...
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9 posted on 06/21/2018 5:19:33 AM PDT by tired&retired (Blessings)
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bfl


10 posted on 06/21/2018 5:20:03 AM PDT by mykroar (Congratulations President Trump)
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To: Kaslin

Tin foil blankets are the expanded version of tin foil hats to protect these poor vulnerable children from the Democrat Crap they are about to be deluged with.


11 posted on 06/21/2018 5:21:19 AM PDT by tired&retired (Blessings)
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To: Kaslin

“He’s good, isn’t he?”

He’s outstanding.

L


12 posted on 06/21/2018 5:23:54 AM PDT by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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To: Lurker

Me too.


13 posted on 06/21/2018 5:25:13 AM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: Kaslin

Doesn’t the same gummit that runs those concentration camps the one they want running all of our lives in their Marxist Utopia?


14 posted on 06/21/2018 5:26:11 AM PDT by bray (Pray for President Trump)
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To: Kaslin
State of Fear by Michael Crichton has a similar theme and made me realize that the media is all about creating fear and crisis.
15 posted on 06/21/2018 5:26:21 AM PDT by Fair Paul
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We ought to give the left something to TRULY be outraged by.

Like universal genocide for all people who are on the left.

Death-factories, running 24x7x365, churning out charred corpses of leftwing people, as they are brought in by the millions on cattle-cars, branded with barcodes, stripped, and sent into automatic flaying machines, their bodies then cooked and packaged into dog-food cans.


16 posted on 06/21/2018 5:27:12 AM PDT by Lazamataz (What America needs is more Hogg control.)
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To: Kaslin

Kids playing video games in cages is unAmerican.


17 posted on 06/21/2018 5:28:50 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie ("The MSM is the enemy of the American people"...Democrat Pat Caddell)
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To: Fair Paul

My favorite author. I liked how he combined exciting stories with actual science or points about society.
(mini diatribes)


18 posted on 06/21/2018 5:32:01 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: bray

Doesn’t the same gummit that runs those concentration camps the one they want running all of our lives in their Marxist Utopia?


No, no, not at all!

That would be the *new* government filled with Progressive experts who are adept at only breaking those eggs that *need* to be broken to achieve utopia in a few decades or so.../S


19 posted on 06/21/2018 5:33:22 AM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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To: Lazamataz

My thoughts aren’t quite so vivid.
But, I’ve been hearing the ages old refrain of parents in my head with respect to the manufactured outrage:”You keep it up and I’ll really give you something to cry about”


20 posted on 06/21/2018 5:35:45 AM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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