Apparently the criticisms of sites like Hot Air for posting endless Eeyore posts about how we’re all doomed and we might as well not bother posts every single time the New York Pravda or somebody like them publishes a D+20 poll stating that Reichsführer Obama is going to win in a landslide (much like Jimmy Carter won in a similarly confidently predicted landslide back in 1980) have gotten under their skins. Good.
He goes on at length about how “the people needs honesty” and “nobody who regularly reads this site is likely to be swayed by a fake poll anyway”, both of which are quite good points, we’re not going to take an Imperial dump on either. Except for the minor point that anybody just accidentally browsing by Hot Air aren’t exactly likely to be encouraged by their endless doom predictions either, but they are most likely a small demographic, so we won’t dwell on that other than to point out that whereas they might not be doing much damage there, they sure aren’t helping either.
What they utterly ignore is that sites like Hot Air, for reasons that quite escape us, have become places that sites entirely opposed to personal liberty like to quote because they are “mainstream” conservative sites now. In other words, if the normally too busy to earn a living and avoid getting behind on the mortgage demographic check out the Internets in the few minutes they have to spare from dealing with their lives’ real and immediate issues, they’ll immediately be hit with a shit storm of leftist fascist sites quoting allegedly conservative sites saying that it’s all over.
Try to Google any controversy currently in the public mind. Limit it to “news” even, and you’ll have to go to page three of your search results, if you’re lucky, to even find a conservative site quoted. Now imagine that said result leads you to a page that states that the conservative side fucked up again, and this presupposes that you didn’t just go with the first hit on the list, which would give you Keith Olbermann’s view. Just how encouraged to vote against Ogabe would that make you? If even the people on his own side can’t quite get themselves to cheer him on, then why the fuck, exactly, would you consider switching sides?
Sites like Hot Air hurt the cause. Not because they are malicious, but because they’re ignorant of the rules of the game. They think that all people are as fair minded and rational as they are, and they are woefully wrong. They try to be fair, but they’re not. Americans are not idiots. They don’t trust the New York Times any further than they can throw them at this point. If you don’t believe us, look at their circulation numbers. They look like a fucking bungee jump minus the rubber cord.
So if the Pravda on the Hudson states that Obam-bam is going to win in a landslide, they’re not going to buy it. They know it’s a lie before they’ve even gotten past the lede.
But if you then have “mainstream conservative” sites like Hot Air expressing doubts about the outcome well then, Katie bar the door, they’re going to believe it.
Did you ever follow a leader who doubted that his cause would win?
If even the people on your own side doubt you…
We know how this game is played because we lived through it. We were thoroughly trained in it and, we might add, it works admirably as long as your enemies insist on being utter well-meaning idiots.
Sites like Hot Air do not know what the fuck they’re doing. We agree with their principles, they’re both honorable and true, but they’re not helping since we’re not fighting an honorable enemy.
You can’t beat your enemy unless you read his book and throw his rules right the fuck back at him.