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To Take Back Our Culture We Need To Build Our Own Media Army

July 28, 2022

By Brandon Smith

I have been writing about the concept of decentralization since around 2006, well before the threat of the woke takeover and the culture war became obvious. The idea is a rather simple one (most ideas that work are simple):

If the corrupt system does not or will not provide what the public needs or wants then the public should provide those necessities for themselves. If they are successful then the system has two choices – It can fade away quietly as the decentralized economy takes over, or, it can try and STOP the public from building their own production using force. If the system uses force, then it exposes its true nature as authoritarian and it encourages rebellion. One way or another, the corrupt system will be eliminated.

We have already seen this with the alternative media over the past decade. When I started my first website (Neithercorp) 16 years ago, there were very few of us out there presenting the truth to the public and the mainstream media was still very much in control of the narrative. Today there is an endless array of alternative news websites and YouTube channels and the MSM is utterly dying (except maybe Fox News). Their audience numbers are crumbling while our audience numbers are rising. We are winning the news war because we offer something they don’t – The facts.

The alternative media has proven that decentralization can and does work, but there are many other areas of our culture which have not been decentralized in the slightest. Most popular media is still well under the control of people that espouse extreme cultural Marxism and globalism. Woke ideology is a communist-like movement and such movements spend a lot of time and energy seeking to disrupt the foundational culture of a nation. They do this because once the old culture is in ruins they can then introduce their own aberrant and tyrannical culture in its place. They are culture killers, and they do this deliberately because it is a methodology for gaining power.

Proponents of woke ideology will claim that they have nothing to do with Marxism or communism (while openly admitting they are trained Marxists). They will claim that Marxism and communism are purely economic movements. This is a lie. All communism is predicated on cultural destruction; this is a historic FACT. We can see parallel similarities between the social justice movements of today and movements like the Cultural Revolution in Mao’s China from 1966 to 1976. Any heritage, media or religion that competes with the communist model is targeted for erasure and this is what is happening right now in America.

In terms of western entertainment the methods are rather predictable – Leftist try to avoid producing their own original content if they can. Why? Because most of them are pathetic storytellers. Why? Because narcissists don’t have imaginations. Instead, they take existing stories and hijack them as vehicles for their propaganda.

They exploit an established franchise that people love and then reboot it. The reboot uses the name and nostalgia to lure in audiences. But the story and characters have no resemblance to the original mythos or lore, and audiences soon discover that their beloved characters are being murdered right in front of them. I suspect this is done with a particular element of joy, as leftists take pleasure in destruction far more than creation.

They will inject as many aspects of “critical theory” into every product that they get their hands on. This means diversity quotas in stories where it makes no sense. They claim that every movie, TV show, comic and video game must “reflect our modern world.” Translated that means: They think they get to determine what represents the “modern world.” Their movement uses minorities as a shield from criticism. If you don’t like their propaganda, then you must be “racist.” They think they own all minorities and rage against any black or brown person that leaves the leftist plantation.

They force concepts of “equity” into every production. We already have equality of opportunity in the west, so, they had to invent a new terminology that demands equality of outcome. Equity is about special treatment and protections for any group that serves leftist interests at the time. It’s about forcing people to give up what they have worked so hard for, what they have earned through merit, and making them hand it over to the system for redistribution to the loyal soldiers of the system. You are supposed to subsidize your own enslavement.

They flood all entertainment media with LGBT and gender fluidity agit-prop. The concept of the nuclear family is erased in favor of over-representation of a tiny minority of people, and some of these people never asked to be “represented” by the political left anyway. Leftists don’t care. They have anointed themselves as the shepherds of all “marginalized” groups. If you are gay then they own you and they own your successes. You didn’t build it, they did. The vast majority of new media is overwhelmingly gay to the point that many Americans in polling actually believe that around 25% of the population is homosexual.

Finally, globalism is the overarching religion of the left, and this destructive concept is making its way into many media products. The notion is that all ideals and beliefs deserve to be respected equally – This is a lie. Not all ideals are equal, and some beliefs are psychotic.  Beyond that, leftists don’t respect all ideals equally; they despise concepts like freedom, meritocracy and decentralization.

There are good reasons why we don’t live in a homogenized world and we are divided into separate nations and separate tribes: Because not all tribes are equal. Some are garbage, with garbage principles and garbage leadership. I don’t want to share a tribe with the communist Chinese who commit genocide and religious intolerance and who abuse the citizenry. I don’t want to share a tribe with a Muslim nation ruled by Sharia Law that murders gay people and treats women like property. I don’t want to share a tribe with leftists who seek to undermine society and rewrite history.

Globalism is the worst idea imaginable. Many tribes is a good thing, because discrimination helps humanity to separate and survive against immoral and destructive groups that seek to covertly or overtly homogenize.  The last thing we need is grotesque globalist cultism invading our entertainment.

So, how do we fight back?

Conservatives, libertarians and liberty minded people have finally started to take the culture war more seriously, but now we need to take action to stop the saturation of leftist propaganda within our media. This means we need to produce our OWN media, including entertainment media.

For decades, conservatives ignored the danger of leftists infecting pop culture, movies, television, comic books and video games. Many believed that these things were downstream from politics and that as long as we held our ground in the political arena everything would be fine. This was a huge mistake. Pop culture is not downstream from politics, both flow in tandem with each other. If you think that movies, video games and comic books are just meaningless “nerd stuff,” then you have been duped. Younger generations are highly influenced by such content.

I covered this idea briefly in a recent article on Amazon’s defilement of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord Of The Rings books and their upcoming travesty of a series called “The Rings Of Power.” I noted that the massive negative fan reaction to Amazon’s woke plans indicated a sea change in the way Americans are viewing the entertainment they consume.  They are no longer passive, and this is a good thing.

They are fighting back against the propaganda implanted into these shows and movies but they also need non-woke stories to fill the void. If you don’t offer them an alternative, then they might just watch whatever is put in front of them. The brainwashing will be perpetual.

Some courageous individuals and companies are taking steps to build an alternative entertainment media, but we need far more. Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire is fighting back with their own film production company, and from what I have seen so far the movies they have made are top notch.

Libertarian and YouTuber Eric July has recently launched his own comic book company and comic world called the “Rippaverse.” The company’s first comic book release has already garnered around $3 million in purchases, which proves that yes, there is indeed a market for this type of content and people are hungry for any media which is not woke.

Eric July has since been attacked relentlessly by the mainstream media (yes, over a comic book). As have I noted when it comes to decentralization, once the system attacks you, you know you are a threat to their power. They attack because they are afraid.

Comedian Andrew Shulz decided to buy back his own comedy special from an unnamed streaming service because they sought to censor his anti-woke jokes. He is now offering the special (called “Infamous”) on his own website.

We definitely need more of this. More creators taking a stand and building real alternatives to Hollywood and the woke corporate cabal. If you can’t stand leftist media and would rather watch nothing, then maybe it’s time for you to make the kind of content you would like to see?

I am going to be putting my money where my mouth is very soon and releasing my own comic book campaign. I have been working on the project for around 3 months and have put together a great team. I hope to release the campaign in a couple of weeks. My feeling is that if I can tell an entertaining story, then I should. I want to continue with my economic and political analysis, but I also think it’s important to provide people with mental relief and a short escape from some of the harsher realities of our times.

Leftists and woke corporations do not want you to be able to escape. They want their ideology in your face 24/7 until you give up and submit.

The existing franchises that we used to take for granted when we were children are gone; they are all owned by people with dishonest intentions that hate American culture and want to see it debased into oblivion. We have to accept this fact, move on from the old stories and old content, and make our own. We have to become the new sages and storytellers of our age because no one is going to do it for us.

Some people might argue that all of this is meaningless. Why worry about media and culture when we are in the middle of an economic crisis? What these folks don’t seem to grasp is that part of the reason we are in this mess is because we allowed our own cultural decline. We became apathetic in our vigilance and let mentally and ideologically unstable people take over platforms of influence. No longer. Their time is coming to an end. We are going to take it back; every piece of it, and we will do that by building a decentralized media army from the ground up.

 

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  • Purrsun July 28, 2022 at 7:50 am

    Brandon, thank you for being frank on issue and making recommendations. About five yrs ago, Netflix released series “Anne with an E” based on much-loved Anne of Green Gables books. Shockingly hijacked to applaud pedo, LBGT and other woke issues. Felt truly heartbroken. Discernment is more subtle w/ many websites. Your articles are often read on Zero Hedge. Any other suggestions, assuming that all contain inaccuracies, would be much appreciated

    • Jeff July 29, 2022 at 9:30 pm

      Great Job Brandon, always a pleasure reading your writings.
      Also a place that keeps track of whats going on besides Zerohedge.
      Site called DailyJobCuts , worth a look been going there for years.

      Keep up the good work

  • JustOneGuy July 28, 2022 at 8:32 am

    I applaud your stated intent and ‘Call to arms’ Brandon!
    For far too long the margin have been chiseling away at every value and more which could possibly serve at the basis for an enduring, just society; it is long past time for those with Vision to take the fight to our Adversaries.
    I have long been a fan (Die Hard grade) of both Tolkein and the ‘Age of Grace’ in film…ie, the time of Grace Kelly, John Wayne, Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck and myriad others of that age and I won’t even attempt to begin to compare THEN to NOW since the latter is so woefully lacking in every distinct aspect.
    That said, my fascination with Tolkein – which I acquired in my teens – was indeed a seminal formative influence on my the entire skein of how I see the World. As such, I DID watch both the first and second ‘teasers’ for “The Rings of Power” from Amazon as a matter of curiosity…which in retrospect I certainly wish I had not.
    Whereas Peter Jackson diverted from Canon to a very slight degree in his production of “TLotR”, and the a slightly greater extent in “The Hobbit”, still, for the most part he cleaved to Tolkein’s original Vision. Such cannot be said for the producers of “The Rings of Power” who at every turn appear to be utterly determined to re-write – read as ‘remake’ – Tolkein in their own mold, including every possible effort to base their vision on Woke Ideology.
    I have seldom be disappointed to the extent that I am now having witnessed the two ‘teasers’ and will NOT be engaging with the movie/series when it debuts…not even at gun-point.
    Brandon hits one specific thing on the head here so very clearly: Young Minds ARE impressionable! As such then the battle we fight now also very much includes that segment of the population as much as do the hearts and minds of the Adults around us.
    The insidious, creeping assault conducted on the younger generations over the past few years has fully borne horrid Fruit, leaving us with at least a generation confused about what sex thet are, what their ACTUAL history IS and even a significant ambiguity as to the difference between Right and Wrong.
    Frankly, I’m not sure how much rehabilitation could succeed in the face of the corruption which has overtaken those molded thusly but certainly we must act to counterbalance these influences immediately.
    Remember always, it is far better to “Lead by EXAMPLE” to demonstrate the Truth underlying your convictions than it is to simply harangue others over your voewpoints…that applies both in the Real World and the Chrostian sphere equally

    Cheerio Kiddos…JOG

  • Rodster July 28, 2022 at 9:21 am

    Another individual who decided to fight back was Ben Swann. He saw the top-down takeover of the leftist Media and decided to leave and start his own Media Company. https://peakprosperity.com/guest/ben-swann/

    Meanwhile civil unrest is rapidly growing around the world. The citizens of Malaysia have had enough and are protesting violently due to rapid inflation and the thought that their government is making life unnecessarily difficult for its citizens.

  • Daniel V July 28, 2022 at 11:01 am

    For many years, one hobby that I always like to do aside from swimming is Gaming. Ever since I was 3 years old, gaming was one hobby that I was always interested in. In fact, I loved gaming so much that I actually considered on becoming a video game developer. However, there are recent factors that made me go against the idea. One: I’ve grown to get huge distain against many gaming companies for not only their recently events of inputing leftist propaganda, but they have all turned almost all of gaming as vitural casinos that somehow isn’t considered gambling legal wise, or constant microtransactions for “progression” that you essentialy forced to buy, or you will never get them. Combined with our country’s falling economy, this is a huge no no. Two: as of now, many corporate companies are in a mass spending spree of buying out AAA game companies, the reason why this is a huge deal because this would mean that indie devs will eventually unable to compete against big gaming and gaming will be completely centralized with little to no imagination in any future games. “You own nothing and you will be happy” applies to everything, and gaming is no exception. Three (a more personal one for me): While I like learning how to code, it does not help the face that many colleges that offer these courses are now infiltrated with leftist propaganda along with constant mask and vaccine mandates. When I used to go to NJIT from fall of last year to spring of this year, there was constant mask propaganda everywhere, and one time when I just wanted to sit down with no mask, I did not insulted anyone but my indoctrinated witch of a math teacher send an entire gespatco just for not complying. Even when sitting all alone in a table, because of the mass survillance security cameras around the campus, the empolyees will ask me to wear a mask, which inevitably lead me to sitting outside the campus for most of my days. As I side note, this made me get motivation to head towards Atilis GYM at bellmar and miss classes to fail at that college because I could NEVER forgive them for what they’ve done. At this moment, my family is forcing me to go to a college within NJ (more specifically union county college) that I KNOW once the lockdowns come back, they will usher in constant vaccine and mask propaganda to make me comply. Knowing my family, they wil probably do everything in their power to eventually medically kidnap me and force me to comply with these unlawful mandates. In short, I don’t want to risk repeating this all over again just to get a lousy degree that brings me back to my first two points. Lastly, with all the recent crisis events that are happening and other events that will inevitably occur. We are at the risk of civil war, our own governments are literally killing their own citizens, we are at risk of being disarmed, and there are food shortages looming into the horizon, this doesn’t ever take account of any potential pernament shutdown of the internet. All these factors made me asked myself if there was any value for me to be a game developer at this time, and at this point, it’s usually no. It’s honestly depressing that a hobby that I once loved so much has been horribly muitilated by the globalists and elites in charge. One thing that I will be glad for is the parallel economy that will be eventually formed when the corrupt globalist system impodes. Although as of now, I don’t think I’ll be ready to go for this dream yet, there’s already too much at stake that makes this completely secondary to me.

  • Serge July 28, 2022 at 11:33 am

    Right, we are in the middle of a cultural war. It is about winning hearts and minds through massive entertainment, trickery and the implementation of an idiocracy (watch “Idiocracy”, the movie).
    Here in Western Europe, many people (too many in my opinion) easily submit – by ignorance, cowardice or conformity – to the “political correctness” relayed by the mainstream media – and “wokism” has a good place there. And, indeed, the young generations, as in the past, are easy targets for totalitarian or fascist regimes.
    P.S: “Difficult times create strong men. Strong men create times of peace. Times of peace create weak men. Weak men create difficult times.” Ibn Khaldun

  • Blake Walley July 28, 2022 at 11:56 am

    Great stuff as usual Brandon. I’ve been following, covering and sharing your work for over ten years. I’d love to see the alternative media get better organized and networked with each other to take on and take out what’s left of the MSM. I’m here to help, but have been frustrated by censorship, shadow-banning and the seeming exclusivity of our community. We need to stand together and make a push soon, please let me know if there’s something I can do.

  • Serge July 28, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    “The clown” of the day:
    “We now understand better how little we understand about inflation”, Jay Powell, US Federal Reserve Chairman
    As you wrote in an old article Brandon, a few years ago, central bankers are not incompetent; they are mostly malicious and deliberately mislead the public.
    P.S: Perhaps in Zuckerberg’s Metaverse, the U.S. and world economy will be stronger than ever and inflation will never be a problem…and all, we will live happily in this “brave new world 3.0”.
    P.S 2: Glad to know that your comic book project is progressing.

  • Gauntlet33 July 28, 2022 at 3:38 pm

    Brandon: “Their movement uses minorities as a shield from criticism. If you don’t like their propaganda, then you must be “racist.””
    ..
    Yup! Totally reminds me of the Jar Jar Binks character in Star Wars – SO gay and SO unwatchable!
    ..
    Also, having long been a fan of the X-Men series (Stan Lee was absolutely brilliant!), I would love to hear of any comic books you come out with.

    • Brandon Smith July 28, 2022 at 3:54 pm

      If you thought Jar Jar was bad, you should look at what they are doing to Star Wars now! Apparently Obi Wan is bisexual for some reason. These people are absolutely obsessed with skin color and who sleeps with who. It looks like my comic project will be launched within the next two weeks. The script has been written for months and I found a great artist, colorist and letterer to do the crowdfunding pages. My plan is go all out on this and so far it looks awesome. There are some conservative/libertarian themes in the comic (it’s actually going to be graphic novel length), but it’s not really going to be political. I just want to tell a good story that keeps people on the edge of their seats.

      • Gauntlet33 July 28, 2022 at 4:08 pm

        Nice! Does your graphic novel / comic book have a title you can disclose? And where will it be available? Will regular comic book stores be selling them?

        • Brandon Smith July 28, 2022 at 4:36 pm

          The full graphic novel will have to be crowdfunded because it is actually quite expensive to pay for all the artwork involved, but it will be available for pre-order on Indiegogo soon. I have a large piece of the intro to the story already done, which I paid for out of pocket. You will be able to read the intro when the campaign goes live. I figure, if people like the story and the artwork from the beginning maybe they’ll want to read the rest. I’m going to keep the title and other details close to the vest for now, but I will say that it is a Mystery/Action/Horror storyline and there is no other comic I know of out there like this. It’s more like a movie than a traditional comic.

          • Gauntlet33 July 28, 2022 at 4:57 pm

            Awesome! I hope it takes off! Keep us updated when it becomes available on indiegogo…I’ll order a copy.

      • Tom Deplorable July 28, 2022 at 6:39 pm

        Brandon. I’m trying to get my self published libertarian and conservative fiction book launched using Amazon as only my print to order and delivery service. I won’t spend a dime more feeding the Bozo Beast with ad money.

  • Roundball Shaman July 28, 2022 at 4:23 pm

    “There are good reasons why we don’t live in a homogenized world and we are divided into separate nations and separate tribes: Because not all tribes are equal. Some are garbage, with garbage principles and garbage leadership. I don’t want to share a tribe with the communist Chinese who commit genocide and religious intolerance and who abuse the citizenry. I don’t want to share a tribe with a Muslim nation ruled by Sharia Law that murders gay people and treats women like property. I don’t want to share a tribe with leftists who seek to undermine society and rewrite history.”

    The above quotation, reimagined at the local level…

    “There are good reasons why we don’t live in a homogenized city and we are divided into separate neighborhoods and separate tribes: Because not all tribes are equal. I don’t want to share a tribe with people who do not respect my freedom and my values and who want to dominate and abuse the citizenry. I don’t want to share a tribe with lawless people who think nothing of harming others and taking property that is not their own. (And Race has NOTHING to do with this… this about CHARACTER.) I don’t want to share a tribe with anyone who seeks to undermine society and rewrite history. I don’t want to share tribe with public ‘educators’ who seek not to educate my kids but to propagandize and shape them into something unrecognizable to their own parents.”

    These ideas work at the local level just as they do on a Worldwide scale.

    Our very survival is at stake. We can’t afford to fool around for a moment. Decisions and actions taken right now will determine our future for perhaps hundreds or even thousands of years and weight upon generations yet unborn.

    If We the People do not get serious… they will have ‘Serious’ with a capital ‘S’ raining down on us like wicked flooding rains to wash away and drown everything we hold dear.

  • Justa Guy July 28, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    It does no good to try to compete with Hollywood. Those who watch it are mostly brainwashed beyond repair, and they have unlimited money to invest in continuing that brainwashing.

    Instead, we need to build a national series of local barter and discussion sites, that can totally replace Facebook for locals and their families.

    Just one guy and a WordPress powered blog in every town, or as many as possible. They can be promoted on the local Facebook pages most towns have for buying and selling.

    I am working on such a site now and when I get something easy to install and setup I will give it away for others to do. We can’t outdo the “big boys”, but we can start a brand new game in our own town.

    • Brandon Smith July 28, 2022 at 5:57 pm

      No, we need to do BOTH. If we only focus on one area of the fight, we will lose. You are focusing on your area, and I am focusing on mine. It’s about full spectrum defense. Hollywood is dying. They DON’T have unlimited cash. If they did, then the streaming services would not be laying people off and cutting projects like they are right now.

      • Justa Guy August 2, 2022 at 4:47 pm

        Yes, we should do both. But also yes, they DO have unlimited money and guaranteed BILLIONS in advertising for the Pharma killers. Otherwise, CNN would have failed long ago.

        The streaming services are also a big scam. The same companies that own the streaming services also own the cable companies, MSM networks, and all the programming they show. They show on paper losing billions, but that is only because one part of the corporation is purchasing rights from other parts of the outfit. The money goes from the globalists left pocket into the right pocket, as needed to avoid tax.

        Fight them all, to be sure. But as you often say DECENTRALIZATION is what will win this war. Certainly not competing with the major propaganda producers with unlimited funding.

        • Brandon Smith August 2, 2022 at 6:19 pm

          No, they don’t have unlimited money – which is why they are now failing and shutting down various elements of their businesses, as well as firing people en masse. They have had a LOT of money, but it is now running out. And competing with them has already worked, as I noted in the article. Their audience numbers are crumbling while ours are rising. You are simply wrong on every count.

          • Justa Guy August 4, 2022 at 9:46 am

            We can agree to disagree, but you know as well as I do that these guys have a printing press and controlled governments established in every country (but 3).

            Competing with them independently does work, very well. And they continuously drive new readers to sites like this with their lies. You are the only person on the internet whose articles I actually seek out each week, because you are right about almost everything and look deeper into things than most others.

            This time I think you are a bit off, on just this one thing. The media and the streaming services (even the internet itself) are the PROPAGANDA ARM of the bankers. It will be preserved and controlled, regardless of cost, for without it they will lose power within a week.

            Money is NEVER the object with the globalist. They can just print up what they need, or steal it if it serves their interest. Maintaining the propaganda network is critical for success.

            I suspect the reason the streaming services claim to be laying off staff (maybe they are, but it doesn’t matter) is so they can justify raising their rates yet again. it’s certainly not because the bankers can’t pump in a few more dollars if keeping them on was essential to the mission.

            Thanks for all you do. You are making a difference……

          • Brandon Smith August 4, 2022 at 11:11 am

            Well, they are indeed laying people off, and I think that will accelerate as we go into 2023. The mainstream media audience numbers say it all – They are dismal. There are liberty YouTubers out there that crush CNN or MSNBC with individual videos. They are a propaganda arm of the establishment, but I don’t think they have the kind of access to the printing press that you think they do. The only way they can preserve these companies would be to remove all the alternatives forcefully, which I think is the ultimate end game. Even if they have all the money in the world, they can’t make people consume their content. That’s why we just saw CNN+ get shut down only a week after it was launched – They can’t compete with the alt-media. They are losing the culture war and the information war, and they know it. Our best bet is to continue that fight while preparing for their eventual attempt to take everything away. Thanks for the kind words, I appreciate it.

  • Mr.BA July 28, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    Jim Breyer’s latest standup routine is refreshing.

    • Mr.BA July 28, 2022 at 8:30 pm

      Breuer’s

      • kmose August 1, 2022 at 9:06 am

        Always liked that guy, from SNL to Half Baked.

  • Richard+Ruggiero July 28, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Now that they’ve got their mansions, yachts and all the children they care to rape there’s nothing left but power, so those who create trillions of dollars out of nothing buy up all the media, politicians, corporations and countries in order to further their animating nihilistic philosophy.

    I love your idea, but how do we compete with an unlimited civilization destroying cash spigot?

    • Brandon Smith July 28, 2022 at 10:02 pm

      You are mistaking most corporations for the central banks. The spigot has run out for these companies, which is why their stocks have been crumbling and they are instituting layoffs. Vox, Buzzfeed, CNN, Netflix, Disney, etc. – All going down the tubes. It is a common mistake within the liberty movement to ascribe unlimited power to these people; nothing could be further from the truth. They fail and fade away just like anyone can. The central banks could print more money and try to give it to them, sure, but then inflation rises even more and the strategy becomes futile. There is no way out for them – They are going down. The only question is, will we be there ready to replace them?

  • Chuck July 28, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    Red state secession is the only real solution.

    • Brandon Smith July 29, 2022 at 12:00 am

      It’s only part of the solution. Safeguarding American heritage and culture and fostering non-woke creativity is another part of the solution. This is simply the way it is. Also, secession will never happen until the cultural battle is more expertly fought and more people begin to understand the pervasiveness of the propaganda machine. One feeds into the other.

    • Cato the Uncensored August 3, 2022 at 9:47 am

      What is to be done with Blue cities in otherwise Red States? Looking at the 2020 election, the US President and several Senators were effectively selected in Atlanta, Philly, Detroit, Milwaukee, Chicago, etc. Don’t even dare to ask about the demographics of the persons who “delivered” the votes, either by fraudulent counting or manufacturing of huge numbers of the votes that put those people in power.

      Red secession will only work with ethnic cleansing. Do you think the average Red-Stater will have the stomach for that?

      Putting that aside, do you think the Blue States will simply let the freight-paying Red States just walk away?

  • kmose July 29, 2022 at 4:33 am

    What I really hate about it is I used to love the movies. I turned 10 at the end of 1980 and I loved the movies of my teen years and the experience of going to the movies. And I loved seeing Los Angeles in the movies and on TV and in cartoons from any time period. Hollywood was a place of sunshine, palm trees and movie stars and beautiful women. When I finally got to see it after I moved to the Bay Area in 2001, Hollywood was in the midst of being corporatized, but at the time I didn’t connect that to why there were fewer and fewer movies that I wanted to see. I remember when Charlie’s Angels came out I refused to see it because watching petit women kick men’s asses for 2 hours was just too much suspension of disbelief for me. Little did I know, that was just the beginning of a trend. Yet I love Russ Meyer’s Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! I love gearhead rockabilly hipster 1950s SoCal. It is so cool. I love Tarantino’s LA. I love Michael Mann’s LA. Oh well, I mourn the loss of Hollywood. I liked it.

    • Brandon Smith July 29, 2022 at 5:39 am

      The 1970s were the wild west for Hollywood, if you had talent and intelligence you could go there and make things happen. Over time they actively started getting in people’s way. They tried to sabotage anyone that didn’t conform, that wanted to tell stories outside the corporate mold. Now they actively stalk and harass anyone that’s not far left. Hollywood is a place of evil today; nothing good will ever come from it again.

      • kmose July 29, 2022 at 9:33 am

        I agree and arrived at the same conclusion a few years ago. My best friend and I tried hard to crack into the business. He was already working for the studios as an independent contractor producing the DVDs of movies and he made a documentary that won a Peabody and had a billboard on Sunset. I really thought he was going to crack into the club because he had come so far from our childhood in NC. But a doc isn’t a story, and because neither of us fully understood that the sensibilities had changed to what you described every idea we pitched got shot down. I was also trying to get a book published, and probably 100 literary agents told me they were only interested in African-American, female authors. I am black, but not female, and that seemed to matter more than anything. So yeah, I learned to accept that basically Hollywood doesn’t like me, and I don’t like Hollywood. Incidentally, during the lockdown I was watching an old (1930s) William Powell movie that took place in SF. I turned it off after his character said the world was overpopulated. It made me wonder just how long Hollywood has been the enemy.

  • Brandon July 29, 2022 at 5:38 am

    will your comic be available as hard copy or digital only?

    • Brandon Smith July 29, 2022 at 5:57 am

      Hard copy. I don’t think I’ll be doing a digital release.

  • carlos July 29, 2022 at 6:50 am

    brandon is very right without a doubt the progressive communist radical left likes to destroy more than to build just look what they did with franchises like ghostbusters, men in black and all superheroes are gay they destroyed the resident evil series for these reasons I prefer anime Japanese and classic movies in the face of so much visual garbage but if it is necessary to create new independent content and support patriotic libertarian artists

  • kmose July 29, 2022 at 3:37 pm

    The more I think about it, when it comes to movies and music and I guess all art forms, there is some stuff that was just so cool I just can’t see letting the assholes have it or claim it. To relinquish Hollywood as theirs is just so difficult for me. They can’t have Corey Feldman and Dokken and Jake E Lee’s solos. They can’t have The Wild Bunch. They can’t have Pike and Tector. They just can’t. So what if they financed it, real good artists made good authentic art. Hollywood, including geographical Hollywood (as the business and the town are inextricably linked)-is part of America’s family jewels, its treasures, its history. Hollywood is like that ancient temple in Judea they still fight over today in Israel. Hollywood was and is special, a dream, an ideal. We gotta take it back. One man’s wish, at least.

  • HillbillyBee July 29, 2022 at 4:59 pm

    Disgusting as it seems, I’m wondering how similar to the opposition we must become to play in their arena. I guess it depends on how much we are geared toward providing alternatives vs. winning converts. The current woke folk have arrived where they are by following classic propaganda techniques and swaying cultural influencers so that they and their products are perceived as cool. Their techniques disgust us, but can we even have “shelf space” in the media marketplace without doing a bit of marketing?

    And as an aside there should probably be an alternative term for “leftist” to describe the invaders. They aren’t leftists, they are authoritarian corporatists, i.e. fascists, although we probably don’t want to use that term either. And what are we? I’m leaning toward alt-right but Patriots, Heritage Americans, or a number of other terms I’ve never considered would probably work better. It’s all about branding. Where are the marketeers on our side?

    • Brandon Smith July 29, 2022 at 5:33 pm

      Leftist = Authoritarian: They are one in the same. There’s no such thing as the “alt-right,” its a term they made up around 2016 in an attempt to divide conservatives. Anyone to the right of Marx is now called “alt-right.” The SJW movement is a paper tiger. They can be defeated by simply providing our own production and exposing their lies. The bigger threat is the globalists that fund most of these movements, and we don’t need to become at all like them to take them down. We’re merely defending our home and our way of life while they are constantly attacking our culture and attempting to enslave us.

  • JustOneGuy July 29, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    I’m afraid that I have to concur with your assessment, though possibly not for the reasons which you might otherwise think.
    Witness that virtually ALL of the serious agriculture of the US exist in Red States…not including the Imperial Valley, which is now little short of an arid wasteland. Ditto for Major Federal Military installations with only a handful of exceptions, predominantly of the Naval persuasion. Virtually every drop of accessible Oil left in the contiguous lower 48 States is distinctly in Red State hands.
    So what do the coastal States actually have in their favor one might ask. With the SOLE exception of Pennsylvania, neither coasts have anything substantive in the sphere of agriculture to speak of…ESPECIALLY now that the Mega-drought has descended like a death-shroud over the western regions.
    No oil sources of note, check…
    The primary Military hardware/personnel are very nearly all OUTSIDE Blue State borders.
    Sooo…as a matter of Strategy, indeed, the best possible thing that could transpire currently is for a groundswell of grassroots support for drafting Articles of Secession in the various Red State Legislatures commence as soon as possible, ‘Hearts and Minds’ notwithstanding.
    IF such were accomplished then exactly what resources would the coastal areas have sufficient to enable them to continue maintaining their overarching society?
    The Answer: Very damn little…surely nowhere near enough. As a consequence, within a year – two at the outside – both coastal regions would be reduced to abject Anarchy as all primary services FAILED, oil/petroleum STOPPED flowing and staples of food were exhausted.
    Game, Set and Match…all without a shot being fired. Dwell on it a bit. Sun Tzu said “The Greatest Victory over one’s Adversary is to win without drawing one’s Blade.”

    Have a delightful weekend everyone….JOG

    • JustOneGuy July 30, 2022 at 9:57 am

      Oops, this comment was intended to be a reply to JustAGuy above…my BAD.

      JOG

    • Gauntlet33 August 1, 2022 at 11:29 am

      Hey JOG, I would agree that a lot of the agriculture is in red states, but I think people forget that California is a HUGE producer of all types of food.

      • JustOneGuy August 3, 2022 at 2:46 am

        Howdy G33,
        Not since the Coloradi River Water Authority shut off all irrigation water across virtually every irrigators which draws from them…especially the Imp0erial Valley in Kali.
        Lake(s) Powell and Meade are rapidly nearing “Dead Pool” levels at which point neither water for drinking OR hydroelectric can be drawn from either…which leaves the Western US as a Sahara grade arid wasteland for the foreseeable future.
        Hi-Li-Fook….where are all those people going to go when the taps run dry…when the power for their AC’s vanishes? Needless to say, it won’t be good for the rest of US when they relocate.

        Have a great week Sir/Ma’am (whichever is appropriate!)…JOG

  • COVIDsteria eBook July 30, 2022 at 6:23 am

    We DON’T need more news-analysis-media etc. We need MORE satire-humor etc making fun of the wokesters BUT I have also written this on my Substack https://covidsteria.substack.com/ [COVIDsteria + Tales From the Great Reset By Citizen Satirist (CS) Great Reset psyop (COVIDsteria, RUSSIAsteria etc) memes/jokes/humor + “Tales From the Great Reset” (Ongoing satirical short stories) + “COVIDsteria: An Oral History of America’s Great Reset” (serialized COVID satire)]:

    “While we are bombarded with woke propaganda buried into every story line from Hollywood to fiction literature these days, there is hardly any NON-WOKE satire (beyond the Babylon Bee etc) and/or fictional/satirical writing along the lines of George Orwell, Ayn Rand and the like. And besides, publishers won’t touch such material these days – meaning there is little monetary incentive for such writing…”

    AND:

    “COVIDsteria: An Oral History of America’s Great Reset is a fictional satire along the lines of a Studs Terkel oral history or Max Brooks’ World War Z published as a serialized book on Substack. All chapters were re-emailed with no paywall to all subscribers b/w February and March 2022. Chapters marked “No Partial Paywall” are completely free while others are partially free with a paywall part way through.

    Otherwise, please sign up to receive more great satire from (completely free) posts containing the best memes and humor covering the latest Great Reset psyops (COVIDsteria, RUSSIAsteria etc) to our new “Tales from the Great Reset” occasional satirical short-story series (See a list of ALL tales at the bottom of this COVIDsteria Table of Contents post).”

    • Brandon Smith July 30, 2022 at 2:57 pm

      We need a lot of people in a lot of creative areas, satire being one of them. Liberty people are so focused on the politics that they tend to ignore a massive portion of other media. The leftists understand the power and influence behind popular culture; it’s time for us to take it more seriously.

  • Esmeralda July 30, 2022 at 3:29 pm

    I recommend you all to take a look at Bob Moran’s incredibly powerful artwork.
    https://www.bobmoran.co.uk/

    • kmose August 1, 2022 at 9:00 am

      Man, that guy is good. Those are incredible.

  • Lieutenant Beale July 30, 2022 at 8:29 pm

    John Lovell of Warrior Poet Society is starting to add non-woke shows on his platform.
    https://www.watchwpsn.com/

  • Daniel V July 31, 2022 at 9:08 am

    This is unrealated to the topic at hand, but recently, the white house has recently passed a ban of all semi auto guns. It is now currently heading to the senate level. At this point, I’ll give it 3-4 weeks tops before the kinectic portion of the civil war starts. From everyone within the site, how will this play out now that they are doing everything in their power to remove a large portion of guns owned by the public?

    • Brandon Smith July 31, 2022 at 3:05 pm

      The White House didn’t pass it, the House passed it. It then goes on to the Senate. It is not expected to pass. Though, if they really wanted to start a civil war then that would be a good way to do it.

  • Dr. Marian Wilson July 31, 2022 at 1:17 pm

    Hi Brandon, thank you for your superb analysis of the media and its connection with changing cultural values. I deeply appreciate the way that you take a step-back from the situations that you describe, look at the relevant precipitating and perpetuating factors across time, in addition to their structure and context of whatever you are writing about. Your wisdom, reflection, and analysis are priceless.

  • Greg B. August 2, 2022 at 8:27 pm

    Glad to hear you haven’t given up on your comic project. Can’t wait to see it. I’ve got my own graphic novel story ideas in mind ranging from Tolkienesque fantasy to post-apocalyptic and even Star Wars-like space opera. I’ve been working on a graphic novel version of the Bible for a few years now and have also doing some Sunday Funnies-type stuff as well.

    • Brandon Smith August 2, 2022 at 8:48 pm

      Awesome! I would love to see that stuff when you have it ready. I think I will be ready for the crowdfunding campaign in two weeks or less. I’ll do an announcement here at Alt-Market.

  • Daniel V August 4, 2022 at 10:31 am

    In the news (what wikipedia and msm won’t report): orwellian UK thought police arrests a army veteran for posting an ” offensive ” meme (waving a flag with the trans flag in the shape of a swastika). This is unacceptable, this is the kind of tyranny they want to bring to the United states, the blue states are done for. I still think the globalists will lose but they will destroy the coastlines first before they will be defeated.

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