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Those on the left represent a threat to capitalist hegemony, whereas those on the right do not – in the above picture and on the political spectrum. You see the same disparity regarding the number of (and responses from) cops between the Occupy movement/Black Lives Matter and the Tea Party bullshit; one set of movements is challenging a dominant paradigm that the system is built around (white supremacist capitalism), while the other is pushing for further entrenchment into said paradigm. The Tea Party challenges nothing (“don’t tread on [the capitalist bosses]”); Occupy and BLM hint at a resurgence of leftist movements, and the establishment (yes, the capitalists and the state) doesn’t like that.

Disney dumps PewDiePie over anti-Semitism

  • Disney has cut ties with Swedish YouTube mega star Felix Kjellberg, better known as PewDiePie. Kjellberg has 53 million subscribers.
  • The split came after he posted a series of videos that contained anti-Semitic images, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
  • Disney’s decision to part ways came after the Journal reached out to Disney to inquire about nine troubling clips from Kjellberg’s videos dating back to August 2016.
  • The Journal noted that in one since-removed video, Kjellberg shows a man dressed as Jesus and saying “Hitler did absolutely nothing wrong.”
  • But it’s the video wherein Kjellberg hired two Indian men to hold up a sign that reads “Death to all Jews” that reportedly prompted Disney to pull the plug. Read more (2/14/17 10 AM)

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News without context

Something that has pissed me off often both last year, and this year, is when news sites have been taking things out of context, and posting it as fact. This is stuff that has happened on the left, and on the right. News writers are so ready to vilify people using poor examples. One of the biggest targets of this has been Felix Arvid Ulf Kjelberg, A.K.A. PewDiePie.

Felix has been known to make Hitler jokes in his videos, and those clips have been used against him, trying to write the narrative that he is a Nazi. This is not true. Everybody has made fun of Hitler, because belittling someone so evil allows us to not be afraid of him, that he cannot hurt us from beyond the grave.

Unfortunately, if you have over 50 million subscribers, and are an internet celebrity, making those jokes apparently makes you a bad person. Never mind the millions you’ve given to charity. Never mind that you were able to help people worldwide. If you make a joke about Adolf Hitler, or his views, SHAME ON YOU!

At least, that’s what the media has been saying about PewDiePie.

It has gotten to the point where even in his video calling out the media for taking things out of context and using it against them, that the media in fact takes a joke from that video, out of context, and uses THAT against him. Imagine if someone were to take a quote from you out of context, and use it to label you as racist, homophobic, etc. Is that fair in any way?

The worst, I find, is with the Fiverr incident. Felix wanted to test what would happen if he were to ask outlandish requests from the people at Fiverr. One of which was a joke against Keemstar, who’s notoriously famous for calling his friend Alex the “N” word.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFACFmeyqJw

Because he is known for this racial slur, Felix wanted to take it a step further by making it look like Keem endorsed two guys to hold up a sign saying “DEATH TO ALL JEWS.” To even Felix’s surprise, the website did not filter the order out as a troll request, and so the video got made. Nearly costing those people their jobs after the video went up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d5LVjmrjm0

It was a prank against Keemstar for his past racism, but news articles don’t report that. They report that he was trying to spread hate against Jews.

Because of these edited articles slamming Felix, accusing him of being anti-semetic, and potentially a fascist, it causes people outside of his circle to believe the lies against him. To the point that J.K. Rowling believed and shared the fake news, even though in her Harry Potter books she created the Queen of Fake News: Rita Skeeter.

https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/831514821174648833

By changing the narrative of his videos to portray him as a Jew hating fascist, this has cost Felix his partnership with Maker Studios, as well as his second season of Scare PewDiePie. They’ve also slandered his name, causing potentially millions of people to think badly of him, over a lie. If I had never watched PewDiePie in my life, I would’ve believed these lies.

When people are saying that you can’t trust the media, and that there’s too much “Fake News,” this is one of the biggest contributors. Twisting, and manipulating what people said to cause a stir, and get yourself some clicks. But as the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf goes, the more you lie, the less likely people will believe you when you speak the truth.

Ironically, these same news websites who slander Felix have never reported on YouTubers who’ve faced rape and paedophilia accusations. I’d think that would be more pressing compared to one guy making risque jokes. But I guess if they’re not the #1 most subscribed YouTuber, then those stories probably aren’t worth it.

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Democrats escalates pressure on GOP to conduct investigation on Trump-Russia collusion.

US National Debt since Trump took office:

19 January 2017: $19,961,467,137,973.64

17 March 2017:    $19,846,045,559,411.81 

Difference:              $115,421,578,561.83