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Lauren Cherie Southern is a Canadian Conservatorian, Civil Nationalist, patriot, activist, book author, political commentator, YouTube personality and writer. She created content for The Rebel Media, a Canadian Conservative online media company, until March 2017 when she went on her own independently into the Alternative Media.

Southern ran as a candidate for the Libertarian Party of Canada in the 2015 Canadian federal election.

Going Independent

Published on Mar 9, 2017

Hey guys, thanks so much for sticking around! I’ll be starting to upload regularly in a week or two - just need to get all the equipment and sort my life out!


Published on Mar 15, 2017

I’m still figuring out all the sound, lighting and editing so bear with me. Quality is only going up from here! :)

LAUREN SOUTHERN APPRECIATION POST. The future of media and the death of the dying dinosaur Liber Media Complex 


Education vs. Communications: Social Media Civil War

Anonymous submitted: 

Meet our Education department, which is staffed by a wonderful group of people who are equal parts creativity, anarchy, and an all-consuming dedication to interpretive education.  

And I’d also like to introduce the Communications Department, who are so adept at marketing, spinning, fixing and tweeting that I’m 99% sure they might have all been bitten by radioactive spiders during a full moon and developed superpowers.

Recently, the Education team decided that they no longer wanted to abide by the social media policies established by the Communications department, which they considered too rigid. 

In short, they went rogue and created unsanctioned “official museum” accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and Tumblr and probably some other places that I’m too unhip to know about. 

Anyway. Naturally, when Communications found out about these accounts, they were… not pleased. 

Education delivered a succinct counterargument. 

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Meanwhile, here’s everyone else on staff, waiting to see how this all plays out. 

There’s a pretty obvious compromise available that would make everyone happy (interdepartmental collaboration). But at this point both sides see it as a war for honor, if there’s any honor left to be found on social media. 

Just Jack

listen…..i have zero good excuses for this. when i saw this prompt in my inbox, i just couldn’t stop writing for some reason.

summary: Jack Zimmermann, NHL Superstar of the Providence Falconers, is on the verge of coming out as gay. His team’s PR Team insists he establishes a social media presence before he does so that he can better control the narrative after. The only problem? He totally has a crush on the consultant they hire to help him. ao3

            “Listen, I mean this in the nicest possible way, but my job here is to convince people that you have some basic emotions about things that aren’t hockey,” Eric Bittle said from across the table. He was dressed smartly in slacks and a printed button-down that pulled across his biceps appealingly. Jack was having a hard time focusing on anything else. “We all know the Jack Zimmermann ‘story’, but no one really knows just Jack. Does that make sense?”

           “Just Jack?” he asked, blinking at Eric.

          “You know.” Eric waved encouragingly. “What you do in off-season or what you do with your friends on days off. What do you do when you’re not being Jack Zimmermann, NHL player?”

           Jack stared at him blankly. He remembered all of the times that he had to swallow the bile at the back of his throat when someone joked that he was a hockey robot, but for the life of him, he couldn’t remember when the last time was that he went out with friends that weren’t also teammates.

           Eric sighed, probably taking his silence for intransigence instead of genuine dumbfounded-ness.

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I was just talking to my friend (a sociologist) about the current situation. As we discussed the various news of today, we realized something. According to the scuttlebutt that’s circulating, Trump plans on appointing some very well-known folks to his administration, including Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, Ben Carson, Sarah Palin, Chris Christie, Joe Arpaio, and others. We’ll see what actually happens, but look at that list. It’s almost entirely composed of failed presidential candidates, all of whom (except Carson) are high-profile, long-time members of the Republican governing establishment.

When the media tries to tell you that Trump’s election represents a repudiation of the status quo, look back at this list, and remember that they’re trying to mislead you. Trump’s election in fact represents a reinstantiation of the establishment through the empowerment of its worst, most incompetent, and most corrupt members.

anonymous asked:

I'm re-reading your story in preparation for the companion fic, and I never noticed it the first time around, but in the initial 8 chapters, you have people taking selfies and using instagram during a period of time when that was just not a thing. Anachronisms!

I started the fic with things like newspaper articles and forums as social media and gradually move on to twitter and instagram and stuff in the years when they would have been a thing. Youtube first appears in chapter 5 which would be about 2010ish so it was around then, twitter shows up in chapter 6 which is about 2011/12ish so again it had been around for a few years by then and instagram turns up in chapter 8 around the 2014 Olympics. So I did make sure they were all being used in the fic only after they were actual an established form of social media. I did have Phichit take a selfie in chapter 4 though but what can I say, that boy is ahead of his time 。゚(TヮT)゚。
Book Excerpt: Bernie Sanders' 'Our Revolution'
From OUR REVOLUTION: A Future to Believe In by Bernie Sanders. Copyright © 2016 by the author and reprinted with permission of Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin’s Press, LLC.
By ABC News

When we began our race for the presidency in April 2015, we were considered by the political establishment and the media to be a “fringe” campaign, something not to be taken seriously. 

After all, I was a senator from a small state with very little name recognition. Our campaign had no money, no political organization, and we were taking on the entire Democratic Partyestablishment. And, by the way, we were also running against the most powerful political operation in the country. The Clinton machine had won the presidency for Bill Clinton twice and almost won the Democratic presidential nomination for Hillary Clinton in 2008.

When our campaign finally came to a close in July 2016, it turned out that the pundits had got it wrong—big-time. We had made history and run one of the most consequential campaigns in the modern history of the country—a campaign that would, in a very profound way, change America.

We received more than 13 million votes in primaries and caucuses throughout the country. We won twenty-two states, more than a few by landslide proportions. We won 1,846 pledged delegates to the Democratic Convention, 46 percent of the total.

Importantly, in virtually every state, we won a strong majority of younger people—the future of America. We won large percentages of the vote from white, black, Latino, Asian-American, and Native American youth. 

We set the agenda for the America of tomorrow.

Many Stein voters voted in blue states.

6-7 million less people came out to vote Clinton compared to Obama.

Only 1 million people voted for Stein in mostly blue states.

I blame a ruthless, elitest establishment who thinks they didn’t have to support the working class.

I blame 35 years of bipartisanship support of a neoliberal, corporate agenda.

I blame the Democratic machine cheating Bernie Sanders.

I blame the media establishment telling people that Clinton already won, influencing undecided voters to stay home.

—  Andy McLeod
Donald Trump tapped into the anger of a declining middle class that is sick and tired of establishment economics, establishment politics and the establishment media. People are tired of working longer hours for lower wages, of seeing decent paying jobs go to China and other low-wage countries, of billionaires not paying any federal income taxes and of not being able to afford a college education for their kids - all while the very rich become much richer.

To the degree that Mr. Trump is serious about pursuing policies that improve the lives of working families in this country, I and other progressives are prepared to work with him. To the degree that he pursues racist, sexist, xenophobic and anti-environment policies, we will vigorously oppose him.

—  Senator Bernie Sanders

“Instead, I’m going to spend all my time writing letters to papers explaining how much better I am than everyone else.”

People like to say that Millennials are lazy, unmotivated, and that we will never get out to vote. Yesterday, I met a young man from my congressional district named Trevor McElroy, who was running to be a delegate to the National Convention at a mere 17 years old. This kid hasn’t even graduated high school yet, but he’s more involved than the vast majority of the adults that I know. I asked Trevor why he wanted to do this, and he said the most amazing thing: “I just like politics.” He wanted to prove to the establishment and to the media that Millennials can get involved, that we have a voice and we will be heard.

During his 30 second speech to ask for our votes, the “grown” adults that like to tell us we’re lazy yelled “Go get a job!”

They wonder why we’re all mad, why when we come out, we come out loud and angry. They wonder why we’re jaded and disillusioned and don’t trust the system. To them, I say: we tried it your way. It didn’t work, and it’s your fault. Now it’s our time. Our vote will be in the majority in the coming election cycles, and the Democratic party has proven itself unworthy of our faith to carry out our message and our values. We have only just begun, and we won’t be following along with your broken system. This is not what my democracy looks like.

anonymous asked:

So, did I get that right, if the kiss is still the signal, that means they intend to go through with the wedding ceremony, right? Like, I'm not even worried about it, because that whole plan is destined to fail anyway, so it will most likely not come to it, but why is that the plan? I thought they wanted to wreck the wedding so Sanji didn't have to get married? Also obviously to save him and the Vinsmokes from certain death, but him NOT getting married was the whole point, I thought? Any ideas?

Actually, the signal is Pudding firing the gun. The kiss will not happen because Sanji and Pudding won’t go for that, as Pudding is expected to shoot him and Sanji is going to dodge it. Normally the kiss is the moment the priest declares them husband and wife, so if that doesn’t happen, Sanji won’t get married, as long as Oda goes with the traditional concept of wedding ceremonies established in media. They might even say “I do”, but what really matters is the priest’s declaration.

By the way, I also believe this whole plan isn’t really well thought.

This is a very risk plan and all of the participants are gambling their lives out there. So, it’s pretty crazy that they are letting the signal to be determined by an outsider, when they decided to go when they hear Pudding firing the gun. 

What if she doesn’t shoot? What if Sanji fails to dodge it? What if she decides to shoot Sanji before the unveil, taking him and everyone by surprise? Not only that, but Big Mom’s crew are also supposed to start firing after Pudding shoots Sanji… How could they decide to go with such closer timing? Anyone from BM pirates could nervously rush it and start firing before noticing that Sanji dodged it. And worse… if Pudding decides to go against everyone and kiss him, consumating the marriage just because she doesn’t want to dirty her dress or to change people’s memories? (I pray that, if this tragedy happens, we’ll have the “Husband stealer” card).

They are depending too much on Pudding’s action. I would have chosen the moment Sanji lifts the veil because, at least, Sanji has control over this action. They don’t need to hear a sound, they just need someone there holding a tiny mirror to spy him and show Luffy the exact moment.

“Don’t wanna be an American idiot.
Don’t want a nation under the new media
And can you hear the sound of hysteria?
The subliminal mind fuck America.

Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alienation.
Where everything isn’t meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We’re not the ones who’re meant to follow.
For that’s enough to argue.

Well maybe I’m the faggot America.
I’m not a part of a redneck agenda.
Now everybody queue the propaganda.
And sing along to the age of paranoia.

Don’t want to be an American idiot.
One nation controlled by the media.
Information age of hysteria.
It’s calling out to idiot America.“

I just wanted to take a moment to appreciate this

It is very clear, and is even being reported by mainstream media, that it was snipers who were responsible for the deaths of five police officers last night in Dallas, NOT protesters. 

Many headlines are still being written in a misleading (racist) way, saying things like “Dallas police officers killed at Black Lives Matter protest.” What the hell is someone reading at headline supposed to think? We all know what the assumption is.It is highly irresponsible to report this story in that way, but this example shows us the racism that is built into our mainstream, establishment media.