Diseased Trump Derangement Syndrome - Read the OP! (ᴛʜɪs ᴛʜʀᴇᴀᴅ ɪs ʟɪᴋᴇ ᴋɪᴡɪ ғᴀʀᴍs ʀᴇᴠɪᴇᴡs ɴᴏᴡ)

Vorhtbame

True & Honest Fan
kiwifarms.net
So basically your superior future would not have white guys then? Got it!
View attachment 761033
Oh, I actually agree with him. The world could do without all of those.

We need to stop assuming that nonwhites are helpless victims incapable of success without white people giving them money and special treatment. That's white supremacy.
We need to stop insisting that gay people first and only ever identify by their attractions. That's homophobia.
We need to stop preying on people and mutilating and sterilizing them just because they're confused about their bodies. That's transphobia.
We need to do away with socialism and anti-Semitism, so yeah, no more Nazis please.
We need to be more open to the idea that we're emerging from a small ice age, which is when we started really keeping track of temperatures, and just stop denying that the climate changes with or without our input.
We need to stop covering up for crooked filthy abortion clinics, where women are maimed or killed by negligence all too often, and which cover up the molestation of teen girls so they can make a buck. That's misogyny.
We need to stop painting all immigrants with the same brush, insisting they can't help breaking the law and treating them like a cheap labor force. That's xenophobia.
We need to stop treating distant ancestry like it's some kind of determinant of merit one way or another. That's racism.

And yes, Bob should stop doing things on the Internet and go plant trees for a few years. We may not need more trees, but it'd be a far better use of his time and talents.
 

eternal dog mongler

kiwifarms.net
The Ctrl left is trying to claim the free speech side is the side 1984 represents? That's a real display of idiocy right there...
lol, people use the term Ctrl Left unironically?

They probably didn't even read the actual book and just watched the Hulu adaptation instead

Margaret Atwood is hated by modern SJW feminists for not being ideologically pure enough and if they actually read the book, they'd probably call it "Islamophobic" or some other bullshit nonsense.

Assuming they actually know about the Iranian Revolution or even have a basic grasp of the concept of allegory
Atwood used evangelicals as a strawman to make it more accessible to a western audience. Very few people even seem to care or know about what's going on with MENA women.

Technically a good literary choice but goddamn that went badly once the left started seeing evangelicals hiding under their beds. The number of evangelicals in the US who practice complementarianism and courtship is actually pretty damn small.

It's basically the equivalent of the right freaking the fuck out about our 1% Muslim population bringing sharia to your country holler.
 
lol, people use the term Ctrl Left unironically?



Atwood used evangelicals as a strawman to make it more accessible to a western audience. Very few people even seem to care or know about what's going on with MENA women.

Technically a good literary choice but goddamn that went badly once the left started seeing evangelicals hiding under their beds. The number of evangelicals in the US who practice complementarianism and courtship is actually pretty damn small.

It's basically the equivalent of the right freaking the fuck out about our 1% Muslim population bringing sharia to your country holler.
Well at least Muslims actually are the ones who want Sharia law. Evangelicals, to my knowledge, don't advocate for polygamy or women not being allowed out of the house.

Handmaid's tale is a middling quality feminist dystopian novel that hurt its own message by having Christians as a stand in for Muslims.

Atwood diminished it further by crowing about every us Republican making her dumb book come true.

The Hulu special ruined it more. Then the AstroTurf protests in the Senate put a bullet in any chance of it being taken seriously outside the feminist persecution porn market.
 

eternal dog mongler

kiwifarms.net
Atwood diminished it further by crowing about every us Republican making her dumb book come true.
Atwood talks about how the theocratic society of Gilead along with the modern GOP aren't actually Christian. Not sure how she's in the position to make that pronouncement, because that's a huge charge to levy, but okay.

So you get into a situation where Atwood says only her conception of Christianity is the correct one, and evangelical theocrats (they're sorta rare but they exist, see: Calvinist reconstructionists and also neo-Charismatic restorationists) say the exact same thing. And also reconstructionists and restorationists hate each other so that's fun.

Atwood got very very close to understanding what's going on with religion regarding secular ideologies supplanting religious ideologies and then immediately shoved off into "GOP bad evil men" territory. Oh well.
 

MirrorNoir

Un, deux, trois, dit miroir noir
kiwifarms.net
I wish I knew and I won't be surprised then MSNBC will go even further left as well.
It's the other way around. CNN has been explicitly over the top woke, because they allowed MSNBC to grab the entire woke/lefty/anti-GOP demographic in the mid-00s and never recovered from their fecklessness during that era in terms of harm to the brand*. But ever since Trump, CNN has gone into overdrive partly because they knew money could be made doing so but also, because of their pure cowardice/being scared of being seen as soft on Trump or worse, accused of ENABLING Trump by not calling for his head on a pike 24-7.

*In the mid-00s, MSNBC got huge success going after the Daily Show/Colbert Report anti-Bush/Republican demographic after they ran Keith Olberman in prime time and gave him free reign to bash Bush endlessly. CNN and MSNBC both had taken a huge beating for getting rid of any anti-war/critical of Bush programing following 9/11 and the second Iraq War, which in MSNBC's case led to a major PR nightmare and led them to give Keith Olberman leyway to go after Bush to counter said bad PR.

Ironically, CNN famously refuse to go hard left in the 00s, claiming they were "not going to pander" like MSNBC did to compete with Fox News and acted all snobby and prissy about being the "real deal" journalism-wise. A haughty attitude that was made more hypocritical in the way that CNN at the same time, went all in on talk shows, celebrity gossip, and Dateline-style "news magazines" shows that focused on pseudo-science and the tamest of the tame hot takes. It pretty much destroyed CNN's ratings and credibility, long before their post Trump election TDS credibility suicide.
 

eternal dog mongler

kiwifarms.net
Ironically, CNN famously refuse to go hard left in the 00s, claiming they were "not going to pander" like MSNBC did to compete with Fox News and acted all snobby and prissy about being the "real deal" journalism-wise. A haughty attitude that was made more hypocritical in the way that CNN at the same time, went all in on talk shows, celebrity gossip, and Dateline-style "news magazines" shows that focused on pseudo-science and the tamest of the tame hot takes. It pretty much destroyed CNN's ratings and credibility, long before their post Trump election TDS credibility suicide.
CNN wandered down the rabbit hole with Twitter integration and famously exceptional man with a cool name Wolf Blitzer. Also their obsession with holograms at some point. They're not explicitly leftist, they just do whatever the hell gets them viewers. Obama was the best thing to ever happen to Fox. Trump was the best thing to ever happen to CNN and MSNBC.
 

PrincessHomura

Kiwi of Caring and Fiery Passion
True & Honest Fan
kiwifarms.net
CNN wandered down the rabbit hole with Twitter integration and famously exceptional man with a cool name Wolf Blitzer. Also their obsession with holograms at some point. They're not explicitly leftist, they just do whatever the hell gets them viewers. Obama was the best thing to ever happen to Fox. Trump was the best thing to ever happen to CNN and MSNBC.
I fail to see how Trump is the best thing to happen to them when their ratings are sinking like the Titanic...
 

Cosmug

Gay Niggers from Ultra Space
kiwifarms.net
I fail to see how Trump is the best thing to happen to them when their ratings are sinking like the Titanic...
Well the Russian collusion delusion was responsible for staving off their current bloodletting by two years. Hope they put that money away because I don’t expect them to last much longer being outperformed by Yogi Bear reruns.
 

eternal dog mongler

kiwifarms.net
I fail to see how Trump is the best thing to happen to them when their ratings are sinking like the Titanic...
Are you parroting strong daddy?

CNN's ratings were in a slump before Trump and then they ticked up to the point where they were the most-watched cable news network. Then everyone got bored and wandered off. But for a little bit they were on top.

Fox has the wrong demos for marketers which is why you see so many boomer-oriented commercials there. Trumpy bear, lubed catheters and stair lifts. Wow, great. The average age of a Fox News viewer could basically be described as mummies waiting to die.
 

Vorhtbame

True & Honest Fan
kiwifarms.net

Flexo

serial #3370318
kiwifarms.net
They're not explicitly leftist, they just do whatever the hell gets them viewers.
As often pointed out - if they just want ratings, why not go right?

If you picture the country as 50/50 politically, that means Fox serves about 50% market share, while the remaining half dozen or so are all fighting over the remaining 50%. CNN would pick up a much greater market share trying to peal off Fox's viewers rather than MSNBC, PBS, ABC, CBS... etc.

(I dunno the channels, I don't get cable.)
 

Coconut Gun

He's the gun member of the coconut crew
kiwifarms.net
As often pointed out - if they just want ratings, why not go right?

If you picture the country as 50/50 politically, that means Fox serves about 50% market share, while the remaining half dozen or so are all fighting over the remaining 50%. CNN would pick up a much greater market share trying to peal off Fox's viewers rather than MSNBC, PBS, ABC, CBS... etc.

(I dunno the channels, I don't get cable.)
Because making a profit is only a small part of what they do. They have the ability to shape public opinion, to draw attention towards or away from issues, to inform or misinform, etc. To a parent company of a newspaper or cable news channel, making money is always good, but when you're already obscenely wealthy you start getting diminishing returns. At that point, money is nice, but power is fucking awesome. And if you're in the business of molding the public's opinions, you might as well mold them to be the same as yours.
 

The Pink Panther

Scared Pink
True & Honest Fan
kiwifarms.net

Adamska

Last Gunman
True & Honest Fan
kiwifarms.net
Because making a profit is only a small part of what they do. They have the ability to shape public opinion, to draw attention towards or away from issues, to inform or misinform, etc. To a parent company of a newspaper or cable news channel, making money is always good, but when you're already obscenely wealthy you start getting diminishing returns. At that point, money is nice, but power is fucking awesome. And if you're in the business of molding the public's opinions, you might as well mold them to be the same as yours.
What power? They lose in views to Yogi Bear reruns AND fart joke cartoons. There are more people in Alaska than there are CNN viewers. There are more hookers too.

I mean shit, they're so powerless by comparison that their numbers are only so high due to their decision to censor airline crashes so they can be played at airports. Take that away, and more people watch two hack-frauds in Milwaukee talk about Niel Breen movies or a British man reviewing tat on a sofa than they do Don Lemon losing his mind and blaming his white daddy or Chris Cuomo deny he drinks and drives as he supports terrorism.

That's not power, that's shitting yourself on your sofa while screaming out racial slurs and cry-laughing at the voices in your head as the demolition crew sent to plow down your crack den just shrug and decide to add you to collateral and no one cares as this happens.
 

About Us

The Kiwi Farms is about eccentric individuals and communities on the Internet. We call them lolcows because they can be milked for amusement or laughs. Our community is bizarrely diverse and spectators are encouraged to join the discussion.

We do not place intrusive ads, host malware, sell data, or run crypto miners with your browser. If you experience these things, you have a virus. If your malware system says otherwise, it is faulty.

Supporting the Forum

How to Help

The Kiwi Farms is constantly attacked by insane people and very expensive to run. It would not be here without community support.

BTC: 1DgS5RfHw7xA82Yxa5BtgZL65ngwSk6bmm
ETH: 0xc1071c60Ae27C8CC3c834E11289205f8F9C78CA5
BAT: 0xc1071c60Ae27C8CC3c834E11289205f8F9C78CA5
LTC: LSZsFCLUreXAZ9oyc9JRUiRwbhkLCsFi4q
XMR: 438fUMciiahbYemDyww6afT1atgqK3tSTX25SEmYknpmenTR6wvXDMeco1ThX2E8gBQgm9eKd1KAtEQvKzNMFrmjJJpiino