While it’s not yet complete, it appears that Katie Couric’s career — or whatever was left of it — is over, at least as a “respectable” journalist. Couric has been a reliably “progressive” advocate for decades. In this, she simply followed the career progression that has been common in the dominant media for 50 years. Control of the media by one ideology, a “progressive” groupthink, has been a near fatal flaw in our system. but that may finally be coming to a close. Which is far preferable to some of the alternatives . . .
Three months before the rampage shooting at Sandy Hook, Matt Bracken wrote a cautionary tale about a fourth generation warfare response to a “progressive” putsch organized from the White House. “What I Saw at the Coup” is a distopian page turner. It spread all over the Internet as a counter to the claim that armed citizens would be irrelevant against a totalitarian state.
In “What I Saw at the Coup”, a major turning point occurs when a media figure, Cathy Carlsen, is shot by a sniper.
The first real jolt indicating a serious problem with the plan came when television reporter Cathy Carlsen was killed in Norfolk, shot dead while covering the commissioning of the Harvey Milk, the Navy’s newest destroyer. That she was killed was bad enough. That it happened on a “secure” naval base—a federal installation—made it much worse. Her blood splattered across the Admirals’ white uniforms made quite a picture.
It’s since been revealed that the Cathy Carlsen character was a thinly veiled reference to Katie Couric.
The dominance of “progressive” media was relied on by the “progressive” plotters in Matt Bracken’s work. That dominance is showing signs of falling apart. The destruction of that dominance makes the possibility of violent societal upheaval much less likely.
The Constitutional system was designed to allow a majority to change the government by vote. That system has been short circuited for 50 years by the uniformity of the ideology and agenda of the liberal media. They decided what the population would know, what was supposed to be important, and what national politicians would be acceptable, or not.
But there is enough independent and new media now, that a Katie Couric type can’t get away with fraudulently pushing of the “progressive” agenda as she has for 25 years. The fact that Couric can be taken down without violence has been noticed. Many people who took an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, are relieved.
I have personally known two extremely skilled and deadly men in my life. These people worked for the U.S. military and intelligence system. They killed a great many people. One is dead. He was a member of the “Greatest Generation” and died at the age of 86. It’s unlikely that he would have fought against United States tyranny. His grandparents had been on the losing end in the Civil war.
The other is a generation or two younger and believed that he would die fighting a clandestine war against tyranny. Perhaps something similar to that depicted in Bracken’s work. He did not expect to win or survive. He’s one of the most talented and capable people that I have ever known. Couric’s GunGate makes it more likely that he will die in his bed. And that is a very good thing.
The possibility of a fourth generation war leading to a positive outcome was always a poor bet. Sometimes it’s better to die fighting than to submit. But it’s far better to win at the ballot box than to wonder about fighting a guerrilla war. Winning at the ballot box assumes that change at the ballot box is possible.
Couric’s media implosion shows that, at minimum, blatant lying and fraud on the part of the media can be exposed and punished. That means there’s a real chance to save the Constitution at the ballot box. Exposing media fraud and lies has become one of the highest forms of patriotism.
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