The Formal Media
— Lenin, who founded what was likely the single most malicious and murderous institution in the history of man, the U.S.S.R., was a newspaper man. He started the Iskra (“The Spark”) newspaper in Leipzig in 1900. In fact, his first issue (below) reportedly had two references to the South African Great Boer War. Like most Russians, he supported the Afrikaners against the Brits. But his later followers funded, trained, and supported the monsters who bombed the building complex where my mother lived in Amanzimtoti, South Africa in 1985.
My mother was a manager at a periodicals distribution company in South Africa, responsible for the distribution of Time, Life, and Newsweek, each very influential in its era. They were the “New York Times” and “Washington Post” of the news magazine genre. As a result, when I was a child, I always got unsold copies of these news magazines. The first thing that struck me was that what they reported about South Africa did not match what I could see if I stuck my head out of my own window. I always wondered why they found it necessary to lie, twist, and generally mislead. It did not occur to me that South Africa was too far away for decent Americans to realize the horribly slanted nature of the reporting.
When I eventually grew up and became a responsible manager of a group of people, I ended up as contact with the media, and discovered that they loved to “misunderstand” things, rush to print, and then misquote me in banner headlines on the front page. Any retraction would be published in fine print on page 7. The degree of trauma it caused me was extreme. It included me being dressed down by generals and embassy officials for something I had never ever said. For this I can “thank” the formal media. They are driven by “The Story” and not by “The News”, and that assessment is being kind in the extreme.
In our present Era
On to the present United States, where the Mainstream Media is no longer the much vaunted Fourth Estate and essential part of the functioning of the State, but rather an Enemy of the Country hell-bent on dragging it down in their intense hatred of whoever dares to contradict their biased perspective on the world.
At this time, their every breath is devoted to just one thing, and that is destroying Donald Trump as president, and he full well knows it. Never in my life have I seen the degree of raw unadulterated hatred in the faces of TV presenters as what one can see today on CNN. It is now a culturally lost entity that used to be a respected news channel in times gone by, such as in the First Gulf War. Now they are at best described as “Dripping Bile in High Definition”, clearly dreading the possibility of the president doing something right.
Amazingly, there was a time that I respected them, but that is long gone. In the interest of the United States, I would suggest that Americans simply delete that channel from their television menus and let the ratings kill CNN. In short, they badly deserve to be “Dixie Chicked“. I should go on record as saying that I truly loved the Dixie Chicks’ music; their politics not so much. They did the best rendition of the Star Spangled Banner I ever heard in my life. Similarly, CNN was superb in the First Gulf War. But all that is done and gone.
It is now up to the entertainment shows to be reasonable, and it is on one of those that a visitor commented, “There is a huge untapped market for someone who would simply report the actual news“. Now and then, though, reality intercedes, as it did with Megyn Kelly of Fox News, who made every possible effort to turn Donald Trump’s election campaign into her personal career promotion plan. The expression of controlled agony on her face on 9 November 2009 (Pacific time), when her co-host announced Trump’s victory, was telling.
It would have been ever so much better if she had stuck to the actual news in the first place. Now she’s “missing in action” and apparently dead to the world somewhere invisible at NBC. Tucker Carlson, who took over her time slot at Fox, has greater viewer figures. This after Kelly wrote a book that honestly should have been titled, “You too can be as great as I am“. What a shame. Originally I quite liked her, until she got ahead of herself and made herself bigger than the actual news.
What has all this got to do with this Blog?
Simple! When Liberal people are faced with the truth—and 95% of newspaper people are liberal—they will go into a state of denial and dredge up any argument they possibly can to maintain their self-deception. Reality is simply not allowed to intrude. And so it is that a Dutch reporter named Catherine Keyl (below), writing in 2013 for the important Dutch paper, De Telegraaf, managed to convince herself that the farm murders of white farmers in South Africa are being committed by white people trying to foist the blame on South Africa’s black people.
The American Conservative internet newspaper, The New Observer, picked up on this crazy story and published a rebuttal by Arthur Kemp under the title “Holland’s Largest Newspaper Caught out Lying over South African Farm Murders”
According to TNO, said journalist Keyl has confessed that she had been duped.
This is exactly what has been happening with the US media which has been repeatedly caught out over the past several months brazenly lying about President Trump, all in an urge to somehow sink him. Their greatest fear is that, as President, he should get anything right. That is why they are no longer just the watchdog of democracy. They are actually the enemy. A proper Free Press laments and highlights mistakes by a duly elected president, they do not actually do everything in their power to engineer and invent mistakes to hurt their country. They are no longer a Fourth Estate, they are now more akin to a Fifth Column.
To President Trump
Dear Mr President,
— We as Afrikaners have lived with this phenomenon, including lies by missionaries (of all people) being printed as gospel truth in Northern Hemisphere books and newspapers ever since the first decade of the 1800s. But we were ignorant back then and did not realize the permanent damage being done to us. Like the Middle Americans who voted for you, we were largely ordinary farmers and workers, unaccustomed to the subterfuge and lies the media thrives on.
We never realised the Left firmly believed that news was supposed to be created from thin air. That is why we were completely surprised to be dragged in droves before circuit courts around 1814 on charges of murder constructed from thin air by self-educated “missionaries” of the London Missionary Society. They had secretly poisoned London against us. And we were mere powerless “subjects” of “His Majesty, the King of Great Britain”. In the end, not a single one of those charges stuck, and the British judges went on record criticizing the missionaries for inventing them. All this may be read in AmaBhulu.
We stupidly thought a man was supposed to be known by the firmness of his handshake, the reliability of his word, and the depth of his Christian Faith. We thought a man was supposed to earn his keep by the sweat of his brow. And so we were painted so black that, by the time we understood what had been done to us in faraway London, the die was already cast. We were the “permanent pig in the media picture”, no matter what we did or did not do.
We have never managed to shake that image in two hundred and sixteen years, and the formal media has given us not an ounce of credit for anything ever since then. That same image was used in 1899 to foment the Great Boer War against us, and even then we thought that decent men would listen to reason. It turns out they would not, and, as a result, 30,000 of our women and children died in British Concentration Camps in 1901, a massive loss for a tiny nation. The New York Times of 20 November 1901 ran an article titled,
“THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS.; Boer Woman in One of Them Says She Is Well Housed, Fed, and Clothed, and Does Not Have to Work.”
According to the article the men and woman “could play tennis all day“. Somewhere, in the process, the New York Times misplaced the deaths of 30,000 camp inmates. An entire 57% of my family who entered those camps died there. Forgive me if I imagine the New York Times really believed the infamous words over the gates of the later Auschwitz (below).
In reality, what was happening in those British camps is silently described by the 1901 picture below of Elizabeth van Zijl in the Bloemfontein Concentration Camp. She and her family were placed on lesser rations, because her father had not surrendered.
Unlike the New York Times in the matter of tennis, I can produce the documentary evidence of the deaths of my family from the British Army’s own records and formal death notices in the South African Archives. The best the New York Times can offer is the hope that readers will forget their reporting and their vivid lapse in morality.
Now, yet another century or so later, that same media actively refuses to report on the incipient genocide of white farmers in South Africa. It prefers to laud the South African government that incites the killings with its deadly poisonous rhetoric. There is nothing new in what the media does, Mr. President. Afer all, Hollywood produced Mission to Moscow to make Stalin palatable to Americans in WWII.
…and still my people die, Mr. President.
So, Mr. President, please keep up the pressure on your media, because if you let them keep doing what they are doing, you will end up like us Afrikaners, facing Genocide while some in the media seek to blame us for “killing ourselves”.
You heard it here, Mr President. Please trust your instincts; they were spot-on until now. Be not misled by this serpent that weaves itself through the diseased apple tree of Washington.
“That apple ain’t what it seems.”
— Harry Booyens
[This article was originally written on 2 March 2017, in the midst of a series of disproven reports in the US media, but I held it back. It still holds as it stands, but the situation in South Africa has only got worse].