Growing Trend: Red-Pilled Citizens

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There are many who are co-opting the phrase "red pill" which was originally about learning uncomfortable truths.
"Red Pill" doesn't mean becoming less liberal and more conservative.
It really means that you drop all the ideological filters so you can see the truths.
Trading one set of bias filters for another set of bias filters is not being "red pilled". Learning and accepting facts is being "red pilled".  

 

This movie originated the idea of the "red pill" vs "blue pill".

 

Below are some comments from various people, their accounts, having been red-pilled.  I gleaned these comments from only four web pages.  Thousands of other web pages are filled with similar comments.  People are being red-pilled by the thousands each day.

 

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I was for Bernie the whole election because I just outright ignored trump. But I knew in my heart that Trump was better than Hillary.
My biggest fear was that trump was only a kayfabe to throw the election for Hillary.
Now I have listened to "the other side" and you know what, the Trump supporters are actually
sane and healthy, and it's the left who are the raving nutjob lunatics. I know, because I was on the left, just ended up there via gravity of just being a loser for a lot of years. I'll fess up to that. I have been all sorts of a bad guy while I was on the left. The left wants you to be sick and dependent. Bigger voter base when enough people are useless and mentally ill and coddled. I've recently defected
from the left to the center. Just want to be a better person.
The left is tainted, poisonous.

 

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So your red pill moment was when you realized that you are a dumb s*** and believe everything your elders told you. Your next red pill moment will be when your kids tell you that you're a dumb s*** and you don't know as much as they do.?

 

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I'm so over the progressive army. They are so FOS.
They would rather us focus on the idiots with tiki torches other than uniting with
people on the right on issues we agree with only. I will gladly work with someone
on the right on issues we both agree with only. This doesn't make me a
fucking Nazi sympathizer. 

 

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I'm a lesbian poc, and tbh I've been feeling more and more alienated in SJW groups.
Mostly because I don't really think angrily attacking white and cis people is okay.
it honestly seems like people join in the attacking so that they don't get attacked themselves.

 

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The biggest red pill for me was realizing that feminism had a connection to communism and
that having a job and income wouldn't fulfill me in the end. I was always ALWAYS
told (and often still told) that marriage and kids will make me miserable.
Realizing I was lied to still makes me angry.
Every red pill after that got easier to swallow because the first was the worst for me.

 

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25 years old here. These past couple years I began hearing that Trump was a joke and he will never become president.
Everyone re-insured me he was an idiot not capable of anything.
When I asked why he was an idiot or a joke, the only answer I got was "because he just is."
This lead me to do my own research, and not follow down this path of believing and being convinced of everything you hear in the media (taking things for granted).
Whether he actually is an idiot or not isn't what bothered me, but the fact people impose these virtuous statements with no explanation.
This presidency has changed the way I look at life and how I process everything

 

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My biggest red pill embarrassingly was Bernie.
He was so anti establishment that when the election was rigged against him I refused to
vote for Hilary and decided to listen to the other side and have been completely red
pilled since then and cannot believe I would have ever voted for Bernie.
Kind of ironic.

 

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My biggest Red Pill was going to YouTube searching for all the racist statements
Donald Trump made according to the media because I was really curious.
I was shocked to find out how ridiculously far the definition of racism has been led astray.

 

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My biggest redpill was Brexit. It helped me uncover the msm insane bias especially from
BBC and I'd always thought the Guardian had a huge left-leaning bias but now I was certain of it.
No positive coverage of the UK after Brexit vote.
The news and pretty much all my friends were screaming of the apocalyptic destruction of the economy and I was calling BS.
Now I'm super skeptical of pretty much every news story and "search for the real story behind the ideologically convenient story"

 

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Seeing my best friend have to pay off a woman 18% of his potential earnings for 18 yrs and
he wasn't allowed a blood test for legitimacy or even to see the child.
Fucking Australian laws.

 

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Biggest Red Pill: The realization that women just aren't worth the rewards of marriage anymore, thanks to feminism

 

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When I voted for Trudeau without having any political knowledge in my head.
I tripped on a Crowder video with then connected me with a dozen other brilliant minds that
tore my eyes open and forced me to see the cost of voting with hope and slogans,
while ignoring the responsibility and shirking the responsibility of not knowing what you're actually voting for, and unleashing unto the world. To my shame... I now see. My eyes will never be closed again!

 

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My biggest red pill was the moment I realized that virtually everything on the left was rooted
in moral relativism (((Atheist))) where they assign themselves as arbiters of morality.
While most conservatives tend to assign moral authority outside of themselves to God rooted in Judeo-Christian faith

 

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My red pill moment was after the Pulse night club shooting where Obama and Hillary claimed that we only have ourselves to blame for the massacre. That was the day I became a Trump supporter.

 

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Charlottesville did it for me. That was my last straw.
I'm a liberal leaning centrist. I've got a lot of friends that are liberal.
And I couldn't take it watching them justify people walking about with baseball bats and 2x4s looking for a fight.
I couldn't handle them saying I was wrong because I believe in freedom of speech,
no matter how horrible that speech is, is something we as Americans have to uphold.
I couldn't do it anymore. I couldn't just shrug it off. Seeing people screaming about being gay and beaten up, how they had their rights violated and their freedoms violated, being willing to take away the freedom of others.
Seeing people that scream desperately for freedoms willing to take the freedom of
others because they think differently than they do.
I was sickened being forced to defend the rights of people whose speech makes my soul feel oily.
But as much as I hate what they say, they have the right to say it.
As much as I hate my now former friends in many cases for saying we should take away their freedoms, they have the right to say it.

 

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I was red pilled during the 2016 election. I was a huge Bernie Sanders supporter. I saw the awful way he was treated by the DNC.
That's when it began for me. Then, as the election cycle went on, I saw how insane the left truly was.
Men physically assaulting and spitting on women who supported Trump. I couldn't believe what I was seeing.
I discovered Ben Shapiro, Gavin Mcinnes, Styxhexenhammer666, and several other conservative/alt right personalities on Youtube.
I read articles about men who were falsely accused of rape. I couldn't believe that I used to subscribe to such lunacy.
Come November 2016, I was wearing a MAGA hat and proud as hell that I voted for Trump. I'll never go back.

 

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My red pill was Project Veritas when the DNC insiders caused fights in Trump rallies and I watched how the media
covered by smearing James O'keefe (don't know if I spelled the last name right), AND COMPLETELY IGNORED THE ENTIRE FOOTAGE!!!

 

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I was from the Seattle area. I got a real dose of the type of leftist delusional behavior when I mentioned that some people of color are doing a whole lot better than I am. People like Ben Carson deserve my respect not my pity.
My comment was met with a half a dozen public teachers screaming "Check your white privilege".
Did some research. It is part of the school curriculum started by Maggie MacIntosh. Strangely, I have heard the "check your white privilege" saying a lot since then. White women screaming this implying white, straight men are the reason for all societies woes. Hmmm, because isolating and blaming a collected group has always worked well in history. The curriculum needs to go. I support school choice.

 

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The beginning of my red pill Journey involved taking a closer look at what Islam actually teaches and discovering how narrative-driven the left is. This opened the floodgates for me to be more able to recognize the left's strict devotion to the narrative at the expense of facts and critical thought.

I completely, completely relate to this. I used to be a proud feminist, a staunch refugee advocate
(I even ran in a fundraiser) and somewhat an SJW. When I started exposing myself to right wing videos,
I was very secretive about it. Shamefully, I guess I mostly am. But it was just the logic of what I was hearing that made me literally walk away from left over to the right.

 

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Conservatives never told me I can't be a conservative just because I disagreed about an issue. Even though I don't feel in my heart that I'm conservative, and have just kind of been made a conservative by default, because the leftists seem to have an issue with anyone who is against abortion or who is trying to practice the religion of Christianity, the right never flat out rejected me. And they are far more open to discussion than the left. Yet the left accuses Christians (which are more likely to vote conservative) of not having any critical thinking skills. Well, riddle me this, liberals. How much critical thinking skills do you think you have when all you can do is start shouting anytime someone doesn't agree with you?!?

 

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Used to be liberal socialist too till I finally noticed how hypocritical and dogmatic those folks can be. On a music site (forum) I used to visit years ago I got disgusted with political correctness, which is basically a sleazy sneaky attempt to silence people who dare to have different opinions and believes. There was a nice older conservative Christian woman I eventually became friends with and still mail her on a regular basis.. so the vast majority on that site were liberals and they treated her very badly, she got insulted every day while that was clearly against the site rules. Even the (liberal) admins insulted her and eventually, she got banned. So yeah, free speech above political correctness!?

 

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My red pill moment was similar. It started with figuring out that Democrats were actually racist. I was getting called a racist on FB posts and was confused, like where is that coming from? Which led to me learning about BLM, and on and on. I was eating red pills like they were Tic Tacs. And I have YouTubers to thank for getting me through. I learned a lot from people like Sargon and Andy Warski. I'm "woke" now.

 

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I'm proud of all the young people doing these red pill narratives. I'm 70 and took the red pill light last summer, after 50 years of mouthy liberalism. Suddenly things clicked, even old things from 50 years ago, and I started seeing patterns. I'm glad you're brave enough to speak out. I've lost friends too. Can't help that-- the truth is sneaking into my mind.

 

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Even though I didn’t like him, during W’s terms it became very clear to me how mean, irrational, and Pavlovian the left is. During Obama’s terms, I learned how utterly hypocritical they are when the anti-war movement died and that the pushback to banks, corporations, and insurance bailouts came more vocally from segments of the right. Now with Trump, the left is even more unhinged. The rhetorical and actual violence has me to the point where I don’t recognize my country anymore as a place of fairness and cooperation where we live and let live, and worse to where many people I know make me want to vomit. I cannot stand the sanctimoniousness, superiority, conformism, uncritically, hatred, Orwellianism, and their inability at self-reflection. They’re oblivious to the Truman Show we’re living in. And even though I’m pretty much in the center, apparently I’m a right-wing extremist Nazi now.
So Trump: I love him because he’s a bafoon. I love him because he’s orange with a ridiculous combover. I love him because he’s pussy talker. I love him because he’s an asshole, I love him because he pisses off all the right people. And honestly, I’m on board with many of his policies. In any case, I wish the word liberal could be rehabilitated without having to add the “classical” modifier to it

 

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My real red pill moment began the morning I found out Trump had won. I sat at my computer for 10 min with my hand over my mouth in total disbelief. "Who are all these people who voted for Trump & why?" That's what I wanted to know. I stepped out of the liberal echo chamber id been living in my entire life (i am 60 & an artist to boot) and began listening to voices id never listened to before. It's actually really easy with computers now - you don't even have to leave yr house lol- IF you can stomach different viewpoints w/o losing yr shit. Which I did, many times. That's the time to step away and process whatever negative emotions arise ("clean up your room!" as Peterson would say) so that I can listen with as calm and open a mind as possible. Been doing this since November & a whole new world of perspectives has opened up. No solid conclusions yet, except that we need to start listening to each other.

Comments

Dino Manalis Added Sep 8, 2017 - 12:43pm
The truth is sometimes difficult or painful, it's necessary to face the facts and face reality!
Thomas Sutrina Added Sep 8, 2017 - 1:45pm
My red pill moment was when I realized that a Trump administration would be almost indistinguishable from a Ms. Clinton administration.  The only difference is more tweets or is it twits.
Leroy Added Sep 8, 2017 - 2:34pm
My red pill moment was when Jimmy Carter became president.  What an idiot, me, for wasting my first vote.  I thought he would never be surpassed.  Thanks O for proving me wrong.
Utpal Patel Added Sep 8, 2017 - 3:15pm
How are these quotes by various people examples of being red-pilled?  I just read the first one and don’t see the connection. 
Bill H. Added Sep 8, 2017 - 3:29pm
 
I prefer the Red White and Blue placebo.
John G Added Sep 8, 2017 - 4:18pm
I don't think they meant that taking the red pill was adopting fascism.
Shane Laing Added Sep 8, 2017 - 4:30pm
At my age I need the blue pill.
Jeffry Gilbert Added Sep 8, 2017 - 5:38pm
May 4, 1970 was my red pill. 
Nasty Added Sep 8, 2017 - 7:27pm
 
How pitiful that you all think the truth is in a pill! I know it is a metaphor, but is there not room for Dialectic anymore? Why must you start with an answer, and then let the questions be the discussion?
I search for truth, knowing that I may not recognize it when I find it. But wisdom is in the search, not in the answer!
William Stockton Added Sep 8, 2017 - 8:19pm
Nasty, you are missing the meaning of the term.  "Red pilling" is removing filters.  A red pill is not going to give you new truths directly.
Did you see the movie clip posted above?  Same thing.
Isn't it also pitiful that I have to explain this?  
William Stockton Added Sep 8, 2017 - 8:22pm
Utpal,  "How are these quotes by various people examples of being red-pilled?  I just read the first one and don’t see the connection. "
 
If you only read one quote Utpal, how would you know "these quotes" are examples of being red pilled?  
Do you have another example that is contrary?
William Stockton Added Sep 8, 2017 - 8:25pm
Thomas, "My red pill moment was when I realized that a Trump administration would be almost indistinguishable from a Ms. Clinton administration.  The only difference is more tweets or is it twits."
 
Being red pilled isn't postulating about some alternative reality where we would have had a different president.  That is merely fantasy dude.
John G Added Sep 8, 2017 - 9:39pm
You haven't seen through the illusion at all Stockton. You're inside the Matrix, dude.
Utpal Patel Added Sep 9, 2017 - 9:20am
I stopped reading after the first quote because I'm not a big fan of cut and paste jobs. I only read the first one to give myself an idea of what you're talking about. It would seem to me all the quotes should support whatever it is you're trying to say or do you just quote people for the sake of it?
Benjamin Goldstein Added Sep 9, 2017 - 5:12pm
My red pill moment was the foiled Garland jihad attack when I realized that I was the only f*cking person in Germany who was Charlie.
(Much later) I made a short blog post about it.
William Stockton Added Sep 9, 2017 - 6:21pm
Utpal,  "I stopped reading after the first quote because I'm not a big fan of cut and paste jobs.  . . . or do you just quote people for the sake of it?"
 
Yes.  Just for the sake of it.  Move along my friend.  Nothing to see here.
William Stockton Added Sep 9, 2017 - 6:25pm
Benjamin.  I just read your post.  wow!  
I was sorry to read seeking truth would bring accusations of "nazi" and you would fear that.  I don't fear the accusations.  I welcome it. 
Only because that insanity exposes this cancer to everyone. 
wsucram15 Added Sep 9, 2017 - 7:53pm
William..only you could politicize freedom of thought  and knowledge often painful chains of society you were unaware of.  I can understand someone trying to make the correlation..but I find it very unlikely anyone wants to know how deep the rabbit holes go. If they did, they would really do more about it but write an trial or event on the internet.
 
While I think you are trying to draw (like I am sure others are as well) the wrong tie in to freedom of thought, you might actually be one of the few I have met (although sometimes false with me) that has a brain.  Knowing you are not willing to accept all ideas like most of your "red pilling" counterparts, Ill bite..
What was you moment of philosophical epiphany?
 
I must agree with William Benjamin.. seems like legitimate moment of freedom and knowledge to me.
William Stockton Added Sep 9, 2017 - 9:26pm
Hi Jeanne.  There is a phenomenon occurring in so many people.  I have my theories as to why.  In short, I believe it is the rise of individuals breaking the restraints created by the dominance of mainstream media.
 
In the US the education system, the arts & entertainment, and the MSM had near exclusive control over the creation & distribution of a one-sided political message.  The 2016 elections made this very apparent when alternative forms of media were used for opposing voices.  
 
My own red pill occurred because 911 had made me realize religion is not the answer.  Once I was willing (or forced) to look for answers in other places did I find a new world that opened for me.  
 
More recently, I have moved even more to the political center and away from the tropes and slogans the right mindlessly say.  I probably now listen and read more of people who were also on the left and have moved to the center.  These amazing classical liberals have also taken the red pill and have an incredible message for us politically.  This new message is all about individuality and liberty which is where I think moderate conservatives and red pilled liberals are finding common ground.
 
John G Added Sep 10, 2017 - 3:37am

George Orwell: It is futile to be ‘anti-Fascist’ while attempting to preserve capitalism. Fascism after all is only a development of capitalism, and the mildest democracy, so-called, is liable to turn into Fascism.


 
 
MJ Added Sep 10, 2017 - 7:08am
Good article William, my red pill moment came when I realised that the Broederbond had a demonic hold over South Africa when I was still very young.
Now I absolutely hate any and every secret organisation, they soon enough become hooligan gangsters, seeking their own benefit at the cost of others.  
Jeff Jackson Added Sep 10, 2017 - 8:08am
My mother fed me the red pill when I was three years old.
Jeffry Gilbert Added Sep 10, 2017 - 8:19am
No Jeff you're the most Statist there is on WB.
Nasty Added Sep 10, 2017 - 9:18am
Willy.
Red Pill. Snow Flake. Antifa. Neo.
You and your ilk create meaningless DRIVEL.
 
Nasty, you are missing the meaning of the term.  "Red pilling" is removing filters.  A red pill is not going to give you new truths directly.
Did you see the movie clip posted above?  Same thing.
Isn't it also pitiful that I have to explain this?  

 
YOU MAKE NO SENSE! If I need a movie clip to understand a term, then the term has no meaning!
Just as your article has no meaning.
 
Why must you start with an answer, and then let the questions be the discussion?
I search for truth, knowing that I may not recognize it when I find it. But wisdom is in the search, not in the answer!

 
William Stockton Added Sep 10, 2017 - 10:10am


Nasty,  "If I need a movie clip to understand a term, then the term has no meaning!"
 
A normal person would not need a movie clip to understand a term.
However, intellects such as yourself might find it useful as words can be confusing.
 
However, I think you really do understand the meaning.  Why would you need to call me names if this was merely because you didn't understand the term?  What is the reason you are so upset?  LOL
 
Here are some example videos, by red pilled liberals, who may be able to help you understand this phenomenon:
 
target="_blank">Lacey Green -- Feminist
 
target="_blank">Red Pill Black 
 
Gad Saad & Brett Weinstein -- professors of biology 
 
target="_blank">Millenial guy
 
Black Lady 


 
William Stockton Added Sep 10, 2017 - 10:16am
Thank you MJ.  I am sure so many South Africans have been red pilled in the last two decades.  
 
It could not be clearer there how social justice ideology (cult actually) lead to flagrant social abuses . . . the very thing the term "social justice" claims it wants to prevent.
John G Added Sep 10, 2017 - 5:54pm
So a bunch of people who absolutely and unquestioningly believe the US ruling class' narrative on just about everything actually think they've taken the red pill by leaving the neoliberal Democratic Party for the neoliberal Republican Party side of the factions?
Comedy gold.
Nasty Added Sep 10, 2017 - 7:00pm
 
Yes, John G. They are lining up to expose their lack of understanding.
Their "Red Pill" is a suppository.
Jeffry Gilbert Added Sep 10, 2017 - 7:08pm
Like I said, my red pill was May 4, 1970. On that day I stopped believing either Party, everything I had been inculcated with from birth, and anything that came out of any government employee's mouth all the way down to dog catcher. It's all bullshit, always has been and always will be. Fuck'em and anyone who still believes their bullshit.
John G Added Sep 10, 2017 - 7:09pm
Nice one. :)
Saint George Added Sep 10, 2017 - 7:44pm
So a bunch of people who absolutely and unquestioningly believe the US ruling class' narrative
 
We're certainly not going to believe unquestioningly the narrative of Marxian socialist strongmen who completely own their own media outlets and imprison anyone who challenges their statements.
 
You're pathetic.
John G Added Sep 10, 2017 - 7:59pm
The binary world of the authoritarian true believer.
Saint George Added Sep 10, 2017 - 8:14pm
The binary world of the authoritarian true believer.
 
As opposed to the eigenvalued world of the armchair fascist tinpot tyrant.
Nasty Added Sep 10, 2017 - 9:18pm
Like I said DUHbert. Your Red Pill was a suppository, but you swallowed it and now think with your asshole and shit out your  mouth.
So your brain stopped working in 1970. Are you looking for sympathy or treatment?  I don't know of a treatment for Ideology.
Jeffry Gilbert Added Sep 10, 2017 - 9:55pm
1970 is when it finally woke and began to question. The more lies I discovered the deeper my hatred grew for both the system and the liars paid to sell the bullshit. 
 
And for those that buy it hook line and sinker.
Nasty Added Sep 10, 2017 - 11:08pm
DUHbert. Before 1970 you were an unsophisticated trusting puerile sucker who did what he was told without question, and then you were disillusioned and went to the other extreme of suspicious, untrusting, cynical and merciless?
What are you? A pile of putty? This sounds like a John Wayne movie where the sheriff turns into a drunk because a girl ran out on him. Sober up Asshole.
Everybody is rewarded and betrayed, often by the same people. MAN up and learn what is good and what is evil, and chose for yourself what is right and wrong.
The USA is no different than any other country. It is capable of great good and great evil. It is up to you to recognize what is in play!
John G Added Sep 10, 2017 - 11:29pm
The USA is no different than any other country.
Utter claptrap. It is the head of an empire. That makes it different to every other country.
Take a pill will ya?
Saint George Added Sep 11, 2017 - 2:09am
Take a pill will ya?
 
You should take one, too. Preferably cyanide.
Lee Webster Added Sep 12, 2017 - 11:42am
I Clicked Like for this Article/Discussion because it seems like it has caused some of the people here to think.  It is one of the Human Conditions that often seems missed which was long ago uncovered and spoken about by Plato (Allegory of the Cave) and further by Kant of the misrepresentations of reality by the human sense organs.
 
Unfiltered reality and unfiltered truth may not have the same meaning.
 
'Red Pilled' is seeing the different perspective, but it is still filtered in some way.
wsucram15 Added Sep 12, 2017 - 9:56pm
Now I was just nine when Jeffrys 'red pill' moment happened, but I know what it was because my sister was there and I remember it like it happened yesterday.  Im pretty sure that was my sisters moment as well.
 
I was really young for mine, as was my cousin.  But some things make you learn not to trust any kind of institution, govt, or religion.
 
Jeffry Gilbert Added Sep 13, 2017 - 12:45am
some things make you learn not to trust any kind of institution, govt, or religion.
 
Thank you Jeanne.
 
wsucram15 Added Sep 13, 2017 - 10:27am
Jeffrey..no problem.  We dont have to agree on everything, but  I do understand your position completely.
 
 
William..good job. " political center and away from the tropes and slogans the right mindlessly say.  I probably now listen and read more of people who were also on the left and have moved to the center. "
If you stay to the center, and TRY to understand both sides (it is difficult) then you can make sense of this. 
The media is part of it on both sides, there is a narrative on both sides and you have to look at both.  Not everyone on both sides is lying, it begins and ends somewhere.  I really have a difficult time with some of the left data sources, but there are others that are excellent investigative journalists that have gone way beyond any Russia scandal.
 
There are too many media dumps on fridays now that everyone is missing. These are things you wont see in the media.  So much going on, Im not sure what to keep track of anymore.  Im sticking to the legal stuff. 
FB is going to have major issues also, regarding rallies that were organized by a specific Russian organization?   I cant follow all of this...
 
Sometimes important things we need to know like the FBI investigation into wiretapping by Obama administration of Trump has no substance whatsoever and is now closed.   To get this data reported a news agency had to file for a FOIA of the investigation.   The investigation was concluded and submitted a filing with a DC Court the friday before labor day.
 
 
 
 
William Stockton Added Sep 13, 2017 - 10:45am
William Stockton Added Sep 13, 2017 - 10:50am
Lee, "'Red Pilled' is seeing the different perspective, but it is still filtered in some way."
 
You are right, we cannot escape all bias.  However, I think a centrist viewpoint is at least willing to listen to different ideas with some measure of respect.  Thank you for the "like"!
wsucram15 Added Sep 14, 2017 - 6:27am
William..
I only logged in to let you know that in one of your prior articles I had given you some sources.  One of them is Katy Tur, she just put out a book about Trump and the Campaign.  It might be the only political book I read this year.        
This is the news girl that during the campaign..Trump always called her out.."katy". 
Its also where I got the idea to interview Trump people...she was the first reporter on the campaign, I believe by accident and stayed for the entire time.
This is her love/ hate memoir of those times but an understanding that few will ever have.  http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/excerpt-katy-turs-unbelievable-0
 
William Stockton Added Sep 14, 2017 - 8:18am
Jeanne, I saw a few interviews with Katy and the interview she had with Trump where he said, "Get it out.  Can you get it out?" lol
 
Katy seems to me like a self-proclaimed victim of Trump.  Ok, another "weak" lefty woman claiming victim status . . . victimized by a strong white male.
Like, how could she lose her appeal to her lefty counterparts?  She is an intersectional gold-mine.  Clinton's own new book, "What Happened" is also a victim rant.  This victim heralding is just showing how many women really want themselves to be portrayed . . . weak and victims.
 
Katy is also an example of the news outlets making itself the news.  I understand people are hurt and feel betrayed by the 2016 election.  However, the blame for the caustic nature of that election and betrayal does not lay with one side or on a single person.  That election was a war.  100% of the betrayal was the DNC of their voting base.
If Democrats were to be honest about their 2016 candidate, the DNC betrayal, this would go along way toward more constructive healing.  
William Stockton Added Sep 14, 2017 - 9:23am
Jeanne,  How about another example.
 
Candice Owens is also a victim.  However, she is a strong woman standing up to the abuse of a political cult . . . and not just victim signaling or empathy mining.
Lee Webster Added Sep 15, 2017 - 9:17am
The comments above do seem to  resonate for me of what the majority of the narratives I've noticed lately in the Bloggers-sphere & media -
"...news outlets making itself the news...".
 
The new concept for me is the term "empathy mining".
Edward Miessner Added Sep 16, 2017 - 4:57pm
Well being red-pilled doesn't automatically make one a conservative. Sometimes it makes you apolitical when you find out that a lot of the conservatives in Washington are really "progressive-conservative"--the "progressive" meaning SJW-lite. And there are many conservatives who take positions that are intrinsically blue-pilled (such as: we are one exceptional nation under God).
 
Recently Rush Limbaugh intimated that Hurricane Irma was a hoax, and the liberal and mainstream media parroted that hint everywhere. Rush actually said there was a good chance the hurricane wasn't even coming to Florida when he wrote the article and broadcast it over the air, Saturday the 2nd, so why the panic in South Florida already? Hey I picked up on it, too! Well, lo and behold, Hurricane Irma weakened and went over to the West Coast of Florida, and then I remembered... that the bulk of what Limbaugh was saying was that the mainstream media induces unnecessary panic in everybody, in order to get people to buy, buy, buy and PREPARE, ostensibly for the benefit of their advertisers like the bottled water vendors and national chain hardware-and-lumber stores. Come to think of it, such rhetoric sounds to me to be downright leftist.
 
And now I'm thinking... what other sorts of things have the mainstream media been distracting people about? Probably far too many. Are the liberal media guilty of this too? Certainly. And the conservative media? Undoubtedly. The media, no matter what their viewpoint, are not to be trusted!
William Stockton Added Sep 16, 2017 - 11:51pm
Edward,  "Well being red-pilled doesn't automatically make one a conservative. "
Surely.  I agree.  For me, the political left looks more like communism each day.  Liberals are nothing close in ideology to communism.  Red-pilled liberals are shedding their past affiliations and brainwashing . . . not their original values of liberty and individualism.
I have made significant changes toward the center myself.
 
"The media, no matter what their viewpoint, are not to be trusted!"
I agree with this as well
 

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