Fear Porn is Big Business With No Accountability: Are Patriots Exploiting Other Patriots?
Recently a patriot writer I respect, Biernutz_71, made a surprising statement on his substack.
I am pivoting away from Devolution entirely...
[due to] fatal and misleading flaws in the Devolution theory
that have been known by me for a while...
However, there is an unwillingness
by some of the bigger names in the community
to pivot towards truth when their theory is easily proven in error.
Devolution is now a source of big money for some.
Many have quit their jobs and are supported by patriots like you and I.
I can't get his words out of my head! The "Devolution" thing is neither here nor there to me as I never fully understood what "devolution" meant anyways. It's like mathematics; I just don't get it! I'm like Ted Baxter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show who can't understand numbers outside the context of money.
When Biernutz said, "big money," it "clicked" with a pet peeve I've been toting around for ten long years. In the words of You Can't Take It With You: "The people who commercialize on fear...they scare you to death so they can sell you something..."
Isn't that exactly what some patriots are doing to other patriots!?! They're making a killing at it with no accountability when their dire fear mongering predictions don't come to pass. Even if they realize they're in the wrong, they won't admit it to you for fear of losing their bread-and-butter!
There's journalism...and then there are tabloids. Unfortunately, a lot of tabloid-style Conservative "News" sites have sprung up lately, telling the patriots what they want to hear ("Hillary Arrested!") with no clear sources nor accountability when they're upright, forthright, downright wrong.
Meanwhile they spam you unmercifully with advertisements for supplements and survival stuff and online stores and I-know-not-what making reading the article painful at best, impossible at worst.
I know why they do it. Just like this website, since January 20th they've too have seen their website traffic, and thus their income, decrease by 75%...or more.
Nevertheless, Patriots, this must not be. Fake News should belong only the Liberal Left. They have the franchise. We expect them to lie and they do it so beautifully, over and over again.
But we are called to a higher, more ethical form of Journalism. If we call ourselves "Patriots," then our word must be impeccable, our facts consistent and Truth (not money!) our goal.
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