Questionable Motives

August 10, 2020

Is censoring reality to support a BLM narrative causing real harm to real people in real life?

Filed under: Uncategorized — tildeb @ 10:25 am

From Heather McDonald, one of those pesky well educated people who thinks reality should have some say…

YouTube has already taken this video down for breach ‘community standards’, which is why there is a link here instead.

This is what happens when narrative trumps reality. We are fooled. And we are the easiest people to fool when we think we are being virtuous, acting as champions of the supposedly downtrodden. That’s why all of us need a reality check from time to time, to allow reality to arbitrate our beliefs about it, and to stop presuming a narrative can be believed first because it makes us feel good about ourselves and then have reality submit. That’s not how reality operates – it is, in fact, delusional thinking – but it is how faith-based thinking leads away from what’s true.


  1. I still remember when Google’s corporate motto was “Don’t be evil”.

    Now they routinely demonetize, shadow-ban and delete accounts that dare to question the official narrative. Ditto for Twitter and Facebook. It’s the equivalent of electronic book-burning. Thankfully, alternative forums like BitChute have sprung up to give voice to the disenfranchised.

    “When you tear out a man’s tongue, you are not proving him a liar, you’re only telling the world that you fear what he might say.” ― George R.R. Martin, “A Clash of Kings”

    Comment by Ron — August 10, 2020 @ 11:15 am | Reply

  2. Here’s a post by Jerry Coyne at Why Evolution is True about some of the effects on local business in Portland by the CHAZ occupation. Take note of the role of antifa and ask yourself what it might FEEL like to be targeted by the mob… not just directly by armed protestors but later put on a blacklist as a ‘KKK sympathizer’ because you tried to stand up to criminal and destructive behaviour on your premises. That’s the chilling effect of the Woke movement has in real life on real people causing real harm that has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with any version of social justice but its opposite injustice and everything to do with empowering by our tacit and sometimes active support of Orwell’s Big Brother. This is how this blank cheque support of BLM looks like in action and it comes about by trusting narrative over reality. The politics of it – Left or Right – is a diversion. Trusting the narrative first – having a religious kind of trust called ‘faith’ – leads here.

    Comment by tildeb — August 10, 2020 @ 12:05 pm | Reply

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