California Lawmaker Accused of Corruption
Does this surprise anyone? Not me, either.
What also does not surprise me is the noteworthy omission as to which party the accused senator belongs to. Look how the story opens:
“SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California state senator who authored gun control legislation asked for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms trafficker, according to court documents unsealed Wednesday.”
Note that there is no demographic reference either. In the second paragraph, we are told the name of the accused [Leland Yee], but nothing of demographics or party affiliation until many paragraphs later.
So why is this important to pay attention tot? It is CRITICAL.
Management of Perception Economics, or MOPE, is the strategy by which those in charge manage the perceptions of the masses. Said differently, the regular folks get fed a steady stream of “news,” that has been carefully constructed to invoke emotional responses designed to manage behavior.
The time is RIGHT NOW to be paying attention to this, and to become aware, and to start thinking critically instead of being lead around by managed stories designed to keep the masses unaware of the true state of events.
And, it is for that reason, given the events rapidly unfolding, in Europe, with Russia, in the middle east, with energy supplies, pipelines, shifting alliances and changing power structures the world over, there is no time to waste in coming to grips with the truth.
One CANNOT discern the truth unless one first understands how one was formerly, traditionally manipulated by subtle means.
So, let’s take a look at this article and examine how it works.
The headline is sensational: California Lawmaker faces gun and corruption charges. Reading the first paragraph reveals only that the lawmaker is a senator, and exchanged promises for campaign donations. Ho hum, boring. This behavior is expected, after all, isn’t this what politicians do, wink wink?
But then, we get to the second paragraph, and it starts to get colorful and flavorful. Now we know that the accused is apparently an asian, with ties to Chinatown, and a gangster known as Shrimp Boy. Nice touch.
Still no sign of any demographic description of the accused, or of the party affiliation. Right here is where my tin foil starts glowing, and I know instantly that the accused is a democrat. I know this to be true because anytime there is an accusation made against a republican, that party affiliation fact is made right up front. So, let’s understand this dynamic.
In California, the Republican legislators are outnumbered two to one by democrats. So, logically, one would assume that by sheer force of numbers, that the accused would be a democrat. Yet, that fact is not mentioned until the bottom of the story. See for yourself.
The story is here: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/fbi-california-state-sen-leland-yee-arrested
Twenty-four paragraphs into the story, the “objective,” “factual” AP reporters who contributed to the story finally disclose what should have been disclosed in the very first sentence, that the accused senator is indeed a democrat:
“Yee is the third Democratic state senator in California to face criminal charges this year. Sen. Rod Wright was convicted of perjury and voter fraud for lying about his legal residence in Los Angeles County, and Sen. Ron Calderon has been indicted on federal corruption charges. Wright and Calderon are taking a voluntary leave of absence, with pay, although Republicans have called for them to be suspended or expelled.”
[“Contributing to this report were Associated Press writers Garance Burke, Terry Collins, Jason Dearen and Channing Joseph in San Francisco; and Judy Lin, Fenit Nirappil and Juliet Williams in Sacramento.”]
So, as I like to do, often, the question then becomes, simply, why?
The story is classic programming. It paints a generic picture, of a faceless politician, then drips information gradually into the story of who the bad guy really is. Meanwhile, instead of first giving the true facts identifying the person, demographics, and party affiliation, so that a person can view the facts with a proper perspective, the story immediately identifies that the accused engaged in the horrific crime of conspiring to deal firearms without a license–conduct normally absolutely privileged under the Second Amendment until draconian state-sponsored infringements became the norm–and conspiring to illegally import firearms. I note the irony of this charge, in light of Attorney General Holder’s’ implication in illegally exporting firearms to the Mexican drug cartels in the “fast and furious” scandal.
See how the story invokes an emotional response initially? See how the emotional response that the story invokes is a basic, reptilian reaction, one of a desire to be safe, to flee from danger, to protect one’s self and family, and how this evil accused senator has acted in a way so as to have immediately endangered the reader but for the all-knowing and wise federal law enforcement officers who so bravely investigated and brought down such a dangerous man?
The key boogeyman and buzz phrase are right there: “shoulder-fired missiles,” and “Muslim separatist group.” How convenient, and lookey there, it matches nicely with other ongoing MOPE.
The story paints an even darker picture as the details emerge regarding the senator’s associate, also arrested, was the senator’s “political consultant who raised money” for the senator–look how that was phrased, what horseshit! This guy was a Chinese felon buying influence!
But wait, there is moar, too! Look what other cockroaches were scurrying around when the lights were turned on. In praise of Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow is none other than the distinguished US Senator of distinction, Dianne “I am shocked, shocked of NSA Surveillance” Feinstein:
“Chow recently has been held up as an example of successful rehabilitation. The Sacramento Bee reported he was praised by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., in 2012 as a former offender who had become a community asset and Chow was also praised by San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee for his "willingness to give back to the community."
If I had read this story in the morning, I would have spewed coffee all over the ipad. Successful rehabilitation? How much money flowed into the politician’s reelection campaigns? Is that the measure of successful?
Anyhow, credit goes to the masters of MOPE, because, as the article so easily shows, the story manages to also engender further political division, inviting the readers to choose sides between democrats and republicans. See for yourself, or not.
Prepare accordingly and urgently, as things are happening exponentially faster