Trump the Omertà Buster – The Deeper Thought

Omertà is a lie- the lie of silence. It derives from a Sicilian word umiltà, which means humility- in the sense of subjecting one’s self to a code of secrecy and feigned ignorance. It is never practiced for honorable or decent reasons. It is the rock that ugly things are hidden under. It is a credo of gangsters and racketeers. Politics is never more than a few steps away from racketeering. When Omertà is in play there is a racket present – you can count on it. And Omertà is everywhere in our politics these days. Our public discourse is blocked and bloated with a constipating mass of subjects that are forbidden- The correctness Omertà. Every one of those unspeakable subjects is the marker of a racket that is protected by the silence.

The Omertà of “The Public Servant” image has protected Mr Biden very well until now. It has portrayed him as a nice guy and a friend of “the little guy”. Even as his family grew rich and, in the process, compromised the interests of the country. That image, created and protected, by his cadre in the media keeps the logical questions suppressed. Let’s just name a few:

Why did he take his drug addicted 50 year old son with him on Air Force Two to China and other places and who paid the expenses?

Where did an utter failure like Hunter get the ideas for all of those scams?

How did Joe get rich on a Senatorial Salary that ws never more than $174,000 a year?

If you ask those questions are you impugning a fine and honorable “Public Servant”? The media have loaded up the image barricade so that you know that is how you will appear. But, while the media serve their own political ideology by protecting Joe and his family (and the Clintons before them), who is watching out for the rest of us?

What the Bidens have done is not a victimless crime. They have contributed to the erosion of our country and our people. With their complicity (or conspiracy!) to sell off (and allow the theft of!) intellectual property to competitors and possible military adversaries, they have impoverished and endangered us all.

Hit the link for the whole read …

Source: Trump the Omertà Buster – The Deeper Thought

Rex Murphy … A good point …

All National Public Radio hosts talk as if they are standing in a nursery, afraid to wake the baby up, or trying to pacify a distempered hound. Their soft tones, slow utterance and hushed breathlessness are meant to convey that NPR is a sanctum, a cathedral of reason and restraint, and that what comes via such delicately modulated, church-whisper voices must be true.

Nowhere was that voice so needed than in the extraordinary statement it put out about the Hunter Biden story, which has already been banned by Facebook and Twitter: “We don’t want to waste our time on stories that are not really stories, and we don’t want to waste the listeners’ and readers’ time on stories that are just pure distractions. And quite frankly, that’s where we ended up, this was … a politically driven event and we decided to treat it that way.”

There’s a lot of “we” in that statement. Who are these “we” who are so certain of a story they won’t report on? Do they have soothsayers on call? Have they disinterred Nostradamus as NPR’s preferred fact-checker? Or is this the kind of certitude that only comes from being “woke” and terminally, adamantly anti-Trump?

NPR, in this instance, is merely a camp follower of the much less austere Twitter, which has blocked the New York Post’s reports on Hunter and Joe Biden from the beginning. And when Twitter and public radio are of the same mind on anything, it is fair to observe how very little mind is involved.

NPR is also at one with the mainstream American media — broadcast and print — in choosing to disregard the revelations of the Biden family’s dealings, and most especially, any troubling revelations about Joe Biden himself. Such magisterial restraint by the free press, such scruple, such commanding integrity.

The paternalism of NPR’s edict is arrogance distilled. It is also cosmically inconsistent, for NPR is never so circumspect when the band is playing a tune it likes. It has feasted voraciously on the much uglier stories, with none of the substance of the Biden yarn, that were hurled at Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, for example.

Recall all the hideous allegations that felon-lawyer Michael Avenatti threw during the Kavanaugh hearings. Did NPR tremble so virtuously then? Did its staff issue strident disclaimers about “pure distractions,” or “politically driven” stories” regarding that mud-encrusted slander ?…

Read another good one from Rex Murphy: How can NPR claim the Biden story is baseless when it refuses to investigate it? | National Post