From 2015.

The Narrative. – Gun Free Zone


I keep mention The Narrative and then find myself searching online to find the quote from Stephen Hunter’s book I, Sniper So I went ahead and created my own post so I don’t have to go crazy next time.


You do not fight the narrative. The narrative will destroy you. The narrative is all-powerful. The narrative rules. It rules us, it rules Washington, it rules everything.

The narrative is the set of assumptions the press believes in, possibly without even knowing that it believes in them. It’s so powerful because it’s unconscious. It’s not like they get together every morning and decide “These are the lies we will tell today.” No, that would be too crude and honest. Rather, it’s a set of casual, nonrigorous assumptions about a reality they’ve never really experienced that’s arranged in such a way as to reinforce their best and most ideal presumptions about themselves and their importance to the system and the way they’ve chosen to live their lives. It’s a way of arranging things a certain way that they all believe in without ever really addressing carefully. It permeates their whole culture. They know, for example, that Bush is a moron and Obama is a saint. They know communism was a phony threat cooked up by right-wing cranks as a way to leverage power to the executive. They know that Saddam didn’t have weapons of mass destruction, the response to Katrina was fucked up…. Cheney’s a devil. Biden’s a genius. Soft power good, hard power bad. Forgiveness excellent, punishment counterproductive, capital punishment a sin.

And the narrative is the bedrock of their culture, the keystone of their faith, the altar of their church. They don’t even know they’re true believers, because in theory they despise the true believer in anything. But they will absolutely de-frackin’-stroy anybody who makes them question that….

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

5 thoughts on “An old post needs to be repeated: The Narrative.”
  1. The narrative, however, depends on people to propagate it. Willing participants.

    There are many ways to undermine that participation.

    Just sayin’.

  2. I honestly think a lot of this has flipped, for example we see a lot of embracing hard power now.

    So the praxis may have changed but the tenets are still the same left good, right bad. Liberal gov power good, conservative gov power bad. Liberal thought is the default way of thinking and is good by default, conservative thought is not the norm and is bad.

  3. “Over the years, Americans in particular have been all too willing to squander their hard-earned independence and freedom for the illusion of feeling safe under someone else’s authority. The concept of self-sufficiency has been undermined in value over a scant few generations. The vast majority of the population seems to look down their noses upon self-reliance as some quaint dusty relic, entertained only by the hyperparanoid or those hopelessly incapable of fitting into mainstream society.”

    –Cody Lundin

    (One of the stars on “Dual Survior” the barefoot hippy looking one…)

  4. Look North to the Canadian Trucker Strike in Ottawa. The coddled credentialed class of federal bureaucrat and government parasites are losing their freaking minds that those filthy unwashed truckers and other menials dare to sully their neighborhoods with those big filthy fossil fuel spewing trucks.
    It is an OCCUPATION.
    They feel UNSAFE!
    They are being TERRORIZED!
    Those poors in MY CITY! are an INSURRECTION!
    Worse, the Police refuse to drive them out! It has been three weeks! Why haven’t the police beaten and jailed those outsiders! They are breaking laws and need to be arrested immediately because I SAID SO!
    Do not believe me, look up the Ottawa Police Board, and watch their Zoom Meetings on YouTube. I am not exaggerating.

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