Monday, February 20, 2006

Another "Gutenberg Moment"

The Loony toon Danish cartoon controversy is proving to be among other things a "Gutenberg" moment for the blogs. Just as Dan Rather's fake but accurate false document story altered the news information super highway and changed the course of American history (and the Presidential election), the publication or non-publication of the Danish cartoons in the MSM is proving to be just as significant.

By now everyone knows that big media will not print the toons. Despite the fact that it is theDanish_cartoon_muhammed_rasmus_sand_hoye_1 obligation of the press to do just that, they succumbed to dhimmitude and refused to run them.It could not have been lost on you that the Danish editor in charge of publishing cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, has said they were printed in response to self-censorship on issues regarding Islam and that giving in to pressure not to run them would have been...

The blogs (myself among them here) have been running them, in my case all the back to October, without so much as even thinking if it was the right or wrong thing to do. How could you not run them? It is the public's right to know.

And the blogs felt it. What political blog did not see a tsunami of traffic from a world hungry for a look at those damn cartoons? Where did the people go? They came to us, by the millions.They were forced to come to us by the very entity that would love to see us wither and die. Ironic. My blog alone quadrupled its numbers at the height of the search.

The immediate, short term effect can be seen in Britain, here.

[...]"They [the Radical Islamists] think they have won the debate," he says with a sigh. "They believe that the British Government has capitulated to them, because it feared the consequences if it did not.

"The cartoons, you see, have not been published in this country, and the Government has been very critical of those countries in which they were published. To many of the Islamic clerics, that's a clear victory.

"It's confirmation of what they believe to be a familiar pattern: if spokesmen for British Muslims threaten what they call adverse consequences - violence to the rest of us - then the British Government will cave in. I think it is a very dangerous precedent."

Media enabling only served to further advance the day when British Muslims formed a 'state within a state .'

There are important lessons Americans can learn from the decay of British sovereignty over its own people, Eurabian dhimmitude, and not enforcing rule of law. And there are valuable lessons to be learned from the damage a complicit, seditious media can and will do by tearing at the extraordinary fabric of the great American experiment with left wing platitudes and group think.

Rumsfeld is right, to win we must find an alternative to the mainstream media. Well we have, you're looking at it.


Pastorius said...

Brilliant and sad post, Atlas.

The Fu2rman said...


Great post.

I think this lends itself, at least partly to the 'feeling' of 2006 that Pastorius called for.

After the cartoon thing has shed more light on big media, what will that mean for bloggers in the near fu2r?

We have all felt much frustration with big media over the last several years, and it seems that blogs, and even talk radio are growing exponentially.

All part of being alive in 2006...

Jason Pappas said...

We are all playing an important part ... the days of the MSM monopoly is over. Even the MSM talks about the blogs, now!

My traffic went up because of the cartoons! The MSM is playing right into our hands ... and I love it! Pamela's damn right!

Cubed © said...


"Rumsfeld is right, to win we must find an alternative to the mainstream media. Well we have, you're looking at it."


Between an (as yet) "free Blogosphere" and the home-schooling movement, which has long outgrown its strictly religious associations, we have the only means left to us to put a stop to the Islamic dreadnaught that is steam-rolling civilization.

Grab your copies of Atlas Shrugged and Anthem and hide them under the floorboards.

I refuse to believe, even when we are surrounded by border and port problems along with an incredibly stupid or evil government, that resistence is futile.

I'm so damned mad that I could chew nails and spit rust right now.

WHAT'S WRONG WITH OUR PORTECTORS? Oh, yeah--THAT, the fact that the postmodernists have had a stranglehold on our population via the government-controlled school system for oh, say, about 150 years.

Always On Watch said...

We must not let the msm's precedence stand.