Making the most of Wendy’s Pepe snafu…

January 5th, 2017 by Socially Extinct

 

It’s an absolute testament to the absurdity of today’s American political scene that a fast-food restaurant finds itself in PR hot water for Tweeting this image on its corporate account.

 

 

 

Of course, as we “all” know, this is merely a likeness of the Wendy’s “Wendy” logo templated over the indomitable Pepe the Frog meme which has become the scourge of the Left and the barely suppressed snicker icon for the Alt Right.

 

 

And how did Wendy’s stumble upon this amusing rendition?  Why a Tweeted dare, of course.

 

Behold: The rise and fall of Wendy’s hip Twitter account.

 

The fast food chain’s Twitter — which decided to suddenly get cool last week with some snarky tweets — finally blew it Wednesday by tweeting a version of the Pepe the Frog meme, which has been officially designated as a hate symbol.

 

It all began innocently enough with a Twitter user — apparently amused by the Wendy’s recent tweet hot streak — tweeted to ask, “got any memes?”

 

The Wendy’s account, which has more than one million followers, replied with a Pepe the Frog cartoon — styled with red hair, to match the company’s famous logo.

 

 

Wendy’s seemingly didn’t get the memo, and deleted the tweet within minutes.

 

“Our community manager was unaware of the recent evolution of the Pepe meme’s meaning and this tweet was promptly deleted,” the account wrote in a tweet.

 

The Pepe predicament put a bump in Wendy’s sudden quest for viral fame. After running a fairly standard corporate account, Wendy’s went haywire Dec. 30 when it got into a flamewar with a Twitter user who accused the chain of freezing its beef.

 

 

All Wendy’s has to show for its ingenious outburst of creativity is the sad realization that the sum of this equation is equal to a phrase inevitably well-known to many businesses:  Damage Control.

 

 

 

 

Naturally, for it would be astounding if this corporate faux pas was simply ignored, forgotten and discarded to the waste heap of other infamous corporate PR failures, there is a movement afoot to procure the now discontinued Pepe the Wendy graphic as a White Nationalist symbol and the defiant, mocking tone leads me to believe this will eventually be a thing.

 

I think the WN’s should at least take the high, “aesthetic” road and leave the primeval frog out of this, opting for a more visually pleasing memetic icon who embodies traits that would please almost any White Nationalist.  Of course I’m speaking of Ellie Kemper (aka, Kimmy Schmidt), the red-headed personification of adorable who dressed as the Wendy’s logo in the “Spooked” episode 5 in the 8th season of The Office.

 

 

Nothing screams White Power like a square patty.

 

 

The boy who cried Trump: a special warning to you.

January 4th, 2017 by Socially Extinct

 

OK, this thing about that Chicago torture video where the Black kids made the supposed Trump supporter drink toilet water?

 

 

 

 

I don’t know what to think and I don’t know how accurate, or timely, this footage is.

 

Let’s assume it’s real.

 

Whatever. Typical inner city bullying/roughhousing.  Shit goes on all the time but under different guises, motives, causes.

 

Ghetto life is rough and brutal. I don’t give a crap about that part of it.

 

What concerns me is the default trope here that I see repeating itself way too much on the part of “disenfranchised” minorities of the sort who don’t know the difference between the Oval Office and Foggy Bottom. In other words, the ignorentsia who have dominated post-Trump media with their blind stupidity and reaction. Everything they do, all the evil and malice they enact, all the unhappiness and frustration, regardless of how misplaced, is roundly exacerbated in a cathartic “Trump” wail.

 

Trump made me do it!

 

Thing is, Trump is not the cause of any of it, but in their little, pea-sized brains, yelling “Trump” at every puny psychopathic act thus makes Donald Trump an accessory. That is how these little thug fucktards think.

 

Look for this behavior to accelerate. Every small act of vandalism and brutality will now have a label: Trump!

 

They will yell Trump at every occasion for every act of mayhem.

 

Trump!

I can see it already.  The MSM, every left-wing tool, will push this narrative and enable it in the public mind (not much to speak of there), that Donald Trump is the cause behind society’s meltdown, when in fact, it’s merely the act of a sick, Obama-legacy (ahm, 700 murders, anybody?) manifesting itself a few years late and usurping the Trump brand, and the media and Femocrats will eat this up and spit it out, hundred-fold.

 

You know what happens when you blame someone repeatedly for something they did not do? You blame them and blame them for the same thing they are innocent of time and again?

 

Why…one day they finally decide, you know what?

 

“I’ll fucking do it for real this time.”

 

And they live up to expectations since nothing is to be lost or gained in this loser’s battle.

 

And if you begin seeking criminal refuge while blaming all ills and discontent on Donald Trump, guess what?  We will see no point in playing nice and we will live up to your preconceived Trump notions at last, and it WILL NOT BE PRETTY.

 

 

Charles Schumer, Supercuck, like the rest of the Femocrats, still does not understand the Trump Method.

January 4th, 2017 by Socially Extinct

 

Earlier, in the comments, I explained, in my most feeble manner, how I differentiate “cuckservatives” versus “cucks.”

 

One thing I postulated was this:

 

 

“Cuckservative” is most fitting with wimpy Conservatives and that’s when that term is called for. When it’s a Liberal, I just say “cuck.”

 

But a liberal is a cuck by definition, so if anything, I’m being redundant.

 

 

This is most apparent when reading or hearing anything come out of the mouth of New York’s very own Chuck Schumer, a Supercuck if ever there was one.

 

Democrat? Check.

 

Simpering fool? Check.

 

Reduced to bumbling incomprehensibility of the Trumpian Method when triggered? Check!

 

And now he has alighted on Donald Trump’s attack on the American intelligence community over its persistent “the Russian sky is falling on our circuit boards” fixation.

 

 

Rachel [Maddow] asked Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) about Trump’s bizarre antics, and he replied, “[Y]ou take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday of getting back at you. So even for a practical, supposedly hard-nosed businessman, he’s being really dumb to do this.”

 

This carefully crafted MSNBC news paragraph tells us all we need to know about MSM motivations and agenda which play quite well into that of the Senate Minority’s Leader as well. Something tells me we’ll be hearing a lot of Schumer/Maddow infused lunacy for some time to come.

I just don’t get the Trump Method…

 

Schumer, like all wimpy, spineless and frankly, stupid Femocrats, simply does not understand the Trump Method.

 

He continues to defer to the old political economy’s template in order to spar with the President-elect while failing to realize that the paradigm is different and that Trump is oranges whereas the best Femocrats can offer is apples until they break their stubborn ideological mold of political antiquity.

 

**archive**

 

 

The phrase “fake news” trivializes real governmental malevolence.

January 2nd, 2017 by Socially Extinct

 

Yesterday I posted something entitled, “My Deconstruction of the “Russian” malware/power grid hysteria.”  It happened to touch upon parallel coverage by small news outlets of the same Washington Post story that I linked to.

 

I first caught wind of this newsroom meltdown on Saturday night, but thanks to the holiday chaos and other personal obligations, I was slow in putting my piece together, and by the time I finally sat down to type it out, it was 6pm (PDT, or 2am UTC, Jan 2, if you will) before I published my version, independent of anything going on in regards to public accusations that The Washington Post was guilty of perpetuating fake news.

 

Rather, my approach had more to do with the breakdown in the reporting chain that led to a major news outlet reporting a premature story in an exaggerated manner before applying standard journalistic procedures. “Fake news” was not one of the specific items on my radar screen, though it certainly appears that the WP’s practices embodied that.

 

And this morning I noted, with some amusement, that the events surrounding Burlington Electric’s, the Vermont utility, discovery of “Russian” malware on one of its isolated laptops was now being touted as a fake news story. In fact, this coverage from RT implies that the news media (ie, The Washington Post) was negligent in its coverage of the evil Russian malware story.

 

I noted the logical schism and dubious narrative Saturday night independently of what was being noted elsewhere; and now I see others caught the Post’s blaring editorial correction as well.

 

The difference is that whereas they labeled it “fake news” and thus discounted the deeper implications by accusing the Post of journalistic sloppiness, my inference was that there was something more insidious involved. Yes, perhaps there is some fake news to be teased out of the so-called Russian infiltration of Burlington Electric’s system, but fake only insofar as it describes conscious collusion between the government and the mainstream press which is hardly “sloppy,” but rather, a despicable pointed effort to litter the public playing field with a false narrative that, once unleashed, cannot be returned its cage, regardless of how many “editorial corrections” are published; as lawyers might say, the bell, once rung, cannot be unrung.

 

This isn’t simply a case of The Washington Post being “sloppy” but an example of how the government, in cahoots with certain large media actors, seeks to shape the vast cultural dialogue which is spoon-fed to an ignorant public that can be counted on to barely respond to concepts such as “enemy” and “dangerous” while possessing little, to no, analytical thinking in the way of dissembling these trite concepts.

 

With that in mind, I will reprint a portion of yesterday’s post which addresses the American government’s malicious mind control games with the complicit help of the mainstream media.

 

The Russian hacker scheme is a relentless American yarn.  Intelligence keeps drawing up on all their state-agenda resources in order to manipulate the mainstream media, and in turn, a collectively apathetic and computer illiterate populace. The government throws every digital esoteric term and concept in its arsenal at Americans and trusts that, unfamiliar with such semantics (and lacking the will to self-educate), will blindly shudder at the onslaught of hacking verbiage laced with the tinge of Russian evil.

Russian hackers!

The American government, using a fastidiously propagandized flowchart, goes so far as putting a face on this enigmatic enemy of the state.

Adversary space.  Got it?

The Orwellian framing of this systemic hacker flow doesn’t stop here.

Manipulation of the information channels has begun. Information is filtered, sieved, even mythologized. Narratives are inflamed, swollen, corrupted.

As a case study, I would like to point out what happened with reports of the Russian hack of the Vermont (and United States) power grid on Friday.

A rough timeline (as displayed at the end of this post, below):

At 0055 UTC, 12/31/16, The Washington Post published a story with a rather self-confident headline, Russian hackers penetrated U.S. electricity grid through a utility in Vermont, U.S. officials say.

At 0237 and 0240 UTC, 12/31/16, respectively, Burlington Electric, one of 2 utility companies operating in Vermont, rushed out a press statement, and linked on Facebook and Twitter.

Essentially, following the implicating Washington Post story, Burlington sprung to action since it most likely initiated the drama on the heels of a Thursday night alert to utility companies from the Department of Homeland Security that all computers should be scanned for a specific malware signature, and lo and behold, Burlington found one. But before given a chance, the press caught whiff of a happening something and went apeshit in their coverage of said fact, failing to thoroughly vet the facts.  Given little choice, Burlington Electric posted a curt and honest statement, within 2 hours, addressing the malware infection found in its system.  The utility’s statement was quite unlike the hyperbole that the U.S. security officials fed the media.

Less than one hour after Burlington Electric’s impromptu F.U. to the government, The Washington Post published a revised version of their first rendition.

Somewhat mild-mannered, the headline in this story, published at 0330 UTC, 12/31/16, seemed less aggrieved: Russian operation hacked a Vermont utility, showing risk to U.S. electrical grid security, officials say

The Washington Post, perhaps reeling from its clumsy handling of the initial timeline and attributions, published an addendum on yet another, third, version of the story.  This was published at 1650 UTC, 12/31/16, with an identical headline to version #2 from 8 hours earlier.

Much of the text was unchanged, however, at the end of the piece, we find several clarifications.

The first is a perfunctory disclaimer that, in a bashfully understated manner, informs those of us who were paying attention, that the precise verbiage of the original story was misleading (and if you want to take it step further, deceptive).

And  then, as if to politely excuse this foray into journalistic inaccuracy, the Post made it a point to add a few extra seasoned reporters to build trust from that which was lost earlier.

In other words, the original writers caved a bit too willingly to the Federal-intelligence narrative, and in fact, embellished it with a few qualitative bells and whistles of their own, but ultimately, the essence of the first story,  at 12:55am, December 30, reflected that unadulterated BS pomp and circumstance stinking of the Obama agenda.  In fact, it was so egregious that it triggered the Vermont utility company to respond immediately with its own brand of defensive ass-covering, thus snapping in two the governmental narrative, and the story fell to shreds with each subsequent Post revision.

Not too late, however, to herd a whole flock of gentle Americans into blank-eyed acceptance that big bad Russia would resort to using old Ukrainian malware and Tor circuits to hack American elections and power utilities.

 

While it is not inaccurate to accuse The Washington Post of practicing “fake news” reporting in this matter, we must not lose sight of the fact that there is a real, tangible concerted effort by the Obama government to plant fears and doubts in the American mind that we are under siege from the Russian enemy;  an “evil” antagonist that counters the liberal niceties that the left thought it could rely on complacently, at least until the Trumpian reality check of November 8.

 

And my diagram from yesterday’s post:

 

My Deconstruction of the “Russian” malware/power grid hysteria.

January 1st, 2017 by Socially Extinct

 

I’m perversely intrigued by all these dubious governmental rumblings over the so-called “Grizzly Steppe” malware offensive, ostensibly on the part of Russia. The American government and its lackey cohorts in the MSM have even been so bold as to deem it “Russian” malware, a most laughable description. Can malware be knighted a nationality in this global digital environment?   Can we call that breeze in our window Swedish or that chirping of the sparrow, Dutch?

 

After malware is written and staged to the internet, and darknet, it is unleashed, and any nation has rights to “claim” it.  Any individual country’s choice to assume a malware’s weaponization is purely its own responsibility, not that of the person who wrote the software.    The free-form, anarchical spirit of hacking renders any national allegiance moot;  sure, states are free to “sponsor” a hacking mission, but given that allegiance in these quarters is only as trustworthy as the size of the paycheck, it is not a wise choice for national entities, at this point in time, to devote concerted resources to such offensive strategies.

 

But ignoring, for a moment, the fact that the DHS/FBI JAR presents a chain of infection involving a phishing attack that eventually allowed the “Russians” to inject malware into an “un-gridded” laptop computer belonging to Vermont’s Burlington Electric utility hardly embodies a professional, much less threatening, elite Russian hack.  The disconnected, multi-layered approach which pragmatically renders precise geo-location of an internet ping’s source is nothing but fool’s business.  It is the United States government (beholden to insidious motivations) we’re talking about, so a fool’s business shall be done.

 

Let’s call it Russian malware.  Better yet, let’s use the inflammatory parlance of The Washington Post’s headline yesterday, Russian hackers penetrated U.S. electricity grid through a utility in Vermont, U.S. officials say.

 

For this is not simply a matter of a big bad bear hack attack that the U.S. intelligentsia is pawning off on a predominantly ignorant public as a matter of conjuring fear and paranoia (thus eliciting pliability and obsequious perpetuation of the government line which is: Russia, bad, Russia and Donald Trump, evil).

 

Let’s not even heed the fact that, regardless of how they were procured, Clinton’s email treasure trove detailing psychopathic political strategizing and Podestian nursery school symbolism beg for a response, an explanation; instead, the United States government deflects the asserted substance of the “leaked” emails with nebulous narratives erected on America’s most reliably untrustworthy bogeyman, the Russians.

 

The Russian hacker scheme is a relentless American yarn.  Intelligence keeps drawing up on all their state-agenda resources in order to manipulate the mainstream media, and in turn, a collectively apathetic and computer illiterate populace. The government throws every digital esoteric term and concept in its arsenal at Americans and trusts that, unfamiliar with such semantics (and lacking the will to self-educate), will blindly shudder at the onslaught of hacking verbiage laced with the tinge of Russian evil.

 

Russian hackers!

 

The American government, using a fastidiously propagandized flowchart, goes so far as putting a face on this enigmatic enemy of the state.

 

 

 

 

Adversary space.  Got it?

 

The Orwellian framing of this systemic hacker flow doesn’t stop here.

 

Manipulation of the information channels has begun. Information is filtered, sieved, even mythologized. Narratives are inflamed, swollen, corrupted.

 

As a case study, I would like to point out what happened with reports of the Russian hack of the Vermont (and United States) power grid on Friday.

 

 

A rough timeline (as displayed at the end of this post, below):

 

At 0055 UTC, 12/31/16, The Washington Post published a story with a rather self-confident headline, Russian hackers penetrated U.S. electricity grid through a utility in Vermont, U.S. officials say.

 

At 0237 and 0240 UTC, 12/31/16, respectively, Burlington Electric, one of 2 utility companies operating in Vermont, rushed out a press statement, and linked on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Essentially, following the implicating Washington Post story, Burlington sprung to action since it most likely initiated the drama on the heels of a Thursday night alert to utility companies from the Department of Homeland Security that all computers should be scanned for a specific malware signature, and lo and behold, Burlington found one. But before given a chance, the press caught whiff of a happening something and went apeshit in their coverage of said fact, failing to thoroughly vet the facts.  Given little choice, Burlington Electric posted a curt and honest statement, within 2 hours, addressing the malware infection found in its system.  The utility’s statement was quite unlike the hyperbole that the U.S. security officials fed the media.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less than one hour after Burlington Electric’s impromptu F.U. to the government, The Washington Post published a revised version of their first rendition.

 

Somewhat mild-mannered, the headline in this story, published at 0330 UTC, 12/31/16, seemed less aggrieved: Russian operation hacked a Vermont utility, showing risk to U.S. electrical grid security, officials say

 

The Washington Post, perhaps reeling from its clumsy handling of the initial timeline and attributions, published an addendum on yet another, third, version of the story.  This was published at 1650 UTC, 12/31/16, with an identical headline to version #2 from 8 hours earlier.

 

Much of the text was unchanged, however, at the end of the piece, we find several clarifications.

 

The first is a perfunctory disclaimer that, in a bashfully understated manner, informs those of us who were paying attention, that the precise verbiage of the original story was misleading (and if you want to take it step further, deceptive).

 

 

 

 

And  then, as if to politely excuse this foray into journalistic inaccuracy, the Post made it a point to add a few extra seasoned reporters to build trust from that which was lost earlier.

 

 

 

 

In other words, the original writers caved a bit too willingly to the Federal-intelligence narrative, and in fact, embellished it with a few qualitative bells and whistles of their own, but ultimately, the essence of the first story,  at 12:55am, December 30, reflected that unadulterated BS pomp and circumstance stinking of the Obama agenda.  In fact, it was so egregious that it triggered the Vermont utility company to respond immediately with its own brand of defensive ass-covering, thus snapping in two the governmental narrative, and the story fell to shreds with each subsequent Post revision.

 

Not too late, however, to herd a whole flock of gentle Americans into blank-eyed acceptance that big bad Russia would resort to using old Ukrainian malware and Tor circuits to hack American elections and power utilities.