Watching director and producer Robby Starbuck speak at CPAC 2021 last Friday, I had a major revelation, which had been percolating in my head for a year. The fundamental struggle of our time is not between Right and Left, right and wrong, or even good and evil, but between reality and mass hypnosis. But instead of the old swinging watch, the hypnotic subject stares at an electronic screen, where the mesmerists of the three media — news, entertainment, social — show him only what they want him to see and accept. They spread the lies that a man can mutilate himself and become a woman or that an unborn baby with a beating heart is merely a clump of cells. And if you question such things, you will be silenced. How else could the most successful president since Ronald Reagan be deemed by so many a stupid, racist, Russian apparatchik despite ample evidence to the contrary? While a deluded, doddering, decomposing ghoul gets accepted as a modern-day FDR, only with incoherent Fireside Chats?
The first two heads of the mind-control media Cerberus — news and entertainment — went to work right after the 2016 election. Ceaseless reporting on Trump’s nonexistent Russia collusion and his imminent downfall, plus nonstop Hollywoke chatter about his easily disprovable bigotry (the Charlottesville “fine people” hoax) and ignorance (the injecting bleach hoax) deceived a great number of gullible and resentful people, though not enough to derail his elevation of America. It took a one-two punch — the China virus and the death of George Floyd — to do that.
Americans could have taken the pestilence in stride, but the Democratic news media turned it into the Andromeda Strain, bringing the nation, along with Trump’s record-high economy, to a panicked halt. More insidiously, the media blamed Trump for the virus-related deaths, even as he organized for a vaccine in record time (while they hailed the now scandal-ridden New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for his press conferences). Exploiting the pandemic, they demanded changes to set voting rules that would tilt the 2020 election toward Biden. And Republicans did nothing.
When, on May 25, George Floyd died in Minneapolis Police custody, Marxist forces Antifa and Black Lives Matter burned down Democrat-led cities as regular folks huddled in their homes. The media depicted the rioters as justified peaceful protesters while promoting the lie of systemic police racism. Last week, Tucker Carlson — who is the Horatio at the bridge of Fox News, almost single-handedly repelling a progressive siege of the network — cited a Skeptic Research Center study that found around half of liberals believe about 1,000 unarmed black men were killed by cops in 2019. Conservatives estimate 10. The actual number, according to a USA Today fact check, was 13. And how did USA Today headline its own report on this discrepancy? “Fact Check: Police killed more unarmed Black men in 2019 than conservative activist claimed,” not “Police killed far fewer unarmed Black men in 2019 than liberals imagined.”
Trump and his supporters did their best to push back against the widespread delusion, only to encounter the powerful third head of the Cerberus — social media. Big Tech started erasing inconvenient news with little pushback. This culminated in the total blackout of a report on Biden family corruption from a traditional news source, the New York Post. A Media Council survey reported that 17 percent (one in six) of Biden voters in seven swing states — six of them won by Biden — would not have voted for him had they known about any one of the eight negative stories about Biden and his campaign and positive stories about Trump and his administration suppressed by Big Tech and the news media, a tribute to their brainwashing power. Once Joe Biden was declared the winner, Big Tech began canceling all online questioners of the vote count, including the president of the United States. And they’re still at it.
The media’s last trick was depicting the chaotic January 6 invasion of the Capitol building as an anti-government insurrection, justifying a large National Guard presence and the investigation of conservatives as potential terrorists. How a loser wearing Viking horns intended to rule America was of no concern to the media — only the narrative is.
All appeared rather bleak and hopeless until last Friday at CPAC 2021, where even its theme, “America Uncanceled,” heralded defiance. There a media insider, Robby Starbuck, took on Hollywoke and Big Tech like Neo did the Matrix, and proved the age of oratory is not dead.
Once a celebrated music video director–producer, Starbuck is currently enduring the standard Hollywoke reaction to outspoken conservatives — work deprivation. As my fellow Cuban–American, Starbuck well knows it’s just one step on the certain leftward road to tyranny. “I directed Oscar-winning actors, actresses, and some of the biggest music stars in the world,” he said in his fiery CPAC speech:
In 2015, I came out as a Republican, the most unforgivable crime you can commit in Hollywood. And then I endorsed Trump, which they didn’t know that you could do something worse than come out as a Republican but that was it.… I would do it all over again if given the chance, despite losing 85 percent of our business in that first year, and having my little girl called a racist because her Cuban dad was conservative.
Starbuck gave a sober reflection on the literal state of the arts: “We are in a culture war and we are losing. And if we want to win, we need to acknowledge that fact.… This is our last stand. This is freedom’s last stand. Because if America falls, freedom falls.” He then announced what he was going to do about it — run for Congress in the state of Tennessee in 2020 — and the crowd roared.
Starbuck called out the media oligarchs by name and declared his intention to battle them:
Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, a wave of lions is coming in 2022. We will not allow you to get away with what you’ve been getting away with any more. You fight for the Establishment, we fight for the people. So get ready, because you are going to have the biggest fight on your hands that you two have ever had. And that goes for everyone else in Big Tech.
How Starbuck intends to fight them remains to be seen. But he’ll have one strong ally in Congress if he wins — Matt Gaetz of Florida, who followed him onstage at CPAC and said, “The greatest threat to our liberty is big government, and there is no bigger business than Big Tech.… the Terms of Service on Twitter can never be more important than the values that undergird our Constitution.”
The tri-media illusionists managed to defeat Trump. But the next generation of conservative leaders has broken their hypnotic spell — and now intends to break them. They have my support, in the real world and online.