Beware the Age of Distraction
We learned last week that on July 30, 2017, Hunter Biden was locked in tense negotiations over a six-figure “business” deal with a Chinese associate. To break the deadlock, he threatened his associate by name-dropping his father.
“I am sitting here with my father and we would like to understand why the commitment made has not been fulfilled,” Hunter texted. “Z, if I get a call or text from anyone involved in this other than you, Zhang, or the chairman, I will make certain that between the man sitting next to me and every person he knows and my ability to forever hold a grudge that you will regret not following my direction.”
This is the son of a career politician, former vice president and the current occupant of the White House. He felt comfortable leveraging not only his father’s position but also every person his father knows to push through this shady business deal. Only someone who’s done that before would be comfortable making such a threat. Only someone who continually gets away with it would do such a thing.
Hunter Biden is the same person who has made millions of dollars through shady business deals with Ukrainians and Chinese. He’s the same person whose laptop contained incriminating images and videos of him doing drugs and cavorting with prostitutes. He’s the same person who just got off with a slap on the wrist for failing to pay $1.2 million in tax evasion. He’s the same person who showed up to a White House State Dinner and was greeted as one of the “distinguished guests.”
How is this possible? Why aren’t more people talking about his crimes? A lot of it has to do with a submarine—sort of.
The story about Hunter’s laptop was drowned out by several stories, starting with that of the Titan submarine. Diving company OceanGate’s submarine disappeared and eventually imploded, killing the five explorers on board. The news dominated headlines last week. It’s a tragic story about an ambitious, apparently irresponsible billionaire who took a group of explorers to see the wreckage of the Titanic in a submarine controlled by a video game controller. The story certainly merits attention.
Next was the massive story about the mercenary Wagner Group’s march on Moscow in mutiny against Russian President Vladimir Putin. This story received wall-to-wall coverage as the mainstream media celebrated the beginning of the end for Putin and the Ukraine War.
Then there was the “bombshell” about the audio recordings of President Donald Trump in the classified documents case. Next will be the leftist apoplexy over the Supreme Court decision to end race-based discrimination in college admissions.
These are all noteworthy news stories. But consider the context. These stories came amid the critical exposure of family corruption that affects the entire country. The son of the man currently occupying the White House used his father’s authority to seal a shady deal just six years ago. This revelation should prompt some serious questions from any serious journalist. How long has this been going on? How much has this corruption increased since Joe Biden and the radical left stole the election? Who else in Washington knows that this has been happening? Who else has been profiting from it?
Not only have members of the media failed to ask these questions, they have deliberately prevented anyone from asking them. They intentionally provided wall-to-wall coverage about the submarine, Russia and Trump simply “shuffling papers” in order to cover up Hunter Biden’s crimes! They don’t want you to know what is going on in the White House. They don’t want you to even ask about it.
Promoting distractions is their tried-and-tested method to make that happen.
They obsessed over ufos to distract the country from the chemical disaster in Ohio. They used the coronavirus as a distraction to steal the election. They created chaos on Jan. 6, 2021, to distract from President Trump’s constitutional inquest into those fraudulent elections. To this day, millions of Americans don’t even know that was the reason Trump and his supporters were peacefully protesting in Washington, D.C.
But this problem goes beyond the news. We live in a world full of distractions. Sports, movies, pop culture, music, award shows, video games—society is glutting itself on these distractions and failing to see the many crises, addictions and problems facing us. And we too are struggling to ask serious questions.
Why are depression, anxiety and suicide on the rise? Why are marriages and families imploding? Why is mankind spiraling toward cataclysm despite apparent advances in technology? What is the key to happiness?
Distractions prevent us from asking these questions. Distractions numb us to the pain of our condition. It’s like applying salve to a tumor, except the momentary relief creates a whole new problem.
The media, the government and the elites don’t want you to know the truth. They want you distracted and mollified so they can become more rich and powerful. Learning the truth can leave a bitter taste in the mouth. But it is the only way to heal our condition.
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