William Skink Ain’t No Defeatist And That’s Because Of One Thing: You

by William Skink

A recent back and forth at the Moon blog got me thinking about the will to fight back.

After being told to seek anger management, a defeatist from Australia told me this (edited for length):

The vast majority believes what everyone else believes. Human nature as a herd animal unchanged throughout history. Only a very small percentage say “why” or see the massive holes in MSM propaganda. For them if everyone is saying it, it must be true. The few that do question this shit end up at sites like this and then rarely agree on all aspects.

As for what is occurring in this so called west – virtually nothing can be done internally. Whoever controls the media controls peoples minds. The few that don’t get caught by MSM mind control are no threat to those that control the narrative. A small site like this gets to the position it starts making waves as in large and widespread readership, it will be destroyed.

It is only self incurred collapse of the US or outside intervention that will change what is happening. If the US goes down, the whole western house of cards and illusion will collapse.

We can only watch. We could take a gun and take perhaps one or two politicians with us but that will change nothing. For me my life is finished but my children have now started their families. I watch, try and get an understanding of what is occurring and where we are at so that my children – if / when the shit hits the fan my children have some idea of what is occurring. Tearing your hair out and screaming incoherently changes nothing.

I get that what is happening seems too big and overwhelming to do anything about, but the notion that we are powerless is utter shit and needs to be jettisoned with extreme prejudice.

What Peter AU1 appears to be exhibiting are symptoms of learned helplessness. Here is an explanation of what learned helplessness is:

Learned helplessness occurs when an animal is repeatedly subjected to an aversive stimulus that it cannot escape. Eventually, the animal will stop trying to avoid the stimulus and behave as if it is utterly helpless to change the situation. Even when opportunities to escape are presented, this learned helplessness will prevent any action.

If I accepted the false notion that the act of writing is pointless because mainstream media has an airtight hold on everyone’s minds, then I wouldn’t be covering how public resources are being misused and abused in Missoula.

Today the Missoulian is finally getting around to reporting that the Missoula Redevelopment Agency is considering hiring a communication consultant, something I covered last Sunday in my 1,000th post.

Where is the money going to come from for this expenditure? From the link:

Before voting, board member Nancy Moe wanted to know how much the contract would cost and how it would be funded. Essentially, Buchanan said, she envisions the communications being an administrative expense.

She said money could come our of all six of the city’s Urban Renewal Districts.

Let me summarize: MRA is being criticized for how it uses public money, so the response is to SPEND MORE PUBLIC MONEY on better messaging instead of reflecting on how TIF funds are being thrown around for things like bailing out the art park, and bailing out cost overruns at the library, and building a road so Peter Lambros could flip his mall property, and building a homeless bridge to nowhere, and on, and on, and on.

MRA is considering this expenditure on a communication consultant because THEY ARE LOSING THE NARRATIVE BATTLE over the alleged public benefit of their gentrification schemes.

And do you know WHY they are losing?

Because I have the truth on my side, and all they have are a deceitful Mayor, a co-dependent communication director, and liberal lackeys who traded in their spines and thinking caps in order to play political games with our tax money.

Writing these posts day after day, though, WOULD BE pointless if it wasn’t for one thing: you.

So thank you to all who read these posts, who comment (or don’t), who send me emails and help spread this content on social media platforms. If it wasn’t for you, the impact of these words would be zilch.

Thank you, and stay tuned…

About Travis Mateer

I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
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5 Responses to William Skink Ain’t No Defeatist And That’s Because Of One Thing: You

  1. S Brennan says:

    Excellent post, as always, I don’t know the local details, that aside, we can never allow ourselves to give up!

    Liberals learned helpless is seen on all of the blogs where I am allowed to comment [I am not allowed to comment at host of “liberal” sites, Moon, Naked Capitalism…et al] but I still read those sites, the comments though I filter through since I know they are restricted to reflect the hosts narrative…however, all “liberal” blogs have that helplessness side to them….

    …particularly, since Bernie looked less convincing taking a dive* in 2020 than he did in 2016…For a lot of “liberals” Bernie was the Savior they had been seeking, the easy vote. But just like 2016, they’ll vote Blue, no matter what sad sack of shit the DNCers offer up for their consumption…and it looks pretty sad this year**. The concept of punishing DNC until it changes it’s neoliberal/neocolonialist ways is not a thought that would cross the urbane mind…it’s hard enough to be a hipster as it is…gotta look cool, gotta seem virtuous.

    *(idiomatic, boxing) To feign a knockout in order to lose intentionally. (idiomatic) To lose or fail intentionally.

    **I think they’ll spice it up a bit by putting a neoliberal/neocolonialist “woman of color” on the ticket like Condi Rice…er..ah…Susan Rice or Kamala Harris***
    *** Headline reads: “Sure, I dated Kamala Harris. So what?” – Willie Brown
    Headline should read: “Sure, I publicly dated Kamala Harris, while married, sure we were photographed at big political events, I wanted to embarrass my wife and Kamala was game to help. So What?”

  2. Out in the woods says:

    I appreciate your work and check your page daily. Our politics may not align 100% but our worldview does. I will say that I share your views if voting and I would fairly 90% of the time send a blank ballot in but to keep Montana the way it is, the only things I will vote for this year is marijuana legislation and Mike Cooney. Anyways, keep it up.

  3. TC says:

    Mr. Skink,
    I am thankful for your daily writing. I learn much but mostly I take solace in knowing someone is telling the Truth about my hometown, Missoula!
    Thank you – please keep us informed

  4. thank you all. tomorrow I will return to more locally grounded topic matter 🙂

  5. Deanne Saale says:

    WE do appreciate you. Thanks for having the courage to write day after day

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