What Is AOL Huffing?
I suspect that I’m very much not alone in wondering why the heck AOL is shelling out 315 million smackers for the Huffington Post.
Since I heard about the deal this morning, I’ve been racking my brain trying to figure out why this move made economic sense to the folks at AOL [my first, immediate reaction, of course, was ‘AOL is still in business?’] and I have not been alone in this.
Leave it to a Gonzo to come up with the best explanation I’ve read so far:
What it means, I suspect, is that the Left is willing to “invest” in liberal media ventures that are supposedly for-profit but which, in fact, lose money. Because, after all, whose money is being invested? Not theirs.
Five words: Government employee union pension funds.
That, I suggest, explains this whole deal. Private investors are now selling their AOL shares, while managers of pension funds for AFSCME, SEIU and other unions are buying AOL stock, thus providing the investment capital necessary to fund expansion of the Left’s online media presence in advance of Obama’s re-election campaign.
Yeah, and maybe George Soros is buying AOL stock, too, for all we know.
Call me a kooky conspiracy theorist, if you like, but when a business deal doesn’t add up as dollars-and-sense capitalism, there must be some other explanation. And if ever you see a turtle sitting on top a fence post, you know it didn’t crawl up there by itself.
Profit doesn’t mean much to the Committed Left — not if you mean the word in it’s classical sense [OED: ‘financial gains’]. Oh sure, they need money to fund their various schemes, but the Manic Progressives are always willing to sacrifice dollars for propaganda [see: MSNBC]. Besides, if they play it right, they can always funnel some taxpayer dollars into funding their schemes.
Broadcasting their lies relentlessly until they get absorbed by enough of the masses is a tactic the Leftists have employed successfully for a century now.
Consider some of the issues we debate and discuss these days in The West that are considered normal but, in fact, reflect a culture and society that has taken a very wrong turn down the road to madness:
-at what age schools should begin to hand out condoms
-what time of the day should K-Y Jelly ads be broadcast
-whether or not you can wish someone a Merry Christmas
-gays serving openly in the military
-women serving in combat
That these ideas are even considered worthy of discussion by serious people bespeaks of a serious decline in our mental capacities, our Right Reason. We’re all madmen now. The Left has managed to make us all deranged — they have successfully inflicted on us a mental revolution, whose main feature is chaotic thinking.
Cat’s foot, iron claw
Neuro-surgeons scream for more
At paranoia’s poison door.
Twenty first century schizoid man.