The Democratic nominee in the District 30 House of Delegates race recently received endorsements from two of his party’s political action committees. The Competitive Commonwealth Fund and Win Virginia are supporting Culpeper resident Ben Hixon in his bid to unseat incumbent Republican Del. Nick Freitas, also of Culpeper.
For more about Ben Hixon, please visit http://benhixon.com
The Art of the Real
Disinformation vs. democracy
So why has “post-truth” only now become the OED word of the year? Without question, something has shifted in our ever more postmodern world. What the KGB once called dezinformatsiya, and the Reagan administration named “perception management,” has now come to dominate public life. Everywhere we turn in the aborning age of Trump, we see the deliberate spreading of contradictory, misleading, and outright false “news.” The ceaseless fount of counter-information creates a general climate of mass confusion, causing even the most resolute auditors to doubt their senses.
This increasingly influential phenomenon is strangling both the internet and liberal democracy. What separates our brave new world of counterfeit information from the ideologically driven news outlets of the past, or even the late Cold War propaganda initiatives mounted by the United States and the USSR, is that this time, the Big Lies are bubbling up from grassroots internet cesspools—though these are increasingly in cahoots with powerful moneyed interests.
The concept of “the Big Lie”-a brazen untruth pushed so relentlessly in mass media that it’s eventually mistaken for truth-is hardly novel. As is the case with so many other wretched stratagems of its ilk, capitalism got there first with the PR technique known as FUD: fear, uncertainty, and doubt.
Culpeper, Madison and Orange
Tri-County Democratic Dinner
Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 6 p.m.
Lake of the Woods Clubhouse
205 Lakeview Parkway, Locust Grove, Virginia 22508
With Featured Speakers
Congressman Don McEachin
4th Congressional District
Candidate, 30th District
Virginia House of Delegates
Join us at the LOW clubhouse for a buffet dinner, and to talk about Virginia’s, and America’s future. Festivities begin with a cash bar from 6 to 7 p.m. Dinner is at 6:45 with Virginia Ham, Atlantic Cod, Red Bliss Potatoes, Vegetable Medley and Apple Pie. (Please let us know if vegetarian or vegan choices are preferred.)
$50 per person with proceeds to the Ben Hixon campaign.
Please reserve your seats by May 24.
Prefer to pay by cash or check?
Please call Sheila Clark at 540-972-0305
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
100 Days of Deconstruction
At CPAC, Steve Bannon declared that key members of Trump’s Cabinet were “selected for a reason.” In the first 100 days of Trump’s presidency, that reason has become clear.
Donald Trump may be a racist, misogynist, sexual predator, liar and bully, but he is still president of the United States, and we underestimate him at the nation’s peril. Viewed in isolation, his policies seem idiosyncratic and incoherent. Viewed in context, they reveal a strategy to plunder the government of what is profitable to Trump’s family and minions and leave what remains smoldering in the ruins. This series — “100 Days of Deconsruction” — seeks to provide that context.
If Trump succeeds, little of what makes America great survives. But knowledge is power, so read these essays and keep fighting in this decisive battle for our country’s heart and soul.
Whereas it is the duty of the Culpeper County Democratic Committee to issue the Call to Caucus for the purpose of electing delegates to the 2017 30th District (Orange, Madison and Part of Culpeper) House of Delegates District Democratic Convention which will be held on the 29th day of April in 2017, beginning at 10 am, in the Culpeper County Democratic Committee Head Quarters located at 102 North Main Street, Culpeper, VA, 22701, on the second floor. Now therefore be it resolved that the Culpeper County Democratic Committee hereby issues the Call to Convention for the 2017 Democratic Party Caucus to convene at noon, at the Culpeper Co. Democratic Committee 102 North Main Street, Culpeper, VA, 22701 for the sole purpose of electing delegates to the 30th House of Delegates District Democratic Convention.
Convention to be held on Apr 29, 2017
Download 30th District Convention packet