A Potemkin Village is a best described as: “an impressive façade or show designed to hide an undesirable fact or condition“.
The media narrative surrounding the Baltimore Riots is one such construct.
These undesirable facts and conditions the progressives desperately need to avoid are being brutally spotlighted in Baltimore Maryland. A cultural petri dish of necessary avoidance to hide the reality of progressive racial failure.
One easy to identify example of their efforts therein has recently surfaced. It surrounds the media’s desperate desire to hide the violence within Baltimore.
The staff of the City Paper of Baltimore was challenged in their reporting. City Paper editors and writers framing the rioting masses as “peaceful protestors“, while the public at large sees “violent antagonists“.
One of the City Paper editors, Caitlin Goldblatt, was recently challenged over their peaceful protestor narrative with a picture of a young black male attempting to rob a white woman by snatching her purse. Stunningly Glodblatt responded by saying she was actually in the picture and what took place was factually divergent from the impression of the reader.
As you can see Goldblatt claimed the woman was actually trying to rob the young black male.
Of course the progressive co-builders of the Potemkin Village were thrilled to have such a poignant reference to use in their arsenal of deflection – and they quickly dispatched themselves to dispel the story of white folks being attacked by young black males.
However, the claim of Ms. Goldblatt is 100% nonsense. The factual reality of the situation is exactly what was initially put forth: The black street thug was trying to rob the lady. (See Video of The Attempt Here and embed below)
A person is left to ask themselves why would a direct eye-witness lie so blatantly about was taking place? A secondary issue arrises when you think of the employ of Ms. Goldblatt as an “editor” for the media outlet in the city.
Obviously Caitlin Goldblatt knows she was lying. Obviously the entire construct of her lie held an agenda. And obviously Ms. Goldblatt is selling the lie to the consuming public with an intentional design to hide or conceal the undesirable facts and conditions around Baltimore.
That’s how Potemkin Villages are constructed by media -who are so entrenched with an ideological bias- they lose complete credibility to the larger audience.
However, it does allow the façade to remain – and, in a larger sense, that’s really the objective.
Unfortunately, these lies have real life consequences for those who are living in the village (Baltimore) and subject to the action, or lack thereof, of the public officials who are by condition and consequence forced to retain those lies.
That’s exactly why the Major of Baltimore, the Potemkin Village, can’t reach out to the Governor for help. Meanwhile the villagers are attacked by the real life mob they are not allowed to admit exists among them.
In a larger sense, and given the context being highlighted, perhaps for once Hillary Clinton was right.
It does take a village, a Potemkin Village, to raise a modern more progressive child like Caitlin Goldblatt who will simply choose to polish the façade and continue selling the moonbattery.
…. and so it goes!