“Why Amnesty Makes Sense” reads the cover of a June 2007 issue of Time magazine, teasing an immigration story inside. “Is Your Baby Racist?” asks a 2009 Newsweek cover. And “Gender Revolution” blares a January 2017 National Geographic cover featuring a “transgender child.”
These three magazine covers, and many others like them, have something in common: They all reflect the increasingly irrational “progressive” worldview, according to journalist and best-selling author David Kupelian.
“Most ‘mainstream media’ editors and journalists today are left-wing progressives and therefore share the deep progressive contempt for traditional white Christian America and its values – which they consider ignorant, bigoted, racist, patriarchal and anti-science,” said Kupelian, who serves as WND’s vice president and managing editor.
Breitbart editor Raheem Kassam tweeted out an image of the three aforementioned magazine covers, along with five others, earlier this week, writing, “Time to start questioning what is going on in the minds of these editors …”
His tweet has since gone viral.
Alex Newman, an international journalist and educator, attempted to explain what is going on in the minds of these editors. In his view, they have sold out both their morals and their country for the sake of advancing a dark agenda.
“Yes, some of them may be loony ideologues – useful idiots as Lenin would have called them – who truly believe this drivel they publish,” Newman told WND. “But I remain firmly convinced – and I think more and more evidence confirms this every day – that they are all reading from the same script and following the same subversive agenda.”
That agenda, according to Newman, is the globalist and internationalist agenda – the idea that nation-states should give way to regional governments and ultimately a global government. To advance this agenda, the establishment must undermine national cohesion and the concept of unique nations. One way it does so is by importing huge numbers of unassimilable people from foreign cultures into America, which fundamentally alters what it means to be an American.
A June 2012 Time magazine cover reflected this spirit, teasing a story about illegal immigrants with the headline, “We Are Americans * Just not legally.” Similarly, a June 2001 Time cover proclaimed, “Welcome to Amexica.”
In fact, Time was embracing America’s demographic shift as far back as November 1993, when the cover of a special issue highlighted “The New Face of America: How immigrants are shaping the world’s first multicultural society.” The cover featured an image of a woman’s face generated by a computer from a mix of several races.
National Geographic magazine celebrated the changing demographics in Europe on its October 2016 cover, depicting a Muslim family with the headline, “The New Europeans: How waves of immigrants are reshaping a continent.”
Kupelian says this sort of attitude is what’s been leading many parts of Europe toward national suicide.
“The mentality underlying such astonishingly perverse magazine covers is much the same mentality we’re seeing destroy Europe, where the progressive establishment elite’s loathing of the white, Christian Europe of yesteryear is so all-consuming that they prefer Islamic invasion, which is precisely what they are now experiencing, with Christian churches disappearing as fast as Islamic mosques are going up,” he said.
Kupelian illustrated the vast difference between today’s perverse news media and that of previous generations by contrasting the current crop of shock-and-awe magazine covers glorifying transgenderism and illegal immigration with “The Saturday Evening Post,” which for years featured the paintings of artist Norman Rockwell depicting patriotic American themes, like Thanksgiving dinner and baseball.
Another tool the establishment uses to serve its agenda, according to Newman, is the undermining of the family unit, which has traditionally served as the “transmission belt” for moral values, patriotism, national culture and religious beliefs. One way to undermine the family is to discourage people from having families in the first place, which was the idea put forth in an August 2013 Time cover headline that read, “The Childfree Life: When having it all means not having children.”
Newman, who coauthored “Crimes of the Educators,” sees a globalist agenda as the common denominator across all these magazine covers.
“The view of society reflected on magazine covers like these is the globalist view that the establishment wants people to hold – anti-family, anti-children, anti-truth, pro-gender confusion, pro-mass migration into Christian Western countries and so on,” Newman said. “If these kooky and fringe ideologies are allowed to succeed, it literally means the death of our societies as we have known them, the death of human diversity, the death of the family, the death of freedom, and the death of morality.”
Kupelian, for his part, says we are living in a “transformative era” in which what used to be the secular liberal-left welfare state is mutating into something darker.
“The elite of Western governments, academia and the press are crossing the line of reason into madness,” he said. “Multiculturalism is becoming national suicide. Liberalism is becoming radical intolerance. Crusading for social justice is becoming raw rage and criminality.
“Think about it: What kind of journalist can possibly glorify and encourage the channeling of innocent children into a lifetime of misery and attempting the impossible – of becoming the opposite gender? We’re talking about an extremely disordered and delusional group of people who routinely amputate healthy body parts and have a 41 percent attempted suicide rate. And even though major medical research proves the vast majority of children will outgrow their transient identification with the opposite sex if we would just leave them alone, our media elite are encouraging children and their parents to go down this exceedingly sad and utterly misguided path.”
While the left-wing media’s championing of transgenderism is perplexing to Kupelian, their desire to flood America with Third World immigrants who will never assimilate is much easier to understand.
“Statistically, the vast majority of new immigrants, both legal and illegal, will lean Democrat, thus fulfilling the progressive left’s oft-stated Holy Grail – the achievement of a permanent progressive voting majority in America, so our nation will never again have a Republican president or congressional majority,” Kupelian stated.
“And in pursuit of that dream, to fulfill their lust for power, the progressive left, and that includes most of the establishment media, have demonstrated that they are willing to sacrifice everything that is truly noble and valuable in America – a moral, Judeo-Christian culture, a reverence for life, a strong free-market economy, safe borders. It all gets sacrificed on the altar of progressive utopianism. And they justify this self-hatred and cultural suicide by mindlessly demonizing everybody opposing their suicidal agenda, portraying them as mean, hateful, xenophobic, Islamophobic, homophobic and transphobic.”
As Kupelian wrote in his book, “The Marketing of Evil,” “no institution [is] more complicit in making evil appear good and good appear evil to Americans than the news media.”
Newman said the so-called “mainstream media” serve an establishment that wishes to fundamentally transform America and the world.
“Essentially, what the globalist establishment hopes to create is a borderless one-world system with the population divided into basically two main classes, the establishment elite and everybody else,” Newman asserted. “True freedom and governments that exist to protect God-given rights would be a thing of the past. Of course, as a Bible-believing Christian, I know these wicked schemes will ultimately fail. But in the meantime, a great deal of damage has been done and will continue to be done.”
Newman at least takes solace from knowing the establishment media does not reflect the mindset of most Americans.
“I think it’s clear that the establishment media, often inaccurately characterized as the ‘mainstream’ media, is on the fringe of the fringe in terms of the mindset of most Americans,” Newman said. “Trump’s election proved this beyond any shadow of a doubt. The fact that Newsweek sold for $1 some years ago is another testament to the fact that these pathetic propaganda organs are the laughingstock of America.
“Aside from a few fanatics, ideologues and a handful of Americans who remain completely clueless, Americans from across the political spectrum now consider the establishment’s propaganda organs to be a joke. Polls show virtually nobody trusts them anymore.”
Newman suspects magazines such as Time, Newsweek and National Geographic will lose what remains of their credibility and prestige if they continue to publish radical left/globalist-leaning content. He asserted they will never succeed completely in their goal of societal transformation, but their “lunacy” is already taking a serious toll on American culture, families and civilization.
“We just have to hope these loony propaganda organs go broke before they inflict further damage,” Newman cautioned. “One way for concerned Americans to do that is to stop supporting these propaganda organs with their ad dollars and subscription revenues, and start investing in alternative media outlets instead. Americans deserve better than what Newsweek, Time, the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN and other establishment propaganda tools offer.”