Epstein Didn’t Kill Himself
Can we talk about this meme for a minute?
Does anyone think it sprung up organically? Where did it come from?
Perhaps I’m a bit too cynical but I feel like these things are constructed by a think tank to frame the Overton Window.
The vibe I’m getting, is that it’s meant to put the blame on the Trump administration, as if anything that happens in the justice system is attributable to the current President.
It’s a sweeping insinuation of corruption.
Yes, there is some strong bullshit in the air, and while people are pointing fingers at the nearest farm, maybe we should be skeptical of the person who claims they are peddling shineola.
I think if these critics were sincere they’d be calling for an investigation into the New York jails, the police and / or corrections officers involved. We’ve heard that the officers had been reassigned or temporarily placed at the jail, so who pulled the strings to make that happen? These are all legitimate concerns if one were truly pushing to uncover the truth.
But it doesn’t seem like “Epstein didn’t kill himself” is being used as a cudgel to get at the truth. I mean, it is slightly reminiscent of the Russia rigged the election hysteria.
At least that’s how I think it got started.
I wonder, though, if this is taking on a new intention, because the more I hear it repeated the more it takes on a general anti-establishment meaning. It speaks to a complete failure of the Fourth Estate to investigate. Now that the meme has been seasoned with Amy Robach’s claim that the network spiked her Epstein expose in 2016, it’s taken on a brand new flavor.
When I hear this meme now, I get a chuckle out of knowing that it was being used to push a false narrative but now it’s been turned around, the pawns who were unwittingly pushing propaganda are now an army for the truth.
Maybe I've got this all wrong. Maybe the movement did start with radicals intent on tearing down the powerful status quo framework. Maybe we skipped the part where the culprits co-opt the meme to push the spin and went straight to in your face, not gonna take it anymore style disobedience.