…is to lie. Continuously. About everything.
Two examples follow – and believe me, I could have produced more without any exertion.
First comes a scathing article from John Lott and Thomas Massie:
There were so many lies in Vice President Kamala Harris’ and President Joe Biden’s presentations on guns Thursday that it is hard to know where to start. One thing is certain, though: The media fact-checkers won’t question their claims. Here are just a few of the false ones….
Six egregious whoppers follow, straight from the Biden-Harris puppets’ mouths. Lott and Massie refute each of them in turn. Their conclusion?
No, the rules for buying guns at gun shows are no different than buying them anywhere else. And no, when guns are unavailable neither the suicides nor the suicide attempts drop. Unfortunately, the liberal fact-checkers—as usual—are nowhere to be found.
Next up, there’s a minor matter affecting illegal immigration:
One of the very first things Joe Biden did when he came into office was to cancel the Remain in Mexico policy and the Trump agreement with the Central American nations of Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Then the invasion began. At least 350,000 strangers, adults, and children, blew in and traveled throughout our country, some criminals and terrorists too, others with COVID. And they are here to stay.
Well, now Biden wants to slow the migration since public opinion is turning against the administration. Our border guru Kamala Harris is missing in action. We are told she is studying the causes of the mass migration and we are supposed to believe that.
So, what he decided to do is go back to Trump’s agreement with Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala and pretend it’s his agreement.
CNN reports that the Biden administration has secured agreements for Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala to tighten their borders and stem the flow of migration, Special Assistant to the President for Immigration for the Domestic Policy Council Tyler Moran told MSNBC Monday.
“We’ve secured agreements for them to put more troops on their own border. Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala have all agreed to do this. That not only is going to prevent the traffickers, and the smugglers, and cartels that take advantage of the kids on their way here, but also to protect those children,” Moran said.
As Maura Dowling notes above, those agreements were hashed out by the Trump Administration and were already in place when Biden took office. Once again, the liberal fact-checkers are silent. “Liberal fact-checkers” will someday have a high place among the Orwellian phrases of our time. But then, why bother about the facts when there’s a Narrative to be maintained?
The rioters were out in force last night looting and destroying their community after police shot and killed wanted gangbanger Daunte Wright.
The rioters looted several businesses including a liquor store, a computer store, and a hair supply store.
During the press conference on Monday leftist reporters tried to lecture Police Chief Tim Gannon on the situation on Sunday night.
One reporter told Chief Gannon that the riot was not a riot!
That’s when Chief Gannon set them straight.
Brooklyn Center [Minnesota] Police Chief Gannon: “I was front and center… at the riot.”
Reporter: “There was no riot.”
Gannon: “There was… the officers that were putting themselves in harm’s way were being pelted with frozen cans of pop, they were being pelted with concrete blocks.”
Large numbers of persons committing acts of violence and vandalism is a riot both legally and colloquially. The “reporter” was probably under instructions to minimize the event. Chief Gannon, God bless him, would not permit it. Meanwhile, the media freely use the words riot and insurrection to describe the events in Washington D.C. on January 6. Yet in that event, the only interpersonal violence was perpetrated by the Capitol police and the damage to the Capitol building was trivial.
There’s no more effective technique for paralyzing a country than the ubiquitous lie – especially when the truth is plain to see. The inescapable cognitive dissonance that results leaves the victim feeling helpless, unsure of his own perceptions and unable to act with confidence. Ursula Le Guin gave us a fictional depiction of the technique in her early novel City of Illusions:
“What do we really know of the time of our greatness? A few names of worlds and heroes, a ragtag of facts we’ve tried to patch into a history. The Shing law forbids killing, but they killed knowledge, they burned books, and what may be worse, they falsified what was left. They slipped in the Lie, as always.”
For a summing-up, we have the great T. L. Davis:
America is right where the left wants it, mired in the quicksand of trying to distinguish the truth while new lies are invented every hour. The stolen election cannot be countered by the right, because that would require massive voter fraud on the right to counter that on the left. There is no equilibrium. The left is fighting for what it wants and the right, it seems, is tired of having what it has always had, bored with it, too lazy to maintain it. Granted, there is a lot more motivation to achieve something one has not had than to defend what is common. Until, at least, it is no longer common, but something to be obtained.
But make no mistake, the lies told today are about everything. Every commercial represents a popular lie as if the people have chosen to be deceived rather than to face the truth or deal with facts. It’s dangerous. It’s how whole nations dissolve into nothingness. If I thought that my countrymen, who recognize all that I have said, would stand with me, I would have no fear for the future of this nation and the human beings being raised into this soup of self-deception. We could turn it around, but as we have seen, any congregation quickly becomes a means of our own destruction by the society of lies in which we live, so we contemplate our own isolated destruction by the machine of lies.
History teaches me that in the darkest moments, when all seemed lost, a spark has ignited the world against its own destruction. At one time, that was America. But communism is the pernicious lie that consumes all. It is ingenious in its simplicity, lie until the truth cannot be known, destroying all truth, leaving only propaganda. That it always leads to destitution and an annihilation of the human impulse toward charity and righteousness seems not to bother those who claim to be too principled to fight it.
Until we destroy the machine of lies, we cannot be free.
Have a nice day.
Davis is right on the money. I’m so frustrated by the constant lies coming from this Junta and I’m not alone.
There are three kinds of lies.
The Debasement Of Science
Those who would rule us, and their media servants, reel off a long series of self serving pseudoscience and then tell us to, “Follow the science.” Anyone who tries to inject some science is shouted down as a deplorable anti-science knuckle-dragging, inbred mouth-breather.
If the science persists, some blue check mark social media fact checker will refute eight randomized controlled trials with an authoritative statement from a government expert (that is the exact opposite of that expert’s opinion four months ago) and some lame study of cherry picked data with no control.
All of the official lies are bad, but this debasement of science will be the end of us.
Bravo, L4E. I could not have said it better!
The divide in this country is illustrated by the differences between urban and rural America. Living in the “redneck country” of SW VA, I can unequivocally state that race relations here should be a model for the rest of the United States. We have a black sheriff who is so popular he runs unopposed when he runs for reelection. The church which I attend, while mostly white, has more than one interracial couple. No one there is looked down upon. Regarding voting patterns in SW VA, the electoral map of Virginia shows that southwest of Roanoke, the vast majority voted republican. 80 percent voted for Trump in the county I reside in, with surrounding counties voting at a higher percentage than that. Could it be we’re doing something right? Or are we suppressing the black vote by intimidation?
Southwest Virginia is EXACTLY the America that our rulers cannot abide. Martin Luther King’s dream of an America where people are judged by their character and not the color of their skin is anathema to them. They rely on identity politics, where trivial matters such as the melanin content in a person’s skin are the only issues that matter. Their identity politics is inherently divisive, by design, to keep us at each other’s throats so we don’t notice that we’re all slaves on our masters’ tax plantation. Much of America has been duped into fighting for racist division while believing they’re fighting for racial equality… now rebranded as equity, because equal rights and opportunities can no longer be the goal.