Misinformation And Misdirection

Posted on Mon 07/19/2021 by


By Gary Bauer ~

Conservatives need to stop being so defensive. They need to start saying to the left, “You’re the insurrections, and here’s why

According to Joe Biden, the demonstration at the Capitol Building on January 6th was the worst event since the Civil War, and maybe even worse. Well, since the administration is waging war on “misinformation,” remember these facts:

  • Only one person — Ashli Babbitt — died inside the Capitol Building, and she was an unarmed Trump supporter.
  • The death toll in the Civil War was a little bigger — approximately 600,000.

For Biden to engage in such hyperbole is beyond disgusting. I do not want to hear another Republican senator — Mitt Romney, Rob Portman, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski — say, “I may disagree with Joe Biden, but he’s a really nice guy.” No, he isn’t!

  • A “really nice guy” does not lie about racism and white supremacy, as Biden does whenever he references Charlottesville.
  • A “really nice guy” does not demonize half the country as “bigots” and “segregationists” because they support voter ID laws and commonsense election security measures.
  • A “really nice guy” does not suggest that his political opponents will put people “back in chains.” He does not scare people about voting. There is not one legal American who cannot vote if they follow the rules.

But if we were facing an insurrectionist threat to take over America, what might it look like?

Well, it would use rhetoric to inflame racial differences, throwing gasoline on a fire. When predictable riots erupt, it would encourage them as “mostly peaceful protests.”

You would see, as we have seen in pre-revolutionary communist movements, a concerted campaign to demonize law enforcement and the military in order to alienate the citizens from the people who protect them.

You would see a concerted effort to end all checks and balances that prevent an unbridled power grab. What would that look like?

It would be proposals to nearly double the Supreme Court, so that one president could make multiple immediate appointments in order to instantly create a new majority.

You’d abolish certain rules and procedures (the Electoral College, the filibuster, H.R. 1) that are meant to protect various legitimate interests.

You’d engage in widespread censorship. The media would engage in overt partisan propaganda, while completely ignoring real news that hurts its preferred party.

You’d co-opt the intelligence agencies and use their extraordinary powers against your political opponents.

You’d establish a double standard of justice, and you wouldn’t hide it because the whole point is to intimidate your opponents.

Does any of this sound familiar?

Here’s the bottom line: Conservatives need to stop being so defensive. They need to start saying to the left, “You’re the insurrections, and here’s why!” It’s not a hard case to make. Conservatives are not the ones insisting America is evil and must be “fundamentally transformed.” (See below.)

Biden’s Terrorist Nominee

The left-wing media have concocted a fake threat to the country called “white nationalism,” as if people of all races don’t ardently love America. People are being monitored with the help of the Big Tech giants using vague criteria. At the same time, Joe Biden is actually attempting to put an eco-terrorist into the United States government.

Tracey Stone-Manning is just the latest in a long list of Biden’s extreme nominees. She promoted terrorist threats against loggers, warning that if they cut down trees in a particular forest, it could be the last thing they ever do because the trees were “spiked” with metal objects that could kill loggers.

The group she was involved with, Earth First, has a history of such eco-terrorist acts. Eco-terrorism, entirely a creation of the left, has been a serious problem. From spiking trees to attacking research labs to the Unabomber.

So, while the FBI is arresting people with Lego sets, Joe Biden wants to install a radical activist who participated in terrorist acts in a top government job.

The Marxist Threat

Earlier this week, I noted that the threat facing America wasn’t coming from conservatives trying to secure our elections, but from Marxists pushing critical race theory. This is such a critical point that I want to revisit it today.

The controversy over critical race theory IS NOT about the need to fight racism. As a nation, we have made tremendous progress toward racial reconciliation. The United States stands alone among other leading Western nations for the very fact that we have elected a black president and a black vice president. Canada, England, France, Germany haven’t done that.

We have black Supreme Court justices, governors, senators, mayors and police chiefs. Black actors, musicians, sports stars and billionaires like Oprah are among America’s most popular celebrities.

America is not a “systemically racist nation.” It is insane to even suggest that.

But critical race theory is a Marxist ideology, and you don’t have to take my word for it. Its creators and most visible promoters are all avowed socialists.

Former Harvard Professor Derrick Bell is considered the founder of critical race theory (CRT), a spinoff of Marxist critical theory and critical legal theory. Bell once described CRT as “often disruptive because its commitment to anti-racism goes well beyond civil rights, integration, affirmative action, and other liberal measures.”

Cuba is in the news as thousands have taken to the streets protesting the communist nation’s lack of freedom, opportunity and basic necessities.

But Nikole Hannah-Jones, the founder of the 1619 Project, once praised communist Cuba as “the most equal, multi-racial country in our hemisphere.” Jones explained: “Cuba has the least inequality, and that’s largely due to socialism.”

Such ignorance is shocking. There’s little to no inequality in Cuba because NO ONE has anything. That’s what the protests are all about!

Ibram X. Kendi, a leading proponent of CRT, has declared that racism and capitalism are “conjoined twins.” In a 2019 interview, Kendi said, “Racism and capitalism emerged simultaneously, they have grown together, they have ravaged together — and one day they’ll ultimately die together.”

Last week, I told you about a children’s “anti-racism” book that presents capitalism as a racist devil.

The founders of the Black Lives Matter movement described themselves as “trained Marxists.” Yesterday, we reported that the BLM organization expressed its full support for the oppressive communist Cuban regime.

All Americans of goodwill agree that racism is wrong and should be condemned. But Marxists are now exploiting that goodwill. Under the guise of fighting racism, this Marxist movement has amassed tremendous influence over academia, the media, corporate America and the Democrat Party.

With your continued prayers and support, Campaign for Working Families will elect more America First candidates like Burgess Owens and Byron Donalds who will fight critical race theory and unapologetically defend America!

Good News

  • Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed legislation banning critical race theory.
  • Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is suing the Biden Administration to enforce effective Trump-era border security measures, including construction of the border wall.
  • The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the Second Amendment rights of young adults to own a handgun for self-defense.
  • The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the right of churches to adhere to their own moral teachings. It’s shocking that such a court ruling was even necessary.
  • Several states are advancing school choice legislation, giving parents more options when it comes to schooling their children.
  • California abandoned its radical effort — for now — to push critical race theory in new math curriculum.
  • The Senate passed legislation banning all products from Xinjiang, the region where communist China has established concentration camps to carry out its genocide against the Uyghurs.

Gary L. Bauer is an Opinion Columnist at The Patriot Post, and is one of America’s most effective spokesmen for pro-life, pro-family, and pro-growth values. Bauer is a frequent guest on a wide variety of political talk shows and a much-in-demand speaker nationwide.

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