I can remember when people with conflicting political opinions could debate their differences. Sometimes discussions of sensitive issues might become heated but the concept of “different opinion” held firm. Also, if you searched news media sources you could usually find the other side of the story. But you will not encounter differing opinions in today's mainstream media. Media outlets no longer report news but simply promote political agendas.
Media's refusal to properly investigate claims of voter fraud in the recent presidential election is a case in point. Without scrutinizing any of the numerous assertions of voting irregularities, media simply declared that Joe Biden was elected President – and he was elected fairly by voters. Not only does media refuse to look into instances of suspected voting irregularities but it exempts the Biden/Harris administration from the usual scrutiny the public expects from what was once called “the Fourth Estate.”
The new administration maintains that opinions differing from what they espouse pose a threat to society and must be cleansed. To cleanse society of objectionable opinions, Democrats propose to “deprogram” citizens who are perceived as holding them. To understand the magnitude of this “deprogramming” we should recall that almost 74 million Americans voted against the Democratic regime and consequently harbor opinions that are out of favor. To change opposing opinions would involve a level of massive deprogramming that has never been attempted in the USA.
Reconstruction of the South after the Civil War was restricted to eleven states. To radically and expeditiously replace a long-standing social philosophy and structure, those states had to be placed under military rule. Of course, for wide-spread social changes to succeed they must be implemented diplomatically rather than coerced. Consequently Reconstruction failed.
Reconstruction barely survived a dozen years and the next major social experiment, Prohibition, only last a year longer. Once again, an expedited change to a centuries old tradition could not be sustained. Yet the latest major social experiment involves deprogramming almost half of the populace, ridding them of long-held socio/political opinions.
One of the techniques suggested for deprogramming a significant segment of society are “Reeducation Camps.” I'm not making this up. Sending millions of Americans to “Reeducation Camps” is being seriously considered. That can't be done, of course, but it indicates the mindset of Leftist elites. They think deprogramming is possible because Democrats control news media, academia, Big Tech, Hollywood and TV entertainers, etc.
Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia also controlled what information the public was allowed to hear. Media reports were rigidly partisan and alternative news sites were not permitted. Now that Democrats control the public's sources of information, we can expect increasingly one-sided news reports and censoring of dissent. This is a continuation of the erasing history movement; eliminating anything that doesn't conform with Left-Wing social justice theories.
The new administration thinks it can create a political structure where only Democrats can be elected to national offices. They are optimistic about controlling elections as a result of their success in rigging the recent presidential election and not permitting investigations into voting irregularities. To justify their election contrivances, Democrats will fall back on the hackneyed social flaws; racism, sexism, and homophobia.
With their newly acquired power, instead of demanding equal opportunities for minorities, they will demand equal outcomes. That will require serious deprogramming of the opposition.
With Donald Trump leaving office, the establishment (the Swamp) is recovering its control of the country, assisted by a biased mainstream media. The establishment demonstrated its power by rigging the 2020 election. Media maintains that those who claim the 2020 election was stolen are conspiracy kooks but there are too many questionable voting incidents that haven't been resolved. The stealing of the 2020 election might set a precedent wherein future presidents will be selected by the establishment rather than voters.
The stolen election put Leftist Democrats in control of the government and they are committed to changing our current culture into a Postmodernism society wherein diversity will replace meritocracy. Two classic examples of diversity replacing meritocracy are Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi. Neither is qualified for leadership positions. But both are recipients of inordinate media adulation. The first minority or member of a previously underrepresented group achieving a prominent position always receives excessive, usually undeserved, media praise. Media also approves of their performance in office whether warranted or not.
It is generally understood that Joe Biden is only a temporary president who will step aside so Kamala Harris can move into the Oval Office. In the past, no president held positions so radical that their implementation would drastically alter our customary way of life. So after elections, everyone could return to business as usual. But a Kamala Harris presidency could overturn our institutions, economic system, and social classes.
As a senator, Kamala Harris cosponsored the Confederate Monument Removal Act which prohibited statues of persons associated with the Confederacy from being displayed in the U.S. Capitol. This eclectic bill failed to pass. But, as president, we can expect Kamala Harris to step up attacks on the Confederacy.
Kamala Harris claims that she celebrated Kwanzaa throughout her childhood and continues to celebrate it as an adult. Although Kwanzaa is a 1966 American creation, it supposedly celebrates ancient African values during the seven days following Christmas. Some insist that celebrating Kwanzaa doesn't lessen the importance of the Christmas Season but Kwanzaa's seven day celebration eviscerates the 12 days of Christmas, traditionally extending from December 25 to January 5. We can expect Kwanzaa to replace Christmas in a Kamala Harris White House.
As the first female Speaker of the House, media exaggerates Nancy Pelosi's skills and glosses over her paucity of attainments. In addition to her lack of accomplishments, the self-focused Pelosi often speaks and behaves in ways that conflict with the dignity and decorum expected of a Speaker of the House. But media never criticizes her, not even when this classless woman took advantage of television coverage and ripped up President Trump's SOTU speech. Can you imagine media's reaction if Speaker John Boehner had ripped up one of President Obama's SOTU speeches ?
Speaker Pelosi gets media attention largely for symbolic acts rather than acts of substance. On her own volition, Pelosi removed statues of Confederate leaders from the U.S. Capitol. Justifying her act, Pelosi stated: “There is no room in the hallowed halls of Congress or in any place of honor for memorializing men who embody the violent bigotry and grotesque racism of the Confederacy.”
Pelosi's support comes primarily from media rather than fellow Democrats. In fact her 2021 re-election as Speaker was in such doubt that Pelosi had to encourage Representatives testing positive for Coronavirus to break their quarantine in order to vote for her. In return for another vote, Pelosi agreed to let a member of the Intelligence Committee stay on that sensitive committee after his involvement with a suspected Chinese spy was disclosed.
Opinion polls indicate that only 24 % of the public identify as Liberal whereas over 75% consider themselves to be Conservative or Moderate. Workaday Americans are included in that larger group and Donald Trump gave voice to their opposition to the current state of affairs. They hoped Trump could slow or end decades of detrimental societal changes.
Of course, they knew the Left would strongly disparage attempts to modify the 1960s ideologies it imposed on society.
However, the public couldn't anticipate how extreme the spiteful Left's chastisements of Trump's presidency would become. Even his supporters, congress persons as well as the public, are being vilified and threatened with retribution. Donald Trump's legacy will not be based on his performance as president but on the following he leaves behind - a following that hopefully will become a populist insurrection to mitigate the Democratic assault on traditional values.
Gail Jarvis is a Georgia-based free-lance writer. He attended the University of Alabama and has a degree from Birmingham Southern College. His writing is influenced by years of witnessing how versions of news and history were distorted for political reasons. Mr. Jarvis is a member of the Society of Independent Southern Historians and his articles have appeared on various websites, magazines, and publications for several organizations. He lives in Coastal Georgia.