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.
Gail Jarvis is a Georgia-based free-lance writer. He attended the University of Alabama and has a degree from Birmingham Southern College. As a CPA/financial consultant, he helped his clients cope with the detrimental effects of misguided governmental intrusiveness. This influenced his writing as did 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 with his wife.