America hears lies propped up by windbags.
Windbags and Freedom.
“Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” – George Orwell
Today, America hears lies propped up by windbags. Leftism, as opposed to classic liberalism and conservatism, does not value truth. Instead, it thrives off of fear, emotion, dysfunction, and ultimately control. Leftism historically is an enemy to freedom, religion, free speech, and self-government.
Decades ago, Marxists infiltrated American universities with a long-term view in mind. Today, we see a full-throttle out-in-the-open blitz to radically change this country – on so many fronts that it’s almost impossible to keep up. Here are just a few examples.
We live in a day of absurdity. The list of foolishness the cultural elite mob wants to force upon us is almost laughable were it no so irrational and harmful. Suddenly, we should believe men can give birth, it’s fair to allow biological men to compete in women’s sports, defund police and crime will decrease, gendered nouns must be neutered, free speech does not allow for hate speech, you’re not a human being until you’re born, capitalism is evil, your race characterizes you, and America is systematically racist.
One of the worst ideologies pushing through school districts – and opposed by many grass-roots parents at school board meetings – is Critical Race Theory. The American Family Association produced an excellent DVD, A Biblical Response to Critical Race Theory with Meeke Addison. Addison, a black woman, traces the roots of CRT to ideologies who had two primary purposes: undo Christianity and democratic capitalism in America.
Tony Perkins said of CRT, “If you’re white, you’re a racist. If you’re anything else you’re a victim. The content of your character, your God-given talents and life experiences frankly don’t matter. We are all presumed guilty or innocent of discrimination based on one thing, the color of our skin.”
The last two years the Left excused extreme violence as long as it justifies their end. It’s a classic move from the Marxist playbook.
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich writes, “On the political front, there is a self-righteous fanaticism dominating the secular-religious intensity of the left. This has convinced many on the left that the end justifies the means and therefore, they have the right to break the law for political purposes.
Whether it is burning down neighborhoods, smashing store windows, or throwing Molotov cocktails into pro-life offices, the woke left has now broken free from the restrictions of the American system of law and constitutional government.”
We have a new Supreme Court justice who cannot publicly define what a woman is – because “I’m not a biologist.” Welcome – to use Rex Murphy’s language - to the strange and fantastical world of being willingly blind to reality.
Joe Biden’s announcement of a new office within the Department of Homeland Security to police “disinformation” and “misinformation” sounds creepily similar to George Orwell’s “Ministry of Truth.” Nina Jankowicz heads the office – the woman who claimed Hunter Biden’s laptop criminal activity was a campaign invention by Donald Trump. She joined the Democrats in the lie that Trump “colluded” with Russia, when in fact, Hillary Clinton spied and colluded. She dismissed the theory that COVID-19 leaked from a lab in Wuhan, China, labeling it a tool of Trump supporters. And she opposes complete free speech on public platforms.
Columnist Cal Thomas writes, “This new office should be considered a ministry of the worst kind of propaganda. It will likely focus on censoring or denying anything that makes the Biden administration and Democrats look any worse than they already do.”
Woke companies like Disney continue pushing extremes of the sexual revolution in our faces. The Left wants to sideline parents, forcing them to co-parent with the government and submit to whatever indoctrination the educational elites determine. Many Americans, however, still believe parents should be able to send their children to school without someone pushing a radical sexual orientation and gender identity ideology.
There’s a word for wanting to talk to young children about sex and sexual identity. It’s called perversion.
Thankfully, everyone is not lost in the Left’s – nor Disney’s - warped fairy-tale land. Last week, Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida signed H.B. 395 into law, creating a “Victims of Communism Day.” Middle school students will receive instruction every November 7 about the atrocities under Communist leaders. DeSantis also says he will support banning child sex-change operations in Florida.
Laurens County Congressman Jeff Duncan recently wrote in Exposing the Left’s Destructive Education Agenda: They’re ‘Coming for Your Children,’ “The reality is this: Conservative policies are pro-child, pro-family, pro-parent, and most importantly, pro-life. Democrats, however, promote policies and ideologies that ultimately impair children in the long run, vilify concerned parents as ‘domestic terrorists,’ and attack the most vulnerable.
Conservatives believe that parents, not the government, should have the primary say in their child’s life and that a child’s rights must be protected first and foremost. For conservatives, when it comes to protecting children, that is the hill to die on.”
Yes, Jeff, indeed it is. This isn’t the conservative movement of a decade ago. More and more Gideons and Rahabs are beginning to stand.