Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Don's Tuesday Column

         THE WAY I SEE IT   by Don Polson   Red Bluff Daily News   3/29/2022

Truth, or “Truth,” hidden by falsehood

Also, “Lies by any other name, smell the same.” Brick- and mud-slinging at me aside, this column has a 17-year track record of truth on issues. Honesty by critics would require admitting that differing opinions alone account for aspersions of falsehood. Occasionally, facts can lend credence to opposing opinions, but those facts must be stated, not passed over in a rush to character assassination.

“Confirmation bias,” or selectively affirming facts to support preferred narratives—the practice of “fact checking” found primarily in left-leaning news outlets—is little more than propaganda for consumption by the otherwise ill-informed. They accept, not a full range of facts and informed opinion but only that which confirms what they wanted to be true in the first place.

Theory aside, we see these effects throughout events and issues. Long before the apparent conundrum over answering “What is a woman?” (an adult human female), we’ve beheld years of lies paraded as truth. Some are repeated to this day by our titular President, Joe Biden; recently, to gullible reporters and foreign dignitaries, Biden leveled two bald-faced whoppers:

1) President Donald Trump said “there were very good people” among the violent neo-Nazis and white Supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia (I meticulously refuted and debunked that lie in an April, 2020, column); and 2) that the January 6 protests and riots saw “police officers killed” (refuted and debunked here weeks ago).

“Russia collusion,” “Ukraine phone call,” and “Hunter laptop as Russian ‘disinformation’” were contemptible lies-upon-lies leveled at Donald J. Trump, as candidate and President. Their quantity and deviousness suggest that Trump’s reelection would have been a cake walk, otherwise.

Over 10 percent of Democrats (polling cited last week) wouldn’t have voted for Biden had they known about Hunter Biden’s laptop, and that the FBI was criminally investigating Hunter and his business associates. Many Democrats—had they known the truth of the economic success they were experiencing under Trump, and that our nation was energy-independent for the first time in modern history—would likewise have not only not voted for Biden but almost 5 percent would have voted for President Trump. That’s enough to have secured Trump’s popular vote and Electoral College win.

Then-Attorney General Bill Barr’s actions and statements effectively contributed to Trump’s loss. In early 2020, Barr stated without caveat that Obama and Biden had no investigative guilt over the then-debunked Russia/Trump collusion hoax—while emails put both in a room discussing the plot.

Barr failed to confirm the fact that the FBI had Hunter Biden’s laptop in their possession before the infamous deflections by Joe Biden in an October debate—that “51 intelligence experts” and “former intelligence heads” declared the laptop story “Russian disinformation.” Barr hid the truth; he lied by omission.

What of the bold, duplicitous assertions by Supreme Court nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on sexual identity, pedophilic child porn sentencing, Critical Race Theory (CRT) in schools, and terrorist legal advocacy? She could have said, without suffering support among the “LGBTQ-WXYZ” crowd, “an adult female” in response to Sen. Marsha Blackburn’s question, “What is a woman?”

Given the nearly endless assertions that “she” was appointed to fill a previously unknown “quota” as a Black/African-American woman, Blackburn should’ve asked, “How do you know you are a woman?” Possible answers: “I’ve given birth,” “I’m always cold,” “Men must always agree with me,” “My driving skills are questionable,” or “Anything men can do, I can do better.” (Those are jokes; lighten up)

All kidding aside, it’s so ludicrous for Judge Jackson to deflect, “I’m not a biologist,” that her nomination should be withdrawn; she’s legally unable to honestly judge Civil Rights laws pertaining to women. If a trial witness were asked, “Was the driver of the getaway car that you clearly saw in midday a man or a woman?” and had the gall to respond “I’m not a biologist,” a contempt citation would follow.

Highly intelligent, academically and legally qualified, steady in temperament and well-presented in front of a camera, Judge Jackson rejects serious, congressionally- and FBI-mandated sentencing over crimes so egregious that inmates beat convicts up: Sexual abuse and pornography involving children.

“If anyone causes one of these little ones…to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea” (Matthew 18:6). That a child pornographer—sentenced by Jackson to 3-months (vs. 10-year mandatory)—re-offended via computer child porn puts the lie to the idea that “supervision” can substitute for incarceration. Only the threat of years in jail deters.

The above is beyond dispute; likewise, school children should not, under any circumstances, be subjected to “gender/sexual” indoctrination, programming or grooming. If any reader believes such garbage takes priority over parents’ sole discretion for their children’s basic identity, go ahead and tell me. I’ll ridicule you.

You can argue that “CRT” has a place in American schooling; your arguments fail the test of public polling. Clear majorities believe race- and color-blind education is the only acceptable course. That’s not covering up unpleasant history; on balance, America’s record is closer to exemplary than abominable and surpasses any other multi-racial or -ethnic nation on earth in purging racism.

Judge Jackson’s advocacy for CRT books and teaching, as well as her unprincipled, fanatical defense of terrorists—virtually calling Pres. Bush a war criminal over interrogation methods used on terrorists—should cause every Republican, and more than a few Democrats, to decline her a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court. Progressive agendas and leftist, socialist priorities will, unfortunately, prevail.

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