Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Don's Tuesday Column

THE WAY I SEE IT   by Don Polson  Red Bluff Daily News   5/10/2022

Where are you on right-left scale?

“In a world where…” (movie trailer voice-over artist Don LaFontaine’s line) medical professionals, who must “do no harm” (Hippocratic Oath), accept a fallacious concept called “transgenderism” as a rationale for using drugs and irreversible surgeries to “correct” a supposed biological “mistake”;

In a world where… the “CDC bought harvested phone location data to track Covid lockdown compliance,” (“citizen control” not Disease Control). “[It’s] purposefully created an open-ended list of use cases…monitoring curfews, neighbor to neighbor visits, visits to churches, schools and pharmacies…data specifically focused on ‘violence.’ (Leslie Eastman, legalinsurrection.com)

In a world where… “insurrection” is some out-of-control protesters at our nation’s Capital who injured some, destroyed little and only delayed the counting of Electors—but not thousands of rioters, arsonists, murderers and destroyers/occupiers of precinct stations and federal buildings;

 In a world where…such protests/riots are called “protected free speech” but actual “words” are called “violence” subject to government-endorsed propaganda, through a “Misinformation Governance Board” within the Department of Homeland Security with thousands of taxpayer-funded weapons, lawyers, judges (and jail cells) to police “speech”;

In a world where… our Constitution says not one word about “privacy,” let alone “abortion,” but focuses on crucial issues of representative democracy—the paramount principle is that the people and their legislators enact laws on such issues;

In a world where… “The most powerful political office in the executive branch of government, the office of The President, is now endorsing the political, potentially violent, targeting of the justices within the most powerful office of the judicial branch of power, the justices of The Supreme Court.” (Sundance, The last refuge)

Jonathan Turley: “Today’s ‘nonposition’ of the White House on the targeting of justices at their homes is one of the lowest moments in American politics. We have finally hit the bedrock of rage in American politics…” All because SCOTUS may overturn Roe v. Wade—a usurpation of governance by the people’s representatives—and return abortion laws to states.

Wise progressives on MSNBCNN, the networks, NYTimes and Washington Post, shriek (literally) over imagined restrictions of rights (rejected by Justice Alito’s ruling); and wring hands over fantasies of Christian and MAGA bullies accosting pro-abortion demonstrators. Ironically, the only violence has been by pro-aborters against cops, ministers and a pro-life center; and implied by the despicable tactic of protesting at Supreme Court Justices’ homes, and attacking church services on, of all days, Mother’s Day.

Protesters at Justices’ homes should be thrown in jail per federal law, while church invaders should be met, not with prayers and patience, but with the burliest of Christian worshipers throwing them out on their arses—with apologies for bruising their not-so-pretty faces.

I know where most local folks, even most of the electorate, stand on the right/left divide. For the left-leaning among us, see if a cartoon by self-described liberal, Colin Wright, rings true: Timeline 2008 shows a conservative stick figure on the “right,” Colin as “me” a bit left of center, “my fellow liberal” squarely on the left; all were happy.

By 2012, happy conservative remains unmoved, “my fellow liberal” is running further to the left, while “me” (Colin), looking concerned but changing no views, is now closer to the middle. By the 2021 line, the “woke progressive (WP)” that used to be “my fellow liberal” has pushed waaay left, and now calls “me” a “Bigot!” That moves the “center” to the left of “me” who is now on the right side, closer to the “conservative” who hasn’t changed a position but “LOLs” that “me” is now more conservative.

Installed President Joe Biden, not unlike Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, castigates and demonizes an entire political movement, arguably the whole Republican Party. Biden: “This MAGA crowd is really the most extreme political organization that’s existed in [recent] American history.”

Really? More extreme than: the KKK, the Democrats’ terrorists against Black rights; the SDS/Weathermen, arguably the terroristic anti-war arm of the Democrat Party (200+ bombs, multiple deaths); Occupy Wall Street, enabled by Democrat authorities to lawlessly, violently occupy public spaces; antifa/BLM rioters, billions in damages, dozens killed, without condemnation from Democrats?

Joe Biden has gone from “No malarkey” to all malarkey (=bovine scat), all the time. Opinions aside, polls don’t lie: In a rematch, Biden only gets 36% to Trump’s 50%—which means Trump gets 63% of the binary vote. There’s no way 40% think: “heckuva job, Joe.” More Americans want to see Trump run than Joe Biden run (23% to 19%). Hispanic approval is only 43%.

Only 20-30% think the economy is doing even “fairly well” vs. nearly 70% choosing “very/pretty badly.”

You say a majority supports keeping “Roe,” and no abortion restrictions, which are 2 different things. Most simply don’t know that abortion access will remain: All laws exempt rape, incest and the mother’s health (2% of all abortions). 70% oppose all abortions or favor some restrictions; around 90% of abortions occur in the first trimester (13 weeks).

A small minority favor abortion throughout pregnancy. Yet, 48 Democrat Senators voted for a radical abortion-up-till-birth law. CNN: 38% (of midterm voters) will be happy if Roe v. Wade is overturned; only 20% will be angry. Joe Biden: “I don’t like the Supreme Court decision [Roe v. Wade]. I think it went too far…I don’t think that a woman has the sole right to say what should happen to her body.” (1973)

“Polling Reveals That American People Are Not on the Side of Democratic Position of Abortions without Limits” (by Rebecca Downs). “Alito’s ruling is what most people want on abortion” (by Timothy P. Carney).

Read it; don’t dispute it; you can’t refute it.

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