Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Don's Tuesday Column

      THE WAY I SEE IT   by Don Polson    Red Bluff Daily News   8/23/2022

Leftists project apocalyptic evil

Further thoughts on the Mar-a-Lago raid and Donald Trump’s situation below. But first…

A common phenomenon: Assigning to, and accusing, others of the perfidies and shortcomings of one’s own self; projecting character flaws (while denying they have any)—deceitfulness, vituperation, hate-filled hearts and vile emotions—onto people who simply believe differently and cherish values denigrated by progressives.

It’s a Christian, or simply a moral, acknowledgement of one’s own flaws that leads sincere people to withhold judgement of their fellow humans. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t be honest about the plainly stated evil of the leftist movement; their evident hatred in not only describing their opponents in the most derogatory terms, but also insisting that an “apocalypse” is looming if their antagonists are not destroyed.

I’ll not lump all Democrats, especially locals, into that minority of the polity described above. Many simply inherited their party identification, or find that Democrat’s stated principles fit their world view.

However, many among that group have, or should have, become aware of the baser, even foul, motivations of those that lead them. Ask a conservative Republican about prominent figures on our side and you’ll find honest perspectives on the flaws of even those we support or adore. They wouldn’t, however, be the flaws adamantly assigned by progressive leftists. I suspect Democrats would have a hard time describing shortcomings of their leaders; part of their “schtick” involves their flawlessness and unquestionable motives.

You can’t avoid seeing it in the nearly constant MSNBC/CNN, and online regurgitators of, “anal-ysis”; and hate-induced “one-upmanship” where one opines on the vileness of Trump supporters and conservatives, and the next one has to top that. Is it really fulfilling to carry around anathema for those you oppose, and engage in similar “did you hear about” the fill-in-the-blank latest outrage?

 Readers, take these thoughts to heart, in the sincere hope that people of otherwise good intentions and character can look at stridency on the progressive left and say: “Maybe you’re going a little too far; maybe these Republicans aren’t the source of all that’s wrong with America.”

We on the right condemn violent militias advocating assassination, or abortion center bombing. Are any Democrats condemning the dozens of pro-life pregnancy center and church fire-bombings? Did Democrats really find the $2 billion in damages and destroyed livelihoods, the dozens dead, the hundreds of injured police and deputies that occurred in 2020, over George Floyd’s death, acceptable? Or is it only when Republicans say that the DOJ/FBI goes too far over Jan. 6, election protests, and the Trump raid, that “no one is above the law”?

There are immense differences between disregarding the rule of law, and unequal application of prosecutorial powers, depending on the political party involved—which is the literal demise of justice—and insisting that political opponents are the cause of our nation’s ills. Leftists plainly assert that “Republicans must be eradicated for America to survive.”

It would be nice, but delusional, to think that if Donald J. Trump exited the political stage, all rancor and disputes would default to respectable, acceptable comity and compromise; Republican leaders that step up to take Trump’s place would then be viewed with deference to their good intentions. That ain’t gonna happen!

By the way, polling after the Dobbs ruling, overturning federal abortion laws, shows no increase in Democrat support. However, polling shows, as I mentioned last week, a majority of Independents are convinced that Trump’s enemies are abusing their power to prosecute him. Trump was beating Biden in polls before the Mar-a-Lago raid; so yes, it only made Trump more likely to win.

The “2000 Mules” documentary proved to any objective viewer (don’t knock it if you haven’t watched it) that illegal “ballot trafficking” swung at least Arizona, Georgia and Pennsylvania to Biden, the reversing of which would have given Trump 279 to Biden’s 259 Electoral College votes, and the presidency. Yes, it was stolen.

The truth—about “the raid,” the distinct possibility of planted or manipulated evidence to justify a fallacious indictment of Trump, and the baseless “national security” document mishandling accusation—is something “you can’t handle” if all you consume is cable, network and leftist website propaganda.

For six years, the credibility of the news media, DOJ, FBI and the Intelligence Community has been destroyed by their own obsession with fabricated scandal and crimes: Russia collusion to steal the election from Hillary Clinton; phony Alpha Bank connections; lies on FISA documents to literally “spy” on Carter Page and, by extension, the entire Trump campaign; the Steele Dossier using foreign/Russian disinformation; the fake uproar over the Ukraine phone call; and on and on. No broken laws or even genuine scandals. Try to cite the crime.

Trump’s only transgression was his obsession with “America First”: to Make America Great Again, secure our border, grow the economy, achieve energy independence, and defeat those opposing that platform; we elected him to do just that. Most despicable to the D.C. Deep State: he did it without their approval.

“Attempts to prosecute Trump ‘Not Prudential’ and will backfire, legal experts say.” “Ex-Gorsuch law clerk takes a blowtorch to the imaginary law violations the FBI cited in Trump raid.” “Majority see FBI as Biden’s ‘personal Gestapo’ after Trump raid.” “Think The FBI Deserves The Benefit Of The Doubt? This Laundry List Of Corruption Should Make You Think Again—A look at the FBI’s last six years shows a pattern of irredeemable corruption.” (The Epoch Times, Townhall, Washington Examiner, The Federalist)

Be informed, not deluded.

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