Dear Media: You got what you wanted and what you worked for. Happy now?

August 16, 2021 (American Thinker) – Our despicable mainstream media did everything in their vast and coercive power to see Joe Biden elected president.

President Trump was a madman, they said, a Hitler, and a host of other ridiculous charges that were patently untrue.  He was, and history will show, that he was the best president since Ronald Reagan.

But the media hated him because he wasn’t one of their imagined exalted elite.  So they lied, cheated, and stole an election in order to put the dementia-ridden Biden in the Oval Office. 

In seven months, Biden has pretty much destroyed America!  The open border has welcomed what will be a million migrants from around the world by the end of the year, many of them sick with a panoply of diseases long ago eradicated in America, and bringing in new variants of COVID.  While Americans are ordered to mask up and be vaxxed, these people arriving at our southern border, welcomed by the Biden regime that has tied the hands of ICE and the Border Patrol, are mask- and vax-free.  Eleven Democrat senators just voted against mandating that they be screened, tested, masked, and vaxxed before being allowed in to roam about the country.  How’s that for hypocrisy?  Biden is purposefully altering the demographics of the U.S. with the single-minded goal of making the Democrat party the ruling party in perpetuity.  He and his partners in crime care not a bit about the American people.  They care only about cementing their control over the 330 million citizens who call his nation our home. 

As if the breach of our southern border by hundreds of thousands of people seeking what Biden promised — shelter, health care, the vote — was not enough of a treasonous act, he has caused massive inflation — by killing the Keystone pipeline and letting Russia have its own.  The Nord Stream 2, which Trump had opposed with sanctions, will enrich Putin’s Russia for decades to come.  It will also drive Germany toward Russia as, having nuked their own perfectly logical nuclear power industry, they need the oil and natural gas, which we could have sold to them.  Shamefully, Biden is now begging OPEC to pump more oil.  Just eight months ago, the U.S. was energy independent.

Biden’s border policy and his anti-energy policy are going to destroy the middle class.  Clearly, that is the grand plan.  The more people dependent on government largesse, the more votes for Democrats.

But the worst failure of all so far is Biden’s wholesale betrayal of every family who sent one of their own to fight in Afghanistan. 

The Biden administration just said you-know-what to the thousands of those killed or maimed over that conflict over the past twenty years.  He has sacrificed Afghanistan to the Taliban; he’s sacrificed to them the women and girls who will find themselves back in the seventh century.  Biden did this with the malfeasance millions of us knew from him, as the man Robert Gates said has “been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades.” 

Biden and his team of incompetents did this — they re-enacted the U.S.’s retreat from Saigon in 1975 — with Americans having to be rescued from the roof of the American embassy.  That is happening now in Kabul.  Shockingly, pigs flew, and Jake Tapper at CNN actually uttered some true words on Sunday when speaking to the disreputable Antony Blinken, who foolishly tried to defend the regime’s total capitulation to the Taliban.  But Tapper, too, is culpable.  How could this happen?  Thank the disgraceful media that so hated President Trump, that they actually promoted and defended the man who will go down in history as the most incompetent, the most destructive U.S. president. 

Did our left-media vet Biden?  No.  They covered for him.  They covered up his lifetime of sexual harassment of women and young girls.  They covered up for his racism, his plagiarism, his lies about his own background.  They covered for his criminally corrupt son, Hunter.  They covered up his obvious dementia.  They covered up for his lifetime of corruption.  As numerous memes have effectively put out:

“When a billionaire becomes president, the last thing on your mind should be seeing his tax returns.  When a career politician with a salary of $174K has a net worth of $50M and owns multiple mansions, people should be asking how.”  

Biden has long been one of the most corrupt pols in D.C.  All you have to do is read Peter Schweizer’s investigative reporting to see the clarity of that.  So who ordered Biden to turn Afghanistan over to China and Russia?  Hmmm.

This president should be impeached now, as quickly as possible.  He is using his office to destroy the United States, and he’s doing it for personal gain, personal gain he has long enjoyed for selling out his country.  And because he is a Democrat, he accomplished all this with the unquestioning help of our anti-American media.  They may soon find themselves on the funeral pyre of totalitarianism.  Can’t we just see Joy Reid and Jim Acosta screaming as they are hauled off to the camps?  “But we loved you, we supported you, we protected you.”  Tell it to the Nazi collaborators.

Our once blindly trusted media have been betraying the American people since Walter Cronkite declared the Vietnam War lost.  It wasn’t — but the people believed him, and we accepted defeat, condemning millions of Vietnamese, Laotian, and Cambodian people to death.  There are millions today who believe what they hear on CNN and MSNBC, no matter how egregious or guilty of omission their reporting is.

Those who pontificate on those outlets, as well as the three networks, are propagandists of the worst kind; they consider themselves worthy of deciding the news to which we can and cannot be exposed.  They may well be the death of us all.  They deserve only contempt, no respect.  There are exceptions, but they are too few and too often suppressed.  As for the catastrophic failure of the Biden administration so far, our mainstream media bear much of the responsibility.  So benighted are they by Trump’s wisdom and expertise that they have rendered themselves enemies of “We The People.” 

By Patricia McCarthy

The Dystopia Of Progressivism

August 17, 2021 (American Thinker) – Welcome to the new America — the United States of Dystopia: open borders, massive increases in government, reckless spending, crushing debt, demonized and defunded police, coddled criminals, cancel culture, identity politics, censorship, and socialism.

America is becoming unhinged. Who should we blame? One immediate candidate is the progressive wing of the Democrat beltway bureaucracy, the White House, most of Congress, and the mayors and councils of our urban ghettos.

“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in Alice Through the Looking Glass, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.” So liberals now call themselves “progressives.” The term ‘progressive’ stems from the word ‘progress,’ and progress connotes change. “A little change never hurt,” said R.P. McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

Well, yes it can; and a lot of change can hurt irreparably. Ask Humpty Dumpty.

Consider two catastrophic events of the 20th century—the Bolshevik Revolution, which created the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, and the rise of Adolf Hitler, who formed the National Socialist German Workers Party. Both were socialist, both promised change, both were ‘progressive,’ and both did incalculable harm to their people and their neighbors.

Closer to home, the socialist ‘utopias’ of Cuba and Venezuela belie the claim that change necessarily means progress. George Orwell prophetically described them in Animal Farm and 1984.

And now the progressives want to change America by opening borders, defunding police, emptying jails, increasing debt, suppressing speech, and revising history. Already, too many potential Democrats are crossing the border, irrespective of COVID, trafficking and, the fentanyl accompanying them. But Cubans, unlike Central Americans, are not welcome since they tend to vote Republican. Our cities burn and innocent citizens are shot, but the police who serve and protect must be demonized and jails emptied, because disorder is preferable to order whose maintenance is the first duty of sound government.

Suppressing speech is not progress. Yet Leftists routinely defame their opponents as ‘racist,’ ‘sexist,’ ‘misogynistic,’ ‘homophobic,’ ‘xenophobic,’ ‘fascist,’ or ‘deplorable,’ using demagoguery reminiscent of Senator Joseph McCarthy to drown out speech with which they disagree.

The founders of our Republic believed that the most precious rights should be enshrined in the First Amendment — freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of faith — but neither the McCarthyites nor Antifa have much sympathy for the First Amendment. Wherever Communists have attained power, they imprison and torture counter-revolutionaries or sentence them to Gulags for re-education. Autocrats abhor free speech.

The winds of political correctness in corporate America and professional sports have fanned the flames of intolerance. The Left insists on blaming history — specifically, one race, one gender, one lineage as if the child is guilty of the father’s (and forefathers’) sins. It jettisons Martin Luther King’s dream that one day our children will “live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” We must atone not for what we have done, but for who we are, declaring as myth the characterization by Kennedy and Reagan that America is a shining city on a hill. Perhaps there never was such a city on a hill — only an aspiration that one day, with hard work and goodwill, there might be, a beacon of hope for those deprived of liberty in benighted countries.

And so, we pull down our statutes, behavior that is little different from ISIS, which destroyed the statues of Palmyra, or the Taliban, which dynamited the Buddhas at Bamiyan. Whether the targets are symbolic (Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben) or emblematic (Mark Twain, Dr. Seuss, Christopher Columbus, or Theodore Roosevelt) the motive of intolerance is the same. Our flag is burned, our businesses looted, our cities torched, our National Anthem politicized, our police demonized, and our neighbors ostracized because, as Gulliver learned, they open their eggs at the wrong end.

Why would Vladimir Putin try to divide America when the media does it for him? One wonders whether CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, and other mainstream media outlets have jettisoned objective journalism in favor of propaganda. If the culprits hew to the left, in the media narrative riots, looting, and arson become “peaceful protests. Social media, ruled by leftist elites, subdue and restrict conservative voices while amplifying liberal ones.

Unlike conservatives, who believe in equality of opportunity in a capitalist economy, liberals believe in equality of outcomes in a socialist economy, with government technocrats choosing winners and losers. Unfortunately, focusing on outcomes blinds us to opportunities. Free markets reward those who innovate, irrespective of race, gender, or religion.

But the Left insists on dividing America into white and non-white, rich and poor, urban and rural, bourgeois and proletariat, oppressed and oppressor, and winners and losers. Leftists speak of “white privilege,” “systemic racism,” and “Jim Crow,” forgetting that it was Democrat leaders who mismanaged their cities and failed to deliver the Arcadia. Believing that black and white, male and female, and rich and poor are irreconcilable opposites, they nurture in our children feelings of guilt and shame, not hope and optimism

There is no progress in division; only scapegoating. Candidate Biden promised to unite America. President Biden divides it.

Let us hope for all our sakes that America, unlike Humpty Dumpty, can be put back together again.

By Vaughn Cordle and Paul Stephen Dempsey