The further to the left or the right you move, the more your lens on life distorts.

Friday, July 05, 2019

Hysterical Allegations

It must be wonderful to be a nationally recognized public figure and lie with impunity. The more outrageous your dishonesty, the more your large cadre of Twitter followers, political allies, and media supporters leap to your defense. They parse your outrageously hyperbolic statements to try to defend the indefensible, creating strained definitions of words and ideas, all designed to soften your idiotic statements.

So far, you might think I referring to Donald trump, but read on ...

Your supporters characterize criticism of your lies as "attacks" — not on the factual basis of your claims, but on your gender. They show contrived images of you as a concerned observer, without noting that you voted against federal legislation that was designed to help the very people you're oh-so concerned about. They try desperately to make you a "victim" because they believe so strongly that once anyone is characterized as a victim, sympathy will follow. And because they repeat and promote your spurious allegations, they are as complicit and dishonest as you are.

Over the past few months, media darling and national spokesperson for democratic socialists everywhere, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortz (D-NY), has been the Democrat front-person for the "crisis at the border." It's worth noting that just six months ago, the Democrats and Ocasio-Cortez herself argued that there was no "crisis at the border," that it was all "manufactured" for political purposes by the evil Donald Trump. Now, the Democrats and Ocasio-Cortez have done a full-180, with faux-tears in their eyes and faux-hysteria in their voices, they tell us we have a "humanitarian crisis" of epic proportions (remember, it wasn't there just a short time ago), that we're running "concentration camps," in which children "are ripped" from the arms of their parents and thrown into "cages" while "their mothers must get drinking water from toilets." There are allusions to Nazi Germany. There are cries about Gestapo-like tactics by Border Patrol officers. It's all B.S., but the Democrat's trained hamsters in the mainstream media gleefully report every exaggeration, every misrepresentation, and every lie. There's no follow-up reporting that might indicate dishonesty. It all good because it all fits the prevailing Democrat narrative.

Say what you will about Ocasio-Cortez's honesty and character, she is a quick study. She's already learned that the best propagandists make dishonest claims that do have an element of truth. There is an undeniable crisis at the border—illegal immigrants are crossing in record numbers because they can game existing laws. They're crossing in record numbers because a House controlled by Democrats refused to pass legislation that would modify asylum laws and thereby discourage illegal crossings. They're crossing in record numbers because the Dems are using "lawfare" to thwart the construction of physical barriers (a.k.a the Wall) at the border to slow down the illegal immigrant flow.

It follows that the best propagandists are very often complicit in the problem that they themselves inaccurately and dishonestly describe, but through a combination of faux-outrage and dishonest accusations, make the listener think that it's all someone else's fault. Ocasio-Cortez is not only a propagandist, she's also what Scott Adams calls as master persuader, using dishonest, but sticky labels like "concentration camps" that are repeated by a complicit media thousands of times until they become an image in the public consciousness. It's impressive, in a warped kind of way.

The Dems (and Ocasio-Cortez) think that their position on the crisis at the southern border gives them a political advantage—that suggesting that the United States (and by extension, its citizens) violate human rights with impunity is somehow a winner. They're wrong, and hopefully, they'll be held to account in 2020.

But since the Dems refuse to work honestly on a bipartisan legislative solution that will reduce and/or dissuade illegal immigration and human trafficking, their hysterical allegations of wrong doing are all they have.


Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) has a blunt and honest, yet down-home style that infuriates progressives but often delights the rest of us. Here are his comments on Ocasio-Cortez' assertions about 'the crisis at the southern border:'
Let me be frank. Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez…someone needs to tell her that the voices in her head are not real.

She says that the men and women of our Border Patrol and our authorities are intentionally running concentration camps on the southern border. She needs to go to the Holocaust Museum and see what a concentration camp is.

The problem we’re having at the border, a problem that Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez has helped create, is that we have 5,000 people a day, not a week, not a month, a day coming into this country. We don’t have a place to put them.

The Department of Homeland Security is out of money and the congresswoman knows that. She says the conditions are inhumane. But yet, when we send a bill over to her to vote to improve those conditions, she voted no. Her hypocrisy is breathtaking. This is the bottom line. Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez believes that illegal immigration is a moral good. And she believes that the border is just a nuisance and it should be open, and I don’t think that’s what America believes.
Indeed, it isn't.