By J. Peder Zane for RealClearPolitics
It’s tempting to ascribe President Biden’s incessant lies to cognitive decline and the ethos of his lifelong career.
Politicians dissemble with out disgrace – which, satirically, is why they continuously invoke their very own honor and allegiance to the reality.
Nonetheless, Biden’s newest string of whoppers – that fuel costs have been sky excessive and the financial system was within the tank when he took workplace, that he satisfied the Congress to cross scholar mortgage reduction, that he’s a deficit hawk who has secured the border, that his son, Beau, died in Iraq – are so clearly false that it’s arduous to imagine even a politician in his proper thoughts would make such claims.
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That he’s the president of the US, chief of the free world, makes this habits particularly troubling. And but, these comparatively small deceptions, so simply fact-checked and debunked, are the least of our issues as a result of they don’t merely reveal the partisan instincts of 1 softening thoughts.
In addition they replicate the liberty Democrats and their leftist allies now really feel to redefine actuality itself by advancing their very own array of Huge Lies that are dividing and inflaming our nation.
The latest instance is their framing of the vicious assault on Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband. The perfect obtainable proof means that Paul Pelosi’s assailant, David DePape, is a mentally unwell drug abuser who, his employer informed the San Jose Mercury Information, suffered delusions and held conversations with a magical fairy.
However, Biden and his political allies instantly blamed Republicans. These allies apparently embody the mainstream media. Two days after the assault, the Related Press reported that the actual fact DePape introduced zip ties to Pelosi’s San Francisco house was “ the most recent parallel to the Capitol riot of Jan. 6, 2021.”
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By this strained logic, so too was the actual fact he was carrying socks.
As an alternative of demanding that the authorities launch safety and body-cam footage that would illuminate the occasions of that evening, nearly all main information shops solid DePape – an avowed nudist whose residence, Michael Shellenberger reviews, sports activities “a Black Lives Matter signal within the window and an LGBT rainbow flag, emblazoned with a marijuana image, hanging from a tree” – as a devoted soldier within the GOP’s warfare on democracy.
The New York Occasions reviews that DePape appears to have embraced some far-right conspiracy theories, however an trustworthy account would counsel that his thoughts was so addled that it’s not possible to ascribe any coherent political motivation to his actions.
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The left’s rush to tie DePape across the neck of their political opponents is a part of their bigger effort to painting Republicans as an authoritarian group of white supremacists bent on taking the vote away from African Individuals whereas taking over arms in opposition to their fellow residents.
That there’s zero proof for such ugly smears makes no distinction. The left believes this propaganda is helpful to their pursuit of energy and they also hammer it relentlessly. They did the identical factor throughout Trump’s presidency, pushing the fact-free declare that Donald Trump had conspired with Vladimir Putin to steal the 2016 election.
That they’re now attempting to make Republican “election denial” the important thing concern of the 2022 midterms tells you ways assured they really feel of their capability to spew unfiltered partisan spin via the compliant media. Hillary Clinton, for one, feels so protected that she is partaking in preemptory election denial, releasing a video that declares Republicans “have already got a plan” to steal the 2024 presidential election.
And why not? In recent times the left has acquired little pushback from the legacy media because it has labored to normalize sweeping concepts that search to redefine actuality itself. Via their embrace of transgender ideology, they declare that DNA and the X and Y chromones are meaningless abstractions and that human beings are merely “assigned” a gender at start.
After pretending that Important Race Idea was an arcane tutorial concept taught solely in upper-level regulation faculty programs, they insisted that we must always train kids that racism is embedded within the DNA of Individuals and explains each disparity between African Individuals and their fellow residents.
Voices which have risen in opposition have been broadly condemned as racist and homophobic whereas the federal authorities has prompt they could possibly be topic to arrest. The message: Shut up and submit, or else.
These broad assaults on free speech could make Biden’s misinformation about fuel costs and the deficit seem to be small beer. However all are a part of a deadly sample through which the left will not be merely spinning lies however insisting that it may well outline actuality nevertheless it pleases.
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George Orwell sounded the alarm about such efforts way back, one we must always urgently heed right this moment as Democrats search to show 2022 into “1984.”
Syndicated with permission from RealClearWire.
J. Peder Zane is a RealClearInvestigations editor and columnist. He beforehand labored as a ebook evaluation editor and ebook columnist for the Information & Observer (Raleigh), the place his writing received a number of nationwide honors. Zane has additionally labored on the New York Occasions and taught writing at Duke College and Saint Augustine’s College.
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