[Published on Newsmax]
2020 is the single most important election since 1860.
This is not hyperbole. The future of America’s representative democracy is at stake.
The Left plans to change fundamental policies that will cripple earnings and economic vitality. More ominous, the Left is planning to change the rules that have governed America since 1789. Their sole purpose is to achieve permanent power.
More frightening is that these threats are being successfully hidden from the electorate.
America’s news media took a sharp left turn in the 1960s. During the 21st Century, what is considered the “Mainstream Media” (MSM) dropped all pretense of being professional journalism. They are overtly the Left’s propaganda arm. “News anchors” and talk show moderators are no longer selected from working reporters, but from career political operatives. The result is an echo chamber of anti-Americanism, and now anti-Trump.
This Leftist echo chamber now dominates over 95 percent of television, radio, print, and digital “news”. Except for a handful of conservative radio personalities, Fox Cable news shows, and blogs, the Left’s echo chamber shapes an alternate reality that may propel the Democrats into the White House and a Senate Majority.
The classic 1944 movie “Gaslight” is about a diabolical villain who creates an alternative reality to drive his victim insane to reap riches. The term “Gaslighting” is based on this process of creating a fraudulent reality so the victim makes wrong decisions to their detriment.
That is what 2020 is about. It is the Gaslight Election.
Since the Summer of 2016, the Left’s echo chamber has created a narrative, fueled by the bogus Steele Dossier, that Russian leaders are puppeteers controlling Trump and his inner circle. Wild assertions went unchallenged. A fake whistle blower, coached by Congressional Democrats and shaped by secretly backdated regulations, launched a reckless Impeachment.
While the entire scheme of lashing Trump to Russia, and then Ukraine, was exposed as a fraud, the Left’s echo chamber barely reports it. In fact, most of the echo chamber reprises Russia, unchallenged, whenever it can. Tragically, Judicial Watch has had to sue Trump agencies to force the release of exculpatory information. Career bureaucrats have successfully delayed these facts from entering the public domain.
At the same time, former Vice President Biden is on video bragging about doing exactly what was the basis of Trump’s Impeachment to laughter and applause by the Washington, DC elite. Efforts to hold Biden accountable have been thwarted by FBI and intelligence officials for years. The Lefts’ echo chamber remains silent. It is just as important to not report something.
The Lefts’ echo chamber also set the ultimate trap for Trump’s re-election. COVID-19 remains Trump’s Achilles Heel because scary and highly inaccurate models generated by the Imperial College on March 16, 2020 forced America’s economic suicide. The Left’s echo chamber demanded that Trump shut down his booming economy to prevent millions of deaths. The model turned out to be fundamentally flawed. Now the Left’s echo chamber blames Trump for this year’s economic downturn. Leftist Governors use their independence under Federalism to enforce draconian lockdown measures not based on current science. This slows the economic recovery through election day.
Biden, Harris, and their media allies, wear masks every time they are on camera. They wear masks when they are outdoors and over thirty feet from others. No science or health organization recommends this. It serves as a symbol for COVID-19 remaining a dire threat and Trump is to blame. The Lefts’ echo chamber makes no effort to question this shameless propaganda ploy. Instead it promotes it.
The Left creates visual equivalency by providing only tight shots of Biden and Harris at their podiums, ignoring the fact that less than ten people are in the audience. Trump’s 20,000+ rallies are either not covered at all or show only tight podium shots. Biden’s countless lies about his attending Black churches and colleges, his groundless assertions, and his fiction about awarding medals, remain unchallenged. His radical agenda for the Green New Deal, tax increases, and aggressive gun control goes unreported. Alternatively, debunked accusations, like Trump hating the armed forces, dominate news cycles.
The Left over-samples registered Democrats, sometimes over 50% to only 38% or less for Republicans, to generate polls showing Biden trouncing Trump.
The Left’s Gaslight Election may succeed because over 50 million have early voted, just as facts about the Biden family’s foreign influence peddling is slowly seeping out. Congressional Republicans’ glacial investigative pace enables the Left’s reality.
Worse, all investigations of Biden, Obama, Clinton, and the Deep State will end within hours of a Biden/Democrat victory, extinguishing any hope that truth will prevail.