The inability to discern reality, I mean demonstrable reality, appears to be a condition that inflicts politicians with great regularity – Republicans and Democrats alike. Let me give you three instances.
First, on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, California will hold its special election to determine whether Governor Gavin Newsom (D) should be recalled. It won’t even be close. Despite the fact that he has failed at every turn and demonstrated that he is a petty autocrat, a feckless leader and one of the world’s leading hypocrites, Mr. Newsom will continue in office with a comfortable majority. Mr. Newsom was never at risk. The Democrats own California lock, stock and barrel. The majority of households in California are dependent in whole or in part on the government for their incomes. Dependent on the public employee jobs it creates, dependent on the welfare benefits it provides, and dependent on the outlays of cash that it provides to cooperative entities in academia and a portion of the scientific and social welfare industry. While the rich (including the politicians and the high tech billionaires) get richer, the poor get poorer and more dependent on the largess of the Democrats. So Republicans, quit fooling yourselves and Larry Elder, don’t give up your day job. (Oregon Republicans might want to heed this lesson and look seriously at supporting a qualified independent candidate for governor – some progress is better than none.)
Second, diplomacy with bullies and miscreants never works. It is a lesson learned in kindergarten – bullies never stop without force. And diplomacy only works when both sides have demonstrated their ability to enforce their views or that the consequences of assured conflict will be catastrophic for both. And the worse purveyors of this nonsense are the lilac sniffing Eli’s from Yale and their copycats in the other Ivy League colleges. The United States State Department is overrun with Eli’s and Eli wanna-bes. They all march to the same drum beat – that diplomacy is the solution for all international conflicts. They are idiots. Their attempts at diplomacy with major and minor actors are replete with failure. And not just setbacks, I mean absolute, total and visible failures. Their successes are few and almost always involve disputes with existing democratic regimes. President Joe Biden is one of those morons who continues to believe that diplomacy with tyrants will work. You can see with your own eyes his failures in Afghanistan with the blood thirsty Taliban, in Yemen with the equally blood thirsty Houtis (funded by the largest international terrorist state – Iran), and Iran itself which is on the verge of completing its manufacture of nuclear weapons despite the entreaties by Mr. Biden and his most myopic Brahmin, John Kerry. But it isn’t just that these men fail to see the failures of diplomacy, but they also fail to see the damage they cause our friends and allies – Israel, the Afghani people, Saudi Arabia, the repressed in Cuba and Venezuela, and on and on and on.
And finally. Nazi propaganda minister Joef Goebbels is quoted as saying:
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. . .”
The Democrats have been successful in this on more than one occasion, most recently about virtually everything they said about former President Donald Trump – he was an agent of Russia, he tried to bribe the Ukrainian president, he engaged in Baachanalian trysts with Russian prostitutes, etc. They could perpetuate these lies because no one was looking. The mainstream media was blinded by its bias, the public was denied access to the information upon which the Democrats claimed to be relying and the sources of information all remained “anonymous” and thus immune from examination. But these same Democrats forgot to read the remainder of the quote attributed to Mr. Goebbels:
. . .The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
And so when it came time to use the “big lie” to cover the failures of the Biden administrations decisions about how to exit Afghanistan, people were watching – everybody was watching. Mr. Biden claimed that the Afghan army could hold the line against the Taliban – they didn’t and situation report, after intelligence briefing, after military report noted that the Afghan army was heavily reliant on American air support that had been withdrawn by Mr. Biden and that half the Army was drug-addled from the opium crops upon which the Afghan government relied for funding. Mr. Biden assured us all that he had planned for every contingency and we watched as overnight the Afghan government fled, the American retreat, the rescue of Americans and those who had aided the Americans dissolved into chaos before our eyes. Mr. Biden promised that they would not leave until every American was brought out while we watched as the last plane departed on Mr. Biden’s artificial timeline while leaving hundreds of Americans and thousands of Afghani supporters stranded and at the mercy of the barbaric Taliban. In the end, not one thing said by Mr. Biden turned out to be true. Fifty years of lying, obfuscating, and poor judgment became visible to all – Mr. Biden is a buffoon and always has been one. He has proven to be the least capable man to ever occupy the presidency.
When dealing with politicians be suspicious. The old adage about if something is too good to be true, it probably isn’t. Politicians can afford to deny reality – after all, it isn’t there money, it’s yours.