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OPINION: On the Road to Idiocracy

idiocracy protest left liberalForget about the threat of socialism or even communism; the real threat comes from those who want to foist Idiocracy down our throats.  Merriam-Webster defines Idiocracy as “a form of government in which a country or territory is run by fools.”  And, the madness of anti-government protests that have swept the country since the election of President Donald Trump indicate that the fools are hell bent on taking over.

The opposition certainly has a right to voice opinions, but only idiots would go to the extremes that the Never-Trumper movement has gone since Mr. Trump took office.

A new Rasmussen survey shows that 59% of American voters fear that the opposition has become so intense it is likely to lead to widespread violence.  And, almost a third of respondents in that study said they believe the country is headed for a new Civil War.

Broadcaster Denis Prager, host of The Denis Prager Show, put it this way: “This Second Civil War, fortunately, differs in another critically important way: It has thus far been largely nonviolent.  But given increasing left-wing violence, such as riots, the taking over of college presidents’ offices and the illegal occupation of state capitols, nonviolence is not guaranteed to be a permanent characteristic of the Second Civil War.”

Meanwhile, strident liberal factions are now calling for the elimination of ICE, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement component of the Department of Homeland Security.  Even many mainstream Democrats think that’s an ill-conceived notion; it would leave the country unprotected.  It would be a lot like cutting off your nose to spite your face.

Hand in hand with the notion of doing away with law enforcers who protect our borders is the novel idea of opening our borders and letting in anyone who might care to come into the country uninvited.  Imagine the hardships that would ensue for those of us who already live here.  Authoritative estimates put the number of people who would move here from another country at 100 million to 150 million or more.  Where would they live?  Where would they work?  What would they eat?  What impact would it have on crime rates?

Opposition from the right against the reign of Barack Obama was admittedly widespread during his tenure, but it was a civil opposition.  There were no incidents that even approached the vicious magnitude of the attempt on the life of Rep. Steve Scalise [R-LA] and fellow Republican Congressmen out for a night of baseball last year.   A lone shooter, James Hodgkinson, who harbored violent anti-Republican views, was out to kill as many Republican lawmakers as he could on the night of June 14, 2017.  He severely wounded Rep. Scalise and 2 Capitol Police officers, a congressional staffer and a lobbyist before he was shot and killed.

During Mr. Obama’s two terms in office, we didn’t have sitting Republican representatives issuing calls such as the one from Rep Maxine Waters [D-CA] last month.  You’ll recall that she told her constituents “If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them! And you tell them that they are not welcome, anymore, anywhere,”

And, if you don’t think the media is wittingly or unwittingly culpable in distorting the truth in order to promote a new brand of socialist anarchy, you have another think coming.

Instead of reporting the facts of a news story the way a reporter with integrity used to do back in the day, they prefer to put a spin on their reportage.  And, more likely than not, they will spin the facts to suit ideologically liberal notions of how things should be, things such as how the country should be run.

Recently a scholarly report was published that focused on the reason public respect and support has declined for the venerable U.S. Supreme Court.  The report was researched and written by two university professors, Matthew Hitt at Colorado State and Kathleen Searles at Louisiana State.  Their conclusion was: “To know the Court is to love it, but to watch [TV] coverage of the Court is to dislike it.”

As commentator Michael Dempsey put it recently in a letter to the editor of the Echo Press in Alexandria, MN: “The greater problem is media bias and it’s absolutely palpable.  It’s about opinion disguising itself as news, not from rogue websites on the Internet, but from CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, the New York Times and the Washington Post.  Watching a network news program at 5:30 has become laughable.  Every night it’s an anti-Trump feeding frenzy with nothing to feed on but speculation regarding the so-called Russian collusion and outright lies, distortions and deliberate omissions, as in this most recent story of children being “ripped from their mothers’ arms” at the border.”

Idiocracy, indeed!

 

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Elena Tellez

The radical left is ORGANIZED, WELL FUNDED and RABID. They have so much to lose by Trump draining the swamp — and by traditionally Democratic voters realizing progressive/socialist policies don’t work — except to keep the poor down; and the sheep voting Democrat. They create crises to distract TV viewers / news readers from what’s really going on — and don’t publicize all the good things Trump has done and continues to do. Our ‘esteemed former president,’ Barack Hussein Obama, George Soros and others are at the head of this resistance movement. The RIGHT (and even the centrists in both parties) — need to organize as well — especially to educate the young people, and college students/graduates about the folly of their liberal professors’ brainwashing. It will take work — but we can do it. We MUST do it if this nation is to survive beyond the current decade.

PaulE

As commentator Michael Dempsey put it recently in a letter to the editor of the Echo Press in Alexandria, MN: “The greater problem is media bias and it’s absolutely palpable. It’s about opinion disguising itself as news, not from rogue websites on the Internet, but from CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, the New York Times and the Washington Post. Watching a network news program at 5:30 has become laughable. Every night it’s an anti-Trump feeding frenzy with nothing to feed on but speculation regarding the so-called Russian collusion and outright lies, distortions and deliberate omissions, as in this most recent story of children being “ripped from their mothers’ arms” at the border.” To be very clear, the mainstream media in this country is and has been for several decades now, the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party. It is NOT news being reported accurately to the public, but rather it is… Read more »

Rik

I find it absolutely amazing that our school system doesn’t teach American History other than that Presidents Washington and Jefferson were slave owners. Or that President Lincoln was a Republican and that the Southern Democrats were the slave owners who fought to keep slavery. Of course, this is what happens when the Government gets involved in controlling our educational system.

Wanda Pope

Every member of Congress & every member of the media should take their responsibility to be civil, respectful & promote unity seriously, Congress needs to sanction members who do not conduct themselves in an ethical manner. How can there be respect within the general population when hatred is spread by member of the media & Congress. We can & should demand better. We can exercise our freedom to use the remote to shut off the liberal media.

michael failla

Saul alinsky must be so proud.

Gail Engelhardt

The Extremists on the Left including the media are out to destroy our country which is suicial. They don’t think before they act. They are all guilty of inciting potential riots. Open borders with no ICE or Border Patrol will be disasterous to our safety and security from criminals, drug pushers, Rapists, Terrorists and more problems that will affect every person living in America in a detrimental way. Is that what they really want? Is their hatred do out of control, they will jeopardize the life of every man, woman and child in America including their own?
I pray I am wrong, but at the rate they are going, it doesn’t look good right now.
This must be stopped.

Gary Minder

You are right on with this article. Where do we go from here? How do we get factual unbiased news back?

Sandra Harding

Yes, it is most definitely showing the childish behavior and language of this generation. Bullying is alive and well. If people would just stick to the facts, we might be able to see what is really happening. I am hoping that our country will inforce the constitution & laws laid out by our forefathers. This country did not get this way overnight. It is going to take constant work to make this country great again. I am happy to see our President fighting for our country. It’s about time we inforce the law. It is not fair that we pay more than the rest of the countries. There is an immigration law in place for a reason. It’s about time someone unforced it. Those people knew they were here breaking the law. They know all about Medicaid and how to work the system. It’s time to decrease our debts in… Read more »

cactusbob

We had an idiocracy for 8 years, and the Democrats want another one. Their slogan, according to Hillary, is that the end justifies the means, which means that laws or the Constitution should not stand in the way of pushing Trump and Republican control OUT! Lying is just fine with the Democrats, the liberal media (MSM) is withholding news harmful to Democrats, The Resistance is attacking everything good, and they are criticizing everything that Trump and Republicans in Congress are doing. They deny that our economic situation has vastly improved, and they refuse to acknowledge that competition and the freedom from Obama’s onerous rules and laws are enabling the economic growth. Patriotism is being welcomed again, and the hate-America crowd is embarrassed. Support Trump, vote for Republicans, and prevent another idiocracy!

Thomas Haj

Don’t worry! These protests will stop once the unbiased media flips all of DC to the (d) column by 2020. Think it can’t happen? Conservatives are staying home on election days because this media told them that their (R) candidate was unelectable. Only two more Senate seats and their side controls the future of the Supreme Court for decades to come! Want to get even with a liberal? Vote!

Marie

The nation that departs from God is turned into hell. That is what is happening in America right now just as the Bible states. God says I will give you over to a depraved mind. Depravity is running rampant in our society, just as the Bible states. It’s going to get worse, much worse, not better. People have no self control and are fueled by greed and power. But God has an escape plan for those that love and follow Him. In the blink of an eye, millions of true believers will be removed from the earth leaving behind all the godless rebellious haters who want to destroy this country and rule the world. Because they refused to bow down to the one true God who is Truth, they will bow down to their new godless leader, the Anti-Christ and believe his lies. In the end, everyone will get what… Read more »

pete

I find the commentary from the Left is failed and incoherent. What I see is self-righteousness because “the end justifies the means!” There is no high minded morality here. These are the least moral among us.

Lawrence Greenberg

Over the last half century, The Democrat Party, never any friend to this nation or its citizens, has morphed into The New Communist Party of the USA, and as such, they share the same goal that all Communists have always shared: the destruction of this nation and the downfall of Western Civilization, to be replaced by a worldwide Communist dictatorship. And they are succeeding. People need to wake up to the reality of what is going on before we end up with a shooting war in this nation.

Liam

There is an old proverb that states: ‘Be careful what you pray for, you might get it.” These media idiots are praying for and promoting socialism, and they just might get it, but when it comes, they ain’t gonna like it. They will be controlled just like the media was controlled under Hitler and Stalin: ‘Toe the mark and report what we tell you, or risk that middle of the night visit from the boys and girls in the black trench coats’ Those visits usually resulted in the people being visited disappearing, never to be seen or heard from again.. Then under those regimes there was four or more families living in one small apartment. “Big Brother’ listening on every corner. Imagine with today’s technology compared to what it was back then, how easy that listening could take place/ Yes, folks be careful what you pray for, you just might… Read more »

Clark Kent

And who elected said idiots? WE DID! ‘We have met the enemy and he is us’ – Pogo.

Cheryl B. Urban

Idiocracy, indeed! Everyone should watch the movie by the same name from a few years back. It didn’t get the blessings of Hollywood or the mainstream media for obvious reasons. It didn’t, and still doesn’t, echo their left-wing mindset. It shows what will happen when we are all dumbed down to the level our government wants us!

Kim Savino

How do we stop this madness ???

Doug Boyer

While I agree with Mr Weber, he suggests that ICE enforcers protect our borders; they do not. That is the job of our Border Patrol.

Ellen

Every day I shake my head and say “What is WRONG with people?!!?!!”

Arthur Illiano, Jr.

There are two activities that Americans celebrate that are destructive to any society. One is debate and the other is Democracy. First debate. If you went to a baseball game, a football game or a basketball game would you expect the participants to come to some sort of agreement? Would you expect the fans of the losing side to then change their allegiance and become fans of the winners? Not hardly. The fans of the loser would shake their fists and say we’ll get you the next time. A debate is a verbal competition just as the other examples are physical competitions. The major difference is that in a debate there are no umpires, referees or book of rules that can be enforced. If you critically watch debates you will find that both sides lie, make false claims and use other techniques designed to play to their fans and win… Read more »