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Assault on America, Day 608: No such thing as truth to Joe Biden and Democrat culture benders

Grampa Joe Biden
Both sides claim the other lies and plays the blame game. Is there such thing as truth?

One of the most fascinating aspects of every election cycle is watching focus groups of supposed “undecided” voters convened to pore over candidate answers in a presidential forum or other campaign event. The ordinary citizens talk as though there’s some sort of magical middle ground and it’s possible to “win” or “lose” a debate. They make it sound like the participants are both legitimate and simply separated by an ideological fence.

Typically the pundits or pollsters who organize such gatherings have their own very noticeable point-of-view. And when human nature enters the picture, the powerful influences of group think often overwhelm and silence dissenters. Hence, by show of hands, the group determines who’s correct and who… isn’t.

But both sides can’t be right; and blame is a concept that’s tossed around a lot these days. As a notable example, this past weekend Democrat nominee Joe Biden placed culpability for the recent spike in political violence at the feet of President Donald Trump. Madison Dibble reported at The Washington Examiner on Sunday, “[T]he Democratic presidential nominee called the situation in the Oregon city where police have declared an unlawful assembly and riots dozens of times this summer ‘unacceptable’ and condemned ‘violence of every kind by anyone, whether on the left or the right.’ …

“’It does not matter if you find the political views of your opponents abhorrent, any loss of life is a tragedy. Today there is another family grieving in America, and Jill and I offer our deepest condolences,’ Biden said in his statement. ‘We must not become a country at war with ourselves. A country that accepts the killing of fellow Americans who do not agree with you. A country that vows vengeance toward one another. But that is the America that President Trump wants us to be, the America he believes we are,’ he added...

“’Donald Trump has been president for almost four years. The temperature in the country is higher, tensions run stronger, divisions run deeper. And all of us are less safe because Donald Trump can’t do the job of the American president,’ Biden said.”

Hmmm. Looking at the last part of Biden’s statement -- on the surface, you’re tempted to nod along in agreement with some of it. Temperature in the country is higher? Check! Tensions running stronger? Check! Divisions running deeper? Check! All of us are less safe? Check! But that’s where we lose ol’ Grampa Joe. How could things possibly be hotter, more tense, more divided, and more unsafe because the president has unequivocally condemned the rioting, offered to send in the national guard, halted the wonton desecration of America’s monuments (through threats of 10 years in prison) and accurately pointed out that “In Joe Biden’s America” people would be at the mercy of the mob?

Granted the hair sniffin’, nude swimmin’, child repellin’, sexual assault denyin’, back slappin’ and shoulders massagin’ Grampa Joe doesn’t remember or understand much these days -- and he remains practically out of sight directing his forces from the comfort of his COVID-19-proof basement bunker command center -- but there should’ve been an aide by his side to gently elbow him and remind the 47-year swamp dweller that one, the violence and unrest is taking place in Democrat-controlled (or lack of control?) enclaves, and two, that the administration he served marked the beginnings and origins of the leftist movements that are so visible today. Maybe we should send him an open letter to remind him:

Dear Joe:
On behalf of decent citizens everywhere, I would like to inform you that the atrocious race-obsessed mindset we’re experiencing today started years ago, on someone else’s watch -- not on President Trump’s. Like a tropical weather depression formed off the African coast, it’s slowly moved across the raging seas only to make landfall as a hurricane in places that have suffered for years under liberal Democrat rule.

There was the loosely assembled Occupy Wall Street cause that sprouted like a noxious weed in a driveway crack nine years ago in September, 2011. Who was pushing and pulling the levers of federal power back then, Joe? How about the Black Lives Matter movement? It was first seen after the 2013 acquittal of Floridian George Zimmerman in the killing of teen Trayvon Martin. The media depicted Trayvon as a sweet, innocent child and Zimmerman as a monster who ended the kid’s life with zero provocation -- all because of the victim’s race. Forget the fact that Martin was beating the stuffing out of George while on top of him before Zimmerman defended himself!

Facts are stubborn things, aren’t they?

Let’s not forget the widely mischaracterized shooting of Michael Brown (he of “Hands up, don’t shoot!” fame) and rioting in Ferguson, Missouri -- it occurred in 2014. New Yorker Eric Garner was the same year. As a result of the persistent emphasis/obsession with race that was the Big O’s and your administration, five police officers were gunned down (and nine others wounded) in cold blood in Dallas in 2016 -- and countless others were similarly assaulted and (some) killed because liberals didn’t put a stop to the fallacy that police brutality is rampant and black people are the intended victims solely because of skin color.

What would it have taken to tamp down the conflagration, Joe?

Now, whenever there’s an incident involving a black “sufferer” and police officers, BLM “protesters” emerge like bugs from a seedy motel’s bathroom floor cracks to call for “justice”, defunding police departments and other, more general societal degenerations. These “largely peaceful” demonstrators merge with other movements in the leftist repertoire -- abortion-mongers, gun confiscators, climate change conspiracy theorists, ICE abolishers, feminist thought-controllers and income redistributionists, etc. -- add in the always at-the-ready Antifa urine bomb-throwers and other George Soros-funded organizations’ storm troopers, and you’ve planted the seeds for riots!

History tells us every one of these “movements” pre-dated Trump. Did he make their proponents more radical with his orange hair and skin tone? Or maybe it was because he declared that he wouldn’t sit idly by and allow the paid miscreants and losers to run roughshod over decent, America-First society. You may not like it, but plenty of Americans see Trump as a hero, not as a divider.

All the best,
Proud Americans for Trump

Today’s battle boils down to truth versus media-generated moral relativism

There’s been a lot of talk lately about Trump’s “lies” and the Republicans’ bending of facts regarding the administration’s coronavirus response and that the president’s rhetoric on the “protests” and violence in the nation’s (blue) cities is over-the-top, divisive and destructive (see above). There’s been much back-and-forth about opinion versus fact and there’s no way to establish where the truth actually lies despite hours’ worth of on-the-ground reporting from objective observers, cold hard data, witness testimonials and video pictures that capture a mere moment in time, but don’t lie or distort that moment-in-time either.

Is there such a thing as absolute truth? Not in the liberals’ world, apparently.

Imagine if your neighbor decided he wanted to set up a porn studio in your garage and advanced the claim that since he lived there x number of years before you moved in that he had more of a legitimate right to the physical space than you did. Further consider that the media, which controls the narrative the public sees and therefore shapes opinion, also determined that because they hate you so much, that you are wrong and the porn pusher has the superior justification to occupy your car port.

Late night TV hosts, though they’re not officially journalists, also side with the mainstream establishment media’s line of argument. Their producers and joke writers dig up obscure facts about something you did thirty years ago and the uninformed audience hoots and hollers in gleeful agreement with each cleverly twisted one-liner about a family who won’t surrender their garage to its rightful owner. And because the man next door happens to have a different skin color and religion than you do that you’re just picking on him and oppressing him as a continuation of thousands of years of dominant culture vs. the have-nots.

Then Democrats catch wind of the controversy and take up his cause too, because he’s a party donor and voter! They send Nancy Pelosi out to do a news conference where she argues that you’re an “enemy of the state” and you’re attempting to suppress the neighbor’s opinion -- and vote -- by calling on him to remove his cameras, beds, couches and mirrors from your wife’s side of the garage space.

Sure, you could dig out the property deed, consult the title insurance company and file suit to have the police and the authorities remove the intruder, but that could take years to adjudicate -- and with a local judge appointed by the liberal governor who also hates you -- there’s no guarantee that you’ll win in court.

Is there such a thing as truth in this scenario? Are both you and the porn guy entitled to your own opinions and there’s no such thing as a correct answer?

Defenders of illegal immigrants often cite the fact Mexico (and the original Native American tribes) lorded over the west coast in centuries past and therefore have just as much claim to inhabit the soil as the pale-skinned post-Mexican War invaders. And that the North American continent, prior to the voyage of Christopher Columbus and the arrival of permanent European settlers at Jamestown (there’s a lot of speculation that the lost Roanoke Colony in North Carolina was the first one, but nobody seems to be able to locate it now) is for all-time under legitimate claim of descendants of the natives. How about we return the Black Hills to the Sioux nation?

As a side note, there were numerous conflicting claims to the land from various Indian tribes that fought wars among themselves over territorial disputes. Who’s right? Is there such a thing as truth?

The point being that politicians like Joe Biden, Democrats, pundits and media members can maintain that both sides’ positions are legitimate, but this doesn’t make it so. There’s so much narrative-bending going on out there that sometimes it’s hard to see where the truth actually lies. But facts are facts. Blame Trump for today’s political violence? It doesn’t work in practice.

Truth-honoring folks can’t bear to watch sports any longer

Andrew Breitbart famously said, “politics is downstream from culture” and that to change politics you must first change culture. Never has the theory been more relevant that in watching as practically all of the major professional sports leagues tear their business models to shreds over “woke” cultural dictates and boycotts.

NBA star LeBron James recently revealed a communication from fire-starter Colin Kaepernick. Zachary Halaschak reported at The Washington Examiner, “James, who has emerged as a vocal proponent of the Black Lives Matter movement, posted the handwritten letter on Instagram on Friday. James was among those who led players in kneeling as the start of 2020’s NBA season began, a nod to Kaepernick, who began doing so as a way to protest racial injustice and police brutality while he was still playing for the San Francisco 49ers.

“’Four years ago on August 14, 2016, I began protesting against systemic racism and social injustice. Truth is what I sought. Solidarity is what you showed me. Love is what moves us forward. Thank you for staying true,’ Kaepernick wrote.

“James added the caption, ‘Standing/kneeling right next to you brother! Appreciate you.’”

It should be noted that James has been in the NBA for sixteen seasons and is wealthy beyond his wildest dreams. He can afford to “lead” the movement because he couldn’t care less whether the league survives long-term after it alienates much of its fanbase. Ditto for pro football and major league baseball, both seemingly all-in for the “We’re not dissing the flag or the police, we’re standing up to systemic racism” -- whatever that is -- rationale.

None of these individuals or organizations, at least that I’ve seen, have taken the alternative view of, “We support the police and the justice system to produce an outcome acceptable to all.” No, they want everyone to believe that there’s only one side to the story -- theirs -- and there is no such thing as objective truth.

They won’t learn until their bottom-lines are impacted. Will it happen? Can culture change?

It's a sign of the times that there’s no middle ground between the parties, but it’s not surprising considering there’s no let-up in the American culture war. Both sides can’t be right, truth does exist and for the short term, it’s up to the voters to determine which party’s arguments are more compelling. Donald Trump knows which side he comes down on.

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