The Left’s Culture Machine consisting of the fellow-traveling media, Hollywood, academia, and pop music has drilled deep into the American psyche.
But there comes a time to combine William F. Buckley and Gandalf and stand athwart this torrent of distortions and deceits and shout “This far and no further!”
Against a deluge of evidence flowing around and over the one-way media filter, the Culture Machine has determined that Donald Trump and his deplorable supporters are the source of all political violence. This violence not only is caused by Trump’s incendiary language, but reflects his violent, racist supporters.
An eddy in this torrent demands that Christians such as myself “speak out” against every act of political violence, perceived political violence and “KKK-like” actions that Trump has “empowered.”
But come on, everyone knows Trump has inspired racists and ultra nationalists, violence and shutting down “others.” Right? I mean look at the alt right. Terrifying! And this is unprecedented in modern American history. Right? It’s obvious from the violence at his campaign rallies. Right?
Absolutely, positively…wrong. That’s the Orwellian rewriting of history by the Culture Machine, which starts with dishonest media reporting and is amplified through bubble-gum popping celebrities.
Here’s how it works, via a few examples.
Trump the racist
David Duke, always irrelevant but now more than ever with no source of support anywhere and a total pariah, sought another 15 minutes of fame by endorsing Donald Trump and the media squeezed as many news cycles out of that non-event as possible. Far worse, the KKK — all six of them or whatever rump is left of that rumpy group (it’s a few thousand, nationally) — endorsed Donald Trump and the hysteria is full-blown over the resurgent rise of white racism. This explains the violence!
Is there white racism? Duh. Stupid question. Is there black racism? Duh. Hispanic racism? Asian racism? Duh. Duh.
Just stop it with the hyperventilating chase after a white racist behind every Trump voter.
That was not and is not Trump’s support base because there just aren’t that many of them. The truth is that racism in the United States is pretty minimal, particularly considering our unique amount of racial diversity — unlike any other country. Despite our problems, compared to most all of the world and all of world history — not some utopian fantasy — we’ve actually done pretty well moving forward.
If the media wants to look at a rise of racism in the United States, it should not be looking at the election of Trump, but the election of Barak Obama. Race relations have undeniably deteriorated in the past eight years. Every metric shows it. But the media continued to report root causes of the increase in militant black racism as part of Black Lives Matters and others, which utterly swamp the rumpy KKK in numbers and mainstream support. But the media never pinned it on Obama, despite the president’s penchant for repeatedly jumping to racialist conclusions that were later shown to be in error.
Of course, the media could also report that the California KKK, probably about three idiots, endorsed Hillary Clinton. Youtube it. But they did not report it. Filters.
Trump the violent
And political violence? Trump said once he’d like to punch some of the rabble rousers in the face. OK, that’s totally inappropriate. Understandable when someone is being a Class A jerk, but still in no way acceptable or presidential. Oh, and there is video of a man shouting during a Trump rally getting punched.
But that is so heavily filtered as to essentially represent a falsity — not in specific details but in context.
Here’s the real story — Orwell’s revolutionary act of telling the truth, if you will.
YouTube is filled with videos of Trump supporters being beaten by blacks in a parking garage, Hispanics in Hollywood, and whites in the general thuggish mob-like actions of gangs. It’s disgusting. And it is all emanating from the Left. Of course, this has been the case for many years.
In fact, there has been plenty of spontaneous violence by the Left against Trump. For instance, the Daily Wire reported on one Trump rally in California:
“On Thursday night, leftist protesters at a Donald Trump rally in San Jose, California, chased down Donald Trump supporters and beat them bloody, spit in their faces, pelted a female Trump supporter with eggs, hurled rocks at police horses, and broke down metal barriers – all while burning American flags and screaming slogans like “America Was Never Great!” and “Make America Mexico Again!”
There’s a laundry list of other examples. Now note the origin of that story. Not the mainstream media, but the new media slowly but surely supplanting the dinosauric media that has let us all down with one-sided, agenda-driven reporting.
Trump the victim
In this election cycle not everything was spontaneous from the Left. It turns out that Democrat operatives were running an active, funded campaign to instigate violence at Trump rallies. We do not know this because of any mainstream media investigation — because that was simply never going to happen — but because James O’Keefe secretly videotaped top Democrats bragging about it.
The Democrat operatives hired union members, the homeless and the mentally ill, paying them out of Democrat funds to start violence at Trump rallies — which the fellow-traveling media dutifully attached to Trump’s rhetoric. That fed the rest of the Culture Machine so that the history books are now being written to explain how Trump incited political violence when largely it was the Left and Democrat operatives that did so.
Of course, a quick look at the past half century shows just how much political violence has come from the Left. It is the historic source of the majority of political violence in our country — something never reported and rarely taught in schools. Here’s just a smattering.
- The 1960s featured the Weathermen and Black Panther domestic terrorists of the Left. (Remember, Barak Obama’s close ties to Bill Ayers, a leader of the Weathermen.) The Left gave us “Days of Rage” in the ‘60s.
- In the 1970s, we had the Symbionese Liberation Army and many other groups with their kidnappings and assassinations. The Jonestown massacre came from a Marxist.
- In the 1980s, we had the Puerto Rican terrorist group FALN, which was also self-described as Marxist.
- In the 1990s, the Communist and anarchist riots against the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Seattle and elsewhere revealed more political violence from the Left.
- And the Left marched on with open violence and threats into this century, including left-wing New York playwrights writing and staging a play about killing President Bush and so much more.
- That brings us to today’s spontaneous and pre-planned leftist violence against Trump supporters and conservatives in general. The North Carolina Republican headquarters was firebombed. And while the local Democrat Party actually helped with the repairs (excellent!) the media notably focused on the tenor set by the Trump campaign — hewing to the deception that is now set like cement in many minds.
It just goes on and on. But according to the Culture Machine, it’s Trump who is the source of political violence and hatred. That’s just wrong.
The Left has cultivated, fomented and paid for political violence for at least 50 years in this country.
And yet, 94 percent of the time the media portion of the Culture Machine blamed Trump for violence during the campaign when all the evidence is now showing that most of what was Democrat and liberal-instigated. It was an appalling display.
An apology for that errant reporting will not be forthcoming.
Democrats and the rest of the Left should stop pretending Trump has started something new here and own their movement’s disgraceful actions associated with political violence in the United States both historically and to this very day.
Below are a few more scenes of Democrat supporters outside Trump rallies during the campaign. This is not the truth that the media-driven Culture Machine wants you to see.
EDITORS NOTE: This column first appeared in The Revolutionary Act.