Back during the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton branded Trump supporters as “deplorables,” thereby denoting the disdain the Democrats have for such Americans. It also suggests the Democrat’s perception of themselves as elitists; that they actually consider themselves superior to “deplorables.” This backfired as it became a badge of honor for Trump supporters and helped unite them. Nonetheless, the label speaks volumes in terms of how Democrats see their opponents, as unsophisticated and obnoxious red necks.
More recently, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) (aka, “AOC”) was asked about Trump supporters. Her comments were very revealing in terms of how the Democrats see them, “They proved that southern states are not Red states, they are suppressed states, which means the only way that our country will heal is through the actual liberation of southern states, the actual liberation of the poor, the actual liberation of working people, from economic, social and racial oppression. That’s the only way.”
Having lived 36 years in the South (and 30 years in the North), I never realized we were suppressed. Maybe AOC is jealous people in the South pay less taxes and our economies are stronger than those in the North, but I guess that is not good enough for control-freak Democrats.
Leftist Newscaster Katie Couric took it further. When asked why members of Congress insisted the 2020 election was stolen, among her comments included, “…it’s really bizarre isn’t it, when you think how AWOL some of these members of Congress have gotten, but I also think some of them are believing the garbage that they are being fed 24/7 on the Internet, by their constituents, and they have bought into this big lie and the question is, how are we going to really almost de-program these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump?”
The Democrats desperately want to label their opponents as “domestic terrorists.” Even President Biden mentioned it in his inaugural address. Interestingly, this only applies to “deplorables” and not groups such as Antifa and Black Lives Matter (BLM) who took an active part in burning America during the “Summer of Hate” in 2020. Instead, these latter groups are described as victims by the Democrats. Strange.
Again, both AOC and Couric reflect the elite status the Democrats see themselves, when in reality they are pseudo-intellectuals. Nonetheless, look for a regular diet of “de-programming” over the next four years emanating from both the Democrats and their communications lapdog, the News Media. By the way, another name for de-programming in this situation is “revenge” as they are bent on getting “deplorables” to conform to their values.
There is an old axiom in psychology that states, “You cannot treat a patient unless they know they are sick.” This explains why Trump supporters are being demonized on a regular basis; to try and convince them they are following the wrong path. The weaker ones will acquiesce claiming it is time to reconcile our differences and compromise our values.
Actually, we have already started to see “de-programming” in action; for example, the destruction of historical figures by Antifa and BLM, political correctness in our vocabulary, the “Fake News” of the media, and embracing gender neutral terminology in the House of Representatives under Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
“De-Programming” will include a constant and repetitive barrage of lessons of what the left believe is right and what is wrong. Their goal is to shame people into believing such things as; what we eat is bad, our sense of history is wrong, our views on sex are antiquated, our religious beliefs should be trivialized, and our views of morality (right versus wrong) is obsolete. One subject that will NOT be discussed is how government works, as the Democrats want to quietly change our laws behind the scenes.
Actually, this will be reminiscent of the communist “reeducation” centers in Asia over the years. In addition, before World War II, the German Boy Scouts were suspended in the mid-1930’s and replaced by the Hitler Youth, with Nazi training being the goal (Scouting returned after the war).
Suckers will fall for “de-programming,” but it will fill true Trump Patriots with a great resolve to resist and there will be a push-back. People will be less likely to accept the left’s ideals, as they should. After all, “Tolerating immorality is to condone it.” – Bryce’s Law
We have already seen a genuine threat to our 1st Amendment free speech rights; e.g., social media censoring groups and individuals; academia putting the kibosh on conservative lectures, and; conservatives being violently attacked by leftist groups. Unfortunately, more is on the way. The biggest threat to the left is conservative television and talk radio. Such programming will come under attack sooner as opposed to later. If and when they are censored, we will know for sure we live in a communist state.
These de-programming efforts are all designed to suppress opposing views and put people in line. By doing so, they are imposing tyranny, a yoke that is unfamiliar in this country and must be resisted.
I also blame the Baby Boomers, of which I am a member, for a lot of our problems as we were the parents of the Millennials who have swallowed the far-left agenda hook, line, and sinker. The Boomers blew it by not properly teaching basic human values, such as responsibility, accountability, sacrifice, and respect. As a result, we now live in a society that believes cheating and bullying are acceptable forms of behavior, people are entitled to free services, there is nothing dishonorable about bankruptcy (especially to your creditors), and divorce is no longer something to be ashamed of, as opposed to honoring your commitments and trying to work things out.
As parents we always want a better life for our offspring, but because we acted more as friends to our children, as opposed to parents, we are leaving them a country that is pretty screwed-up.
Melania Trump echoed these sentiments in her farewell message where she encouraged parents to teach their offspring to be their best. I found her comments most heartening.
If America wishes to remain solvent, then we dare not trifle with the 1st Amendment. If we do, I for one have no intention of living in a Democrat gulag.
Keep the Faith!
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