The Left says the “Big Lie” is any suspicion about the legitimacy of the 2020 election. President Trump and his followers, upset over the way the 2020 election was conducted, were caught up in a swirling vortex of Trumpian lies, they tell us. Pay no mind to things like the strange stopping of the count in the middle of the night in battleground states and their reopening, hours later, with giant surges for Biden. Pay no mind to the eyewitness testimony of shenanigans like out-of-state ballots disappearing, ballots being scanned through counters multiple times, and Republican poll watchers banished from watching ballot counting. Pay no mind, either, to states that completely ignored or, at the last minute, changed their election laws citing COVID-19 concerns. That’s all conspiracy theorist paranoia.
Repeating the charge of the “Big Lie” is intended to mock and intimidate the tens of millions of downhome rubes in the country who dare to question the outcome of the recent election. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), and Republican NeverTrumpers, such as Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) utter this insult frequently and call the subsequent patriotic protest on January 6 an “insurrection”—as if justifiably angered American citizens have no business questioning the outcome of an extremely suspicious election. Meanwhile, the only person actually killed on that day was an unarmed female veteran.
Recently, in an effort to cast off Big Tech’s muzzle himself, former President Trump launched his own website platform and declared, “The Fraudulent Presidential Election of 2020 will be, from this day forth, known as THE BIG LIE!”
His obvious wish is to twist the Left’s words around so that they point to the actual culprits. Naturally, this only fueled more derision and mockery of the Trump base from the Left. Even so, his supporters understood what Trump was saying and know they have been fed “the big lie” for much longer than just the 2020 election. The past several years have punctuated vast cultural differences between those on the Left and those on the Right.
With Big Tech, Big Media, most universities, most programs on television, many movies, and nearly all Hollywood celebrities and music icons spewing constant social commentary from the Left’s social justice warrior space, even a person with a traditional American upbringing and strong moral values has little chance to avoid their animated, if uninformed, wokeness. It seeps into everything, as we have watched our children become much more versed in wokeness than math or science, our shared culture brutally dividing, and our cities burning . . . over what? Of that, nobody is quite sure.
It looks suspiciously like a bullet train to oligarchic rule where the burden to carry the responsibility of fueling the economy for the rest of the country rests solidly on the backs of the same country bumpkins the Left so despises.
With migrants overtaking our border and cartels using the distraction to flood our country with cheap drugs to further corrupt our culture, a pipeline hacked into and ransom paid to Russia, and the Middle East on fire again after some real peace was found by the last administration, the Democrats in charge do little and distract much. They hope dropping the mask mandate will help reassure the country that “something is being done” so no one notices the further destruction of America as they spend more money than we can ever hope to pay back. Meanwhile, we produce generation after generation of low-information citizens and voters who easily can be made to feel good for the moment if it suits the interests of our would-be masters.
As some of us watched a flood of Venezuelan families pour over the border in the past week or so, the irony was not lost. Those poor, tired people fleeing the socialism of their home country and eating out of dumpsters are only escaping their fate to come into a country that is just beginning its journey into the same kind of socialism that destroyed their own. They are coming into a country that is about to be consumed by the actual “Big Lie.”