The best vitriol is true!
A Facebook friend (let’s call him Auric) posts that President Joe Biden is a “pedo” — short for pedophile. His “proof” is a photo of his wife, a young Dr. Jill, sitting on his lap. Joe is also very young. Auric alleges that Jill was Joe’s underage, love-toy babysitter while his first wife was hospitalized.
“Cheating on his dying wife,” Auric cackles. “Once a pedo, always a pedo.”
We point out that Joe Biden’s first wife was DOA in an automobile accident in December 1972. We observed that Joe did not meet Jill until two years later — at which time the lady was age 23. All this is easily searchable. Auric did not appreciate these corrections. His exact words were: “Hey David [F-bomb] you! I will post what ever I want you don’t like it unfollow me. Keep watching CNN AND MSNBC you pedophile lover!” Sounds like QAnon.
We live in an age where we are entitled not only to our own opinions but our own facts.
Since that exchange, Master of the Universe Mark Zuckerberg slapped the False Information of Death screen on Auric’s post. (One of many on his page.) We’re of two minds on internet censorship but the question before the peanut gallery is why wallow in such obvious falsehoods?
Believing the unbelievable
Our largely corrupt news media bear some of the blame. In 2016, the chattering classes said no way Donald Trump could win and, moreover, that he should not. His victory was met by open Resistance, often violent. When Adam Schiff’s Russian collusion hoax collapsed after a 22-month investigation, Democrats substituted a single telephone call with Ukraine as the pretext for impeachment. Nancy Pelosi tore up Trump’s very excellent State of the Union address. Robert de Niro vowed to punch Trump in the mouth. Those are just the
If Donald Trump wasn’t already nuts, that kind of piling on may explain his attempted post-election coup.
The nation’s intelligentsia has taught us to believe the unbelievable. (If the riots in our cities last year were “mostly peaceful” then could that also be said of 6 January 2021?) A Wall Street Journal editor explicates:
[News] reporters … regarded every preposterous accusation put forward by his political foes as reasonable and likely true. … The administration built “cages” in which to cram children of illegal border crossers (it didn’t). The President praised neo-Nazis as “very fine people” (he didn’t). His postmaster general was removing mailboxes to steal the election (an obvious lie).
“It was hardly surprising that so many Americans believed Mr. Trump’s fictitious claims about the election. Reports of his defeat, accurate though they were, meant little coming from news organizations that cared so much about discrediting him and so little about factual truth.”
Does one untruth deserve another?
We say no. We say posting easily disproven misinformation sabotages the cause of conservative, pro-worker, constitutional government.
Can’t we let Joe Biden do the heavy lifting for us? Every day, he helps elect Republicans. Banning fracking and new oil drilling on federal land. Halting construction on the Keystone Excel pipeline. Hello, Jimmy Carter fuel prices!
Girls with hairy chests can now wrestle girls born as such. Seattle and Portland continue to burn, despite the healing balm of the Great Uniter. Washington D.C. is lined up on the runway for statehood. Teachers in Chicago refuse to report for work despite science and teenage suicides. Democrats are planning to “reform” the U.S. Supreme Court.
Worse, Joe Biden has inflicted John Kerry on America once again. (Let the pipeline workers make solar panels!) Is the return of the Hildabeast next?
Blaska’s Bottom Line: It doesn’t help that RITOs (Republicans In Trump Only) like my Facebook “friend” are determined to out-crazy the Left.