Robert Meyer
The political party that cries wolf
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By Robert Meyer
October 2, 2019

The whistle-blower media frenzy appears as just the latest installment in the eternal campaign against the president. It began with constraining suggestions that Electors pledged to Trump in the 2016 presidential election, not vote as they were committed to do so. Why anyone would view this as anything but another lame attempt to nullify Trump's presidency, is a commentary on how reality is always subordinate to ideology. Several major periodical magazines, by virtue of their front page covers, recently did their best to persuade the public that Trump is in a predicament not borne out by any evidence.

Each and every successive gambit against Trump is less substantive than the last one. When this one is soon discarded in the trash bin of lost causes, the next play will likely have calls to impeach Trump because someone in the State Department, hiding in a closet, witnessed Trump blowing his nose in the Oval Office. Well, that's my parody anyway, not to be outdone by Adam Schiff's sweet little imagination.

If the Democrats are really so anxious to commit political suicide via falling on the impeachment sword, let them go ahead and get it over with, instead of holding people captive by standing out on the ledge, perpetually threatening to jump.

Apparently the democratic leadership never took the time to read Aesop's Fables, particularly "The Boy Who Cried Wolf." For those who are unfamiliar with the anecdote, a boy who was attending the village's flock of sheep decided it would be amusing to mobilize the people of the village by crying "wolf," when no threat was actually present. He did this more than once as a means of entertaining himself. As you might have guessed, when the wolf actually came, nobody responded to his pleas for help and the flock was scattered. The democrats, along with a cooperative media, have engaged in a similar practice in principle. Astonishingly they haven't yet reached a saturation point where they are ignored all together. A testimony to the resilience ideology has over reason.

My explanation for it can be articulated by means of a sports analogy. When an official makes an obvious bad call, you're not liable to complain much if it's your team that benefits from the mistake. You will justify it by saying that your team has suffered from bad calls in the past and this is just evening things out.

Why is it that people and institutions despise Donald Trump? Is it his flamboyant, abrasive demeanor? Is it Trump's past history of alleged philandering? His frequent hyperbolic claims? I can't speak for every last person, but as a group, I find their appeals to morality entirely sanctimonious and phony. Think of how they reacted to Bill Clinton. In 1995, Democratic Senator Bob Kerry of Nebraska suggested "Clinton's an unusually good liar. Unusually Good. Do you realize that?" Numerous women came forward naming Clinton as a philanderer, or worse, a sexual predator. This occurred in an era before the "Me Too" movement accorded the privilege of automatic credibility to women making such accusations. Did any of this have an impact on their opinion of Clinton's fitness for office? No, it resulted in the formation of MoveOn.org.

Every cultural denigrating movement needs a mass of useful idiots who think the cause is about something entirely different than the agenda of the shakers and movers orchestrating the transformation. The real reasons for Trump aversion have to do with the explication of his worldview as represented by excerpts from a speech he gave in West Palm Beach on October 13th, 2016, just before his presidential election victory.

"...For those who control the levers of power in Washington, and for the global special interests, they partner with these people that don't have your good in mind. Our campaign represents a true existential threat like they haven't seen before..."

"...This is not simply another four-year election. This is a crossroads in the history of our civilization that will determine whether or not we the people reclaim control over our government. The political establishment that is trying to stop us is the same group responsible for our disastrous trade deals, massive illegal immigration and economic and foreign policies that have bled our country dry..."

"...This election will determine whether we are a free nation or whether we have only the illusion of democracy, but are in fact controlled by a small handful of global special interests rigging the system, and our system is rigged. This is reality, you know it, they know it, I know it, and pretty much the whole world knows it. The establishment and their media enablers will control over this nation through means that are very well known..."

While President Trump is thought not to be an ideological leader, it is clearly the vision he articulates here that frightens and engenders hatred from the establishment elites. Make no mistake, the inquisition against Donald Trump, is in reality, a frontal assault on all individual citizens that concur with the assertions above.

© Robert Meyer

 

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