‘Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who’s the Biggest Threat of All?’

 

It is amazing.  Certain politically pregnant phrases are repeated nearly verbatim, over and over by a multitude of pundits, politicians, news anchors, podcasters, talk show hosts, etc.  It’s as if they’re all reading from the same script.  (They are.)  The worst of these is the declaration of a “threat to our democracy.”  It’s as if this is the definitive, final, word.  Except that they all must say it, just in case it didn’t quite take in first time. Just in case we didn’t hear it.  Just in case someone, aghast, challenged the idea of it, declared it not just unoriginal, but also just plain wrong.

Challenge is an ugly thing.  It is “a threat to our democracy!”

Take “climate change.”  Solving it is the new prime directive.  The entire federal bureaucracy, from end to end, marches in lock step with this one goal.  “Climate change” we are told is an “existential threat to human existence.” And yet there is much evidence that climate change is nonsense, naïve, stupid, or far worse.  As predicted catastrophic events fail to materialize and are re-predicted; as contrary evidence mounts in opposition and is repressed, irrational, unimpeachable faith in climate change survives; the drumbeat for dramatic action to counter the threat must continue and accelerate.

Let no crisis pass without advantage, even if it is entirely imaginary.

The climate does change, by the way.  It always has.

“Equity” is another pillar of this “reimagined” post-constitutional “reality”.  It does sound good.  Equity.  Kinda like “all men are created equal.”  However, “equity” is nothing like equality under the law.  It assumes the false and Marxist idea of economic outcome, where zero-sum economic gains are garnered by repressors and generationally denied the repressed.  In its current iteration, the repressed are not workers, but disadvantaged people of color.  The repressors are racists, specifically whites.  The solution is wokism, leniency for the repressed, redistribution of wealth and power to the disadvantaged and yet more discrimination, this time aimed at the repressors.  Wokism is an insidious idea, wrong in so many ways.  I cannot think of any political ideology as corrosive as this.  Yet Democrats religiously embrace the idea as a primary and organizing principle of their governance, as their raison d’etre.

A third priority of the Democrats’ current and tenuous post-constitutional authority is the elimination of borders, hence of nations.  There is something naively romantic about the idea of no borders to the nascent libertarian, but it also fits into the “equity” worldview, where the repressed seek recompense from wealthy, successful nations by invading them en masse.  I’m afraid, though, this is more of a pragmatical, political calculus.  Democrats in power view these new immigrants as a new political, even if illegitimate, base, as future dependent and grateful Democrat voters.  Democrats know that many states do not require proof of citizenship to register to vote.  To further confuse matters, some local jurisdictions in Democrat-run states even allow non-citizens to vote in local elections.  It is not difficult to see how this could lead to confusion, to illegal voting by non-citizens in Federal elections, a practice very difficult to detect and impossible to correct once it occurs.

One thing about blind Democracy.  The only way to ensure its integrity is to prevent corruption before a vote is cast.  Corruption can be detected – observed, deduced, proven even, as when votes tallied do not match votes cast, when the number of mail-in ballots tallied exceeds ballots mailed or when mail-in ballots are counted even before they are franked by the Post Office.  But there is no remedy when voter fraud is detected, other than to throw out the entire vote and begin anew, an unlikely and unsettling outcome fraught with political distrust and peril.  Voter fraud and corruption must be prevented.  And the only way to do that is to control the process.  Democrats know this and have dedicated themselves to doing everything in their power to characterize sound, common-sense election fraud prevention policies and practices as deliberate “voter suppression” tactics and inherently racist.  This is why Democrats have attempted an extra-constitutional federal takeover of the local voting process.  For them to retain power, the vote must continue to be loose and unaccountable.  Otherwise, it cannot be rigged.

So if you ever wonder what our federal government’s current priorities are, what the Democrats and Joe Biden are trying to accomplish, it is thus: push all-in on the dubious, ethereal threat of climate change at all costs, promote Wokism and “equity” as the primary and organizing principles of all federal policy, and open our borders, which when combined with unaccountable elections, will allow the Democrats to retain power despite the disapprobation of the electorate.

So what exactly are these “threats to our democracy” we keep hearing about, words echoed among prominent Democrats, leftward pundits, and their leftie supporters in the media?  It’s not democracy they are worried about; it’s power.  They are about to lose it, and rightly so, for pushing something so stupid as their profligate climate change policy, for embracing Wokism, for allowing unfettered, illegal immigration, and for promoting unaccountable elections.

Here is something for Democrats from Disney before it became all Woke: “Mirror, mirror on the wall.  Who’s the biggest…” to which I add, “threat of all?”

It’s your reflection, stupid.

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  1. Percival Thatcher
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    Doug Kimball: “Equity” is another pillar of this “reimagined” post-constitutional “reality”.  It does sound good.  Equity.  Kinda like “all men are created equal.”  However, “equity” is nothing like equality under the law.  It assumes the false and Marxist idea of economic outcome, where zero-sum economic gains are garnered by repressors and generationally denied the repressed. 

    When no one has anything (including food) then we will have “equity.”

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  2. Percival Thatcher
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  3. Dotorimuk Coolidge
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    He campaigned as a threat to the country. He promised an America-last agenda and punishment. He’s delivered.

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  4. Doug Kimball Thatcher
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    Percival (View Comment):

    Doug Kimball: “Equity” is another pillar of this “reimagined” post-constitutional “reality”. It does sound good. Equity. Kinda like “all men are created equal.” However, “equity” is nothing like equality under the law. It assumes the false and Marxist idea of economic outcome, where zero-sum economic gains are garnered by repressors and generationally denied the repressed.

    When no one has anything (including food) then we will have “equity.”

    This.

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  5. philo Member
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    Doug Kimball: Wokism is an insidious idea, wrong in so many ways.  I cannot think of any political ideology as corrosive as this.  Yet Democrats religiously embrace the idea as a primary and organizing principle of their governance, as their raison d’etre. 

    I suspect that embrace is forever. Irreversible. And the implications of that with respect to the functionality of the U.S. government as intended is rather ominous. It cannot coexist long with individual liberty. 

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  6. DonG (CAGW is a Hoax) Coolidge
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    Doug Kimball: It’s not democracy they are worried about; it’s power. 

    Indeed, the biggest threat to “democracy” is Democrats.

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  7. Stad Coolidge
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    Doug Kimball: The climate does change, by the way.  It always has.

    The left believes man can change the climate.  If this is true, then why don’t we change deserts into lush farmland?  Why don’t we make Minnesota have California-like weather?  Why can’t we make grass grow in my back yard?

    No, the left believes the current manmade change is uncontrollable and must be stopped.  Therefore, we need to give them control of everything to fight this enemy.  And control of everything is collectivism, their ultimate goal . . .

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  8. kedavis Member
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    The Left saw the Borg and thought, that’s not a warning, that’s an instruction manual!

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  9. kedavis Member
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    Doug Kimball:

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  10. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    I have it on good authority that Elon Musk is literally Hitler.  An international criminal 

    https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/14/elon-musk-could-run-three-major-companies-at-once-like-carlos-ghosn.html

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  11. Percival Thatcher
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    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    I have it on good authority that Elon Musk is literally Hitler. An international criminal

    https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/14/elon-musk-could-run-three-major-companies-at-once-like-carlos-ghosn.html

    With all these “literal Hitlers” running around, it is making me think that The Boys From Brazil was a documentary. 

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  12. kedavis Member
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    Percival (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    I have it on good authority that Elon Musk is literally Hitler. An international criminal

    https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/14/elon-musk-could-run-three-major-companies-at-once-like-carlos-ghosn.html

    With all these “literal Hitlers” running around, it is making me think that The Boys From Brazil was a documentary.

    Funny.  Except, even in that movie, all the little Hitlers who were actually clones of the original, still didn’t grow up to be Hitler.

    The logical conclusion may be that all the time-travelers who tried to prevent Hitler did, in fact – as seems to always be the case with time travel – actually CAUSE Hitler.

    So if they hadn’t tried so hard to prevent Hitler, there wouldn’t have been a Hitler.

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  13. Derek Tyburczyk Lincoln
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    An apt, and poiniant summation! Thank you.

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  14. Stad Coolidge
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    Percival (View Comment):
    With all these “literal Hitlers” running around, it is making me think that The Boys From Brazil was a documentary. 

    It wasn’t?

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  15. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
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    At this point I am not even sure Hitler was literally Hitler.

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