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Dinesh D’Souza’s new film “2,000 Mules” explores the possibility of election fraud in the recent Trump – Biden presidential election. It has generated significant support. It has also, as one might imagine, met with significant opposition. I have a few things in common with its detractors:
- I haven’t seen the movie.
- I don’t understand what happened in the last election.
- I dislike Donald Trump’s personality.
On the other hand, I have my differences with the detractors, as well. For example, while I’m not sure if ballot fraud was the deciding factor in the election, I think it’s obvious that the Democrats at least tried to cheat. On a massive scale. So this was either murder, or attempted murder. One is worse than the other, of course. But both are crimes. Which should be discouraged, not encouraged. When someone attempts murder, it’s a bad idea to give them what they want. Once they see the power they hold, they’ll use the same strategy in the future. It won’t stop until they realize that it doesn’t work.
Which is why cheating is not necessarily new behavior for Democrats, at least since the Civil War. But what’s particularly bothersome to me in this particular case is that they made very little effort to conceal their attempts at cheating. Zuckerberg’s actions were very public, and widely reported in the mainstream media. The Russia Hoax was obviously absurd from the beginning (Why would Putin want a firebrand like Trump in the Whitehouse instead of a useful idiot like Biden? Americans (and Ukrainians) are now learning how much a Democrat President helps tyrants like Putin and Xi, but this is not a new concept). The FBI openly supported Democrats, using its institutional power to destroy a sitting Republican president. Time Magazine wrote an article about the Democrats’ multifaceted, coordinated efforts to control the last election. This wasn’t a secret plot. This was a public action, which was widely publicized, in real-time. It never occurred to Democrats that they might pay the price for cheating. And, it appears, they were right. That really is terrifying.
So yes, Mr. D’Souza. Ballot fraud was likely a factor. But it was only one piece of a massive, concerted effort by many, many, many people who directly or indirectly supported Democrat efforts to control the election, through various means of various levels of ethics and legality.
I mentioned my agreement with the detractors above, in that I dislike Donald Trump’s personality. Although I didn’t care for his persona, I was amazed at what an outstanding job he did as president, and how well America did under his guidance. So I swallowed my pride, and acknowledged his remarkable accomplishments.
But just suppose I despised him so much that I just couldn’t wait until he left office. Ok, fine.
Even then, I can’t imagine voting for a Democrat.
I would presume that a Democrat would govern as a Democrat, as they always have. And I would presume that those Democrat policies would cause widespread pain and suffering, as they always have. And I would presume that the damage caused by those policies would be felt primarily by the underclass, as they always have.
I would be unwilling to intentionally hurt millions of people just because I got tired of listening to an arrogant boor give speeches with a New York accent. I can afford expensive gasoline, but not everyone can.
I might stop listening to his speeches, as I have with Biden’s. But I wouldn’t intentionally hurt millions of people to feel better about myself. That’s horrifying. That might move one past being a narcissist into being a sociopath.
Many criticisms of Trump are valid. Exaggerated by the leftist media, perhaps. Debatable, perhaps. Debatable, but valid.
What’s not debatable is that America was doing very well under President Trump, and is being predictably devastated by the applied leftism of the Democrat party that took his place. Predictably. None of what’s happened has been surprising. Putin understands Democrats. So does everybody else. Even, I would argue, Democrat supporters.
As horrible as it may be to contemplate, I am beginning to believe that Democrat voters understand what they’re voting for. Oh my God.
I understand Trump’s detractors. I share some of their perspectives.
But I don’t understand those who, even at this late hour, continue to try to defend their actions. Pretending to be surprised by the predictable consequences of Democrats governing like Democrats is not a reasonable defense. The worse things get, the worse that sounds.
They were given a simple, stark choice. Their motivations are revealed by the choice they made. And that’s it.
“2,000 Mules” strongly suggests that there was widespread ballot fraud in the last election. There’s no question that the Democrats at least tried to cheat. And that’s an important point.
But not as important as the motivations of those who either supported or ignored their efforts.
Cheating can be fixed. Unless the motivations of those who hold power find that cheating to be helpful.
The cheating is a symptom, not the disease.Published in