When Truth Is Just Another Narrative


Those in the middle of our political spectrum like to highlight the need to “bring down America’s temperature.” Fair enough. But too few care – dare – to diagnose the cause of the fever: one party’s insanity. (Hint: it’s the Party of Government.)

I say this not as a Republican homer. As far as I’m concerned the GOP is only good for two things: cutting taxes and thwarting Democrats. But guess what: we’re all out of tax cuts.

Did you know that that government agencies have forgone the term “pregnant women”? Don’t take my word for it – check out this helpful link from the CDC regarding pregnant and recently pregnant people.

Pregnant people.

It is sobering, to say the least, that the party which currently controls our nation’s federal government feels the need to pretend that transgender women (i.e., men), too, can get pregnant; that the Democrats’ leader, a non-entity perhaps best known for violating women’s personal space, has in his dotage been rebranded as an aggressively-masked distancer. Speaking of whom, now that Biden is fully vaccinated, how long before we see him again getting in the grill of some terrified little girl and whispering how she looks 19 sitting there with her legs crossed?

So absurd are the stories being sold from Washington that at this point I wouldn’t be surprised if Biden felt compelled to apologize to Beijing for saying “God bless America” – not that Biden seems to believe in either. And it is with a sense of inevitability that Americans learn that the U.S. military has become a lost cause, proving once again the old adage that those institutions which aren’t explicitly conservative eventually become liberal.

Meanwhile, what only yesterday could not be uttered without being escorted from polite society is today deemed a plausible theory. It wasn’t that long ago that Facebook would remove any post lending credence to the possibility that Covid emerged from a laboratory. Today, given the imprimatur of a handful of courageous scientists and, more importantly, a couple of New York Times op-ed writers, the unspeakable may now be voiced.

Now we’re at a point where even Democrats aren’t listening to the CDC so much as the CDC is listening to so-called science journalists who seek to establish the permission structure to acknowledge what is really commonsense. But don’t take my word for it: the Centers for Disease Control recommends that you apply sunscreen when sitting the shade and to avoid at all costs eating raw cookie dough as if it were as dangerous as, say, a second glass of wine.

As far as the media is concerned, the truth is just another narrative. The plots evolve in an utterly predictable fashion as the same story gets told over and over again, whether it’s Russiagate, Jussie Smollet, the just-so origin of Covid, the Covington Kids, the purported DeSantis/Publix scandal, or American Crisis: Leadership Lessons From The Covid-19 Pandemic. 

Actually, the less said about Andrew Cuomo the better.

It’s all a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a mockery of two mockeries of a sham.

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  1. Percival Thatcher

    Pandemic Ends: CDC Hardest Hit


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  2. The Reticulator Member
    The Reticulator

    David Deeble: establish the permission structure

    That’s a useful phrase for these times. 

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  3. Addiction Is A Choice Member
    Addiction Is A Choice

    I read all your stuff, David, and this is one of your best!

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  4. Steven Seward Member
    Steven Seward

    We live in interesting times!  As Arte Johnson used to say “Velly intelesting,… but shtupid!”

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  5. Basil Fawlty Member
    Basil Fawlty

    David Deeble: As far as I’m concerned the GOP is only good for two things: cutting taxes and thwarting Democrats.

    One thing.

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