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The Year the World Went Mad

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Now that it’s over, can we all agree that 2019 was a mess? The best part about it was that not much got done in Washington. The economy grew not in spite of that fact, but because of it. The economy thrives on stability, and Democrats controlling the House brought a degree of that – none of their crazy ideas were going anywhere, thankfully, so the economy is safe…for now.

The economic boom and historically low unemployment allowed everyone to focus on other things, and to go crazy over them.

We will remember 2019 as the year liberals started their crusade to wipe out gender. The party of science decided all of human history and common sense were wrong; evil, actually. An “innie” can be an “outie” simply by declaration.

Crazy in individuals is one thing – who cares how anyone else wants to live their life? But the left is never content to leave people alone to live their lives, they demand obedience. As such, they do not accept the tolerance of delusions, they insist everyone else embrace those delusions as well. John wanting to be called Janet is one thing, ruining someone’s life because they think Janet is using the urinal next to them isn’t normal is another. Yet that’s where we are, that’s what the Democratic Party embraced in 2019.

It’s barely worth covering because nothing was covered more in 2019, but it was the year of investigations. There may be no living man who’s been more thoroughly investigated than Donald Trump. Short of murder, there isn’t much that the president wasn’t accused of by someone, and no one who’d so much as had their picture taken with him who Democrats didn’t subpoena. The fact that they found nothing, no illegality, hasn’t deterred them.

So obsessed with ruining Trump, Democrats finally invented charges on which to impeach him. A normal person would reassess their life choices that led them to that point, especially after having been proven wrong so many times before. Not Democrats. Junkies can always justify why one more fix is no big deal.

Coupled with the Democratic Party addiction to anti-Trump rage is the Democrats in the media sparking it up like they were Hunter Biden in the VIP room at a strip club.

Journalism died a long time ago, its zombie corpse is still desecrating its memory, and 2019 was a banner year for that desecration. Two years of hyping the Mueller investigation was quite possibly the biggest “own goal” in history. Rather than learn from it, rededicate themselves to the concept of journalism in an attempt to salvage some semblance of dignity, they pretended what was simply wasn’t.

When Inspector General Michael Horowitz reported on the abuses of the Obama administration’s spying on the Trump campaign, and how the bogus “Steele Dossier” was central to all of it, something they and Democrats denied for years, they closed their eyes, put their finger in their ears, and screamed “LALALALALALA!”

There is no way the Chuck Todds and Brian Stelters of the world don’t know they aren’t telling their audiences the truth. There’s a three-letter word for knowingly telling people something that is untrue, what was it again? And no, it’s not “CNN,” although it could be.

That these overpaid teleprompter readers have not only no dignity but also no shame is why their profession is more despised than many diseases. At least diseases have no choice in the damage they do…

This year will also be remembered as the year of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the time Democrats finally stopped pretending. They stopped pretending to love the country, to love Americans. Rather than reject the hatred “the squad” spewed, they all became them. There isn’t an American they haven’t accused of being some sort of “ist” or “phobe,” most likely both.

There must be a strain of self-loathing in liberals that runs deeper than in “goth” kids, they yearn for abuse, to be “the problem.” They are, just not in the way they think.

Watching the year 2019 come to an end is bittersweet. Yes, the political left has exposed themselves for the lying frauds they are, and showed the country and its people the contempt in which they hold it, but it also leads into a year where they may take power. They’ve been subtly subverting and manipulating people for a long time, has the country crossed the tipping point? Will all their lies and division succeed? Or are there enough sane Americans left to turn them back? We’ll find out in November. Happy New Year.

Derek is the host of a free daily podcast (subscribe!), host of a daily radio show on WCBM in Maryland, and author of the book, Outrage, INC., which exposes how liberals use fear and hatred to manipulate the masses. Follow him on Twitter at @DerekAHunter.

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