The 1970 movie A Guide for the Married Man features a husband who is cheating on his wife, in his own bedroom. When his wife walks in, the husband and his female lover calmly and carefully get dressed, and make the bed, all in view of the shell-shocked wife.
The female lover walks out of the house. The husband walks into the kitchen, where his wife follows and accuses him of adultery. He asks what are you saying? His wife refers to the woman who just left. The husband asks, “What woman?” The conversation goes on like this, and within a matter of minutes, his wife is doubting what she saw with her own eyes.
This is a 50-year-old example of gaslighting: Sowing the seeds of doubt in a targeted group, for the purposes of inducing them to question their perceptions and judgments.
“Nothing Happened Here”
So it is with the 2020 election fraud. The Left will have you think that nothing happened here. They will have you believe that more than 2,500 eyewitnesses who filed legal affidavits under penalty of perjury did not witness anything and there were no potentially unconstitutional changes made to state election laws. The Left aptly continued this guise. They paraded on CNN and MSNBC and the nightly news of the major broadcast networks and said that Trump supporters essentially are insane. “They're under his spell.” “They need to be rounded up.” “They’re a disgrace to the country.”
Actually, the exact opposite in each instance is true. It is the Democrats and the Left in general who are a disgrace to the country. They are perpetuating the ruse. My goodness, do they think that they can maintain their gaslighting efforts for the rest of American history? Perhaps they do.
Why does the Left lie so often and so easily? Why are they the source of fake news and propaganda the likes of which the world hasn't seen since the 1930s, in the Soviet Union? Two fundamental reasons: They congenitally strive for power – power over you, power over your neighbors, power over your community, and power over your state. Today, they're seeking the ultimate prize, power over the nation, fraudulently obtained and never to be surrendered.
The second reason why they can lie so often and so easily is that they share a near infantile fantasy about a "one-world global government" that will reign over each of us, concocting wonderful edicts which we must all follow. The Left is swept up in visions of Utopia, where enlightened leaders hand down rulings that benefit us all. Yeah, right...
Maybe in two or three hundred years when humanity reaches some new epoch. For now, I'll stick with sovereign nations and the leaders who were duly elected to run them.
Utopia Doesn’t Live Here
If you know anything about Thomas More's Utopia, Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan, Plato's Republic, or any other classic novels from literature defining and describing utopian type states, then you know that in each case the inherent flaws within these governments ended up making societies far worse than simple democracies.
Is the American Left a bunch of communist sympathizers, or are they simply power-hungry dregs of the Earth? While we can't know exactly what the Left's endgame might be, the 10 days of the Biden Administration has demonstrated that democracy, liberty, and justice are all in peril.
The Quest for Truth
Merriam Webster's dictionary defines "truth" as, "the body of real things, events, and facts: actuality." Truth is a valuable asset in an age where lies are abundant and fake news – actually full-fledged propaganda – rules the day.
It’s been said that truth is regarded as hatred by those who hate the truth, and many people despise and hate the truth. The Left has demonstrated, time and time again, that they hate the truth. Hence, their spontaneous, reflexive reaction to squelch the freedom of speech of those who disagree with them.
Truth matters. Getting the truth out to others matters.
Editor's note: This column has been updated to correct the film.