The news lately has gone overboard describing certain people as “right wing”, “right wing extremist”, and “Alternative right”. It is my observation from watching this for a long time, that they are doing what they always do. They are controlling thought by controlling language.
There is no “right wing” in America. There is the Left, The Hard Left, the soft Left, and a whole bunch of people who just want to be left alone so they can raise their kids and have a beer on Friday night. Most of the people that the Left media (everyone) describes ad “right ring” are really just “Soft Left”. Even Donald Trump (PBUH). Did the Left already forget that Trump was accused of being a Leftist by other Republicans during the primary? Or that he was a known big wig (intended) in New York City, who often handed out big donor checks to Big name democrats like Bill and Hillary Clinton?
As Voltaire once said, “If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.” This is just what the Left media has done. They have run out of real opponents so they have created some from scratch. Everyone now is a Racist. Everyone is a Nazi. Everyone is “Literally Hitler”. Everyone is a “White Nationalist”. Everyone is “homophobic”. (Aside– Homophobic means “fear of being the same”. It is a sneering attack on the character of a non-gay person by claiming he is gay, as if that is a detestable thing, by someone who is making the claim that being gay is not detestable. It is the ultimate in absurd insults).
The truth is, that in America, there just aren’t that many people who care about all your petty injuries, insults, and transgressions against your dignity as you do. All this “triggering” and “micro-aggressions” and White Privilege and “Dog Whistles” are the sort of thing that only 20 years ago would have been ridiculed and rightly so.
Black activists today, declare that they have been injured by slavery to their ancestors when there hasn’t been any legal slavery in the USA since 1865. Those same activists don’t care a bit about real slavery being practiced today in Africa and Asia. Slavery grievance is a first world problem.
If you read the campaign commercials on the web and comments in various fora, you get the idea that the Democrats are totally unhinged. They can’t possibly believe the things they are saying. They can’t possibly believe that Republicans want to enslave anyone. Or that keeping out More Mexicans and Guatemalans is motivated by anything other than a desire to look to the health of our own (American–73% “white”, 12% black, 5% Asian and 9% “other”) society?
As I watch campaign commercials I have to wonder what is going through the heads of the people who create it, approve it for publication and run it. They can’t possible believe what they say. They can’t possibly believe their target audience will believe it. Their only purpose seems to be, spend the money by buying commercials and employing the activists.
This is how self-government dies. By proving that we are incapable of doing it. Unlike other prognosticators, I don’t think this results in a dictatorship. It just results in the stupidification of government at all levels and it becomes like in the Third World, a grab for public money with both hands.