The Left’s Obsession with THE BIG LIE!
I solved the problem …I have unwound the deadlock and discovered the nature of its genesis in the graveyards and ruins of discarded and debunked liberal ideas. The reason Ronald Reagan said “it’s not that the democrats don’t know anything …it’s that they know so much that just isn’t so” …is because for years conservatives and libertarians have called the left out …fed them facts and figures refuting their claims …over and over and over again …and when they are presented with evidence that their worldview is based upon flawed and manufactured nonsense they get aggressive and abusive but more importantly they act as though you are speaking Japanese and completely ignore it
Its one thing to believe nonsense and it’s another thing entirely to disseminate it. The big lie is the left wing battle cry …it’s their secret handshake …it’s etched into their psyche … and on the tip of every leftwing tongue…“The GOP is the party of the 1% …the party of Wall Street and Big Corporations and they are all stealing everything you have! The surprising part is …people believe what they want to believe, and they believe this to the extent that no amount of evidence to the contrary will shake their loyalty to the big lie. After all, isn’t the fear of loss a stronger emotional motivator than the desire for gain? By supplying this mythical enemy (The Top 1%) …then telling people that it’s the GOP who is the party of the 1% and wall street (Both extremely provable lies) they are then free to load all of blame for their failed policies, stupid ideas, 9%+ unemployment, etc .etc etc ..Onto the backs of the Judas goat GOP and cast them all out… once again avoiding all responsibility for what they have done..
CONSIDER THIS CASE STUDY I PERFORMED LAST WEEK AT A LEFTWING ‘PROGRESSIVE’ BLOG
Written without a care in the world for the facts or the truth “Diogenes” (the man who has been quoted as saying “if there is one thing I know it’s my own ignorance…a suiting name indeed) showcases the lefts immoral and irrational death grip on the “Big Lie” like no other post I have ever read consider these salient and dispositive excerpts:
“The Republican Party has long been a minority party – the party of the One Percent – despite trumpeting itself as the “Silent Majority” and the “New Majority.”
Nikita Khrushchev, as I recall, once thought that the Democratic Party was the natural ruling party of America. (My note: High praise indeed from a communist)
To put this in perspective, we need only look at disturbing trends – not only in the Republican philosophy of government – but in their political tactics. Deception, corruption and manipulation. Since then, the Republican playbook has clearly been based on divide-and-conquer tactics. Fear-mongering, distrust and enmity toward the “other” is the order of the day. Damn the liberals, Democrats, immigrants, people of color, politically active women, NOW, ACORN, the Tri-lateral Commission, gun control advocates and on and on. (Projection…You think?) All demonized and held up to scorn by a legion of talking heads from Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage to Sean Hannity.
The combination of Fox News and conservative talk radio has created a Republican echo chamber in which “facts” are transmitted only after they have been filtered and embellished by a host of talking heads. Almost always, these facts are lies, distortions or gross exaggerations. But then, propaganda does not require truth. It requires impact.
The overseers of the Republican Party – the ultra rich and various whole industries from Wall Street and international oil to health care and pharmaceutical interests – pay vast sums of money to control information and manipulate the electorate. Wealth-class propaganda
How does the One Percent control the Republican Party – money and lots of it. Corrupting politicians by means of campaign contributions and promises of future riches is not confined to Republicans of course, but it is part of the conservative fabric. That fabric is stronger than ever in the age of the Super Pac – grand old political slush funds activated by anonymous donors.
Thanks to the Citizens United case, decided by radical conservatives, we suffer under the destructive assertions that corporations are people and money is speech.
To this we add their stubborn obstruction in Congress where they have a majority. They are now truly the Party of No. Republican tactics and innovations do nothing less than undermine and subvert our democracy. Their agenda is clear: Preserve, protect and advance the interests of the financial elite and large corporations
The One Percent and the party it rules has overreached and America is waking up. “
WOW! Let’s break this down into bite sized chunks of wrong thinking …
Diogenes and The Big Lie say:
“The Republican Party has long been a minority party – the party of the One Percent” Meaning the GOP is the party of only the top 1% The Republican Party has long been a minority party – the party of the One Percent 1% of the wage earners in the country.”
Now let’s look at the facts:
Not only is it intuitively absurd …it’s also equally challenged for factual legitimacy. When we talk about the top 1% we are no longer talking about the ‘other evil rich people’, the ones who make 250k or above …no we are talking about the stinky rich… you know …the type who hang out on the Forbes 100 list … So let’s take a look at that list shall we? Here are the top 25 or so… Now who is the party of the 1% …the party of Wall Street …The Party of GE and the party of corporate America… always follow the money because when you do you will find Democrat politicians with one hand out and the other hand selling their votes and souls
D-Bill Gates 56 Billion
D- Warren Buffett $50.0 billion
D- Lawrence Ellison $39.5 billion
D- Jim Walton 20.1 billion
D- Alice Walton 20 billion
D- S. Robson Walton 20 billion
D- Michael Bloomberg 18 billion (was a D for 20 yrs then became a RINO and is now an I)
D- Larry Page – Google – 15 billion
D- Sergey Brin – Google – 15 million
D- Sheldon Adwelson – 14.7 billion
D- George”Spooky Dude” Soros – Crime Inc,.14.2 billion
D- Mark Zuckerberg $13.5 billion
D- Dustin Moskovitz $2.7 billion
D- Sean Parker $1.6 billion
D- Peter Thiel $1.6 billion
D- Yuri Milner $1 billion
D- Eduardo Saverin $1.6 billion
R- Michael Dell 14 billion
R- Charles Koch 21.5 billion
R- David KLoch 21.5 bllion
Progressives, even more so than liberals “have bought into ‘the big lie’ …hook line and sinker and there is no fact dispositive enough, and there is no argument compelling enough, to allow them to see the truth behind ‘the big lie
They completely ignore anything that doesn’t square with ‘the big lie’ because all of their arguments for all of their whiz bang gov’t programs and all of their income re-distributive ideas all require the big lie to be true. Imagine trying to start a class war with no rich people being vilified
Take this beautifully written post by Diogenes for example. When I read it thru the first time my jaw hit my desk in disbelief. I thought to myself “how can anyone believe this stuff …with the truth on these things so easy to access how is it possible to mis-quote reality so consistently and profoundly? Now I know …it’s because of the Big Lie.
What is the Big Lie?
The Big Lie is the lie from which most of their other incidents of wrong thinking flows…it is the belief that the GOP is the party of the rich. The Big lie is the GOP represents only the ‘wealth class”, the big big lie is that the GOP is in the pocket of Wall Street and Big Corporate America, the Big Lie is that all Fox news and Talk Radio report are lies (whenever I see someone say that they never bother to tell us all exactly what lies they are talking about or further attempting to provide any legitimacy to their barking) The Big lie is that the GOP is the overfunded political machine hell bent on instituting anti American ideologies on the unsuspecting citizenry…that they want to suppress the vote and kink the elections and that every time they find themselves in the majority it’s only because they managed to scare and confuse the electorate…and every time they vote according to the values and ideas their election to office was based upon then they are obstructionists and do nothings. But the heart and soul of the Big Lie (pabulum for the unproductive class) is that the GOP is only about money and Wall Street and greed and corporatism which they use to corrupt and subvert our way of life and values. Barf!
If the GOP is the terminal minority why do over 41% of Americans identify as conservatives (19% identify as liberals)
If the GOP is the party who exists to serve its Wall Street masters then why does Wall Street give most of its money to the Democrats?
If the GOP is responsible for the financial meltdown then why does left wing billionaire nutter George Soros keep saying this: “World financial crisis was “stimulating” and “in a way, the culmination of my life’s work.”
George Soros …fresh from enjoying the culmination of his life’s work (wrecking the US economy he says) invests billions of dollars in Petrobas (Brazils big oil company) at the time this became his largest single position in any company … 3 months later US President Obama goes to Brazil and stimulates their economy and specifically Petrobas to the tune of 2 billion US tax dollars (in loan guarantees) so they can expand their offshore drilling shortly after Obama shut down all US Offshore drilling costing the US over 160,000 jobs. And the GOP is in the pocket of big oil and the Wall Street ultra rich? Are you freaking nuts?…This is just 1 out of literally 100′s of examples of Obama propping up America’s competition in service to his Wall Street and international financial masters IT’S NOT THE GOP THEY OWN IT’S THE DEMOCRATS!
When are common sense and the facts, based upon the reality we live in going to start to impacting the lefty’s obsession with the Big Lie?
Goldman Sachs is one of the biggest of the big players on wall street …there are no fewer than 24 top officials / czars/ cabinet members etc in the Obama administration drafted from the list of Goldman Sachs executives … yet the GOP is the party controlled by Wall Street? Give me a break! That’s a Big Lie!
Diogenes quotes Khrushchev’s perception of who the ruling party of the US should be…that’s not an endorsement to brag about, but he goes on to say: “The overseers of the Republican Party – the ultra rich and various whole industries from Wall Street and international oil to health care and pharmaceutical interests – pay vast sums of money to control information and manipulate the electorate” The only problem with that is it does NOT mesh well with reality “Of the 16 Big Wall Street firms who gave large sums of money during the 08 election 16 of them gave most of that money to Democrats!” Isn’t it amazing how facts always disprove what Liberals and progressives wish were true? In my earlier comment up thread I listed the richest 25 people in the US and only 3 of them are Republicans …that’s reality. Thinking that the GOP is the party of the “ultra rich” …that’s Big Lie fantasy.
He rightly complains about the corrupting influence of money in our elections ….he mistakenly tries to suggest that the GOP are the people guilty of using super pac money and big corporate money to buy elections. This is certainly consistent with the big lie but also at radical odds with reality. In the 08 election it was Obama who ‘changed his mind’ (aka he lied) when he agreed to stop raising money after the convention and accept the public finance money … The result was that Obama and the DNC spent almost 1 billion dollars buying the necessary votes in the must win states to win the election… outspending the “party of wealth and wall street” by 3-400 million dollars!
He thinks that GOP efforts to stop dead people, and illegal aliens from voting in our elections (for Harry Reid lol) are examples of the GOP kinking our otherwise fair and open elections. His short term memory has forgotten about the felony indictments and defunding of ACORN and the voter registration crimes they committed for the Democrat party in all 50 states. The are forgetting the cheating that occurred when George Soros decided to buy mouth breather and left wing pond scum Al Franken his US Senate seat. Guess that doesn’t mesh with the Big Lie.
When you didn’t think it could shovel any faster we get this: “The One Percent and the party it rules have overreached and America is waking up. That overreach has produced the Occupy Movement which focuses on a prime symptom of the American malaise – gross mal-distribution of wealth” which according to the big lie is believable …but according to reality and the facts (and all of those emails and occupiers who went on the news to tell the world they were being paid $100 a day to be there) is just not so!
And lastly this truly misleading and false claim: “It (the OWS) has produced an awakening in Wisconsin where Republican radicals were unceremoniously evicted from the state senate. It has produced the results we saw in Ohio and Maine and all over the nation on Tuesday night.” Reality says that in Wisconsin the recall efforts which took place before OWS was a failure with 4 of the 6 people targeted for recall keeping their jobs and the GOP keeping their majority. There was no “producing results all over the nation” last Tuesday …there was a vote on public employee unions in Ohio and that’s it!
I understand that the facts that refute every single justification which leads to his conclusions here will be ignored just as surely as if I had been writing in Japanese. To those of you on the left who think all of today’s evils come to us from the GOP and the right I say … ‘physician …heal yourself”