The Charlottesville Lie And Hoaxes That Won’t Die
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Commentary by Jeff Davidson
August 11 marks the three-year anniversary of the protests that turned violent in Charlottesville, VA. Since then, the Left’s media machine has worked non-stop to create and perpetuate the “Big Lie” about what President Trump said. The fabrication that Trump praised white supremacists is completely at odds with the truth:
“Excuse me, they didn’t put themselves down as neo-Nazis, and you had some very bad people in that group,” he said, verbatim. “But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. You had people in that group – excuse me, excuse me, I saw the same pictures you did. You had people in that group that were there to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name.”
In the days that followed Trump said, verbatim, “Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.”
The Left’s lie has been perpetuated to this day, despite the irrefutable evidence to the contrary. The Left wants you to believe that Donald Trump is a racist who harms black people. Before he ran for president, however, Trump was honored or cited on many occasions by the NAACP and other African-American groups. Amazingly, that all changed the moment he ran for president.
Don’t Take My Word for It
Dr. Ben Carson, U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, lays out, in less than five minutes, President Trump’s extraordinary measures to improve the lives and livelihoods of Black Americans
Dr. Carson has said that if Donald Trump is a racist, he’s doing a bad job at it. Anyone who watches the video quickly abandons the notion that President Trump is anything other than a most benevolent president to minorities. Indeed, he wants them to succeed. He wants them to be part of the economic mainstream
With less than three months to go before the presidential election, assorted parties will be accusing the President of this and that, non-stop. Why? The Left’s very existence is grounded in lies, manipulation, and hoaxes, and they have many weapons in their arsenal. Most of what’s featured on CNN and MSNBC, among other news organizations, represents a lie, a highly biased view, or a hoax.
Dependent on Lies and Hoaxes
The web perpetuates the lies. The top Internet companies including Google, Facebook, Amazon, Wikipedia, Apple, and to some degree Microsoft, are all founded and/or run by multi-billionaires, who manipulate their sites to disparage conservative views. They all inflate the prominence and popularity of Leftist views. And they all hate Trump. If Leftist views could stand on their own merit, why would the Internet giants need to prop them up, while deflating the other side?
Virtually everything that Donald Trump does is to the displeasure of Internet giants and major news sites. The Left eagerly perpetrates lie after lie, and hoax after hoax, and legions of under-informed citizens only catch the sound bites: The lie that George Papadopoulos, Carter Page, and other minor players in the Trump campaign colluded with Russians to throw the 2016 election, and the mega-hoax that Trump himself conspired with Russia.
The hoax that an actor, Jussie Smollett, was attacked by two white men wearing MAGA hats; the hoax that Covington Catholic High School students disparaged a Native American; and the hoax that racial slurs were found on black cadets message boards at the Air Force Academy preparatory school.
Bearing False Witness
The list of lies and hoaxes is nearly endless: The hoax currently dominating in mainstream media surveys indicates that Trump is losing to Biden. If the truth is on your side, do you need to doctor the evidence? Christine Blasey Ford was violated by Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh? It’s likely that she never met him. African-Americans and Hispanics are not favoring the GOP in record numbers? Guess again. Record numbers of illegal aliens died in the attempt to reach our borders? Such numbers occurred during the Obama years.
Without lies and hoaxes, the Left in general, and Democrats in particular would have nothing to gin up fear among their base, and nothing on which to stand. So, they create falsehoods and elaborate hoaxes that the media breathlessly air. As recently as August 3, 2020, The Washington Post published a feature titled, “How white supremacy infected Christianity and the Republican Party.”
The problem for Democrats, decades into their lies and hoax creation, is that too many people now see them for what they are. Granted, Democrats fool some of the people all of the time. As each hoax is exposed, however, more people inexorably are seeing Democrats for who they are: The party of hoaxes.
Jeff Davidson is "The Work-Life Balance Expert®" and the premier thought leader on work-life balance, integration, and harmony. Jeff speaks to organizations that seek to enhance their overall productivity by improving the effectiveness of their people. He is the author of Breathing Space, Perfect Timing, Simpler Living, Dial it Down, and Everyday Project Management. Visit www.BreathingSpace.com