Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
Soon, very soon, perhaps today, there will be an arrest. Law enforcement officials will be quoted in our fake news media as saying that the bombs sent out to various leftist leaders in recent days were the work of one man. He will be described as a “loner” and a “nut” and probably as someone with known associations to right-wing domestic terrorists. We will probably find out later on that those “known associations” aren’t really associations at all, but vague connections. Later than that, probably after Election Day, we will find out that this “lone nut” was well-known to the FBI, and that he (it’s almost always a “he”) has even been under official surveillance from time to time.
It’s a very good guess, anyway – this is pretty much how these things always go.
Sometimes it really is a “lone nut,” as in the case of the Unabomber and the Parkland school shooter. More often, though, we eventually discover that this “lone nut” had accomplices, as with the Oklahoma City bomber, Tim McVeigh. Sometimes we discover long after the fact that the person arrested was actually a patsy, as in the case of Lee Harvey Oswald, someone who may or may not have had anything to do with the crime itself, but who was actually a part of a larger conspiracy.
Regardless of which scenario eventually turns out to be true in this case, these things always play out the same way over the first 24-48 hours. Most political leaders issue statements consisting of some variations of “we’re all Americans,” ” this kind of terrorist act will not stand,” “we must pull our country together against this terrible enemy,” etc., etc. Even Hillary Clinton, barely a week removed from saying that Democrats can’t be civil unless Democrats win elections, recited a variation of those sophistries yesterday. CNN and MSNBC present panels of “experts” who offer endless and often baseless speculation, and 90% leftist talking heads who spout all manner of irresponsible nonsense designed to lay blame at the feet of some boogeyman on the other side. Fox News presents panels taking by and large the opposite views.
The politically-oriented among us obsess about it all, and the other 99% of the population go about their daily lives not knowing what to believe. The “unity” among the politicians generally lasts 24-48 hours before they start behaving like the talking heads on 24-hour cable news and return safely to their tribes.
So, is this really some “lone nut,” some anti-leftist conspiracy, or is it a fake, October surprise event staged by leftists in order to influence voters who are now going to the polls in early voting? It is a sad testament to the radicalization of the Democrat Party and its support base that the latter scenario is at least as plausible as the others. Even Wolf Blitzer admitted on air yesterday that George Soros has funded many false flag events in the past.
It is quite the coincidence that this series of bomb mailings comes to light just as it becomes increasingly likely that the Democrats’ “blue wave” appears to be crashing about 100 miles before reaching shore. Quite the coincidence that polls show a building negative voter reaction to their behavior in the Kavanaugh confirmation process, and to the obviously-staged “migrant caravan” making its way through Mexico. Quite the coincidence that they take place after 48 hours of the fake news media bashing President Trump in unison for his “divisive rhetoric.”
But maybe it is some right-wing lone nut targeting Democrats who have been ginning up so much hatred against President Trump specifically and Republicans in general. The identities of the specific “targets” indicate that it certainly could be.
One thing we do know is that the manner in which these pipe bombs were constructed and packaged indicates they were most likely intended not to explode, and to be discovered by the Postal Service long before they ever arrived at their addressed destinations. Either that is true, or this really is the work of some low IQ lone nut.
Regardless of who the perpetrator really is, the pattern on these events is clear: Whenever he is arrested – and he will be arrested soon – the public will be given an initial “official” version of events, most of which we will learn later was either 100% false or had only a tenuous connection to what most people would define as the “truth.” The “truth” – objective truth – will come later, long after Election Day has come and gone.
That’s how these things always go.
As I was concluding this piece, President Trump hit the nail on its head with this tweet:
A very big part of the Anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and inaccurate reporting of the Mainstream Media that I refer to as Fake News. It has gotten so bad and hateful that it is beyond description. Mainstream Media must clean up its act, FAST!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 25, 2018
CNN has been especially guilty of this behavior, and the President’s tweet was no doubt issued directly in response to this incredibly irresponsible statement made by CNN President Jeff Zucker on Wednesday:
“There is a total and complete lack of understanding at the White House about the seriousness of their continued attacks on the media. The President, and especially the White House press secretary, should understand their words matter. Thus far, they have shown no comprehension of that.”
This from the leader at CNN, the network that spent much of the 2016 campaign encouraging the acts of violent protesters at Trump rallies and dog-whistling its approval to potential assassins, and which has been forced to retract myriad false stories and even fire people over all the fake news it puts onto the air.
It is fair to note that CNN is one of the most obvious beneficiaries of this bomber’s actions, since its otherwise-flagging ratings always improve dramatically during national crises such as these. CNN is in fact a network that thrives on chaos and violence, and goes out of its way to encourage such behavior by its viewers.
But at the end of the day, regardless of any other considerations, the person who needs to be punished harshly is the person constructing and mailing these bombs. These are acts of terrorism, and they cannot be tolerated – or encouraged – in any free society.
That is all.
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