In Lewis Carroll’s book, “Through the Looking Glass,” AKA Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Alice finds herself in a strange and mysterious world.
Sometimes I feel like Alice. Our country has become a bit of a “Wonderland,” where I can’t believe what I’m hearing and seeing, a place where left is right, up is down, and we’re told that we should extol personal truth and ignore actual truth.
Last month, conservative blogger Michael Strickland came to speak to College Republicans at Portland State University. As he took the stage, a protester began disrupting the meeting by ringing a cowbell and blocking Strickland’s projector. The protester effectively shut down the meeting for at least an hour.
Left wingers’ idea of free speech can be, and often IS, fiction, spoken loudly and repeatedly by pundits on CNN and MSNBC, shared in the New York Times and Washington Post and other propagandists for the Democratic National Committee posing as “news” outlets.
Welcome to Wonderland, where fiction is proclaimed as truth.
Truth? Fiction? Look no further than actor Jussie Smollett and the police report he filed, claiming he was attacked by MAGA-hat-wearing white men in downtown Chicago. His “fate” was quickly broadcast by the mainstream media. After all, it fit their narrative. Why wait for facts when they could proclaim every conservative Trump-supporter in the country to be part of a racist, homophobic, villainous tribe?
His story proving to be complete fiction, a grand jury indicted Smollett on 16 felony counts including filing a false police report. But State’s Attorney Kim Foxx (Cook County, Illinois) decided to exonerate him along with sealing and expunging his record — a very unusual step. Hmmm – shades of “BleachBit” and “Acid Wash”!
Presidential candidate, our own California Sen. Kamala Harris, says she’s “confused”; really Kamala? Let me clarity the situation for you with two hashtags: #CelebrityPrivilege and #DNCcorruption.
Welcome to Wonderland, where true heroes are maligned, victims are proclaimed heroes, and demons lurk around every street corner in elaborate personal fairy tales.
Strangely, nothing seems to boost power and influence in America today like being a victim – especially if you claim to be a casualty of Trump-related “white patriarchy.” In such cases, the mainstream media, celebrities and groveling Democrats will glorify you. Only through their moral greatness and socialist plans can we save America, a nation drowning in a sea of injustice.
But injustice there IS, and it’s frequently perpetrated by the Left, not the other way around.
A perfect example is the Covington Catholic High School fiasco. As you remember, 16-year-old Nick Sandmann was caught on camera at the Lincoln Memorial with a Mona Lisa smile while Native American activist Nathan Phillips beat a drum in his face. Sandmann was immediately vilified by left-wing media outlets, because, after all, any young white guy wearing a red MAGA cap MUST be a scoundrel.
That’s the way it is in Wonderland: where news reporters don’t investigate anything and the lines are blurred between fact and opinion. We can only pray that
Sandmann, with help from his attorney L. Lin Wood, will prevail in his defamation lawsuits against The Washington Post, CNN, and other outlets.
Let’s not forget the crown jewel in Wonderland’s treasury: the Green New Deal. I challenge you to READ it — http://bit.ly/ActualGreenDeal.
Very little of this utopian manifesto has anything to do with being “green.” In fact, the precepts of the proposal, introduced by freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are a dumbed-down version of United Nations’ “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”
In the Wonderland trove of public obfuscation, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the biggest fiction of all – the Trump-Russia collusion; which, if it were properly entitled would be the “DNC-Clinton-Russia Collusion” and would actually be classified as truth. But that’s a subject too big for this column today.
Patricia Suzanne is a professional writer, retired small business owner, and conservative Republican activist. She lives in a modest Newhall home, where the money required for annual property taxes could pay a full year’s rent on a two-bedroom house in Arkansas.