SAYING that something is certain is the best way to encourage others to believe it’s certain, thereby making sure that it is certain.
I am amazed by the number of highly intelligent, otherwise independent and right-minded people who have fallen for this psychological manipulation in the US presidential election and have deferred to this constructed reality in the last 36 hours, not looking beyond the MSM tsunami for a Biden victory.
It is hard to withstand, I grant. But let’s not be under any illusion that it’s anything other than that – a tidal wave of being ‘told’ which ‘ex post facto’ is accepted as the inevitable reality thanks to those enemies of moral choice: pragmatism and our own weakness.
‘This is how it is, it’s 99.9 per cent certain,’ I am told, ‘you have accept it’. Well, no, I don’t have to. In fact it is a moral obligation not to – for there lies the route to compliance with all things bad.
Then comes the next bit of arm-twisting: ‘Trump will do himself no favours if he refuses to concede.’ When did he ever? With that kind of thinking he would never have made it to the White House or stayed there for four years. He is, whether people like it or not, a man of gut, street-fighting courage, a veritable ‘Rocky’, an outsider, not permanently laid low by the blows, never scared to be one against the crowd, particularly the chatterati crowd. Appeasing the polite liberal-minded classes was not how he secured office or how he remained in office. He will win or lose this election with a relentless disavowal of these niceties, always by walking towards the fire, no less.
So what about the fait accompli that appears to have become Joe Biden’s victory? It is only if we accept it is. We should take Trump’s lead. It is not about being a bad loser. It’s about refusing to be railroaded by CNN and the other US networks, MSM and establishment elite who are determined to ignore the alternative account.
Which is this. Nothing has changed since Friday night. Only that the media has called Biden the winner.
Saturday’s media declaration was a naked attempt to silence Republicans yet, as pointed out by Christopher Bedford in the Federalist yesterday, nothing had in fact changed:
‘You might find that strange, given the media stampede to certify the election results for their man, but it’s crucial. The calls made Saturday morning are as arbitrary as they were last Tuesday, could just as easily have waited for Monday, and fly in the face of massive evidence of voter irregularities that, at minimum, should be heard in court before anyone considers calling the election.
‘Add pending lawsuits and official recounts in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Arizona, Nevada, Michigan and Wisconsin, and the conclusion is an attempt by the American media to pick our president and decide our election. The danger comes now, when in concert with Silicon Valley censors they use their own decree to dismiss and silence anyone who says otherwise.’
You can read his full article here.
We have previously argued in the pages of TCW, as Bedford does, that the work of the ‘deep state’ to elect a Democrat president never ended. As Donald Forbes so cogently wrote just a few days ago, during Trump’s presidency it emerged ‘with glacial reluctance’ that the Democratic party, the FBI, the intelligence services and the media had conspired to prevent him winning; and how once he was installed in the White House, they tried to destroy him through impeachment. In summary, ‘Trump was the target of a co-ordinated administrative coup whose like had never been known in the United States’.
No wonder they did not stop on Tuesday from holding calls on Republican wins such as Florida for hours, and North Carolina for days, while recklessly rushing calls on states such as Arizona for Team Blue. Here on November 5 is Kellyanne Conway, a former Trump aide, asking why the rush: ‘They spent three years investigating the President . . . and we can’t wait three hours, three days, three weeks to get a result in our great sturdy democracy as to whom the next president will be?’
No, the Democrats were not going to risk it.
For the many details that keep emerging on this heap of voting irregularities and Democrat chicanery, read my TCW colleague Gary Oliver’s post today on Mark Steyn’s vitriolic analysis.
You may have to search for the reports for any MSM endorsement, but the fact is that Republican politicians and commentators have not been rolled over by the media, no matter how many congratulations Mr Biden is receiving from world leaders. The Trump campaign has filed several lawsuits. It set out its statement yesterday.
Here too is something you won’t see reported on the BBC Biden Victory page – yes that is its triumphant headline – a Trump lawyer setting out what has happened state by state.
Unreported outside social media, Trump supporters are out in force:
Where we are reminded not to forget the US media have got it wrong before:
It may surprise some too that yes, Donald Trump is still President and he’ll be seeing the vote-riggers in court.