WE live in strange times. If you want a non-partisan appraisal of the United States election as it stands, you are best asking President Xi or Putin. These perennial baddies have refused to pass comment on the car-crash of an election that we have all just witnessed. Peculiarly, they are waiting for official results to be announced before congratulating the winner.
How unfavourably this compares with western media outlets, which have fallen over themselves to call the election early in one of the greatest displays of mass gaslighting ever to take place.
Biden is universally referred to as the ‘president-elect’. He is not. Claiming he is not is not ‘fake news’, it is a statement of fact. Given that no official decision has been made about the US election, Biden has as great a claim to call himself ‘president-elect’ as I do. Still, in this age of defining-yourself-as-whatever-you-fancy, what’s to stop him? By now, legitimately holding the title of pres-elect seems to merely be an inconvenient piece of officialdom, easily circumvented by outsourcing the tediousness of the election to highly partisan hacks.
Due to the long-dead voters of Wisconsin and Michigan demonstrating their eagerness to vote for the not-president-elect (now that I think about it, I am curious to know who I will vote for in the 2096 UK general election) Trump has rightly refused to concede in the face of such glaring irregularities. No matter. Every article, be it in the Guardian, Telegraph,or Spectator rejects any concerns surrounding the election as ‘baseless’. Facts no longer matter. It is now Government by Buzzfeed.
Now Trump faces an even more uphill struggle to fight back. Though he has used Twitter as his virtual rostrum for the past five years, the platform is now censoring the President, hiding his tweets behind a health warning. I dislike the adjective ‘Orwellian’ due to its overuse – but how else could I possibly describe it? Having spent years crying wolf about Trump’s threat to the freedom of the media, the Left, as is ever the case, have become everything they accuse their enemies of being.
Look at Biden’s Twitter feed, of course, and nothing is disputed. It’s all sewn up – fine and dandy. Twitter, CNN and MSNBC now decide the outcome of elections and create the ‘truth’. It is beyond doubt that we are witnessing a coup via Big Media and Big Tech collusion. Aided by these two dishonest actors, Biden is free to adopt the policy of ‘fake it till you make it’.
There’s nobody to counter this campaign of misinformation. Even Fox, supposedly the ghastliest of ghastly Right-wing news outlets, is censoring any discussion of potential voter fraud. This clip would almost be funny – cutting someone off by saying they have not provided any evidence for their assertion before letting them present their case – were it not so alarming. Discussion is not allowed. The swamp will get its favoured candidate into office come hell or high water. Dissent is unjustifiable.
What’s more stunning: the majority of ‘conservatives’ seem unfazed by all this. Ever eager to brandish their credentials as being Actually Really Nice Guys in spite of their superficial adherence to conservatism, they gladly go along with this campaign of falsehood, so long as they can avoid becoming today’s prey.
If you belong to this above-mentioned category, I have news for you: you’re next for the meat grinder. If you believe that the hostile coalition of media, government, academia and Big Tech will stop with Trump, you are sorely mistaken.
The conservatives who have so keenly swallowed the blue pill of the election result, referring to Biden as president-elect and making pronouncements that are as incisive as a soggy bag of chips, are playing the same old game that conservatives have played for decades: play along, hope the Left doesn’t come for you next, hope you are invited to the next dinner party. Maybe they won’t put you up against the wall.
The point at which these conservatives put their foot down never arrives. Yet somehow they have the gall to bemoan the western world’s leftward shift, having never lifted a finger to protect someone on their own side. Anything to save their own skins. With everyone too cowardly to remonstrate – lest we be called a nasty word! – is it any wonder we are so far down the path towards societal catastrophe?
For those who don’t see the seriousness of what is happening: wake up. If you don’t have the courage to speak up at this juncture, you never will. The clock has been ticking a long while. The scope of permissible beliefs – of permissible thought – is forever shifting leftwards. Soon, your opinions will be beyond the pale. Then you will be silenced. This is not a drill.