Friday, January 15, 2021

The ghost of Christmas past?

Writing for American Thinker, James S. Corum observes that Joe Biden (or his people) have applied analogy ineptly, not least because they don't remember the differences in World War Two events between the bombings of Dresden and Hamburg. 

Biden and his handlers pulled the Nazi card reflexively, as progressives too often do. 

They accused Republicans who questioned election irregularities of touting a big lie. The truth is very nearly a mirror image of what some progressives say it is, and when they don't pull the Hitler card, they just say shut up, as spokespeople for NY governor Andrew Cuomo have hoped in vain that Janice Dean would do. (Deplatforming is what happens to people who don't toe the progressive line, if they have a big enough audience to come to the attention of the nomenkatura).

Here's how Corum put it:

"The Big Lie of 2020 is that it was a clean and honest election. Like the Big Lie of Hamburg raids, the Big Lie will fail. Like Hamburg in 1943, there are simply too many witnesses. There are the videos of election observers being blocked in several cities and videos in Atlanta of observers sent away, and in their absence election workers piling ballots into the counting machines.  There is sworn testimony from hundreds of election workers detailing illegal actions. There are the Dominion machines in Michigan that were set up to create ballot errors which were “adjudicated” (flipped) in favor of Democrats. There is hard documentary evidence of the dead voting by mail, or of (supposedly) living voters receiving and returning their ballots by the postal service within a day. There are thousands of Georgia voters who illegally provided post office box numbers as their place of residence. There is the analysis of highly respected IT experts and statisticians who have spotted statistically implausible vote spikes, unusual local turnout, and voting patterns not seen in previous elections. The evidence presented at state legislative hearings (I watched some on One America News) is thorough, well-documented and plausible.

Joe Biden is beginning his presidency with one of the biggest lies in the history of American politics. On top of the “honest election” lie, he will have to maintain lies about his family’s Chinese and Ukrainian business connections, as well as his involvement in illegal deep state surveillance of political opponents."

James Bovard has written something similar. So has Conrad Black, not linked from this entry but well worth reading even when his essays appear in the otherwise deeply disappointing National Review, towering like sunflowers over the cat box where NeverTrumpers leave their odiferous deposits.

The thing is -- for example -- Antifa isn't actually "anti-fascist." They're just the most vocal of several groups carrying signs that mostly say "hooray for our side," as Buffalo Springfield put it generations ago. They're self-appointed hall monitors in the Temple of Wokism. And despite what Nancy Pelosi claims, the riot in Washington D.C. on January 6 wasn't even remotely an insurrection or an attempted coup.

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