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Egypt and U.S.: Different Revolutions, Similar Players

Egypt and U.S.: Different Revolutions, Similar Players

By Erik Rush

There are at least a couple of interesting parallels between the current political dynamic in America and that which existed in Egypt in 2013 when, one year after that nation’s Obama administration-supported Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi took power, an estimated 14 million Egyptians took to the streets of Cairo, calling for Morsi to resign.

We obviously do things a bit differently in America than in Egypt; Americans did not take steps to oust a sitting president, but rather expressed their distaste for an increasingly intrusive and corrupt system via their votes in the last general election, that which brought Donald Trump to the presidency.

Like Egypt in 2011, when mass demonstrations toppled the regime of Hosni Mubarak, Americans were pretty sick of the status quo in 2008, and they elected Barack Obama. Once in power however, both Obama and Morsi took their elections as a mandate to initiate the most severe of their ideological initiatives, which ultimately resulted in a popular backlash. The reaction was quite a bit more tempered in the case of Obama due to the differences in our political systems and Obama’s status as America’s celebrated First Black President, so voters’ ire was directed more at the system than at his administration. This posture was arguably more appropriate, since Obama was a symptom of the malady rather than the malady itself.

The more sinister parallel concerned the transfer of power in Egypt and America within the time periods of 2011 to 2013 and 2017, respectively. As one may recall, when it became apparent that the Morsi regime in Egypt was not going to survive (while 14 million spoke quite loudly, it still took the Egyptian military to extricate him from office), Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) jetted off to Egypt at Obama’s behest to place pressure on the new government of General Abd El-Fattah El-Sisi to release Morsi and his accomplices from jail and re-install them. Who gave a rip if Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood thugs were raping women and crucifying Christians and political opponents in the streets? Obama went through a great deal of trouble to bring about the Arab Spring, and Beltway heavies (like Bill and Hillary Clinton, who had a decades-long relationship with Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood) wanted Morsi back in power.

As we’ve seen, it is vermin like McCain and Graham who have been among the most vociferous among Republicans in opposing the agenda of President Trump, which ought to be no surprise given what’s been outlined above. The left’s attacks on Trump have been relentless, and the process has become increasingly surreal. At this juncture, the Deity Himself descending on Washington in clouds, lightning, and booming voice to decisively exonerate Trump as regards the ongoing accusations of collusion with Russia to fix last November’s election would not satisfy progressive elites or their deluded followers. They would persist in their accusations, as well as reinforcing them with new ones, such as the recent allegation that Trump is violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution because certain foreigners are staying in his D.C. hotel.

There are probably very few Americans who voted for Trump who are aware of the strides our president is making toward actualizing his objectives and the potential they have for improving our collective lot in life due to the salacious distractions being advanced by the political left. Many of Trump’s accomplishments indeed have the potential to dramatically enhance the state of our economy and national security, but unfortunately these are being overshadowed by the craven rhetoric and aforementioned distractions proffered by Beltway elites, whether the likes of John McCain, the inarticulate dullard Maxine Waters (D-CA), the apoplectic Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), or our gutless House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI).

Finally, the elites (Republican and Democrat) who are going after Trump with such vigor are the very same ones who spared no expense in political capital to shield our previous president and his minions from accountability attendant to their multitudinous crimes and serial treason over eight years. As these putrescent parasites pursue the desires of their diseased minds and position us to be dangerously vulnerable to psychotic, bearded foreign monkeys, tattooed gang-bangers from south of the border (knowing that their own families and communities will never be placed at similar risk), and other sundry hazards, in the short term they devote themselves to taking down a duly-elected president with utterly baseless charges when they ought to dedicate their efforts toward prosecuting the last one.

It is my sincere hope that the abysmal deportment of radical Democrats, progressive Republicans, and assorted Deep Staters over the last six months will drive home once and for all the point that these are the clearest and most present dangers to our nation, and that Americans will continue to vote accordingly.

Originally published in WorldNetDaily

Posted by Erik Rush in Columns
How the Left’s Lies Fool Everyday Americans

How the Left’s Lies Fool Everyday Americans

By Erik Rush

An aspect of the political left’s modus operandi that has been articulated by conservatives for quite some time is that of their inability to be forthright regarding their true agenda. The reason for this is the fact that such candidness would result in all but their most ideological supporters heading for the proverbial hills; in such a scenario, Democrats would have a very difficult time getting elected anywhere, at least at the national level.

By way of an object lesson, one can handily point to the spate of preposterous allegations leveled against President Donald Trump by liberals on an almost hourly basis since his election last November. From the utterly baseless claim that the Trump camp colluded with the Russian government to fix the election, to the alleged significance of a tweet by the President which contained a typographical error, it is clear that the left is prepared to glom onto absolutely anything that has the potential to diminish Trump in Americans’ eyes.

In this instance, what some find chilling is that the fact that the above tactic has proven effective in the past. Here, the idea is to malign Trump to the degree that his reputation becomes so sullied that Americans determine it would be best to oust him just for appearance’s sake – sort of like the community who turns against an individual who was cleared of a crime simply because the allegations were so ugly.

In addition to the falsehoods being employed in the political left’s short-term mission to oust Trump, there are the myriad lies and fallacious conventions the left has proffered over the years, many of which have helped them gain political ground. Drawing obscure connection between issues of concern and other, unrelated issues, ascribing untoward events and conditions they created to the actions of their political opponents, and citing junk science are examples of “tried and true” weapons in the left’s arsenal of lies.

One very significant example is the purported moral equivalence between Western culture and retrograde cultures (e.g., the West versus Islamic societies). This one has been advanced for decades now, and set the stage for many Westerners actually believing that there is a moral equivalence between the West and societies which place little or no value upon human life. As one can readily observe at this juncture, inculcation of this lie over time was necessary in order to engender misplaced sympathy for the sundry criminal illegal immigrants and America-hating “refugees” with whom they wished to saddle the nation’s economy and populace. This is part and parcel of a “new morality” that even conditions the children of Western nations to sympathize with the murderous motivations of primitives who seek to do them harm.

Like the Nazis, Soviets, and other oppressive regimes, the political left (liberals, progressives, socialists) knew they had to rely on abject falsehoods and other dirty tricks their political opponents were too principled to employ in order to advance their malignant designs. Engaging in such practices as pressuring companies that advertise on media venues in order to dispatch conservative pundits, as was done in the case of Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, is certainly one of these. As many are aware, the same tactic is currently being attempted as regards Sean Hannity, who remains with that network. To reinforce the lie, The Atlantic’s Conor Friedersdorf published “How Conservatives Awoke to the Dangers of Sean Hannity” on May 30, a disgusting and impudent offering calculated to give the appearance that America’s conservatives had somehow awoken en masse to what a scoundrel Hannity is, thus giving rise to the pressure being put on Fox to dump him.

This imperative for advancing lies is also behind the efforts of social media venues like Facebook, which maintains a virulently leftist culture, in engaging bots (automated Internet protocols) and online operatives to craft the illusion of an inordinate leftist presence on social media, and even paying operatives to help carry this out.

Displacing actual perils to our nation by offering substitute “threats” that fit their message is another strategem being used by the left in the same way they utilize distracting imperatives concerning climate change and the homosexual agenda to gin up support. Those on the left know that without employing such tactics, as well as propagandizing the population through entertainment media (e.g., the proliferation of homosexual characters in TV and film and inserting other favored political viewpoints therein), they will have no support but their tiny, insane base.

So, how do those on the left reconcile using such patently immoral tactics “in good conscience?” It is because they possess a deep-seated belief that their political opponents (conservatives, libertarians, constitutionalists) are so fundamentally evil that any and all measures must be employed in order to neutralize them.

In other words, the ends justify the means.

To the non-ideological, non-news junkie voter, it is not always easy to discern that the left is wholly devoid of decency and character since they control what is reported in the press. Thus, it isn’t always evident how often the left uses the basest in crude, immature titillation and confrontation to promote their agenda, and aren’t even reflective enough to note that conservatives, libertarians, and Trump voters (who comprised many more than just conservatives and libertarians) aren’t the ones talking about killing the President and wearing vagina hats, and how this might impact their credibility.

In the quest to enlighten the non-ideological among our electorate, apart from conservatives’ efforts to bring to light the left’s abysmal character and amorality, one can only hope that their recent actions, incendiary rhetoric, hyperbole and histrionics speak for themselves.

Originally published in WorldNetDaily

Posted by Erik Rush in Columns