More Misinformation from the Media:
Last year, . . . Richard Spencer was kicked out of his Virginia gym after another member called him a Nazi. . . . It’s a little more complicated when the professional racist is the president of the United States. . . . But treating members of Donald Trump’s administration as ordinary public officials rather than pariah does more to normalize bigotry than exercising with a white separatist. . . .
[T]here’s a moral and psychic cost to participating in the fiction that people who work for Trump are in anyway public servants. I don’t blame staff members at the Virginia restaurant, the Red Hen, for not wanting to help Sanders unwind after a hard week of lying to the public about mass child abuse. . . .
It’s less a result of a breakdown of civility than a breakdown of democracy. Though it’s tiresome to repeat it, Donald Trump eked out his minority victory with help from as hostile foreign power. . . . As long as our rulers wage war on cosmopolitan culture, they shouldn’t feel entitled to its fruits. – We have a Crisis of Democracy, Not Manners, The New York Times, Michelle Goldberg, 6/25/18 [link]
Fact Checker: The hysteria of the corporate media against President Trump and any reasonable steps to enforce immigration law shows no signs of subsiding. This article is a case in point. In the writer’s fervid imagination President Trump is a “professional racist” who “normalizes bigotry.” His administration is illegitimate, and his enforcement efforts are “child abuse.”
Now let’s compare these claims to reality. To what appears to be a growing number of people on the left, any enforcement of immigration law is “racist.” Interestingly, a number who make this charge are Hispanic activists who seem to be pushing a racialist agenda of their own. A small but vocal group of Democratic leaders are calling for the abolishment of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Controlling who comes to our country and stays is not “racism.” It is the essence of what a country is, particularly one where the people are supposed to rule. If the people cannot decide what kind of country they want and enforce that decision, they don’t have freedom, and eventually they won’t have a country either. The president has simply tried to enforce the immigration laws that Americans have endorsed through their elected representatives.
Goldberg labels this as “child abuse.” Actually the true abusers are American open border advocates who encourage adult illegal aliens to bring children along with them in order to get a free pass to stay in this country. Those adults who drag children though dangerous places to reach the border are most definitely abusers too.
Whether New York Times writers like it or not, Donald Trump is the legitimately elected president of the United States, and his staff members are bona fide public servants. Michelle Goldberg has no proof that meddling by the Russian government caused Trump’s election. Any Russian influence in the U.S. was a drop in the bucket compared with the massive media bias against Trump during the presidential campaign—a bias which continues unabated. If media pundits are so concerned about foreign meddling, why don’t they ever talk about Mexican meddling to undermine our border control? The obvious answer is that this is meddling they support.
A key to their mindset is Goldberg’s statement of allegiance to “cosmopolitan” culture. As the late Harvard historian Samuel Huntington noted, a large percentage of America’s elites, including journalists, are “transnationals,” people with no particular loyalty to their country. Their allegiance is to a globalist vision where they and their fellow elites around the world rule people stripped of their nationhood and self-determination. The dictatorial European Union is a prototype of this vision of tyranny.
Goldberg ludicrously depicts herself as someone standing up to our country’s “rulers,” when she and her fellow elites really hold most of the power in this country, as they control a large share of the government and most of the media, educational system, corporations, foundations, and the entertainment industry. They are furious and outraged that people they regard “deplorables” are challenging them to any degree.
It is most ironic to hear one of these elitists lament the “crisis of democracy.” They are the chief threat to government of the people, by the people, and for the people.