Tell a lie often enough and you start to believe it. Republicans have repeated their own big lies so often they’ve come to believe their own falsehoods.
For example, take the “Big Lie” that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump. Numerous Republicans, including even Mr. Assault the Truth at Every Chance You Get Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin have admitted that Trump lost the election. But because these same Republicans also believe another of their own big lies that the Democrats/Left are an “existential threat” to America, they will do anything to stop that perceived “threat,” even going so far as aligning with Putin and restricting/suppressing voting rights. In essence, they’ve become that which they fear, an “existential threat” to our Republic and American democracy.
Voting rights are sacred, “of the people, by the people, for the people.” Every American should be more than concerned about the GOP’s concerted efforts to stifle voting rights, for once we lose our right to vote or have our votes no longer count, we have lost our democracy and it will be difficult if not impossible to get it back. Democracy will become autocracy.
Because the GOP offers little to nothing in the way of an agenda for bettering the lives of Americans, they need to rig the system to regain and then maintain power. They must continue their lies in order to pander to their base, many of whom represent the real threat to this nation. The January 6th insurrection was a direct result of Trump and his sycophants pushing the Big Lie.
Almost equally as dangerous are the lies Republicans perpetuate regarding climate change, the pandemic, and science, which many in the GOP state is not to be trusted. Climate change poses a real, ongoing threat to humans and ecosystems, and the pandemic continues to cost American lives as the Delta variant spreads rapidly in parts of the U.S. with low vaccination rates. It is in these areas where Republican “true believers” reside where the lies are doing the most harm, however, as residents refuse to vaccinate because the pandemic is a “hoax” or because “Bill Gates placed a tracking device in the vaccine” or Biden’s vaccine push is akin to “…Nazi-era brown shirts” or “Biden’s coming for your guns and Bibles.” Sadly, many of these people would rather believe these conspiracy theories as they stand by and let not only themselves and their families and friends die, but allow democracy in this country to die as well.
The Republicans’ poisonous lies are inundating every facet of our way of life, from voting rights and elections to rewriting American history. In light of their current attacks and lies regarding Critical Race Theory, can you imagine what their rewrite of history regarding slavery would look like?…After getting free passage to America, they all had jobs waiting for them. The American dream realized!
The modern Republican Party is the Party of Lies. CPAC kicked off in Dallas yesterday with Trump and the Big Lie headlining. Amidst cheers regarding the Big Lie, it’s clear the overall message is embrace Trump, lies work!
We must take these lies and the threats they pose seriously. We are witnessing what happens when politicians convince themselves their lies are true and will stop at nothing to justify anything, no matter the consequences.
We must not allow the minority fringe to control the narrative. For every lie, truth must be spoken loudly and often. Some form of the For the People Act must be passed to protect our democracy, and we must put pressure on our elected officials to end the filibuster. Furthermore, we must never give up hope, for hope is stronger than fear born from lies and it provides the way we can rid ourselves of the darkness upon us once and for all.
JOIN Barb and John as they discuss Party of Lies.
New York Times and international best-selling author Steve Alten joins the show in hour 2 to discuss his novel, Undisclosed, in which he tackles the topics of UFOs, extraterrestrials, zero-point energy, climate change, and government coverups.
Are Extraterrestrials and UFOs real? Are there secret subterranean military bases hiding advanced technologies that date back to the incident at Roswell? Is there a False Flag in the works intended to wipe out billions?
These are a few of the questions Alten addresses in his latest work of “faction,” Undisclosed, a novel that carefully weaves facts into an incredible, page-turning story.
A veteran of the Iraq war is appointed Under Secretary of Defense in order to penetrate a secret government purposely black-shelving zero-point-energy–a clean, abundant energy source reverse-engineered from downed UFOs.
Collaborating with renowned E.T. researcher, Dr. Steven Greer, Alten intersperses facts obtained by Greer from whistle blowers and insiders from within the military-industrial complex with his own brand of storytelling to present a mind-opening tale about the greatest secret in history.
Steve Alten is the New York Times and international best-selling author of sixteen novels, including the MEG series and the DOMAIN series, about the Mayan 2012 doomsday calendar. He is also founder and director of Adopt-an-Author, a secondary school reading program used by thousands of teachers in the U.S. His best-seller, MEG, was been turned into a hit, feature-length film.
For more information, visit http://stevealten.com.
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