Let's be honest, shall we? The Democrats and their allies in the controlled media will do anything to get rid of Donald Trump.
Everyone knows this. It's not even a secret. Even Democrats joke about their century-old slogan: Vote early, vote often.
When history is allegedly on your side, the ends always justify the means, at least in the minds of the far-left.
However, what the hate-filled progressives who have taken over the Democratic Party don't seem to understand is that the entire world, both inside and outside the United States, has watched their every move these past three years.
The world has seen everything, forgotten nothing.
We all watched disgraced former FBI agent Peter Strzok smirk on TV as he bragged about his role in illegally spying on the Trump campaign and protecting Hillary Clinton from charges of destroying evidence under Congressional subpoena.
We watched as special prosecutor Robert Mueller, in his live testimony before Congress, could barely remember anything from the report he had supposedly written.
We watched as far-left Democrats and their allies in the controlled media openly suborned witnesses to commit perjury during the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, coaching women (who later recanted under threat of criminal prosecution) to claim Kavanaugh had been present at gang rapes.
We watched as the ranking Democratic senator, Dianne Feinstein, claimed on live television that she didn't know that the manufactured harassment allegations against Kavanaugh, closely guarded by her office for 60 days, had been leaked to the media just days before his confirmation hearing.
To say America has been "red pilled" by the constant violent attacks on Donald Trump and other conservatives – that their eyes have been opened to the authoritarianism at the heart of the media industrial complex – is an understatement.
Americans now understand that they can't believe a word the corporate media say, that whatever they see on television or read over the internet is tightly controlled by tech billionaires.
We now live in a society like Communist East Germany in which unelected elites control what people can say or think.
If you question the "woke" orthodoxy in any way – for example, by voting against gay marriage or by complaining when far-left "peaceful protesters" terrorize innocent people on the street– you can now be legally fired from your job.
To top it off, in recent weeks the progressive Democrats and the media have repeatedly threatened violence if they don't get their way in this election.
Yet what all this has created is a world of universal public deceit in which polls and traditional political journalism, even if they still existed, are meaningless – and in which to merely speak the truth is indeed a revolutionary act.
This is the reality about which the late Czech dissident Václav Havel wrote about in his essential book, The Power of the Powerless.
Americans falsely believe that in the old Communist dictatorships dissidents were rounded up and put into concentration camps. But that actually rarely happened. Instead, the communist dictators operated primarily through censorship and social pressure.
Dissidents weren't arrested; they were simply passed over for promotions, not accepted into universities, not allowed to publish. They weren't imprisoned. They were silenced – the way Google, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter silence people today for wrongthink.
In the "post-totalitarian" societies of the former Communist bloc, Havel explains, the citizenry pretended to accept Communist orthodoxy while silently opposing it with every fiber of their beings.
The grocery store clerk would put a sign in the window with the Communist slogan, "Workers of the World Unite," simply to avoid trouble. He wore the public badges of obedience to be left in peace.
Similarly, in a one-party state like we increasingly have in America and in many other countries – in which the media, universities, corporate boards and major institutions are all controlled by intolerant far-left ideologues – dissent is also not possible.
If you question the media narrative in any way, you are instantly shadowbanned, your Facebook and YouTube accounts canceled, your job eliminated.
A recent poll found that an astonishing 62% of Americans hold political opinions they are afraid to share – in the land of the free and home of the brave.
The result of this is that many Americans are now afraid to voice their real intentions during elections.
They know that if they put a Trump 2020 bumper sticker on their car, it will likely be vandalized by those "peaceful" Democratic activists.
They know if they criticize "mostly peaceful" protests for what they have become – widespread looting and burning buildings – they will be denounced and could lose their jobs.
Yet the lesson of Havel's The Power of the Powerless is that the authoritarians sow the seeds of their own overthrow.
As the violence, censorship and silencing escalates, opposition also grows – and then inevitably explodes in acts of public defiance. The reckoning does come.
This is what happened in 2016 when Donald Trump was elected.
And it is what could very well happen again in the 2020 election – despite the media's relentless propaganda that the election is already over.
Americans know the media have pulled out all the stops in the final weeks leading up to the election with the obvious attempts to smear Trump. The New York Times leak of his personal tax returns. The laughable attempt to portray Tramp as anti-military. The attacks on Trump due to his COVID-19 diagnosis.
Yet as in the totalitarian countries of the former Communist bloc, Americans take all this into account. They know the world in which they live.
And on November 3, an estimated 63 million ordinary Americans will defy the billionaire authoritarians who control the media and Hollywood, and exercise their right to vote for the candidate of their choice.
They will give voice to what is really in their hearts but aren't allowed to express – and, regardless of who wins, it will be a cry of freedom that will once again be heard around the world.
Robert J. Hutchinson writes about the intersection of politics and ideas. He is the author of numerous books of popular history, including, most recently, "What Really Happened: The Death of Hitler" (Regnery, 2020). Read Robert J. Hutchinson's Reports — More Here.
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