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Thursday, February 7, 2019
There are several examples of where reality has been disconnected in the public discourse of America. Take, for example, the person the Democratic Party chose to give the rebuttal to President Donald Trump's State of the Union Address, Stacy Abrams. Abrams, the sore loser in the Georgia governor's race, stated as fact: "
The Republican tax bill rigged the system against working people. Rather than bringing back jobs, plants are closing, layoffs are looming and wages struggle to keep pace with the actual cost of living." In fact checking, these are no short of bold faced lies, a total disconnect with reality. Unemployment filings are at a 50 year low; in 2018 over 233,000 jobs were created; and wages are beating inflation.
Painting a picture of a gloomy American economy is one thing, but lying about the economy is yet another. The media, claiming to be the watchdog of government, is complicit in perpetrating the lies by not calling Abrams out on it. But that is hardly the tip of the iceberg. The media is a propaganda machine for the left. The Washington Post is among the worst offenders. Trump, saying that border security is a moral issue, stated that one in three women is sexually assaulted on their journey to the border and women and children are subjected to human traffickers and sex trafficking along the way. Any reasonable person would say that just one person assaulted or taken into sex slavery is bad enough, but not the media.
Washington Post's Glenn Kessler challenged Trump's figures, ultimately saying that only 31.4% of the women were sexually assaulted, stating emphatically in a tweet, "But there's less to that number than meets the eye." Who is to argue over 1/3 or 31.4%? The Post should be so accurate on the rest of its reporting. Fact is that those opposing border security are enabling and empowering drug trafficking, sex trafficking of women and children AND slavery. It's big business because American politicians refuse to secure the border. The venerable New York Times said that Trump's statement that illegal border crossings represent a national crisis is "false." Then in explanation, the Times stated that "A record number of families have tried to cross the border in recent months...creating a new humanitarian crisis."
Trump's pro life statements were challenged by the Washington Post for metaphorically saying "Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother's womb moments before birth." The Post defended the NY murder on demand bill by just restating the language of the bill, not explaining that it allows for in legal terms what Trump said it does in plain language. The deception in these people is one thing, but the disconnect from reality is far worse because they actually believe what they are saying. Of them, Christ's words in John 8:44 come to mind: "
You are of your father the devil...He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it."