Normally, we would not send you rushing to read TIME MAGAZINE, a publication that has long since lost its reputation for honesty in reporting. But we urge all readers to absorb “The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election” by Molly Ball.
The piece goes some distance in explaining the strange events of the past year.
Early on, in this lengthy piece, the author writes:
“In a way, Trump was right. There was a conspiracy unfolding behind the scenes, one that both curtailed the protests and coordinated the resistance from CEOs. Both surprises were the result of an informal alliance between left-wing activists and business titans.”
Curtailed the protests? Do you mean people were being murdered and burnt out of their businesses as part of a political tactic? Apparently so, and she continues at length without once reflecting on her own words.
The article is slanted and the words loaded as you would expect from Time Magazine. Enemies of Trump are “for democracy” and all Trumpians are “autocratic.” Trump supporters are “henchman” and all pro-Trump lawsuits are “dubious.”
But in a way, the article is refreshing, as she gushes candidly about the powerful interests that worked together behind the scenes for the good of us all. It is both revelatory and frightening at the same time.
Molly Ball clearly despises Trump and celebrates the alliance of Big Business, Big Labor, Big Media, and Big Social Media, the Democrat Party, and a considerable number of Republicans. She preens, “That’s why the participants want the secret history of the 2020 election told, though it sounds like a paranoid fever dream – a well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working together behind the scenes to influence perceptions, change rules and laws, steer media coverage and control the flow of information.”
What do you call a cabal of well-funded people working together in secret? Democracy, of course, you stupid peasant! And, resistance to this secret cabal of ultra-wealthy elites, is “undemocratic.” Once you get this orientation correct in your head, you are qualified to read her entire article.
As you read the whole piece, remember that if you supported the Republican candidate, you are a dolt. More than a dolt, you are a positive menace to society. Those who know better than you and understood the threat of Make America Great Again, needed to get together to conspire to change the results. And they did so in secret, to save democracy itself. They did it after all, for you, who just did not understand. Their personal interests played no role in their actions. And, there is a tooth fairy.
Molly, the reason it sounds to you like “a paranoid fever dream” is because it was. How else can you describe a group of people, working together in secret, to achieve a goal, using nefarious means?
Thank goodness we have Peggy Noonan from the Wall Street Journal to advise us all. In today’s paper, she calmed my fears over breakfast with this incredible insight: “But the Republican Party still has a lot of work to do to counter radicalism and conspiracy theories.”
Anyway, back to Molly: “They were not rigging the election: they were fortifying it. And they believe the public needs to understand the system’s fragility in order to ensure that democracy in America endures.”
Dear Molly is so lacking in self-awareness that she comes very close to the famous quote from a military officer during the Vietnam war to the effect that, “we had to destroy the village in order to save it.”
To save democracy, we must rig the results.
Also confusing, is her assessment that this cabal got together after the riots last year by Black Lives Matter and Antifa, both Marxist oriented organizations, and therefore Conservative political forces must be defeated. Do you get that logic?
She apparently has been living in a cardboard box in the river bottom the last few years to have missed the Obama/Biden administration turning loose the intelligence and law enforcement agency of the United States against a political opponent, all on false charges that they themselves paid to develop. They did this when Donald J. Trump was a private citizen and, incredibly, when he was an elected President.
This abuse of power is more than petty, it was criminal, but she thinks all of this started after the riots. At any rate, she claims that the abuse of democracy you see really is to support democracy.
Molly Ball – you must understand that the Left was planning massive riots if Trump won. That would have destabilized our society. So, she reasons, what was needed was an outcome that would not offend the Left, even if the outcome is different than it otherwise would have been.
The calculation was the following. There are 400 Leftist organizations getting ready to riot if Trump wins. Remember all the news reports of businesses boarding up their establishments? For the sake of stability and good business, this must be stopped because if the Conservatives lose, they won’t tear the place apart.
They were correct in that assessment, of course. The election passed and Republicans complained and used the process as best they could. The Capitol riot may have been the exception although evidence now shows it too was coordinated and some left-wing elements were involved. In the end, the idiot rioters could not have given the Left a more effective weapon.
Therefore, if the democratic processes elected Trump, it would be dangerous. So, it is far less dangerous to rig the results of the democratic process in order to save the democratic process.
Thank heaven, we have smart people in this country, who can conspire in secret and corrupt the election process, to save democracy for another day. And be thankful so many Republicans worked behind the scenes with the cabal.
Molly is there to report their exploits.
Now that we have you alerted, read her entire article. It really will be worth your time.