I offer this January 21st reflection with affection and respect for all of you, my many friends, both liberals and Republicans, who voted for Biden and Harris. You are celebrating yesterday’s inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. I know that your hearts are sincere and good.
It’s astonishing to me to see how many good-hearted liberals and Republicans are supporting Biden and Harris. I believe that this is in large part because the mainstream media has done a masterful job of painting Trump and his supporters as fascists, and Biden and Harris as the saviors of America, the “anti-fascists.” Good people don’t want to vote for a fascist. I understand that. I don’t want to vote for a fascist either.
Yet, Trump supported the freedoms of speech and religion very substantially; supported Israel; and championed many other Constitutionalist, freedom-centered issues, which the media ignored or distorted. The media, Hollywood, and academia have served as engines of propaganda that have vilified America as an evil, racist country, and Trump as the Racist-in-Chief.
Where did this hatred of America come from? There’s an old saying that the devil’s greatest victory was making people believe that he didn’t exist. Whether he does or not, it’s a perfect parallel to the broad insistence among liberals that Marxism is no longer an issue in the United States.
However, many leftist leaders reveal quite clearly that Marxism lies at the root of their attacks on American freedoms. As just one example, Patrisse Cullors, the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, stated in a 2015 video interview that “...we actually do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia in particular are trained organizers. We are trained Marxists.”
Many of you are acquainted with the totalitarian record of historical Marxism with its slaughter of over 150 million innocent civilians in the twentieth century. But you seem to be unaware of the encroachments of Marxism in America today. I’m not suggesting that Biden and Harris are personally Marxist. I am stating that the evidence indicates that they are heavily influenced by the Hard-Left, including, in Biden’s case, the Communist Party of China, which is entirely hostile to the United States.
Let me emphasize that this is not “all about Trump.” It’s much, much larger than one person. The central issue today is the rhetoric and influence coming from the Left that America is evil and has to be “fundamentally transformed.” It has become abundantly clear that the Hard-Left wants to transform America into a totalitarian state. Most liberals ignore or deny the evidence surrounding the real goals of the Hard-Left. But ignoring that evidence doesn’t make the problem go away.
But I know that I won’t change your mind with these brief remarks. Thus, I have just one recommendation to all of the good-hearted people who are supporting Biden and Harris.
Watch what happens to America in the next four years.
Keep watch and see how the Biden/Harris administration treats Christians and conservatives from this point forward.
Watch as they strip away the freedoms of speech and religion and deplatform conservatives with the help of Big Tech, with the slanderous and false accusation that they are “extremists.” (Big Tech has already started this process.)
Watch what they continue to do to America’s children, with indoctrination on a range of issues that should be antithetical to everything that you believe in.
Watch what they do to your money, also known as the economy.
Watch how Biden and Harris cozy up to China; how they do nothing as Taiwan is conquered, as African countries are subsumed, as India is attacked, as even South Korea is endangered.
Watch how a free conservative press is silenced, with scores of conservative thinkers and publications taken offline.
Watch how your conservative friends and family members are deplatformed, restricted, denied credit cards and bank accounts, and even arrested for conservative free speech that is deemed “hateful.”
Watch as America becomes a totalitarian country.
After four years, if my predictions are wrong, I’ll be happily surprised.
If they come true, I hate to say it, but all of the good-hearted people who voted for Biden and Harris, including friends and family whom I love very much, will have contributed to the demise of America.
I grant you that large numbers of good-hearted Biden and Harris voters did not vote with the intent of destroying a free America. I believe that many were simply not aware of the consequences of their vote. And for that, the media bears the brunt of the responsibility. In my opinion, the media has created a “mass delusion” in the minds of good-hearted liberals.
This is not meant to impugn the intelligence of any of you, but simply to point out that the Marxist Left are experts at swaying public opinion and creating mass delusions. Here’s a simple example of disinformation and how effective it is:
If one spreads rumors that are constantly repeated that “John Smith is a rapist,” then most people, not knowing John Smith personally, will believe that the “news” is true. “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.”
In the 1956 book The Rape of the Mind: The Psychology of Thought Control, Menticide, and Brainwashing, the Dutch/American psychoanalyst Joost Meerloo wrote, in the chapter titled “Mental Contagion and Mass Delusion”:
. . . mass delusion can be induced. It is simply a matter of organizing and manipulating collective feelings in the proper way. If one can isolate the mass, allow no free thinking, no free exchange, no outside corrective, and can hypnotize the group daily with noises, with press and radio and television, with fear and pseudo-enthusiasms, any delusion can be instilled. . . .
I realize, of course, that many liberals will state that Trump supporters—not liberals—are victims of a mass delusion. However, there is one very clear litmus test that we can use to determine the “correctness” of the competing camps of conservatives, liberals, and the Left.
As we go forward, watch which group restricts liberty and which does not.
The conservative side has NOT been calling for the deplatforming of liberals or leftists. The attacks on free speech have all been coming from the Left and their liberal enablers. If some Republicans join with the Left in the call to deplatform Trump supporters, then I submit that their abandonment of free speech redefines them—and not in a good way.
Just to be clear: I consider that the Marxist Left is the group that is dedicated to the destruction of a free America. I don’t believe that most good-hearted liberals or Republicans who voted for Biden and Harris want that to happen. At least I hope not.
However, I do believe that those same individuals are unaware that their votes for Biden and Harris will enable the Marxist Left to act in ways that will horrify them. But will it be too late?
I wish you all well under the Biden/Harris administration. I also hope that you can speak out in support of free speech and defend the conservatives who are already being attacked as we go forward.
I fear for America. I fear that it will be unable to remain free, under the iron boot of the Marxist Left and Big Tech. After four years, it may well resemble Venezuela or something much, much worse.
May God help America!
Peter Falkenberg Brown is passionate about writing, publishing, public speaking and film. He hopes that someday he can live up to his favorite motto: “Expressing God’s kind and compassionate love in all directions, every second of every day, creates an infinitely expanding sphere of heart.”
~ Deus est auctor amoris et decoris. ~