Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The Wikileaks DNC Papers, Hillary Clinton, and The Big Lie.
Adolph Hitler in Mein Kampf advanced the idea of The Big Lie. People are used to little lies. It’s the Big Lie with a sense of credibility that they fall for because they can’t believe that anyone could advance such a preposterous statement. Joseph Goebbels followed up in 1941 by saying “When one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it.” Don’t back down. The WikiLeaks dump of 20,000 DNC documents again shows us the predictable Hillary Clinton: the lie and the casting of fault on another through the Big Lie. The DNC papers are damning not just for the proof that the DNC and its Chairperson Debbie Wasserman-Schultz were in cahoots with the Clinton campaign to elect Hillary Clinton, and not just because they illustrate the often incestuous link between the Democrats and the mainstream media, but because of the use of racial, anti-Semitic, and religious slurs. If memos leaked from a Republican operative using the phrase “Taco Bell outreach,” the media would be screaming outrage. Not a peep from the media! If the Republicans wrote about using a candidate’s religion to win Baptist votes in Kentucky or West Virginia, the media would be all over it. Not a peep! If the Trump campaign had been caught planting moles in an opponent’s campaign, the media would cry “Dirty Trick!” Not a peep from the media! Instead, Hillary’s Campaign followed her standard operating practice. First, Hilary denied all knowledge of any of it, just like with her emails. Total ignorance is her defense. She sticks to it. We have the most self-proclaimed ignorant Secretary of State in recent decades. CBS’ Scott Pelley spoke for the media when he said: ”I’ve got to tell you, if I am any reader of body language, I’ve known Secretary Clinton for 25 years, and I was struck, as I was reading the emails to her during the interview, her eyes widened as if to say, what is this all about? What are you talking about? She seemed genuinely surprised.” Reading a known liar’s face is no substitute for investigative reporting. She didn’t stop there. Then came her Big Lie. Robby Mook, campaign manager blamed the leaks on Russia trying to tilt the American election to Donald Trump. The “Russian Connection” also served the purpose of deflecting attention from the specifics of the leaks. Mook said: “Experts are telling us that Russian state actors broke into the DNC…. It’s troubling that some experts are now telling us that this was done for the purpose of helping Donald Trump.” Mook refuses to say whose those “experts” are, which is reminiscent of Senators Richrard Nixon and Joseph McCarthy. Remember, Hillary blamed the Monica Lewinsky scandal on a “Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.” The Benghazi attacks were blamed as a response to “The Innocence of Muslims,” an anti-Islamic video nobody had ever watched. Her State Department then spent $70,000 on ads in Pakistan denouncing the video. The media ran with the video theory. The media highlighted the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and echoed the Clinton’s trashing of the Special Prosecutor Kenneth Starr. And now the media is lapping up the Russian Connection, kook, line, and sinker. Many also seem to want to believe Secretary Clinton that no one, not the Russians, not the Chinese, no one, hacked into her private email. The media believes because they want to. They seem to fail to learn from the past. The American people though recognize the DNC leaks compound the Secretary’s credibility issues. Hillary believes in the Marx Brothers: "Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?" Let us remember a famous quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln: “You can fool some of the people all the times, and all the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”