Thursday, December 22, 2016
Fake News (by the Left)
As we head into the holidays, it is getting hard to keep track of how many of the election-related "hate crimes" have been proven false. Not only are they false, but they are almost always perpetrated by leftists.
Here are the latest examples of false hate crimes that made big headlines.
Police in Ann Arbor, Michigan, yesterday said that a female university student lied about her claim that a white Trump supporter had threatened to set her on fire unless she removed her hijab. This story got major press coverage and was repeatedly cited as evidence of a massive spike in bigotry against Muslims after the election. It never happened.
Remember the horrific reports about the black church that was torched and the words "Vote Trump" were spray painted on the building? I recoiled in disgust when I heard the shocking news.
Well, I'm pleased to say the police have made an arrest in the case. Sadly, the arsonist was a member of the church's congregation.
Now think about this for a moment. These people are part of a movement that is pushing the narrative that America is a horribly racist and bigoted country. When there is no evidence of it, they make it up.
They must know that they are creating the very "atmosphere of fear" that they claim to be against. And they are the ones who are pushing the country closer and closer to a disaster.
Sadly, we have seen this sort of false propaganda in the past. Left-wing totalitarian regimes like the Nazis and the Soviets often exploit "false flag" events.
There is enormous irony here. The left thinks that crimes motivated by hate are particularly egregious and deserve greater punishment. Yet making up a false hate crime is its own form of hate -- hate against white people or conservatives, smearing innocent people to advance a political agenda. How twisted is that?
Don't get me wrong, folks. I am not suggesting there is no problem in America with racism. We should always be working toward racial reconciliation.
I believe that one of the best ways to achieve that goal is through the understanding that we are all made in God's image, and because of that, skin color is beside the point. Unfortunately, the left fights against God and any vestige of faith in the public square too.