What goes around, comes around

By: Mark Schenck - Contributing columnist

This constant bombardment of accusations that Russia and Mr. Trump had worked together to “rig” the presidential election, the same song over and over time after time without any proof.

Such accusations without proof are in the same class as gossip, rumors, half truths, fake news and lies. Most adults write off these constant unsubstantiated charges as “sour grapes” or the results of having grown up where everyone gets a trophy and some of our fellow citizens just don’t know how to lose gracefully, however this procedure of continual lying about the unproven over and over is reminiscent of a quote of one of Communism’s founders,Vladimir Lenin, “A lie told often enough becomes the truth.” This technique of population control was also used by most dictators, Hitler, Stalin, and to the extreme by North Korea’s Dictator Kim Jong un, whereby if caught possessing anti-government literature in North Korea you could be sentenced to death or worse. In the recent past our neighbor to the north even banned anti-Islamic propaganda from crossing into Canada.

“What Goes Around Comes Around” is one way of saying “History Repeats Itself.” Other Vladimir Lenin quotes that we may find relevant today, remember the riots at UCBerkeley when a conservative was denied his first amendment right of free speech by the students? The Communist Lenin said:“Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.”

And how about this quote as we look at all those single mothers on welfare that would lose support money if they married. – Destroy the family, you destroy the country.—Vladimir Lenin.

Lenin’s quote hit home on our 2nd amendment struggle to keep our guns. “One man with a gun can control 100 without one.” Also this quote: “a system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the bourgeoisie, (Common Man.) And finally the one quote that tells it all.” The goal of socialism is communism.”— Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. Lenin died in 1924 almost 100 years ago yet we still see his shadow in many aspects of those that quest for Socialism.

The second tactic being used against President Trump is,“Death by a thousand cuts.” Meaning a constant barrage of accusation with no verification. The most explosive of which was that Trump had Russian prostitutes urinate in a bed that President Obama previously slept. Another,“Trump is a Russian pawn,” this story has been slowly growing louder over the past several months. The problem for Trump is that he cannot disprove any of the allegations without slowing down everything for time-consuming hearings. In this same way, Trump has been charged with being connected to the Russian Federation. The “Fake News” that the Russians hacked the DNC on Trump’s behalf just the latest in a long line of bombshells that turn out to be duds.

The good news is we still have “freedom of the press” in the United States, where the only prohibition is on child pornography, but who knows when the California courts will turn that around. That must be offending somebody’s rights somewhere.

Yes, you could state that the US and the United Kingdom have the highest degree of freedom of the press, however there are areas of concern when it comes to the right of U. S. citizens to receive the full, unbiased, and comprehensive truthful news. Where’s our right to a truthful press?

Such legal yet pretentious tactics as withholding news stories that disagree with the designer’s opinions. Holding back detrimental stories then releasing them to counter the effect of a good story, taking statements out of contexts, adding detrimental comments the actual news, (S.Smith-FOX?) And one of my favorites peeves is when right before the presidential election NPR ran three major back to back stories for a total of three hours all negative towards Trump, all legal but still ethically wrong.


Mark Schenck

Contributing columnist

Mark Schenck is chairman of the Scotland County Republican Party

Mark Schenck is chairman of the Scotland County Republican Party