What We Don’t Know Does Hurt Us
I have spent several days asking people who dislike the president what crime he has committed that is impeachable.
Not one person could come up with an impeachable offense. They’re just watching the news and going along with the idea.
And today, I am feeling cautiously optimistic. People are beginning to see that what is happening in our country is beyond politics. There is a war on for our culture, for the minds of Americans, and the very things that we hold dear: family, community, liberty and our rights.
My column today is not about Trump. It is about America — the great experiment that was and is America. The America that millions of people have fled to over the centuries, and the America that stands tattered and divided today. It is time to take a stand for her no matter what lever you push in the voting booth.
A poll that came out on Tuesday by the Washington, D.C. nonprofit Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation showed a full one-third of Millennials in America support communism. Millennials represent our young citizens from the ages of 23 to 38. They do not understand what communism really is, nor have they been made fully aware of the toll it has taken in our recent history: 110 million people were killed under communism from 1900 to 1987 alone.
Though communism has killed huge numbers of people intentionally, even more of its victims have died from starvation as a result of its cruel projects of social engineering. The rest were simply murdered because they weren’t willing to accept such revolutionary and difficult changes in their society without coercion-a coercion often in the form of death.
And yet, having a totalitarian government doesn’t seem to scare off the Millennials. They simply do not know better. They have not been taught history in school. They are overwhelmed with debt in the form of school loans and the rising cost or nearly everything, and they are caught up in a culture war not of their choosing. We can forgive them for they know not what they do. But we must correct their understanding of communism. The future of our entire world depends on it.
It was exposed on Tuesday that ABC News anchor Amy Robach had been investigating the pedophile Jeffrey Epstein as early as 2015. She had interviewed his victims, had pictures, testimony and flight logs from Epstein’s plane. And yet, ABC would not let her air her piece on television.
The fact that Prince Andrew was part of the evidence of what Robach had dug up played into ABC’s decision not to air the piece.
“ABC claimed the Palace had threatened them not to air the story,” Robach said on the video.
“There were a lot of men in those planes,” Robach continued. “A lot of powerful men who visited that island, a lot of powerful men who came into that apartment…I’ve had this story for three years.”
Her comments were leaked by a brave ABC producer who taped them during a short period when there was an open mic between Robach’s segments.
What we learn from this is that powerful people are protected in our society. And it’s becoming increasingly clear that there are two different sets of rules: one for the rich and powerful and one for us. But the real tragedy is that for three years, Epstein was allowed to continue his abuse of underage girls because ABC didn’t air the story.
There are reams of stories typical Americans don’t hear about unless they know where to look for alternative news. The news shapes our opinion and how we choose to vote. The news defines our reality, and yet, if the news isn’t telling us what we need to know, then how do we know what reality really is? I submit to you that truth is reality and we should follow the truth wherever it leads.
As Americans, we should be trusted to do what is best for our country based on our understanding of events. We’ve always been known for our common sense, for our plain and honest dealings with the world, and for making sense of the times we live in. And yet, we seem to have lost our way. Not sure what is real and what is not, we’ve stopped depending on our own perceptions and we’ve stopped putting our country first. It’s easier to argue, to point fingers or call names. It’s quite a bit harder to sort it all out and make sense of things, and yet, that is exactly what we must do.
Lies of omission are the most sinister of all. It’s up to us to begin creating a country we all want to live in based on a real understanding of the truth. Don’t wait for the press or the politicians to do it for us.