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Democrats “Save America” from Crises They Invent

Democrats “Save America” from Crises They Invent

One of the facts of politics is that people will surrender freedom for safety.  That is why fear is a major driving force in politics.  That is why politicians concoct crises where there are none – or cling to fearmongering long after the crisis has subsided.

The key to success in getting people to surrender freedom is to propagate the sense of crisis. And then convince the public that you are the only person – or political party – that can save them.  Of course, it will require the transfer of power from the people to an elitist establishment in Washington.  It also requires the acquisition of a person’s wealth for redistribution based more on political advantage than need.

Let’s look at the major issues that President Biden and his radical left-wing governing coalition consider crises. Keep in mind that Democrats have the enormous advantage of an elitist east coast news media serving as their partisan communication vehicles for the Democrats false political narratives.

The Covid-19 Pandemic

In terms of the Pandemic, the mantra is … “it isn’t over, it isn’t over, it isn’t over.”  Outside of a small concession on the wearing of masks outside – which they could have issued throughout most of the Pandemic based on the scientific statistics – the administration medical authorities, including the Center for Disease Control (CDC), are calling for most of the same precautions they called for at the height of the Pandemic.

Under the pressure of questioning, these medical authorities will admit that a vaccinated person has only the remotest of chances of getting OR spreading Covid.  The have also backed off the likelihood of contracting Covid-19 from surfaces. 

They fail to report that the number of  people with active cases has been dropping precipitously. The death rate has also been dropping. It is now only a fraction of what it was a few months ago.  So, why has the media virtually stopped reporting the daily number of deaths?  You know the reason.

They fail to note that the vast majority of the new cases are being discovered in people who are asymptomatic – or with very mild symptoms and virtually no risk of death.  That is because more than 80 percent of the high-risk seniors have now been vaccinated.

In terms of the United States, this Pandemic is in its ebbing days. 

So, the Biden administration – and those on the left – use the most despicable fearmongering to advance their power-grab agenda.  It is the old “it COULD happen” even though the statistics indicate that the chance is VERY, VERY low.  To use their argument, it is POSSIBLE that I could be killed by a meteorite tomorrow.  But I am hardly spending my time building a meteorite shelter.

The reason they keep stoking excessive fear of the virus is because they believe it will give political fuel to their desire to move America from a people-up Republic to top-down elitist authoritarianism.  The Biden plan would be the biggest shift of power to Washington – and the greatest political redistribution of wealth – in American history.  The Pandemic is just another excuse.

The Economy

The economy is yet another example.  Since the Great Depression, Democrats have seen their success dependent on convincing the American people that we have a massive problem of poverty and oppression.  They use the anecdotal/broad-brush approach.  If they can highlight a single case of suffering, they claim it reflects all of America. Or at least a very high percentage. 

They then call for legislation and spending to APPEAR to address the marginal problem – all the time making the real goal more power for an elitist autocratic government in Washington run by … them.  The sad irony is that the billions upon billions of dollars they already poured into the so-called “war on poverty” failed to put a dent into the problem.  That is because it was never intended to do so.  The money is mostly distributed to allied individuals and organizations as political payoffs.

We are seeing that same approach again in the wake of the Covid economic shut-down.  

The economy was EXTRAORDINARILY strong before the Pandemic hit and we carried out a massive government-directed shutdown.  Overnight, we went from 3.3 percent unemployment to a depression era 14 percent. It was higher in minority communities that had been seeing the lowest unemployment rates since the Great Depression.  If the middle class was shrinking – as Democrats are fond of noting – it was because millions of Americans were moving up into the upper bracket. 

One of the factors that maintained a persistent poverty rate was the addition of more than 20 million illegal migrants. Many of whom went on welfare because of the current lack of jobs.  Despite that fact, the welfare rolls were shrinking.

Virtually every major economist – and anyone with an ounce of common sense – understands that the economy was structurally solid before Covid-19 — and a resurgent economy would resume as the shutdown was eased.  That appears to be something Democrats seem to fear more than they desire.

The stock market returned to its record-breaking levels at the end of the Trump administration. Even before a single dose of vaccine was shot into a person’s arm.  It will continue to soar – and that may not be a good thing – because Biden is overheating the economy with massive amounts of inflation-breeding cash.  At the same time, those massive expenditures – unless stopped by Republicans and sane Democrats – will EVENTUALLY slow down growth and limit jobs.

Unemployment has dropped to around 6 percent.  It would be much lower if Congress had understood what the Republicans were saying about the undesirable affect of excessive unemployment benefits. Especially in how prolonged they became.  Simply put … the folks at low-level incomes would not go back to work until their benefits ran out.  Who can blame them?  Consequently, retail shops and restaurants are having a difficult time finding workers as the economy is moving toward normal.

And still, Democrats want to pour trillions of dollars into unemployment, welfare and assistance programs – even new ones. 

This after billions of dollars were GIVEN to many Americans who did not need the money.  If taking money from some folks to give it to others stimulates the economy, why not take it all and give it all away.  You see the problem?  All consumers and no producers.  As former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher put it, the result of these socialistic approaches is that “you eventually run out of other people’s money.”

Biden and the Democrats are counting on enough Americans to be sufficiently greedy … sufficiently stupid … and sufficiently uncaring about their kids and grandkids economic wellbeing … to keep the keepers of the economic cornucopia in power.  That is what it is all about.

As Benjamin Franklin wisely noted:  “When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.”

Democrats are banking on Franklin being correct.

Racism

Perhaps the most dangerous false narrative of all is that America is a deeply racist nation. It pits the White American majority against a collection of distinctly different ethnic groups.  Currently, the United States population is 72 percent White according to Census Bureau statistics. It is hardly at some tipping point that is one of the BIG lies in the left’s false narrative.  Even if you exclude those our government categorizes as White Hispanics, the White population is still more than 60 percent.  America is not at a tipping point in terms of the demographics. The so-called White community will be the largest ethnic/racial group in America for decades to come. 

But let us talk about that “tipping point” crap dished out by the Democrats.  Every day, the left-wing media proffers the false claim that there is a rise in racial tension because all of us White folks are cowering in fear that folks with a darker skin color – those now lumped together as “people-of-color” –may be gaining more power and authority based on numbers alone.

But much more importantly, White folks are NOT operating on some Democrat-invented fear of some fictional “takeover.”  I do not know of a single White person … or Republican … or conservative … who fears the growth in the population numbers and percentages of Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans, non-Christians, gays, women or any other tribe –based on the evil concept of identity politics that Democrats try to force us into.

Americans are NOT a racist people.

We get along fine in our daily lives. Especially when not prodded into tension and hostility by the political agendas of the left.  Finding a few malcontents who shout racist rhetoric is not a representation of we the people any more than those radical left-wingers destroying portions of Portland on a daily basis define the majority of Americans with more traditional liberal views.

Ironically, where the residual of SYSTEMIC racism is found, the Democrats and the left ignore it.  Why?  Because they own it. 

NO WHERE IN AMERICA DO BLACK CITIZENS SUFFER GREATER HARM AND OPPRESSION THAN THEY DO IN THE SEGREGATED AND IMPOVERISHED CITIES UNDER THE CONTROL OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

That is where the lack of education takes place.  That is where poor quality housing takes place.  It is where high unemployment takes place. It is where you find the so-called food deserts and health deserts.  That is where you find the most overt racist policing – and the most street crime.  And that is where the populace revolts against the crushing and deadly oppression in demonstrations and deadly riots over and over and over again.

The entire predicate of America is the rejection of racism — and the evil concept of identity politics by which an authoritarian political establishment creates permanent interest groups — and then dangles policies and privilege as the rewards in divisive tribal competitions.  It is the opposite of e pluribus unum, the melting pot, the American Dreams and an opportunity society.

I do not see any evidence of the American people fearing the growing numbers of any group.  If we had this mythical fear of minorities, per se, how could we have elected a Black President of the United States.  Most Americans have been working for – and hoping for – the minorities to escape from the contemporary segregation and oppression that is iconic in our major cities.

The only thing most Americans should fear – and do fear – is the rise of a political class that would transform our Republic from a “government of the people, by the people, for the people” to an authoritarian model in which a dominant central government in Washington dictates the rules.

We fight against THAT in people regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual preference, country of origin or any of those other tribes that the left Democrats would superimpose on the American culture.

Summary

Those are the three great dishonest narratives that have been foisted on we the people by the left-wing political forces in the Democratic Party and the compliant and cooperative news media.  These are the crises that they concocted – and in which they want us to believe. 

To put it bluntly, the Pandemic crisis is ending.  Our economy is not in crisis but experiencing a robust recovery.  And racism is NOT a defining characteristic of our nation. Rather, it exists as a cancer confined to specific and easily defined regions.

The only real crisis at the moment is taking place at our southern border. And that is being denied by Democrats.  But that is a subject for a later commentary.

So, there ‘tis.

About The Author

Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.

9 Comments

  1. Ben

    Wow Larry! You managed to write a little novella today. Impressive!
    I certainly won’t be able to touch on everything you wrote, but I’d like to point out a few things.
    One, when the Pandemic started, we had a Republican President and. Republican Congress, how exactly did Democrats shut everything down? My State with a Republican Governor was one of the first to shut everything down.
    You may not be building a meteor shelter, but I bet you put on your seat belt every time you are riding in a motor vehicle. You do this even though 99% of crashes are survivable. That’s a much more apt analogy than a meteor shelter.
    I don’t think your unemployment rant proves the point that you think it does. Unemployment is roughly $1200 a month, or $7.50 an hr, or $14,400 a year. If an employer can’t compete with those numbers, perhaps it’s time to reevaluate your business model.
    Illegal immigrants are NOT eligible for unemployment. If you lie about an issue that is so easily debunked, how can your readers take anything else you say at face value?

    How can you argue both the stock market was awesome for setting records while trump was in office, but now it’s too awesome and dangerously high while Biden is in office, even though they BOTH (rightfully) added stimulus funding into our economy? AND You did this in the same paragraph !

    I won’t touch on the race issue, because as a middle aged white man, I only have a sense of what POC deal with on a daily basis and as an older black man once told me many moons ago..” perception is reality “. If the perception of the BIPOC community is they experience racism on a systemic level, then I am in no position to argue their reality.

    I saw a social media post the other day. A redneck southerner man was going on and on about how mensuration isn’t a real thing.. he had never bled out of his penis and none of his friends had ever bled out of their penises. Women only pretend to bleed for attention and as an excuse to take it easy for a week every month. It was a con used to women’s advantage. After all, he never dealt with it, so it must not be true. Kinda like you Larry, you’ve not had to deal with racism, so it can’t be true.
    I am curious why you continue to go back to the racism well? Must be a populist troupe for your readers

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    • Tom

      All very good points Ben! One thing, please do not do or say anything to encourage the building of that meteor shelter. We would not want anything to get in the way of the meteor!

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    • Anonymous

      WOW BEN…your wrong about racisms, I’m a white female and I grew up in the south and I’m old enough to remember the white’s only signs and the Black only sign’s in front of the bathrooms and the water fountains….as a child I never understood those signs or why those same people all set in the back of the bus. I never saw color and so many of the other whites felt the same way….
      Also Ben remember everybody has a story a sad story even so many of the whites and remember the slaves of the Indians, you never hear them cry and tell everybody how bad life is and was. being slaves of the Indians… and the white women that were treated like they were slaves by the white men…everybody has a sad story…. It’s what you do with that sadness and turn it into a life to live…
      There is no racisms unless it is created by someone that wants to create that issues again…
      I’ve been back south again and it isn’t what you want a person to think….I was surprised at the change, everywhere I looked and went many of the business had only black people working there etc…
      What I didn’t know that took place so many years ago in my uncles and aunts lives, here is that story. In order to go to school my some of my uncles and aunts had to walk by the home of black family, the boys that lived in that house came out and beat up my uncle every day that they found him, that meant if they were up and caught them sneaking by….so you see there are many stories that aren’t told here…. My own story took place when I was 7 years old. My mother told me I could go into the 5 & dine store and look but I couldn’t touch to wait for her. I was walking on the sidewalk facing three large black women, so I moved over toward the very edge of the sidewalk so that they could pass, the outside women took her elbow and hit me throwing me into the street. I couldn’t think of what I had done wrong…
      So the writer is very correct in what he is saying…

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      • Ben

        Anon, thank you for sharing your antidotal story of the one time you had the sads because a person of another race was mean to you. If you took your own advice, it’s only racism if you want it to be.

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  2. Rat Wrangler

    Other than Indians not taxed, race is not mentioned in the Constitution until the 15th Amendment. Other than resolving a loophole in Section 2 of the 14th Amendment, sex is not mentioned at all until the 19th Amendment. Perhaps it is time we go back to Constitutional law and start treating everyone equally, regardless of sex, gender, race, or economic situation. We are living in a nation that purposely separates out these groups and assigns or removes rights at will. Affluenza is now a valid excuse for involuntary (and reckless) manslaughter, but a non-wealthy person will never be permitted to use that excuse in a court of law. Sexual assault and sex discrimination happens to men as it does to women, but it is rare that a man has his day in court, and the media rarely vilifies his offender, especially if he is heterosexual. Affirmative action back in the 1960s and 1970s ensured that young White men would find it more difficult to find decent jobs than their minority counterparts. I know, as I lost out on three good ones because of my alabaster beauty back in 1970. As long as our government agencies keep separating the people into groups, and treating them differently, we will have racism, sexism, and ‘wealthism’. The Constitution says the law should treat everyone the same, but we have a government that does not, so how can they enforce the law fairly?

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  3. JoeyP

    The BEST way to “save America” is to send ALL Left Wing Democrats (this includes RINOs and “never Trumpers”) PACKING after they are DEFEATED during the ELECTIONS. Send The Treasonistic TRAITORS to FEDERAL PRISON as per the U.S. Constitution AFTER CONVECTION. One Enlightened And HOPEFUL Patriot. Team Trump and His Allies 2020 – MAGA (WE’RE NOT going away!).

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    • Tom

      I am an independent, non-affiliated voter. I do not like either party. But you Joey, I like! I hope and pray that you are true to your words and that you never go away. Without you and your associates dear Joey, I would not have a reminder of what redneck scum really is! Thanks for sticking around.

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    • Andreas

      hard to get shit of your shoes even after a defeat 🙂

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    • Ben

      Joey,
      I’m with you! Treasonous traitors should be imprisoned! The MAGA crowd that tried to overthrow the will of the people by storming the Capital need to be imprisoned for their seditious acts!
      You may be hopeful… put hope in one hand and votes in another and tell us which fills up faster. You are a MINORITY in your own Country. Republicans have only won the popular vote ONCE in the last 30+ years. Your policies are not popular, your voting base is dying off faster than it can be replaced. MAGA is going away. If you don’t like the policy preferences of the majority of voters, LEAVE!

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