Democrats and the left wing media have recently made “fake news” an issue and their excuse as to why they lost the election. Twice-failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stated that “fake news can have real world consequences,” obviously alluding to her defeat. “It’s a danger that must be addressed and addressed quickly.” She also said that it’s important that both private and public sector leaders “step up to protect our democracy and innocent lives,” as if our democracy and innocent lives are being threatened by fake news. This coming from a person who lied about landing in Bosnia under sniper fire and who lied about a YouTube video being the cause of the attack in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, which she still hasn’t been prosecuted for.
Well, our democracy and innocent lives are being threatened by the mainstream media’s (MSM) ability to foist their fake news on us. Former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, who was fired for delivering fake news and lying on national television, “reported” on MSNBC that “fake news played a role in this election and continues to find a wide audience.” He further claimed that most of the “fake news” came from Breitbart, a conservative news outlet. There’s one word used to describe the fake news the left and MSM pundits constantly inundate us with: Oppositism.
What is Oppositism? It is a word I coined to describe the tool the left and the MSM have used for a very long time. Moreover, it is a psychological manipulation they have incorporated into their daily agenda as a way to brainwash the public into thinking what is not true actually is true.
One example of oppositism includes the phrase “You didn’t build that.” President Obama said it and it’s the opposite of the truth, but people believed it. It is more than evident and obvious that there are some men and women in today’s private sector that, through hard work and determination, actually have built companies, organizations and foundations that have done more for people than government could ever do. Obama and the left want you to think, however, that only government can do for you what you actually can do for yourself.
Perhaps the best way to experience oppositism is to listen to Obama speak. At a graduation ceremony in May of this year Obama spoke to an outgoing class of 2016 and stated that they will go out into the world with the best opportunities awaiting them than ever. This is simply foolish and a huge lie, but another example of oppositism.
Obama and his compliant MSM have continually repeated the ridiculous notion that women don’t make the same wage as men. This, too, is a proven falsehood. Women do make as much as men when one calculates hours men work versus hours women work. In some cases women do make less than men but that is a comparison of what men do versus what women do. Men commonly go to work every day and put in more hours whereas women typically take time off to have babies and raise families. So the idea that women make less than men is merely an intentional confusing statistic and another form of oppositism.
Issue after issue is lied about by leftist politicians and the MSM. The left’s prescription of gun control to eliminate senseless murders, for example, is the exact opposite of what really needs to be done. Instituting a policy of responsible gun ownership and defense, enacting a legal right to conceal carry as well as eliminating gun-free zones would help decrease senseless murders. But each time there is a murder spree, whether it’s on a college campus, an elementary school or a movie theater, the left takes to their bought-and-paid-for bully pulpit to preach gun control. It is exactly what they preach that causes these senseless killings.
According to the left “hate crimes” are committed by the extreme right. There is no proof of this and they know it but they get away with saying it. In fact, in many cases hate crimes are staged by left wing activists. In 2007, for example, Madonna Constantine, a Columbia University professor, hung a noose on her office door and reported it as a hate crime. A few years earlier Kerri Dunn, a Claremont McKenna College professor, spray-painted racial slurs and slashed the tires on her car, and then filed a false police report. In a 2012 incident Eco-terrorists set ablaze and vandalized dozens of SUVs at several southern California auto dealerships. These are not the actions of the “extreme right.” The hate is on the left.
The asinine notion that Republicans, Right Wingers and the Tea Party are terrorists (and bigger terrorists than real terrorists), which leftists have proclaimed, is also an example of oppositism. Indeed, Tea Party rallies end with attendees cleaning up after themselves and leaving the place cleaner than it was when they got there. That can’t be said for Democrat rallies and leftist protests. Just look at the grounds of a Democrat rally site immediately after one of their events.
There have been people on the left, Rosie O’Donnell and Tavis Smiley, for example, who have made the ridiculous claim that Christians are bigger terrorists than Islamic terrorists.
More recently the term “Hands up, don’t shoot” became a mantra of the Black Lives Matter movement and the left. This slogan however, is based upon a lie. In the infamous Michael Brown shooting, where a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri was forced to shoot Michael Brown after Brown threatened the officer’s life, one witness claimed to have seen Brown put his hands up and say “hands up, don’t shoot.” Many other witnesses reported differently and forensic evidence shows that this was a blatant lie. The media, however, was all too happy to continue the lie.
Republicans are constantly being portrayed as people who hate blacks, Mexicans, Hispanics, and whomever else when it is the policy and programs of Democrats that continue to hold them back.
The left claims that voter ID laws are racist. No they’re not. They are the opposite of racist. The objective of voter ID laws is to keep those who are not allowed to vote from voting. This includes illegal aliens, felons and cheaters. It is widely known that illegal aliens have managed to find ways to vote in United States elections. It is also widely known that some people have been able to register fictitious persons so they can use their names to vote. There’s nothing racist about voter ID laws but something very sinister about anyone who would oppose them.
Names of left wing organizations also fall under the umbrella of oppositism. For example many Democrats refer to themselves as progressive. But their aim is to move the country in an opposite direction from where it should go. Take the names of some left wing organizations: The Center for American Progress, Think Progress, MoveOn. They are all progressive movements but do anything but progress America toward positive change.
These are all examples of oppositism the left has tried to get us to believe. Unfortunately, they have all too often been successful since many uninformed and misinformed people buy into the lies they tell. With this theme of fake news currently running through the MSM, the left is finally being exposed for their hypocrisy.
Tom Folden is a political strategist, conservative thinker, and Editor of RightWingWriter.com, a website for conservative viewpoints. An original Tea Party activist, he takes part in pro-America rallies when his time permits. He is also a singer/songwriter and recording artist. For interviews and/or appearances, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.