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We're Surrounded

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No matter where a conservative turns, he or she is going to find an enemy.

If you go looking into the media right now you’ll find you have few friends. Fox News hosts a number of them, but if you flip to any other channel you’re in the wrong neighborhood. If you go onto the internet, you’ll find very few friendly institutions there as well. Whatever information comes down the pipe is usually going to be from a leftist slant and, if it inconveniences the left in any way, the social media company you’re currently on may filter the news so you never see it.

It may even suspend and punish those who share it.

For the modern conservative, you’re surrounded by hatred and ire aimed toward you and everything you believe from a left that has truly become an extremist entity. What’s worse is that this extremist mindset has infiltrated the vast majority of America’s stages and they have no qualms about censoring, banning, and ruining lives.

The phrase “trust no one” used to accompany spy thrillers or tinfoil hat podcasters but now one can’t help but wonder if not trusting anyone is the smart thing to do. It was definitely smart of Trump not to put his trust in the virtual debate as he was recently proven right after CSPAN host Steve Scully lied about his Twitter being hacked after he had asked a Trump opponent on how to respond to the President.

Scully was to host the presidential debate but thankfully Trump backed away.

The left was big mad after President Donald Trump turned down the offer for a virtual debate but any conservative worth his or her salt was pretty sure it was the right idea. Anything could happen during the debate that would put Trump at a disadvantage from muting, to sudden problems with the audio-video feeds. Cutting off Trump would be far easier and it’s clear from the Wallace debate that cutting off Trump was a priority.

Further proving it was a wise decision to back out was the “apology” issued by Scully where he painted himself as the victim that didn’t help the situation:

For several weeks, I was subjected to relentless criticism on social media and in conservative news outlets regarding my role as moderator for the second presidential debate, including attacks aimed directly at my family. This culminated on Thursday, October 8th when I heard President Trump go on national television twice and falsely attack me by name. Out of frustration, I sent a brief tweet addressed to Anthony Scaramucci. The next morning when I saw that this tweet had created a new controversy, I falsely claimed that my Twitter account had been hacked.

These were both errors in judgement for which I am totally responsible. I apologize.

These actions have let down a lot of people, including my colleagues at C-SPAN, where I have worked for the past 30 years, professional colleagues in the media, and the team at the Commission on Presidential Debates. I ask for their forgiveness as I try to move forward in a moment of reflection and disappointment in myself.

There’s not much we can trust from major media news outlets right now be it about election news, activist groups, or even the pandemic. It would appear to me that they’re frenzied. Like some kind of hornet’s nest if the hornets had just snorted a ton of cocaine. There seems to be a madness that has engulfed them and I don’t see it getting better anytime soon.

While they’ll likely never say it openly, the media, social media giants, celebrities, and more have declared war on us. They’re out to win and they’ll stop at nothing.

But just because we’re surrounded doesn’t mean that we’re losing. Americans are a group of people who stare certain defeat in the face and then request that the person nearest to them hold their beer. We’re as tenacious as we are stubborn and the rebellious nature we inherited from generations past runs through our very blood.

The institutions may have us surrounded. They may have bigger guns and the best strategists, but what they don’t have is a clue on how to deal with the American spirit. They fight by subversion, not in a face to face kind of way. They have to fool people to get anywhere, but shadows can only hide so much before the hiding becomes obvious.

The issue was that there was once a time when we didn’t know how surrounded we were and now we know increasingly where our enemies are. Let’s deal with them and get this country back on track.