Just a note for my right leaning family and friends from my left leaning self as we near voting day:
They say we want to disband police departments (and that we hate the police): we don’t, that’s a lie. We want to weed out racism and unnecessary police brutality and for those who abuse their power to be held accountable.
First claim, first sentence – and already we are gaslighting. The amount of evidence to the contrary of this user’s claim is insurmountable. Even the New York Times published an OP-ED detailing what BLM means when they say abolish the police, and to say it’s a lie with a major publication claiming otherwise is just another attempt at gaslighting those who can parse the misinformation and overt mainstream left-wing propaganda.
They say we want to release all prisoners: we don’t, that’s a lie. We want to weed out racism and ensure the punishments match the crimes and to deprivatize prisons.
Again, as you can already tell, this entire post is just gaslighting anyone with some common sense and access to google. If you do a simple google search you get these results:
They say we want open borders: we don’t, that’s a lie. We want asylum seekers to be given their chance to seek asylum. We want to help people who are coming from unimaginable terror and poverty help to give them the chances we have. We want to ensure children aren’t separated from their parents and that nobody is kept in cages. But we do want proper vetting.
AOC has exposed this lie time and time again on Twitter and in person. Open borders are a cornerstone to left-wing thought in 2020. The NY Post even published an article outlining AOC and her claim that “only Nazis oppose open borders”.
They say we want to take away your guns: we don’t, that’s a lie. We want logical gun control to help prevent mass shootings.
They say we want to wage a war on Christianity and Christian values: we don’t, that’s a lie. We want people of all religions to be able to practice and worship freely.
The media as well as the academic field has been against Christianity and those who value Christian values for years now. It’s not some well guarded secret. Even as I right this article, Twitter is trying to cancel Mother Theresa.
They say we want to get everything for free: we don’t, that’s a lie. We want to work hard and make sure that healthcare and education are affordable for all.
This claim is an obvious straw man. The left wants more government control and the fact that they want both free college tuition and free healthcare further supports the assertion that they want free stuff given to them by the government. It’s debated on breadtube that they are “human rights”, now knowing that a right is innate and not given to you by the government. Another simple search on Twitter shows how many people can see through this lie.
They say we want a war against traditional marriage: we don’t, that’s a lie. We want people of all sexual orientations to be able to love freely, no matter who you love.
Among the academic communities, the general consensus on the left is that the traditional family unit is a white supremacist structure. The ACLU even stated that marriage can be a tool of white supremacy.
They say we want to destroy or rewrite history: we don’t, that’s a lie. We want to recognize the ugly parts of our past and do everything we can to say “that’s not okay, let’s not honor those aggressors, let’s not let those things happen again”.
This is just an obvious lie aimed at gaslighting regular people who can see the statues being removed without democratic consent. The biggest rewrite of history would also include the NY Times 1619 project. A racist and obviously fabricated endeavor to convince the US population that this country was founded in 1619, and that slavery was the center piece of it’s ideology.
They say we want to take away your constitutional rights: we don’t, that’s a lie. We choose to believe science and wear masks and try to prevent the spread of this disease.
They say we hate America: we don’t, that’s a lie. We just recognize our faults and want us to do better, be better.
The very fact that Phycology Today has to pen this piece proves there is anti-american sentiment on the left. And from a communist perspective, America is labeled as the enemy (from the fact that America is a capitalist country). Rioters at the Kenosha riots are yelling “Death To America”, the same phrase phrase used by Al Qaeda and other Islamic terrorist organizations.
Stop with the us vs. them. Stop with the straw man arguments. Stop with the fake news. Stop with fox news. Our position is one of empathy, compassion and logic. Stop believing the hype. Stop with the division. Just because we want equality for all doesn’t mean we want to take anything away from you.