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This is the politics the left made based on threats of power, not peaceful persuasion

By Graham Young - posted Thursday, 14 January 2021

Any senior journalist, politician or observer who says there is no evidence of ballot rigging would have to be in on the game.

The pivotal question, even if fraud is proved, is whether the tampering can be proven to have occurred in such volumes as to change the course of the election. Again, the reaction of the Democrats suggests that it might have been that large. Why else fight against auditing the process?

Besides, most people in the US would know the Democrats have form in disinformation having spent the first three years of the Trump presidency trying to impeach him on the basis of the Steele dossier that they knew to be fantasy and paid for by Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee.


What's more there is widespread acceptance amongst Americans that the election was "rigged" with Rasmussen reporting 68% of Republicans, 13% of Democrats and 33% of Independents believed it was.

So the DC Rally was primed, and "Stopping the Steal" is what they wanted to do. So I don't think it could happen here for the foreseeable future.

But other aspects, based on the underlying elements I outlined at the top do have counterparts here.

For over 12 years now media and left-wing political and academic elites have been telling people that the American dream is a nightmare, that "white" Americans are irredeemably racist and sexist, that their collective history is a disgrace and built on oppression, and that they have no right to even express an opinion to the contrary on those or any other issues because to do so confirms all of the above.

This culminated this week in the decision by Twitter and Facebook to suspend the accounts of users for alleging there was electoral fraud, even banning Trump from Twitter. And when former Senator Ron Paul wrote a piece objecting, he was banned too! This is absurd and very troubling. A head of state has a right to be heard, and Twitter seems to accept that by hosting the Ayatollah of Iran and Nicholas Maduro on Twitter, not to mention the Chinese Communist Party, all of whom rank well-ahead of Trump in the monster stakes.

Amazon has also given notice to Parler, a free speech forum, that it will no longer host its platform on its servers because it disapproves of their free speech position. (Perhaps coincidentally on the day they found out that Dems would chair all the congressional committees that oversee them).


At the same time the congressional Democrats and others have been calling for people who have worked for the Trump administration to be effectively banned from public life and employment, and for broadcasters to be punished for relaying Fox News content.

While those views aren't mainstream here yet, they could easily be. We have the Greens, whose utterances, are of a similar vein, and Kristina Kenneally, a former premier and now a prominent ALP frontbencher, who tried to shut down CPAC Australia, a conservative talkfest, because she disapproved of some of its speakers.

Then we have Malcolm Turnbull and Kevin Rudd who are jointly running a petition to have an inquiry into the Murdoch media. They have plenty of supporters for this on Twitter, and have gathered just over 500,000 signatures..

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