Wednesday, May 19, 2021

The Truth About the "Big Lie"

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Yesterday Dennis Prager wrote, "Men give birth, America was founded in 1619, and Israel is the aggressor."

Continuing, he wrote, "When you meditate for a moment on what the left expects honest and decent people to believe, you confront the world of absurdities and lies in which we live."

Matt Vespa wrote for Town Hall, "We were all gaslit on the real "Big Lie."

Molly Hemingway's new book will tell us, "The ruling class did everything in their power to make sure what happened in 2016---a Donald Trump election victory---would never happen again."

And historians now tell us that Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi propaganda chief, didn't actually coin the phrase or use the "Big Lie" device. He claims Winston Churchill did.

As Pilate infamously said, "What is truth?"

Be informed, not misled.

Dennis Prager

Prager said yesterday, "The Left demands we believe and announce that men menstruate and give birth and that it is in no way unfair to girls and women when biological men compete in girls and women's sports."

He continued: 

"In tens of thousands of American schools, students are brainwashed to believe that America was not founded in 1776 but in 1619, the year the first Africans were brought to North America as indentured servants or slaves. This is the 'Project 1619' lie: It is labeled a lie by most almost every leading historian of early America, many of whom are Democrats and liberals who supported the impeachment of former President Donald Trump."

Prager continues to lay out the facts about the current war between Israel and Hamas, describing how most of what is being reported is a "lie" and that the reason the left hates Israel so much is because it is "morally better than it's neighbors, not to mention its enemies."

I recommend you read his article.

Molly Hemingway

Molly Ziegler Hemingway is a senior editor at The Federalist. She is Senior Journalism Fellow at Hillsdale College and a Fox News contributor. 

She has written a new book, scheduled to be released in September, titled "Rigged: How The Media, Big Tech, And Democrats Seized Our Elections."

I have not read the book but have read the reviews and some of the content. I plan to read it. I hope you will too.

The highly sourced book will "tell the story of how the political, media and corporate establishments changed election laws and procedures, reduced or eliminated oversight of ballots, manipulated the COVID-19 response, stoked the violent racial unrest, published fake news, censored accurate news, and did everything in their power to make sure what happened in 2016---a Trump election victory---would never happen again in 2020." 

She also details what went on behind the scenes just prior to and during election night. Who Trump believes his worst media enemy was, and what went wrong during the electoral legal challenges. And how the Democrats caught the Republicans flatfooted on the issue of mail-in ballots.

Matt Vespa

Vespa, the Senior Editor at Townhall, says "If I hear the phrase 'big lie' again I'm going to lose it."

Why? Well first, he says, "I don't think it's kosher for various media outlets to keep peddling the lexicon of  Joseph Goebbels. Second, the 'big lie' was right under our noses the entire time."

He says the "big lie isn't that the election was stolen by Biden and the Democrats. That's the 'big lie'. Look, unlike the Democrats in 2016, I've accepted the results. It sucks. I'll never believe that Joe Biden got 81 million people to vote for him, especially now as crisis after crisis is besieging this administration and now he's nowhere to be found. He calls a lid before 2 PM and goes to sleep. No, the real 'big lie' was Russian collusion."

He makes a case that the Russian collusion myth was really at the heart of the Democrats political win. So does Molly Hemingway.

They're both right. It was. The Russian collusion was finally exposed and identified for what it was. A lie. But by the time the Mueller report and other reports became public, the left had moved on to manipulating the election in whatever way possible.

To the so-called "progressive," the end always justifies the means. Truth is relative so "my truth" is true because I say it is true.

Joseph Goebbels

Goebbels was the propaganda chief for the Nazis back in the day. He is most often credited with coining the phrase, "The Big Lie," and for using it to deceive millions in his own country and around the world. 

The Big Lie theory goes something like this: "If you tell a big enough lie and tell it often enough people will believe it."

Regarding its origin? Even Wikipedia is confused and unable to say for sure who said what and when they said it.

The German expression, however, was actually coined by Adolf Hitler when he dictated his 1925 book "Mein Kampf," to describe the use of a lie so "colossal" that no one would believe that someone "could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously." Hitler blamed the Jews for doing that regarding WW I.

Some historians, like Jeffery Herf and others, say the Nazis used the idea of the original big lie to turn sentiment against the Jews and bring about the Holocaust.

Goebbels wrote in an article dated January 12, 1941 titled, Aus Churchills Lugenfabrik (From Churchill's Lie Factory) that "Churchill and the English leadership do not depend on particular intelligence. Rather it depends on a remarkably stupid thick-headedness. The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous."  

Will Rogers once said, "If you ever inject truth into politics you would have no politics."

The original big lie

When Satan approached Eve with the motive to deceive, his lie was so big, he didn't have to repeat it (Genesis 3). 

"Has God really said you should not eat of every tree in the garden," he began. "All but one," the woman replied, explaining "we may eat of all the rest but the one...if  we eat of it "God has said 'we shall die'."

The deceiver's response: "You will not surely die." God's Word isn't totally true. Actually He is insecure because He knows that if you eat the fruit..."you will be as God." You will be enlightened, elite, and progressive.

The eternal Truth.

There is a concerted effort to find the Truth. The people I've quoted above, I believe, are getting to the truth of what is happening in our culture. 

Pilate's first inquiry was (John 18:37-38) directed at Jesus: "Art thou a king then?" Jesus answered, "Everyone that is of the Truth hears my voice."

Pilate then asked, "What is truth?" The universal question of all time.

After looking Truth in the face Pilate went out and told the mob, "I find no fault in Him."

I don't believe he is God or the Messiah, but I believe  he's a good man.

It has been said, "It is easier to perceive error than to find the truth, for the former lies on the surface and is easily seen, while the latter lies in the depth, where few are willing to search for it."

Truth Himself stands before each of us. Will we recognize Him---or will we move on to the next big lie?

Jesus himself said (John 14:6), "I am the way the truth and the life; no man comes to the Father, but by me."

And He said (John 8:32), "You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

To make sense out of what is happening in our culture, we've got to begin with the question, "What is truth?"  Then everything begins to fall into place.

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful.