Harold Hutchison / April 27, 2021

Don’t Cooperate With the Double Standard

Patriots must stand up against the Left’s duplicitous efforts everywhere.

If anything, recent events have shown that a double standard is in place, and grassroots Patriots are now confronted with harsh reality. Winning the fight to preserve our Republic and our freedoms is going to involve taking some steps that will be hotly debated when we ultimately win.

Here’s just a quick rundown of some of those recent events:

  • Maxine Waters threatened violence unless the jury in Minneapolis convicted Derek Chauvin.

  • Media outlets used information from a hack launched against GiveSendGo, a crowdfunding site that has backed various causes that competitors like GoFundMe censor, to go after donors to a cause not favored by our elites.

  • LeBron James posted, then deleted, a tweet threatening a cop whose quick action saved a black teen girl’s life.

  • A CNN producer confessed to Project Veritas about how that “news” organization acts as a propaganda outlet for the Left.

Note that in all of these cases, those backing “progressive” causes faced few, if any, repercussions for their actions. Yet there have been conservatives who did nothing close to this that were targeted by the Left or Big Tech.

For instance, Waters has a nearly three-decade-long track record of inciting violence dating back to the LA riots of 1992, all while “serving” in Congress. Yet it was President Donald Trump who got impeached a second time, despite calling for his supporters to “peacefully protest.” To add to the egregiousness of the pass Waters gets for her incitement, Marjorie Taylor Greene has been punished by the House of Representatives for thought crimes that predated her election to Congress, none of which came even close to the threats of violence Waters has made. But if the Left refuses to punish Waters, why should Greene be shunned by the Right for far less, especially when she’s at least had the decency to apologize?

Meanwhile, Big Tech took no action against The Guardian for using information that was obtained from actual hacking, yet it censored legitimate reporting by the New York Post that was detrimental to Joe Biden’s presidential campaign last year, as well as reporting on the way a founder of Black Lives Matter has enriched herself. Want to know why many think Big Tech is a threat to Liberty? Here’s a good case.

Then we get to LeBron James. How many conservatives have been censored by Twitter for alleged violations of the rules over recent months and years? Yet James gets off scot-free for his threat. Will he ever face tough questions from ESPN about whether he thought the life of a black woman who was about to be stabbed mattered less than one who was wielding a knife? We’re not holding our breath to find out.

Last, but definitely not the least, is CNN. Let’s just say that those who call Fox News, One America News, or Newsmax “propaganda” or “fake news” don’t have any ground to stand on unless they call out CNN for its actions, which include efforts to take out its competition. Twitter’s censorship of Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe isn’t going to convince CNN’s critics they’re wrong, either.

We’ve discussed the pernicious effect that double standards have had on multiple occasions. What’s becoming obvious, though, is that these double standards are now metastasizing into a two-tiered system of rights and justice, and that is unacceptable.

Grassroots Patriots need to take a strong stand, both with elected officials and those who would hold themselves out as leaders (or spokesmen) for conservative/Republican/MAGA causes, and insist they oppose these double standards. Such stands may be necessary in other circumstances as well. Does this mean that the political discourse and campaigns will become uglier? In the short term, the answer may very well be yes. But the alternative, unilateral political disarmament, is suicidal. In this case, grassroots Patriots need to take great pains to explain that the Left has sown the wind and is reaping the whirlwind.

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