One of the key progressive tactics is to create straw men issues out of tiny or non-existent issues, fabricating “mountains out of mole hills”, while at the same time downplaying real crises and ignoring them, in effect turning real mountains into mole hills. In many cases, the left completely makes up the mountain out of whole cloth, Republican “War on Women?” Please! What better way to show this strategy than to list some examples, all to the detriment of our country, by the way.
Mountains out of Mole Hills:
- Donald Trump and His campaign “colluded” with the Russians to steal the 2016 election.
- Criminals are mistreated by America, and should be given their full rights back.
“Obama doesn’t think rapists, armed robbers, drug dealers are criminals”, now called “justice-involved-individuals”,
VA Gov Terry McAuliffe executive action grants 206,000 felons right to vote.
- Global cooling – Clearly their alarmist prediction of another ice age never happened.
- Man-made global warming – Now that we have 17 years without a global temperature rise, they changed the lexicon to global climate change and blame extreme weather on carbon. Global Warming Science; Reversal of Green Guru Lovelock, falsifying data to create warming. Climate Change Infographic.
- GOP “War on women”– Sadly this worked and helped get President Obama reelected in 2012.
- “Ban Bossy” effort
- DDT – Completely made up claim that DDT was dooming the planet. Bogus claims were made like DDT was responsible for killing bald eagles by reducing the thickness of eagle egg shells. Banning DDT resulted in (tens of millions of people dead from malaria, and now bed bugs are returning to the US, don’t let them bite!)
- US healthcare system was in crisis – Hysteria used to ram through Obama care
- High oil prices (blame oil companies, speculators)
- Off shore drilling, Anwar, coal mines, fracking, Keystone XLOil Pipeline (claims that it will destroy the environment and poison our water)
- Incandescent Light bulbs (soon may not have any American made bulbs).
- Republicans out to kill the elderly, indigent, women and children (yet death panels and abortions are democrat’s designs)
- Class warfare (self-fulfilling prophecy) – The wealthy are rich because the steal from the poor. The Poor have no wealth because the rich keep it all. Income inequality.
- Coconut oil is bad for you –We no longer use it to make popcorn, but contrary to claims it has been proven to have many positive effects such as reducing the impacts of Alzheimers .
- Salt will kill you –Latest studies say this is way over blown.
- Debt reduction/Balanced Budget – Any movement in this direction destroys the country, evil Republicans, “women and minorities hardest hit”.
- Voter ID laws exist to disenfranchise the minority vote – In fact they are essential to keep our elections honest, no dead people need show up to vote.
- Comprehensive Immigration Reform – Only 3% of Americans think this is a top priority.
- White Privilege – Itself a racist screed, taught across the progressive educational spectrum. Do progressives feel guilty because the Democrat Party has such a racist history?
- The Population Bomb, we’ll soon be forced to eat the bodies of our dead!
The above list is just a drop in the bucket, but hopefully makes the point. Be on the lookout for this tactic from the left! I’d be interested to hear what other examples you can list to further the cataloging of progressives crying wolf and making mountains out of mole hills to create national, and often global, panic in order to advance their agenda.
Mole Hills out of Mountains:
- Hillary Clinton, the DNC and the Obama Administration’s actual involvementwith the Russians. Uranium One Sale, $145M to the Clinton Foundation, Hired Russians to make up dirt on Donald Trump.
- IRS Harassment of Conservative Groups, Tea Party
- Benghazi (Avoidable murders of 4 Patriotic Americans)
- The Loss of the Middle East to Terrorism
- Fast and Furious
- US’s crushing deficit
- Long term liabilities of Social Security, Medicare, etc.
- Increasing magnitude of paying back debt as % of budget (OMB projections are that the annual cost of interest on the National Debt will exceed the Defense Budget in approximately 2020).
- Impacts on future generations (What we are doing is enslaving them to massive taxation)
- Obamacare – Hardly a day goes by without another story coming out detailing the harm ObamaCare’s implementation is having on our country: Death Panels, Rapidly rising costs, Single Payer Government Controlled end state.
- Democratic Party’s history of radical racism
- Crushing impacts of Big Government regulations on free trade, free enterprise, and US economy.
- War on Christianity– Even the Pope is concerned, (Army warns against Christians, Tea Party), Latest, 90,000 Christians Killed in 2017 for their Faith
- Drug Violence spilling over from Mexico
- Unions killing industries, public sector unions killing local, state, federal budgets
- High taxes- Damaging US businesses, forcing capital offshore, Americans renouncing their US citizenship (look at the impacts of high taxes – New York, California, vs Texas
- Banning of Gulf Oil Drilling (despite federal judicial rulings to the contrary)
- Voter fraud
- Failing US education system– From K-12 and into Universities (nearly 8 out of 10 NY City high school graduates can’t read).
- Opposite of contrived GOP “war on women”, true war on women in the Islamic world.
- “Clean Energy”
- Windmills chopping up birds (estimated 888,000 bat and 573,000 bird fatalities/year); Obama OK’s killing eagles, (400% increase in the # of bald eagles that companies can kill annually); making people seriously ill, deformities and aggression
- Impacts of ethanol on food prices, environmental harm, scarcity, (too much corn and less of everything else)
- Massive size of solar panel farms needed to produce power –environmental impactstorching birds, 130 in just 2 hrs!Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating Plant.
- It doesn’t deliver, given all of the harmful impacts it’s a false promise
- Huge cost/waste of tax payer money (Solyndra, and others.)
- Driving up energy costs
- Crony Capitalism (gov’t choosing winners and losers).
- Cost of College Education
- Failure in War on Poverty
These two lists are in no way meant to be comprehensive. Sadly, there are far more examples that pop up every week.