If you spend too much time listening to hyperbolic politicians and clownish talking heads in the media, you may become convinced that the ‘End of Democracy’ is right around the corner, at every corner. Year after year, on seemingly every other issue, this phrase is utilized as a cynical political tool.
Is it the sound of a broken record or the boy who cried wolf? Take your pick as both apply. The overuse of this platitude has diluted its meaning into irrelevancy, and yet anytime the Democrat-Media-Complex fails to get its way, like a petulant child throwing a temper tantrum, political hacks stare into the camera and howl that the ‘Death of Democracy’ is now truly upon us!
Think about the myriad of times that this has been said in recent years. If Republicans win the midterms in 2018, end of democracy. If Trump wins re-election in 2020, end of democracy. If Republicans retake Congress in 2022, end of Democracy. If Trump runs and wins in 2024, most certainly the end of democracy. If elections do not become nationalized, clearly the end of democracy. And the so-called “Capitol Insurrection” on January 6th, well that was as close to the end of democracy as it gets.
No sane and sober person can take this repeated fear mongering seriously. But that’s the point. This persistent gaslighting about the end of democracy is not targeted toward the rational, critically thinking members of society. It is a strategy that targets and manipulates weak, confused minds who can be convinced of seemingly anything as long as it is viewed as a win for their political team.
Those who utilize language about the impending doom of American democracy fall into one of two categories, with several belonging to both camps. The first category consists of craven political players who will say whatever is necessary to seize power and gain political control. The second category is the unaware morons, too dumb to conceive of an intelligent thought on their own, but happy to repeat what they have heard from their political allies.
Hillary Clinton, Jen Psaki, Chuck Schumer and Liz Cheney all fit into the first category of craven political figures who have pushed the end of democracy narrative. In recent months, Clinton and Cheney have both cynically suggested that President Trump winning the 2024 Presidential Election could bring the end of American democracy, a claim which will be shouted relentlessly should Trump opt to run again.
In the second camp, we have individuals such as Joy Behar, Joy Reid, Rosie O’Donnell, and Al Sharpton who have all parroted end of democracy talking points. While one can certainly make the case that they are also all nefarious political figures, my contention is that this crew falls more into the intellectually challenged, manipulated in their own right category. Imagine any of these individuals outscoring you on an IQ test. Impossible, and everyone knows this. These fools eat up this type of overblown rhetoric and eagerly regurgitate it to their audience as if they are saying something profound. They are little more than pawns in this game, but they are happy to serve in this role.
When the ‘End of Democracy’ is being forecast at every turn, none of these claims seem credible. Instead, it is simply another phrase that has been hijacked by distasteful political actors who, knowingly or not, are part of a propaganda campaign meant to distort reality to the American people. Let’s hope most Americans see right through this transparent facade.