Editor,

I write in response to Dirk van Ulden of Belmont who decried the censorship of social media as against the First Amendment and mentioned that Joseph Goebbels would be proud of the social media censors as well as the main news media of this country for their propaganda (“The current state of propaganda in the United States” in the June 30 edition of the Daily Journal). I beg to differ.

The homeless and overdose problems are often due to the fact many of these folks are mentally ill and, years ago, a governor shut down many of the facilities that could help now. If he is worried about propaganda he can look no further than Congress where some members deny the insurrection of Jan. 6. “Looked like a normal tourist group checking out the Capitol.”

Give me a break.

Goebbels is indeed involved in our propaganda. He said: “Tell a lie, make it big and tell it often.” More than one third of Republican voters are convinced the election was stolen.

Who keeps repeating that inaccurate piece of propaganda?

Kevin O’Brien

San Mateo

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(15) comments

Rel

So true, Mr. O'Brien. The right keeps blaming social media because it exposes the facts they do not want to face. Despite the fact the last election was the most scrutinized and controlled, deemed the most fair and free from fraud, and certified by Republicans and Democrats alike, the right steadfastly clings to the Big Lie.

A great meme was published recently. "If the right is so convinced the Jan 6 insurrection was prompted by BLM and Antifa, or the "Deep State" or the FBI, why then does the right stifle any attempt to investigate it?" One can bet the truth will eventually be exposed and, once again, the right will claim "fake news". The roots of a cult go deep and are not easily remedied.

Terence Y

If the left is so convinced the election was the most fair and free from fraud, then why does the left stifle any attempt at election audits? After all, the audits could reinforce their contention of a free and fair election, or maybe they won’t, which is why the left is scared election audits would verify the Big Lie. The roots of propaganda go deep into the left and are not easily remedied.

Rel

Hey Terence, please provide a verifiable instance of where the left is stifling any attempt at election audits. There has been no need for such attempts since all results have been certified. FYI: it was not the left who attacked Congress on January 6 to reverse the election results and try to undermine one of the pillars of our democracy.

Tafhdyd

Terence,

No one is opposed to a legitimate audit or recount. AZ had two recounts after the election conducted by legitimate organizations and staff. What is happening in AZ now is a sham scam operation by the clown ninjas put on by gullible right wing conspiracy kooks. They have been at it for over 3 months and just asked for more time because they have no idea what they are doing. Some of the recounts have shown that our Great President Biden won by more votes than the original count. You can still join the real world but you are running out of time. BTW, how are you doing on the bamboo fibers?

Terence Y

So we now have the Boobsey twins trying to put their heads together in pushing their fake news and lies. First, we have Rel asking for verifiable instances when Rel relies on unverifiable news sources for his specious claims. Rel claims it was not the left yet there's evidence Antifa goons embedded with patriots. Then we have Taffy saying no one is opposed to legitimate audits or recounts, but his so-called audits and recounts are performed by the same foxes guarding the hen-house. Maybe Taffy should look up "legitimate." What’s next, Taffy, asking for the IRS to re-audit their audit of your tax return? The outcome is a foregone conclusion. Do a search for “John Sullivan” and “Democrats against election audits” and “chain of custody 2020 election” and you’ll find plenty of info. I’d tell you to skip the fake news, but surprisingly, some of the left-wing rags that are held in such high regard by lefties include stories which hold some semblance of the truth. BTW, speaking of censorship, notice how YouTube deleted coverage from a broadcasting network of our great President Trump’s rally from Ohio that had nearly 5 million viewers? Fortunately, coverage is easily found via other media and streaming outlets so don’t forget to tune into our great President Trump’s Florida rally today.

Tafhdyd

Terence,

Thanks for the rally info. If I tune in I won't need my laxative today to get things going.

Terence Y

Taffy, my friend, you’re very welcome. People are happier you’re running down there than running your mouth. Even though we’re in the midst of Biden’s America Last policy I hope you can learn to love America more than you hate Trump. If you haven’t already, display that big, beautiful, unifying American Flag outside. Meanwhile, like Steppenwolf encourages… gotta get the motor runnin’, head out on the highway, looking for adventure… Have a great Fourth of July!

Rel

"Boobsey twins?" LOL, Terrence! Thanks for the honorific as name calling is the last resort of the person who knows he’s lost the argument. It is noted you mentioned the IRS and audits. Just a coincidence your "great" president's organization is under indictment for tax evasion and fraud? Trump is going to discover the wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine.

Trump having 5M viewers? Only in your dreams. None other than FOX cut him off after 5 minutes. He had 15-20K in person at the rally but it was observed many were leaving early as they had heard his act before.

Terence Y

Rel, you go ahead and tell yourself what you need to sleep at night. It’s impossible for me to lose an argument when everyone can see that you’ve done your homework and have no response to the truths I revealed. After what seems like hundreds of comments from you three Pup Boys (Taffy, Rel and Jorg), I still don’t see a bungling Biden accomplishment. I notice all three of you are also afraid to answer most of, if not all, our mutual friend Mr. Fowler’s questions. BTW, another 45k people attending Trump’s July 3 rally, along with 375k people watching Trump’s speech live. Meanwhile, less than 50 people to see the Biden boob in Michigan.

Jorg

Indeed, Rel, highly suspicious that the Congressional Republicans, with just a couple of honest exceptions, are dead set against finding out what actually happened on Jan. 6, and what led up to it, including who was really behind it all, - and why! Highly suspicious!

Terence Y

Indeed, Jorg, highly suspicious that Democrats, with no exceptions I know of, are dead set against presidential election audits that would prove fraud, and what led up to it, including who was really behind it all, - and why! Highly suspicious! Oh wait, I forgot NYC Mayor de Blasio is calling for an election audit due to “discrepancies” and illegal secret meetings, but this was only for a primary. So maybe one Democrat is okay with election audits, just not presidential elections.

Jorg

Terence Y: This is even worse nonsense than we are used to from your side, and that tells a lot! “Democrats dead set against election audits”? From where do you get BS like that? Give me a single example! Democrats have not resisted a single audit, while all have shown that the election was fair and square, without any cheating beyond the usual Republicans found to cast a vote for dead family members.

Terence Y

Jorg, this is even a worse comment response than we are used to from your side, and that says a lot! I’ve already provided plenty of examples in my above Jul 3 comment at 9:06am. With a little homework, you can find all the examples your heart desires, even from the left-wing rags you idolize.

Ray Fowler

Good morning, Kevin

In response to Dirk's LTE, I wrote, "It will be interesting to hear what the left side of the aisle says about the content of your LTE. I'm sure they will either dismiss the comparisons to Joseph Goebbels or shriek that those comparisons apply to conservatives. Shriek on... "

Blocking and censoring by major social media platforms and the MSM are all too real. I concluded my initial remarks with the following, "The progressives on the left... which does not include honest liberals... are a real threat to the First Amendment."

Terence Y

Mr. O’Brien, you did write one thing that should be repeated, “Give me a break.” If anything, Mr. van Ulden was spot on in regards to main news media propaganda as you’ve clearly bought into fake news telling lies, making them big and telling them often. In fact, you’re making it worse by repeating lies and repeating them often. I think it’s clear who is repeating inaccurate pieces of propaganda. BTW, if there’s nothing to hide, why are Democrats so scared of election audits and election integrity? Maybe because the Big Lie is true. Of course, we knew Democrats would eventually try to steal more elections and begin eating their own. We now hear that NYC Mayor de Blasio is calling for an election audit due to “discrepancies” and illegal secret meetings. Get to the market for some Jiffy Pop and soda.

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