“Don’t let a crisis go to waste,” a prominent Democrat said a few years ago. They aren’t. I have maintained for years that the left intend on taking us, the USA, into the Chinese Communist model. I had always thought that they would prefer it be voted in, and once there, no reversing course. It now appears that, with this pandemic, they see a course into the model without need for votes.

Facebook and Google are censoring conservative and even moderate material. The so-called mainstream media have done it for years: managing, contorting, omitting, and deconstructing the news and contrary opinion. The left are consolidating their power over the dissemination of ideas, thought, news, and even the food and drug supply. My question: Why have the hugely powerful left been allowed all this incredible power? Putative conservatives have been in power at the highest levels of government off and on for years. Why have the precepts, laws and government formulated by our Founders been allowed to be trodden underfoot by those hostile to our established way of life?

We are right now at a most precarious crossroads. 100 years of movies and 70 years of television have produced a cowering, ignorant, and dystopian populace scared of its own shadow. Perhaps that was a concerted aim. The political mindset of the operators of movies and TV certainly seems to be concerted. In any event, the people are being led down a most dreadful path that is perpendicular to the intent of the Founders. What seems to me to be eerily conspicuous is the absence of resistance by members of the US Congress.

Harry F. Hagan

Powder Springs

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