Increasingly, Democrats are securing their role as umpire, calling the pitches by not allowing the spectators to watch the playback—or the pitch. And this time, the silencing is of those very Americans from which they profess the desire to hear.
Memory of the summer’s national conventions has been understandably eroded by the current electoral situation. As delegates could not gather collectively, both parties were compelled to transact daily business and deliver nightly speeches primarily through a digital screen. Some may recollect the DNC’s virtual roll call. More may remember the mainstream media’s gushing reaction to it. Enchanted reporters unreservedly raved about the composite representation of America on display. Journalists in rapturous delight heralded the pageantry as preferable to the traditional, nonpandemic method and endorsed its replacement henceforth. Democrats proudly affirmed that the delegates “looked like America,” just as their impersonal, externally discriminating checklist for administration appointments has been reduced to intersectionality scores. Though Republicans may be unaware, they have apparently looked un-American since the nineties.
During their convention, Democrats continued to recite their commitment to listen to real, average Americans. In his victory speech following “election week,” Joe Biden vowed we would all “listen to each other again.” Regardless of President Trump’s legal options appearing to dwindle as December 14looms, the bigger story is that the media’s evolving declaration of no widespread evidence existing and their silence from lack of coverage are not the same thing. Increasingly, they are securing their role as umpire, calling the pitches by not allowing the spectators to watch the playback—or the pitch. And this time, the silencing is of those very Americans from which they profess the desire to hear.
Take just a sampling of these concerned citizens sharing their experiences surrounding the election, and they reveal a true swatch of America—not manufactured, sleek political pandering, but a real cross-section of ordinary Americans. While possessing the cultural, gendered, and ethnic diversity over which the left salivates, they also differ professionally, socioeconomically, educationally, even ideologically. Some don’t even care about politics. But Democrats and the media refuse to listen to these garden-variety folks who, under penalty of perjury, merely want to be heard. With little to gain and much to lose, they venture into a “cancelling” public arena prepared to devour them by constant harassment, threats of physical harm to themselves and their loved ones, attempts to sabotage their careers and more. These are honest, hard-working people, many with mentally and physically demanding jobs beyond keeping seltzer and sparkling water straight.
These are people who have been, by circumstance alone, reluctantly hoisted onto the current political stage crowded with politicians desperately attempting to cultivate a convincing counterfeit of this typical American—pretending to be in touch with that type of person, pretending to be that type of person. And yet Democrats have not only turned a deaf ear, Big Tech and their media allies have been actively suppressing their voices by refusal to offer the same coverage they afforded those who rejected Trump’s clearer victory in 2016 and censoring, discrediting, and gaslighting other citizens hoping to circumvent their obstruction. When the out-of-touch left has moved on from muting President Trump’s mic to muting the microphones of normal, everyday Americans, how can anyone believe they are truly interested in listening?