Dear American Left Part II: It’s Time to Get Serious About Your Rhetoric

Dear American Left Part II: It’s Time to Get Serious About Your Rhetoric

As tensions heat up between North Korea and the rest of the world, we’re reminded once again of how the tiny despotic regime operates. Among many other disturbing practices, the North Korean starts the anti-American propaganda young. In kindergarten, the children learn to hate the “American b*******.” The principal of the kindergarten “pulls out a dummy of an American soldier with a beaked nose and straw-colored hair and explains that the students beat him with batons or pelt him with stones.” They teach them to fear and eternally hate the Americans. In kindergartens, “U.S. soldiers are depicted as cruel, ghoulish barbarians with big noses and fiendish eyes. Teeth bared, they brand prisoners with hot irons, set wild dogs on women and wrench out a girl’s teeth with pliers. One drawing shows an American soldier crushing a girl with his boot, blood pouring from her mouth, her eyes wild with fear and pain.” Sick, yes—but the dark little nation illustrates a great point: if the story is strong enough, vividly illustrated enough, persists for long enough, and told by enough people, it becomes fact to its audience—and people behave accordingly. I wrote a piece two weeks back about we’re handing down a societal tradition of monstrous, unethical, disingenuous, and dishonest behavior to our children, and that it is largely traceable to the far Left—thanks to the media, entertainment, and political class’s purposeful distortions of the truth. Again, we on the Right don’t run the engines of influence. The far Left does. But we’ll get back to that. Yesterday, with the shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise among others, that conversation just...