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American Gullibility Factor

by Ron Holdraker
August 22, 2020

It becomes frustrating and a bit disgusting watching internet social sites and some of the re-posts and thoughts appearing just about every second.

We blame Trump for anything, we blame Obama for everything, we blame the Democrats, the Republicans, Blacks, Whites, Police, Protesters, Rioters, Media for the current conditions.

The truth is we are all gullible in some fashion. This goes further back than the 2016 elections. 

The Clintons killed anybody that could lead to a scandal. Surely, the Whitewater land deal has conspiracy written all over it, but everybody, anybody claims it as truth. Even after thorough investigations turned up nothing and if and when a truth is established, it really no longer matters.

Theories/lies gain strength as they are repeated. To follow some posts we are either doomed for socialism, or headed towards a dictatorship.

Then there are the inside dividers, ANTIFA (short for anti-fascist), QANON (a far-right conspiracy theory detailing a supposed secret plot by an “alleged “ deep state). Then there is FOX, CNN and a host of other “news” outlets that have all but abandoned straight news in favor of supporting either the left or right.

BLM (Black Lives Matter) and groups supporting police have clashed over facts, figures and purposes.

Gun toters, Second Amendment supporters, anti-gun toters, militia groups all claim a place in the fight.

Stop for just a moment and ask yourself a few questions? Where did this post originate? This posted “fact” had to be started somewhere, by somebody. Was it the right or left media. Was it some inside/outside force wishing to cause division?

Both sides of the political divide have agreed that Russia and other outsiders have used the internet to further division. A Republican lead investigation last week stated that as many as 126 million Americans were subjected to and possibly influenced by Russian posts during the 2016 election period. What’s more, it is still happening and we, the gullible, continue to re-post them.

A child is killed by a Black man, a Black child is beaten by a White man. This happens, but is now elevated due to race and race only. If one network misses that particular crime, they are hiding it due to race. That is stupid thinking, but a reality in the American Gullibility.

If Trump loses, it is due to all the left-wingers. If Biden loses, it is the far right and we are doomed as a country.

Kamela Harris is not really Black. She is not a legitimate candidate because she is not American. Again, this is really stupid, but finds legs on the Internet.

I like to think I research stories, from many media and draw conclusions. I listen to what the politicians say and do. I take Biden’s words to establish his stance and qualifications to be presidential. Trump’s speeches and moves help me decide what is real and what is just crap. I study the positive and negative.

I do not pull the lever for a Democrat or Republican, based upon their party affiliation. The person I choose is who I feel in the best choice for the position, whether it be a presidential, senate, congress, or state and local election.

Bottom line, think for yourself and believe we will make it through the 2020 elections, regardless of the interference and whoopla. My hope is we make the right choice.

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