By Vasko Kohlmayer - lewrockwell.com
A struggle session is the infliction by totalitarians of public humiliation and torment on those who harbor wrong thinking or misguided ideas. The purpose of a struggle session is to compel the targeted individuals to confess their wrongdoing and repent of their error.
Struggle sessions are conducted ostensibly for the benefit of their victims so that they can be purged of their unwholesome ideas and psychological tendencies.
The most dangerous of these tendencies is the desire to know and say the truth. To totalitarians truth is as the cross is to the devil. Like that fallen angel, totalitarians are masters of reality inversion. They force their victims to give up that which true and accept as true that which is false.
Even as we speak, the American people are being put through a great struggle session. This struggle session is being run and conducted by America's left.
The top agenda item in this struggle session is last year's election.
The left wants us to believe that the doddering and confused Joe Biden received more than ten million votes than any previous presidential contender in history. This despite the fact that Biden never really campaigned and was considered a dud of a candidate even by most Democrats well into the primary season.
The left wants us to accept that nearly eleven million more people cast ballots for Biden than voted for Barrack Obama in 2008. They want us to agree that the uninspiring career politician who spent much of the campaign hiding in the basement of his house received fifteen percent more votes than the charismatic Obama during his historic run. In other words, they want us to believe that when put side by side with Obama, Biden won by a massive landslide.
They want us to believe that more real people voted for Biden than did for Trump who - unlike Biden - drew large crowds wherever he went. Commensurate with the great swell of enthusiasm that accompanied his campaign, Trump received more votes than any previous candidate in history and that by a healthy margin. Trump bested Obama - who until then was the highest vote getter in American electoral history - by nearly five million votes.
In December of last year Gallup conducted its famous annual poll. It showed that Donald Trump was the most admired man in the United States. Joe Biden received barely a third of the number of votes that Trump obtained. Yet we are supposed to believe that the dull Biden won the presidential election and that he did so by receiving historic levels of popular support.
They want us to believe that more people voted for the corrupt and boring candidate who suffers from obvious cognitive decline than voted for the highly popular Trump.
They want us to believe that Biden beat Trump and received a record number of votes even though he consistently trailed Trump in voter enthusiasm metrics. This is from the piece in Just the News which ran in the summer of last year:
"Likely Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden faces a daunting enthusiasm gap compared to President Trump, according to the latest Just the News Daily Poll with Scott Rasmussen. 'Wow! 76% of Trump voters are enthusiastic about their candidate compared to just 49% of Biden voters,' Rasmussen exclaimed."
They want us to believe that Biden prevailed over Trump even though Trump won 19 out of 20 bellwether counties that have accurately predicted the winner of the presidential contest for decades.
They want us to believe that Biden outperformed Trump even though he did worse than Hillary Clinton did against the Donald in 2016 in every urban county save a handful of metropolitan areas. Tellingly, all those areas happen to be dominated by the corrupt Democrat establishment known for its chronic tendency toward electoral fraud.
They want us to believe that the huge nocturnal vote dumps for Biden were legitimate.
They want us to believe that the statistically impossible vote patterns were a result of an honest election process.
The left wants us to admit to something that is obviously not true. They want the American people to concede that Joe Biden won fair and square. They do not want anybody to say that this election was stolen, despite the fact that Joe Biden himself admitted it. In a pre-election event with his supporters, Biden confessed, in a Freudian slip of tongue, "We have put together, I think, the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics."
They stole the election, and afterwards they boasted about it. A couple of weeks ago, Time Magazine ran a piece titled "The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election." The article describes how the unholy coalition of leftist operatives and globalist busines interests conspired to pull off the Great Steal:
"There was a conspiracy unfolding behind the scenes, one that both curtailed the protests and coordinated the resistance from CEOs. Both surprises were the result of an informal alliance between left-wing activists and business titans. The pact was formalized in a terse, little-noticed joint statement of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and AFL-CIO published on Election Day."
In a classic example of leftist doublespeak, Time describes this travesty as an effort to neutralize "Trump's assault on democracy." To the totalitarian left, a populist winning an election by receiving an unprecedented 75 million votes seemed like an "assault." That's why they had to cheat so hard.
They want us to concede that Biden won fairly even though there is overwhelming of evidence to the contrary(see, for example, the Navarro report here).
They want us to confess Joe Biden as a legitimate president even though there were no meaningful investigations into the many obvious and gross election irregularities.
The American people now find themselves in a classic struggle session dynamic. We are pressured to pretend that lies are true. Those who dare to say otherwise are labelled subversives and called insurrectionists and domestic terrorists.
We are told we must accept the obvious sham or else. Those who refuse are subjected to psychological, social and financial torment. They are blacklisted, ridiculed, cancelled, slandered, fired from their jobs and penalized in a number of other ways. At the same time, they are also given a way out. If you only concede, they are told, the vilification and punishment will cease, and everything will be all right. You will no longer be this misguided, criminal, and despicable creature. If you submit, you shall be forgiven, and you shall be rehabilitated. You will be re-admitted to polite society, because you have seen the light and embraced the truth.
But this is a lie peddled by thieves and frauds. This is what leftist totalitarians always do. They offer you the devil's bargain: you will be redeemed by denying the truth and conceding to untruth. But this never ends well either for you or for the society which allows such evil to proceed.
That's why we must never concur to this travesty. Either the left will relent and agree to a serious inspection of the crucial elements of the election process - forensic audit of the ballots in the disputed jurisdictions as well as a thorough examination of the voting machines - or Joe Biden can never be considered to be the legitimate winner of the presidential contest.
Bowing to totalitarians has never been the American way. The leftist frauds who are trying to make the American people succumb to lies must be resisted no matter how much pressure or intimidation they exert.
We must stay strong in the face of their reality inversion, because this struggle session is America's great hour of trial. As far as we can, we must stand for the truth and not allow the totalitarians to get away with their treachery.