BY ALLEN WEST
The progressive, socialist left introduced a theme, as they always do, and they continue to rhetorically assert this theme, “manufactured crisis.” Their allies in the liberal, progressive media have taken up this theme, but sadly, as we all know, they apply it to the real crisis occurring at our southern border. Regardless of the facts before them, the delusion of the left continues, and their media accomplices are complicit in perpetrating this false narrative. They dismiss and ignore the “Angel Families” who have lost loved ones at the hands of criminal illegal immigrants. They have embarked upon a deranged crusade to demonize our Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. They have established states and cities for illegal immigrants to find sanctuary, in complete disregard of our rule of law. The progressive, socialist left and their media cohorts have gone so far as to decry the temporary plight of illegal immigrant families who are separated. Yet, they say nothing of the American families who shall be forever separated – the Steinles, the Tibbets, the Shaws, the Corcorans – and we could go on and fill this missive with countless names.
Yes, this is the supposed “manufactured crisis” that the progressive, socialist left asserts in total and complete unison. As a matter of fact, in utter disrespect, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi came to Texas just last month and asserted that there is no crisis at our border.
What is far more disturbing is that the same leftists, and media allies, created the real “manufactured crisis” and perpetrated an even greater false narrative against the American people. This narrative has been ongoing for nearly three years, and last week, one would have thought it was put to rest.
The infamous Special Counsel Robert Mueller report was released last week. The U.S. Attorney General Barr released a four-page summation of the most critical points. There was no collusion of the Trump campaign or President Trump with the Russian government. As well, there was not sufficient, credible, evidence to support any allegation of obstruction of justice by President Trump in said matter. And one would have thought that would end this great, true, and real “manufactured crisis” – but no.
The house of cards that was the entire Russia collusion fiasco has crumbled. However, the deception continues to keep the real manufactured crisis promulgated by the progressive, socialist left alive.
The real question we need to ask that should be answered: how did this whole episode begin? And if you realize something, this is another real crisis that the left would much rather dismiss and ignore. It is just the same as how a presidential administration could abandon Americans to die in an Islamic jihadist attack, not be forthcoming about it, and it be considered, yes, a “manufactured crisis.” And yes, I am referring to Benghazi, where four Americans, Amb. Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Ty Woods, and Glenn Doherty lost their lives. Their families were, and continue to be, disregarded, just like the families of victims of criminal illegal immigrants. Are you noticing a pattern?
That pattern is that if it is something that relates to the ideological agenda of the left, or aids in their political narrative it is valid. Anything, and all else that contradicts their goals and objectives, their incessant quest for power, control, and domination is, yes, a “manufactured crisis”.
Ask anyone that relies on the mainstream media as their primary source of news, or shall we say, propaganda, about these names – Christopher Steele, Andrew McCabe, James Comey, Bruce and Nellie Ohr, Glenn Simpson, Peter Strzok, and Lisa Paige – and see what the response will be. Ask these patrons of leftist talking points how an unverified political document paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign could find its way into the highest levels of our Department of Justice, namely the FBI, and end up before the secret FISA court. How can such a document be the sole source to grant permission for surveillance of American citizens, a presidential campaign? How could classified notes be released to someone as a leak to the media, Comey’s faux pas?
Instead of Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Rep. Adam Schiff pursuing these apparent breaches of our intelligence system – yes, verified evidence – Chairman Schiff continues down the path of the left’s real manufactured crisis because it fits their political agenda.
The threats emanating from an unsecured border is a real crisis. The weaponization of our federal government as a political hammer against the American people, and our constitutional republic’s electoral process is a real crisis.
The incessant narrative that President Donald Trump is a Russian agent is a manufactured crisis. As a matter of fact, it is right up there with the insidious hoax of one Jussie Smollett. The mainstream media bit off on that one as well. In these cases, the concern is that the real truth may ever see daylight. And will those responsible for these hoaxes EVER be held accountable, responsible, and criminally prosecuted?
Ask yourself, when did Russia become this great fiend to the progressive, socialist left? Barack Obama told Mitt Romney during their third presidential debate when the topic of Russia as our greatest geopolitical threat was said, “The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because, you know, the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.” The same Barack Obama whispered to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he would “have more flexibility” after his reelection. Secretary of State gave the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov a cute little yellow toy box with a red button and called it a “reset” with Russia. The same Hillary Clinton was involved in a very mysterious Uranium material sale to the Russians, and there were some interesting donations to the Clinton Campaign by said Russians, supposedly for speeches by the former president, Bill Clinton.
Oops, I am sorry. Those are all irrelevant – just some more examples of a “manufactured crisis.”
The time has come to stop allowing the progressive, socialist left in America, aided and abetted by their media propaganda machine, to define what is a manufactured crisis. Bill Maher recently suggested that socialism offers more freedom than capitalism … then again, what is happening in Venezuela is just a “manufactured crisis.”
Editor’s Note: This column previously appeared at AllenBWest.com. Used with the permission of the author.
Lt. Col. Allen B. West is the former U.S. Congressman representing Florida’s 22nd District, a Fox News Contributor, a contributing columnist for Townhall.com, a Senior Fellow with the Media Research Center, the former Executive Director of the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas Texas, and the author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom. Col. West is the third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. During his 22 year career in the United States Army, he was awarded the Bronze Star, 3 Meritorious Service Medals, 3 Army Commendation Medals (1 with Valor device), and a Valorous Unit Award. In 1993 he was named the US Army ROTC Instructor of the Year. Col. West believes it will be principled constitutional conservative policies, not politics, which will secure a sound economic future for Americans.