If you got all your news from the so-called mainstream media for the last couple of years, you may want to stop reading. The information and opinions that follow may be too much to digest. I don’t want your head to explode.
Have you played dominoes? Regardless, I bet you have seen dominoes set on end in a line so if the first one is tipped it knocks over the next one. And the next one, and so on. Some elaborate patterns might have 5 or 6 starting points with the domino lines all ending up at the same point.
Suppose we use a domino pattern to explain the 2020 Trump-Biden Presidential campaign. One starting point, the main one, was Covid-19. President Trump said it might have started in a virology lab in Wuhan, China. The mainstream media scolded Trump for saying it started in China and insisted it was probably from a bat. China officials could identify the source, but refused then and now to let unbiased scientists investigate.
President Trump suggested hydroxychloroquine was a possible treatment for Covid. The media said it was dangerous quackery even though it has been used to treat malaria and arthritis for 80 years.
Trump sometimes questioned the views of Dr. Fauci. At various times Dr. Fauci said, “Do not wear a mask,” “Shut down all non-essentials so we don’t overwhelm the hospitals,” “Wear a mask outside,” “Get vaccinated so life can return to normal,” “Even if vaccinated, wear a mask,” “Wear 2 masks,” and “We did not fund gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Lab.” The media worshiped Dr. Fauci (and they still do).
Trump was criticized for not wearing a mask in public, while Biden has worn a mask constantly, even outside alone or on Zoom calls. In reflection, the sanity of the country would have benefitted if they had “met in the middle” on mask-wearing.
Trump pushed a vaccine development program called Warp Speed, supported by Congress, with the goal of having millions of doses available by October. Media insisted it would take at least 3 to 5 years, not a few months. One company, miraculously, had a vaccine ready for FDA approval in October. But the “good news” announcement was delayed until 3 days after the election. Back to the domino analogy, this line failed Trump because of timing.
On June 1, 2020, Trump walked to Lafayette Square and held up a Bible in front of St John’s Episcopal Church. Earlier, federal officials had forced protesters to move back a block or two so construction of a more secure fence could be started. Media shamed Trump for tear-gassing peaceful protesters (who had set fire to the church the previous day) simply for a photo-op. This was the start of another “domino line” which resulted in reluctance of federal officials to bring in National Guard reinforcements to protect the Capitol on January 6, the day Congress verified the election results.
In October, a computer belonging to Hunter Biden was left (abandoned) at a computer shop. The hard drive had incriminating evidence against Hunter, and tied his dad to Hunter’s business dealings in China and Ukraine. Media blocked this evidence that would have swayed votes in November. An intricate “domino line” where the first domino was never tipped.
While President Trump was out and about almost every day in 2020, answering reporters’ questions, Joe Biden claimed he had to stay home because of Covid. Why didn’t the media insist he answer serious questions the same as Trump? (He had a phone and Zoom.)
All of these examples are “lines of dominoes” that help show how Joe Biden beat Donald Trump on November 8. The June 1 incident directly affected both the election and the lack of Capitol security for January 6.
Historic quote by Will Rogers:
“People ask me: ‘Will, where do you get your jokes?’ I just tell ‘em, ‘Well, I just watch the government and report the facts, that’s all I do, and I don’t even have to exaggerate.’” June 11, 1933 (Notes?)