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As anyone paying attention for the last decade or so knows, for D/S/Cs, including their media propaganda arm, truth has been replaced by the narrative. Or as Joe Biden put it: “We choose truth over facts.” Having been replaced by D/S/C operatives with bylines, there are few actual journalists left in what used to be called the “Mainstream Media,” which includes outlets like the New York Times, the LA Times and the Washington Post, as Andrew Klaven calls them: “former newspapers.”
The narrative is whatever version of “truth,” or “truthiness” if you will, is currently useful to the D/S/C Party. Fact has nothing to do with a good narrative, and as Mark Twain said:
A lie can travel halfway ‘round the world while the truth is putting on it’s shoes.
The more obviously false a good narrative, the more faux-angry, righteous indignation its purveyors express in pushing it. One can be absolutely certain they’re lying when they invoke racism and/or slavery, and of course, when their lips are moving. “Fact checkers” virtually always uphold the narrative, and seldom if ever is one corrected even when it has been exposed as an outrageous, insupportable lie, one so transparently stupid even D/S/Cs are, if not embarrassed—shame is a foreign concept to them—at least ready to embrace the next narrative. Narratives have expiration dates.
He most recent example of a fiery narrative is Reingate, the supposed brutal, horrific, slavery-invoking, worse than 9-11, Pearl Harbor, WWII, The Fall—Oops! Forget that one; D/S/Cs don’t do religion—worse even than the election of Donald Trump and the defeat of Hillary Clinton, whipping of Haitian illegal immigrants by the Border Patrol. We can be certain they are absolutely evil, because unlike most federal law enforcement agencies, they are actually trying to do their jobs by—gasp!—enforcing federal law. The horrific horror of it all was even more horrible because the Border Patrol agents were riding horses, and during the days of slavery, there were horses around too, so slavery and RACISM!
It was photos like this, and that in the header photo that built a narrative of evil whipping of people doing nothing more than committing federal felonies by illegally entering the country. There are whips! WHIPS! we were told. We could see them in the photos. Those poor Haitians!
Unfortunately for the narrative, there were no whips. Border Patrol agents use horses because they’re superior to other means of transport in much border terrain, and they do not carry whips. They never have. What they do use are reins, the long leather straps they use to control and direct their horses. Of course, most of the media are horrified by pickup trucks; horses, and anything about them, is a bridle too far. The narrative quickly adapted, with various D/S/C dimwits screaming in faux-indignation the Haitians were being strapped! STRAPPED!
DHS Secretary, the deer-in-the-headlights Alejandro Mayorkas was outraged! The whipping/strapping was “horrific,” “troubled me profoundly”—not profoundly! Anything but profoundly—and horses were being “weaponized” against innocent Haitians.
But of course it is. What isn’t?
Vice President Kamala Harris, who cannot consistently pronounce her own first name, briefly came out of the Witness Protection Program to tell us not only has the Border Patrol invoked slavery, but the abuse of indigenous peoples, because there were horses around then too.
Finally, the Big Guy, Temporary President Joe Biden himself, expressed outrage. He took full D/S/C rhetorical responsibility, the kind without any personal consequences, and expressed outrageous outrage at the outrageous behavior of the evil, whipping, strapping and horse running about Border Patrol Agents.
Doing their jobs and enforcing the law was absolutely unacceptable—no other federal agents were doing that–and he promised to punish them for such an unconscionable display of competence and fidelity to duty, the law and the Constitution.
The first consequence was announced by presidential spokesliar, Red Jen Psaki, who boldly proclaimed that in accord with Biden employment policies, the horses would immediately be put out to pasture:
The evil Border Patrol agents were stripped of their chaps–that’s another horsey-type term like “reins”–and immediately assigned administrative duties. Fox News reports:
EXCLUSIVE: President Biden on Friday left Border Patrol agents stunned after repeating debunked claims that Del Rio agents whipped or ‘strapped’ Haitian migrants, while promising to make those agents ‘pay.’
Biden weighed in on the controversy over images that emerged Sunday of agents on horseback blocking Haitian migrants from entering the U.S.
Claims that agents, who were using long reins to control their horses, were using ‘whips’ were quickly debunked by officials and other agents – but activists and elected Democrats have continued to fuel it. The photographer who took the images said Friday he did not see any agents whipping migrants.
I’m sure the Border Patrol agents knew that by actually professionally enforcing the law they were courting trouble, but still…
Border Patrol agents were stunned and angered by the comments, which both claimed without evidence that migrants were run over and whipped, and at the same time cast a shadow over the investigation.
‘Would you go to work and do your best knowing that if you do your boss is going to ‘make you pay’?’ one agent told Fox News. ‘I’m dumbfounded and don’t know what to say.’
The agent asked, ‘Is the president threatening to throw us in prison?’
Another said: ‘I see the administration wants to fry our agents. He just started a war with Border Patrol.’
Brandon Judd, head of the National Border Patrol Council, asked how there could be a fair investigation now that Biden had weighed in.
‘Now that the president of the United States has already said they did wrong, how is an investigator supposed to do a true and honest investigation?’ he told Fox News. ‘Because if that investigator finds they did nothing wrong — and they didn’t do anything wrong — but if that investigator finds they didn’t do anything wrong, how is that investigator’s job going to go?’
Then Judd really did it: he stuck to the facts rather than the truth/narrative:
Nobody was struck by a rein, not one person was struck by a rein, not one person was run over by those horses. They used the tactics they were trained to use, to do the job [Biden] sent them out to do — these are executive branch employees,’ he said. ‘He sent them out there to do the job, and now he’s criticizing them because his base wants them to.’
Unfortunately for the truth/narrative, Americans don’t like Joe Biden and D/S/Cs, but they do like horses and the Border Patrol. And then, something virtually impossible happened: an honest journalist spoke up with the facts, which coincidentally also happened to be the truth.
The man behind the polarizing #WhipGate photos told El Paso’s KTSM News that ‘I’ve never seen them whip anyone,’ and that his own photos ‘can be misconstrued’ when seen out of context.
Photographer Paul Ratje is based out of Las Cruces and, according to the report, took the shots from the Mexican side of the border.
What’s wrong with this guy?! Doesn’t he know the truth?
Do please note however that the narrative has been slightly altered since Monday. They aren’t claiming ‘whipped’ any longer, because anyone with eyeballs can see there was no whipping. Instead, Democrats are going with less-precise euphemisms like ‘strapped’ or ‘beaten.’
So who are you going to believe, Ratje’s photographs or the unhinged claims of desperate Democrats?
Or your own lyin’ eyes?
Instantly attaining the level of trolling grand master, Texas Governor Greg Abbott effortlessly one-upped Temporary President Biden:
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vowed to hire any border patrol agent the Biden administration fires for supposedly whipping migrants:
‘Secretary Mayorkas and, if I can be candid, even President Biden, they are in dereliction of duty,’ Abbott said on ‘Fox News Sunday.’
‘The Biden administration has abandoned any pretense of securing the sovereignty of either Texas or the United States by having these open border policies,’ the governor said. ‘The people in south Texas, they are angry about the Biden administration for ignoring, for abandoning them. The Biden administration cares far more for the people who are not in this country than he does for the people, American citizens who live in this country.’
Why would Governor Abbott say such a thing? Because it’s fact/truth, because Texans like to enforce the law, and they like horses and the Border Patrol. They don’t much like Joe Biden and D/S/Cs. They like horses and the Border Patrol this much:
‘They wouldn’t have been in that situation had the Biden administration enforced the immigration laws,’ Abbott said. ‘If he takes any action against them whatsoever – I have worked side by side with those Border Patrol agents – I want them to know something. If they are at risk of losing their job by a president who is abandoning his duty to secure the border, you have a job in the state of Texas. I will hire you to help Texas secure our border.’
That’s real, rather than D/S/C rhetorical, responsibility. As always, The Babylon Bee was on the case:
This particular narrative’s expiration date came much sooner than its proponents expected. Even The New York Times has admitted there is no there there:
The usual propaganda outlets have more or less let this narrative die, and the White House/National Puppet Theater is also outrageously expressing much less outrage. What’s actually, truly, factually outrageous is professional Border Patrol Agents have been slandered and abused by a senile puppet who can no longer reliably read what’s placed before him. They await their fate. Will this narrative be quietly allowed to die, the Border Patrol Agents usefulness as punching bags fading? If so, there will be no apologies. Or will they be made, as Mr. Biden said, “to pay” for daring to do their jobs?
It’s now being reported Bidenites plan to fire any unvaccinated Border Patrol Agents at some date in November. That’ll really fix things at the border.
Considering this border crisis is of Biden’s handlers making, and considering with only a few days left to the end of the fiscal year, the Border Patrol has set an all time record for apprehensions, one can safely anticipate the Bidenites will do all they can to make things worse–much worse.
UPDATE, 10-01-21, 1115 MT: One can always count on race hustlers like Rep. Al Green (D-TX) to try to flog a dying or dead race horse, as Breitbart reports:
Green said, ‘I have a picture of what was posted on many stations, as — a person on a horse, with the reins moving in the direction of a Haitian as they were trying as best as they could to move them in a given direction.’
Ah. So no whipping, no strapping, but reins “moving in the direction of a Haitian.” One can only imagine the continuing horror as Border Patrol Agents also “move in the direction of” the nearly 100,000 Haitians on their way to the border as I write. That is if they are any left after those who refuse to be vaccinated are fired.