If Not For Lies They Would Be Mute

This is part of a “news” item in The Telegraph (UK) on 6 June:

President Donald Trump has said that strong new jobs numbers marked a “great day” for George Floyd, the man whose killing last week sparked nationwide protests over police brutality against African-Americans.

Apparently referring to a surge in employment, Mr Trump said: “Hopefully, George is looking down right now and saying, ‘This is a great thing that’s happening for our country.’ “This is a great day for him, it’s a great day for everybody. This is a great day for everybody.”

The reporters who wrote this, Josie Ensor and Gareth Davies, are either malicious liars or completely and utterly incompetent. And, when it comes to Trump, ditto for much of the MSM everywhere.

I saw the live press briefing on TV as it was happening. It could not have been misinterpreted. When Trump brought Floyd into the picture he was talking about civil rights and Floyd’s death bringing renewed focus and energy into seeing that everybody is treated equally by law enforcement. He was not at all referring to job numbers. And, to reiterate, no such interpretation could possibly have been inferred by any honest reporter. Below, Trump’s actual words in context:

Equal justice under the law must mean that every American receives equal treatment in every encounter with law enforcement regardless of race, color, gender or creed. They have to receive fair treatment from law enforcement. They have to receive it. We all saw what happened last week. We can’t let that happen. Hopefully George is looking down right now and saying, “This is a great thing that’s happening for our country.” It’s a great day for him, it’s a great day for everyone. This is a great day for everybody. This is a great, great day in terms of equality. It’s really what our Constitution requires and it’s what our country is all about.

Lying is a practiced art of those on the Left. Trump has put it into overdrive. Without shame, they will tell any lie, omit any fact, commit any stunt, distort and contort any account, fudge any numbers, and practise any deceit in their vendetta to get Trump. Nothing is off limits.

Conspiracies were afoot before he ever was elected – an “insurance policy” in case Trump were to win, as the lovestruck FBI duo Lisa Page and Peter Strzok put it. Colluding with Russia, heavying the Ukrainians to investigate Biden, mishandling COVID-19 causing death, preferring death to Covid-19 lockdowns, and now the latest lie, gingering-up race riots. What nefarious act will this rascally Trump get up to next? We only know that in their Trump-deranged fevered minds he will do something which they will wield to try to bring him down.

But they’re tangling with a giant. There he was in the Rose Garden. Large as life, beaming over the job numbers, after he’d been berated for days for his non-existent culpability for the rioting and only a day or so after his own defence secretary had sold him down the river. He is by a country mile the strongest leader since Winston Churchill. Let me add, because that’s not enough. I just can’t envisage any leader apart from him, being able to put up with the constant, day-in and day-out barrage of vituperative sniping, insults and slander which comes his way from the phonies and poseurs who appear to make up most of the media, academia, entertainment industry and inner-city elites.

Why do they despise him? He’s a threat to their aim to tear down capitalism, our civilisation, our traditions, our past heroes, our national pride, and all the things we hold dear. They are communists whether they badge themselves that way or not. Christianity, family life, the individual’s right to life liberty and happiness is anathema to them. Take the time to listen to Trump. He might exaggerate at times and irritatingly get off the point but make no mistake, this is a man guided by truth and by common sense.

He aptly described the Democrats’ Green New Deal as “baby-talk” in his Rose Garden press briefing. And he is right, and who has ever put it better. It’s infant-minded babble.

He knows that capitalism and nothing else is the key to prosperity. He knows that a nation cannot stand without strong borders. He knows that America cannot retain its place in the world without a peerless military. He knows that skewed trade deals have sapped America’s strength, resilience and self-reliance. He knows that activist judges are intent on subverting American values. And, uniquely, he has the nous, the will and the strength to do something about it. And given a few more years, yet more Americans and, yes, even African-Americans, will appreciate the results. He’s a threat all right.

A final comment on George Floyd.  Police didn’t randomly stop him. They were called by a store clerk who claimed that Floyd had paid with a forged $20 bill. He was a big man. Apparently, he resisted arrest and had a cocktail of fentanyl and methamphetamine in his system. Did the police treat him humanely? It didn’t look a bit like it to me but, at the same time, he would almost certainly have survived if not for underlying health conditions.

How sickened am I at the treatment of Floyd? Last month a four-year-old Brisbane girl with Down Syndrome, Willow Dunn, was “found decomposed in her cot with sores on her body so deep that bones were exposed after [allegedly] being starved and left to die.” That sickens me. There are many sickening things done under the sun – Floyd’s treatment is somewhere on that long list.

Per confrontational contact, cops kill many more whites in America than they do blacks. Blacks kill far more blacks than does any other race. Blacks kill more whites than whites kill blacks. Blacks kill more cops than cops kill unarmed blacks. Blacks are far more likely to have contact with the police because they commit many more crimes than do whites. Black crime is the problem. Best to reiterate. Criminal activity by blacks is a blight on America and is directly responsible for black deaths at the hands of police. It has nothing to do with racism.

The Black Lives Matter movement is a complete beat-up based on lies – the Left’s abiding stock-in-trade. The protests in the US are a beat-up based on lies. The copy-cat protests elsewhere, including here, are even more of a beat-up. White elites in the US prostrating themselves in front of the mob because of their “white privilege” are cringeworthy disgraces to humanity. Worse than the rioters and looters.

13 thoughts on “If Not For Lies They Would Be Mute

  • Biggles says:

    An excellent article, Peter.
    May I remark on the words communism and communist, not necessarily related to your article?
    A true communist state has never existed. Communism is Socialist Nirvana
    Engels asked Marx when Communism would come to be. Marx replied, not for five-hundred years. We still have some time to wait:)
    Remember, it was the Union of Soviet SOCIALIST Republics, not communist republics. I prefer using ‘socialist’ when referring to China, North Korea, etc.

  • pgang says:

    Amen bro’. The only thing that matters for the world now, happens in November.
    The Floyd thing, I will add, is bunkum. You cannot kill someone by leaning on their neck. However, as I learned in the military, it is the perfect way to immobilise anybody at all, no matter how large or strong. At worst, the police were guilty of negligence for not paying attention to his condition. But in a place like Minneapolis they probably have to do this 5 times a day.

  • RB says:

    I get it the left lie. We know that, how many times do we have to see if proven? Do they care? Not a jot, not a blush because you are the problem, you are in the way of their nirvana. So what are a few lies when you can save the earth, turtles, wimmin with purple hair, black people (so long as they are not conservative)? It is nothing, you are nothing, just ask the left.

  • Mr Johnson says:

    The Left has one card left to play before the election – war. Watch for them trying to gin up a military confrtonation with China, especially after a long list of ex-generals are now coming out saying Trump is a threat.

  • rod.stuart says:

    I must say it is a delight to see some factual information in print for a change. Well done Peter!
    Death of a drug-addled black felon pales in comparison to the Dunn girl, or Ann-Marie Smith who died recently in SA left sitting in a chair 24/7.
    The world has gone completely haywire.

  • Peter OBrien says:

    Well said, Peter. My motto is ‘Don’t believe anything’ and yet when I heard this report my reaction was to think what a weird thing for Trump to say. I should have immediately smelt a rat. Brickbats to me.

    And congratulations on being almost alone in the cohort of conservative commentators, most of whom, in generally supporting Trump, can’t resist putting in some sort of arse-covering caveat like ‘yes he’s crass or misogynistic or provocative or whatever’ just to keep the luvvies at bay. As if it would anyway.

  • ianl says:


    Yes, these people have no shame, merely power lust. Pointing this out ad infinitum is just virtue signalling. It has no other purpose.

    I do expect though that real attempts will be made to assassinate Donald Trump, both before November and after if he survives and wins. Should one of these attempts be successful, the riots over the last week or so will be as Sunday School picnics.

  • matheus says:

    ianl said: “I do expect though that real attempts will be made to assassinate Donald Trump, both before November and after if he survives and wins.”

    They did that to Bolsonaro in Brazil. A nasty knife attack. He survived. And, although less significantly globally, Bolsonaro faces the same hurdles that Trump does. I hope he also gets reelected in Brazil.

  • Stephen Due says:

    Anyone interested in following the astonishing series of practical measures for reform being implemented daily by Donald Trump, might consider subscribing to the White House email updates. You can do this by visiting whitehouse.gov.
    Trump’s output in terms of sheer volume of work accomplished is positively awe-inspiring. Laziness and complacency – the twin curse of Australian politics – are absent from Trump’s program. The White House email updates are brief, factual and informative.

  • Tony Thomas says:

    Well snap! I was half way through a draft yesterday about the Trump verballing you have described. I was going to couple it with another bit of media lying last week — that before Trump walked to St John”s Church after the previous night’s riots (which included trying to burn the historic “Church of the Presidents” down) his monstrous police had tear-gassed peaceful protestors in Lafayette Square. This was inherently improbable as tear gas lingers and could affect/disable Trump and his party hours after. Then the Parks head put out a statement that a. the “peaceful” protestors had stockpiled plentiful weapons and missiles around the park and b. no tear gas had been deployed. However the police did use some sort of irritating agent to clear the park of recalcitrant people and one could sort-of say that that spray was akin to “tear gas”. Since the waters were muddied I put my draft aside.

  • Peter Marriott says:

    Peter Marriott.

    Peter, spot on as usual for mine, with a good mix of intellectual and common sense, and a healthy dose of reason thrown in. Keep up the good work.

  • Michael says:

    Elizabeth Beare, Michael’s wife
    If Trump should get a second term I do wonder whether the media will let up on him a little, or not. Some wouldn’t, even if the win was overwhelming, but given that they have spent most of this term denigrating him and disintegrating politically into a rabble, surely some media voices will see that the way to change in their terms will lie in moving the Democrats back to a more centrist position.
    One hopes too that the Republicans are rehearsing a situation when Trump is no longer around, at best because he has run another four years. Republicans will need to learn from Trump’s strengths, and stop being RINO’s.
    I don’t have a crystal ball though, so I wouldn’t bet on any of it.

  • talldad says:

    Michael’s Lizzie, I doubt that they will let up.
    I suspect that if Mr Trump is re-elected, the anti-Trump brigade will forever describe him as the Lame-Duck President (with all the cartoon jokes to go with it) – because a President in his last term ie with “no future” can’t be allowed to leave a legacy. So he will be denigrated for the next four years in order to belittle his achievements.

    The MSM and their camp-followers are small-minded little people who can only think of pulling him down to their level since there is no way they can figure out how to get up to his level.
    John A, Melbourne

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