By Dr. Harold A. Black

If Joseph Goebbels were alive he certainly would wholeheartedly approve of the number that the left has done on the Georgia voting law. Goebbels was Adolf Hitler’s Minister of Public Enlightenment (propaganda) who is reputed to have said that “a lie told once remains a lie but a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth.” Goebbels could get away with promulgating lies because of the lack of access to information and no one would dare fact check him. There is no such excuse today where information is relatively costless and easily accessible. Yet many are too lazy to find out the truth. Such is the case with the Georgia law. Much of what has been said is a lie. Most of those who have criticized the Georgia law as “Jim Crow 2.0” have not read the law and for them it is irrelevant to do so. The law, characterized as attempting the suppress the minority vote, actually makes it easier to vote but harder to cheat. That’s what many defenders of the law point out: that it is less restrictive that the laws in Joe Biden’s Delaware and Chuck Schumer’s New York. Personally, I expect politicians to lie and for the “woke” media to parrot anything they say so long as it is anti-conservative. The more restrictive voting laws in Delaware and New York are not subject to the same criticism as Georgia’s since those are two states reliably in the Democratic column. However, a state that generally is conservative that seeks to change its voting laws is immediately labeled as “racist.” The spate of criticism is actually to give cover for the Democratic bill,  HR1 the so-called “For the People Act”, that seeks to federalize voting laws, usurping the power of the states to manage their own elections. I am not a constitutional scholar but I believe that such a law would be found unconstitutional. Nevertheless, perhaps by eliminating the filibuster and packing the Supreme Court, the left thinks it will prevail.

What is interesting is the wide range of critics of the Georgia law and the continuation of the lies about it despite widespread knowledge that the critics are being untruthful. One of Georgia’s new senators distributed a mailing criticizing parts of the law that were not in the final draft. Even the Washington Post “fact checker” awarded Joe Biden four Pinocchios for false claims regarding the law. Major League baseball (my favorite sport) pulled its All Star game from Atlanta (actually Cobb County) and moved it to Denver. So I guess moving the game with its estimated $100 million revenues from a majority black area to one of the whitest metropolitan areas in the country is supposed to show support for black Georgians? Will Smith announced that he was not going to make a film in Georgia but instead was going to New Orleans instead. Again the excuse was the Georgia voting law.

What is particularly worrisome is that major corporations feel the need to kowtow to the woke mob. Coca-Cola and Delta, two Atlanta based corporations, among others condemned the law calling it “a step backwards.” However, it has been reported that these firms were aware of the legislation prior to passage and in some cases were supportive of it. Yet, they changed their tune when faced with the loud pressures from the woke mob. As someone pointed out, the corporations seem more afraid of the loud minority than the silent majority. This is a continuing trend where major corporations are aligning themselves with those who seem intent on weakening the foundations of our democracy and our freedoms. It is a movement toward fascism (recall that Goebbles Nazi Germany was socialist) where large firms are favored by the government to the detriment of small businesses.

Some have suggested that conservatives boycott those firms that are spouting wokeness (wokeness only thrives in an environment that is intellectually bankrupt). I have another suggestion, namely that the conservatives repudiate all measures that they have traditionally endorsed that aid large corporations. I would support an increase in the corporate income tax but only if it exempts small businesses. I would favor removal of all forms of corporate welfare, subsidies and quotas. I would fully embrace working class Americans, support right to work laws, and become the champion of small business. Big tech, big media, big pharma and many of our best-known firms are no friends of our values and there is no need to pretend otherwise.

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