According to a recent Fox News poll, Doug Jones has a lead over Roy Moore in the Alabama senate race. Alabama Republican Senator Shelby said he wouldn’t vote for Moore. For whatever reason, Nebraska RNC official Joyce Simmons has resigned over support for Roy Moore. And even Obama came out, breaking from the presidential silence tradition, to tell Alabama voters to reject Moore.
It’s all sound and fury, really. And if I were to hazard a guess, I’d say that the Fox News poll is fake as fake can be. I don’t think Jones has a 10 point lead over Moore. Reverse that. Moore has a 10 point lead over Jones. But time will tell if I’m right or wrong. But my guess is that this poll is along the same species of “news” as were the polls during Trump’s presidential campaign.
This all sort of fits the pattern of what I described earlier this week over at The Counter Revolution:
There is no real level playing field when it comes to the media. This isn’t a “wild west” media landscape that President Obama would scorn. No, instead, major media outlets are under political control. This is not equality. In the United States and throughout the West, newspapers and cable news have been in the pocket of our own governments. News stories and polls are manipulated toward a certain end. In our educational systems, tomorrow’s voters are created and oriented in the way our government would consider fit and proper. Christophe Buffin de Chosal sums up these facts in The End of Democracy:
“In democracy, the one who controls public opinion controls the reins of power. The fact that there exist several rival parties has little effect on this scheme. Nuances of opinion will be permitted, and margins for maneuver will be tolerated. But stray beyond these margins and there are rigorous censures to pressure the nonconformists back into the sheepfold, or at least to isolate and discredit them.”
In the long run, the setup of our democratic republic is merely a giant playground slide into an extreme left-wing future for our country. But we can savor the “rightish” victories we get every now and then. Such as Donald Trump’s election. I believe that Roy Moore will be another such victory, with any luck. If so, we might possibly be able to look forward to another conservative Supreme Court judge come onto the scene.
Pat Buchanan explains the gravity of this special election in Alabama in his article, Why Roy Moore Matters:
That Alabama Senate race could determine whether Roe v. Wade is overturned. The lives of millions of unborn may be the stakes. Republicans now hold 52 Senate seats. If Democrats pick up the Alabama seat, they need only two more to recapture the Senate, and with it the power to kill any conservative court nominee, as they killed Robert Bork.
Stopping Roe v. Wade would be great. I think it’d be a short-term victory (as in, lasting anywhere from a few years up to two decades). Yet while I think that this country is on an inevitable spiral into leftism, just because victories like this don’t last forever doesn’t mean we shouldn’t fight the battles.
Plus, it would please me greatly to see the Left rip their shirts over another Republican win. And I do think we’ll win this one. I’ve been wrong before. But I don’t think so on this one. Leftists and Establishment Republicans are freaking out that this man might represent Alabama, and I think that’s great.