The Left-Right Divide Is About Reality Itself

The Left-Right Divide Is About Reality Itself, by Denis Prager.

It was dramatically brought home last week when I was a guest on “Real Time With Bill Maher.” Given that the other two guests on the panel and more or less the entire studio audience were on the left, their reactions to what I said proved my point

For example, I said that though there are, of course, racists in the United States, America is the least racist multiethnic and multiracial country in the world.

I was booed.

I said the United States military has brought so much liberty to the world it deserves the Nobel Peace Prize.

I was booed. …

I said that it turned out the Russia-Trump campaign collusion never happened.

I was booed. …

I said John Brennan, the former CIA director, has voted communist. (He has admitted that he voted for the Communist Party USA presidential candidate Gus Hall in 1976.)

I was dismissed as having made something up. Bill Maher sarcastically responded that he didn’t recall Mao having been on any ballot.

And I said that people on the left say men can menstruate.

For that, I was not merely booed; I was laughed at by the panel, Maher and the audience. … Well, if a woman declares herself to be a man, then “a man” can have a period. In fact, last month, Procter & Gamble announced that it will remove the female Venus symbol from its Always line of menstrual products. After all, not only women menstruate. …

According to recent surveys, the US is more divided against itself than ever, ever compared to the 1850s. The media has constructed a fake world for political gain, but only half the population believe in it.

The reason this is so frightening is that it means one side has lost its grip on reality. If half of this country cannot distinguish truth from falsehood, that is not a good sign for the nation’s future. On that point, ironically, left and right can agree.

PC fantasies versus reality — we see it on issue after issue.

It is often said that the devil’s finest trick is to persuade you that he does not exist. Nowadays, the left’s finest trick is to persuade you that a man in a dress is a woman. Really, if you believe that you believe anything. Biology be damned.

The left likes to redefine words to suit its political purposes, but reality stays the same. “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet” — William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet.