Has political left adopted license to lie?

By Jerome R. Corsi

EAST HANOVER, N.J. – In a speech last week, Jack Cashill, a frequent WND contributor and author of the WND book “If I Had a Son: Race, Guns, and the Railroading of George Zimmerman,” argued George Zimmerman was the victim of a political prosecution, despite being found “not guilty” of the murder of African-American teenager Trayvon Martin.

“For the first time in the history of American jurisprudence, a state government, Florida, with a Republican governor, conspired with the U.S. Department of Justice under a Democratic president in the White House, with ready compliance of a Democratic-leaning mainstream media, the cooperation of a left-leaning entertainment industry, and the tattered vestiges of the civil rights movement, to send a transparently innocent man to prison for the rest of his life,” Jack Cashill told a to an attentive audience Nov. 29, explaining his view Zimmerman was unfairly prosecuted.

Arguing his conclusion the criminal prosecution of George Zimmerman in Florida for the murder of Trayvon Martin amounted to a political show-trial, Cashill explained Zimmerman was scapegoated as a racially motivated murderer.

The mainstream media exploited the Zimmerman case, Cashill continued, to advance a contrived narrative that teenage high-school students like Martin, portrayed at trial as an unarmed African-American youth, are no longer safe in their own neighborhoods.

“The pattern has become obvious in that those on the far left in American politics feel they have a license to lie, almost casually and without conscience, following a model that was introduced by the Soviets in the 1920s, so much so that it has become normative for the Democratic Party and their allies in the media,” Cashill said. “In response, we acquiesce in that our allies on the institutional political right under-cut us when we try to expose the truth by calling us ‘conspiracy theorists.'”

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This, Cashill stressed, supported his basic theme for the evening: “How to become a genuine, all-American ‘conspiracy theorist,’ because in the eyes of the mainstream media, if we dare to tell the truth, we are going to be cast as ‘conspiracy theorists’ by the left in the effort to preserve the lie by discrediting us as truth-tellers.”

But, Cashill cautioned, the requirement for “conspiracy theorists” on the political right is that the arguments made must have a firm basis in truth and facts.

“If you are wrong, you’re going to get punished, because there’s an army of blogs in Washington, D.C., like Media Matters, with 100 people working in cubicles all day long just to catch the political right on any errors we might make,” Cashill cautioned. “At Media Matters, I have my own case-officer who does nothing but monitor everything I say and right in the hopes of being able to do an end-zone victory dance around any factual error they might find.”

To make the point, Cashill stressed, “We have an obligation to be right all the time, but it’s not a problem because we have a vested interest in telling the truth.”

Cashill compared the mainstream media coverage of the Trayvon Martin murder case to the famous Sacco and Vanzetti murder case in the 1920s.

In 1921, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were Italian-born anarchists who were found guilty and sentenced to death for murdering two guards during an armed robbery of a shoe factory in South Braintree, Mass.

Cashill argued that even though the guilt of Sacco and Vanzetti was proven beyond doubt, the political left in America rallied to politicize the case to advance a predetermined, post-World War I, leftist narrative.

Well-known figures from Felix Frankfurter to Upton Sinclair, Cashill claimed, championed in newspaper articles, essays and books of the day that Sacco and Vanzetti were executed not because they were convicted murderers but because they were victims of racial prejudice, singled out because they were working-class immigrants, prosecuted for their left-leaning views on trumped up criminal charges for crimes they did not commit.

“The Russian communists exploited the Sacco and Vanzetti case worldwide to argue the United States was not a ‘melting pot,’ but a xenophobic nation, racially opposed to immigrants,” Cashill said.

“The playbook of virtually the entire Democratic Party in the United States is taken from the former Soviet Union, in which lying for the truth was perfectly OK,” Cashill said. “In Soviet Russian, the word for ‘big truth’ was ‘pravda.’ The ‘little truths,’ or the facts, the ‘detali’ in Russian, are irrelevant, such that you can lie on the little truths, the facts, the detali, just so long as the big truth, the pravda, is advanced.”

Cashill applied what he called the Soviet playbook logic of “lying for the truth” to Obamacare and current U.S. politics, noting that with Obamacare the American public has realized perhaps for the first time that President Obama is more than capable of telling the American people the “little lies” to advance the “big lies” of his leftist goals.

“For Obama, the big truth is, ‘Your health is going to be better,'” Cashill commented, referencing Obamacare. “But the facts are, ‘Everything we are saying to you up until now is a lie, because we need to get re-elected in order to force Obamacare into implementation.'”

The “Baer/Haggerty Offensive,” a conservative multi-media political activist group in New Jersey, sponsored Cashill’s speech.

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