During World War II the Nazi propaganda machine, under the direction and leadership of one Joseph Goebbels, believed the bigger the lie and more often it was repeated increased its believability.  He bore the title of Reich Minister of propaganda.  His success with shaping the thinking of the German people was undeniable and his prowess at such is renown.

Since that awful period there has been a collection of jokes dealing with the subject of the world’s biggest lie.  Whatever your answer might have been to that one, it has been supplanted by the biggest whopper ever told in modern day America.  “Diversity makes us stronger and immigration makes us more prosperous.”  One will often hear that line being espoused by our mainstream media without an iota of data which would support such a pronouncement.  If anyone is in possession of any information which would support that position, now would be a good time to speak up.

One need look no further than California for an example of what a swelling illegal immigrant population can do to an economy.  We have become the number one state in the union in terms of poverty.  One has no better example than our own Valley cities for reference.  That is, in no way, intended to denigrate these immigrants.  One can’t blame them because they are unable to compete for, not fill, jobs that provide a path upward in the American economic system.  I blame the politicians who use them for political advantage.

Roughly 40 percent of the entire country’s 11 to 20 million immigrants now call California home.  This is a state where one in four were not born in The United States.  Further exacerbating the problem is the fact that there is little or no attempt to assimilate or learn the English language.  We are becoming a collection of tribes.  That is a position which is tacitly being encouraged and supported by government regulations and directives.

One must have a greater grasp of facts in order to make a more realistic appraisal of whether or not diversity makes us stronger and immigration makes us more prosperous.  Truth is that we are reaping the “benefits” of the uncontrolled migration wrought by about three generations of massive influxes of poor and impoverished.

If the people of this country truly believe that we need more under-educated, low income workers which would result in a permanent underclass, we would prefer they tell us so instead of proffering lies about how we benefit from their presence.  Equally important is a universal knowledge of the unintended consequences, which come with illegal immigration.

Another example, in our opinion of being spoon-fed large doses of a big lie would be the recently released New Green Deal.  Anyone who has read this “vomiting of garbage” by Representative Ocascio-Cortez of New York realizes it sounds more like a lecture or dissertation by a college professor than a sensible document.  Beyond assigning virtually every part of our lives to the control of politicians and bureaucrats in government, it provides cradle-to-grave support—including a government education-- for everyone even if they refuse to work at a job to care for themselves.

One doesn’t have to be an accounting or economics major to realize that it won’t take long to run out of other people’s money to support those who refuse to accept any responsibility for themselves.  This added form of socialism will certainly exacerbate an already extreme problem created by open borders.  What greater magnet can there be than when everything is free, including medical?

Want to know something that makes this even more scary?  There are already at least 64 Democrats who have asked that they be allowed to sign on to this as co-sponsors.  Not frightening enough?  At least four of those people who profess their belief and support of this have already announced they intend to seek their party’s Presidential nomination for 2020!

How is it possible that anyone as naive, uninformed and uneducated can win an election to such a high office and enjoy such a sycophantic, adoring audience?  Somehow she has become the poster child for the future of the Democrat party.  The head of the Democrat National Committee has already pronounced her as such!  Obviously the young Congresswoman has tremendous support from the media partners of that political party.  Although there were indications beginning on the horizon, I had no idea that this was where the Democrat party was headed back when I voted for John F. Kennedy.

If one didn’t know better, there would be a tendency to swear that the original lie was invented in California politicos—or maybe it’s just that our politicians, bureaucrats and political advisors have perfected prevarication to the point it is almost an art.

Let’s start with High Speed Rail.  That was a lie which was so inventively sold to California voters that it was approved on a ballot.  It’s been nothing short of a mess and a boondoggle ever since.  This big lie has caused us to throw money down a rat hole on a project which is neither feasible nor desirable.

Propositions 47 and 57 were both major lies which were foisted on the voters for approval by disguising their true intent.  These did nothing but release criminals back on the streets of California.  Voters even turned down a repeal of an onerous gas tax in the last election because of a lie in Sacramento in the wording of the issue as it appeared on the ballot.  A lie can be spread half way around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.

But, as always, that’s only one man’s opinion.  

Fred Hall is publisher of the Dinuba Sentinel.

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