Allen West spins a conspiracy theory in his Jan. 14 CNSNews.com column:
When I watch the repetitive collective messaging of the left in America, it reminds me of the aliens from “Star Trek: Next Generation” called The Borg. Y’all remember The Borg, right? They were the alien life form that was half human, half machine that forced you into their collective and assimilated you into their group think. Their standard line to their victims was “you will be assimilated; resistance is futile.”
And so, it was last week as I watched leftist pundits, liberal progressive media talking heads, and the utterances of Democratic Party members, such as Senator Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi repeat incessantly that the whole kerfuffle about border security and a wall is just a “manufactured crisis.” I am quite sure my colleagues at the Media Research Center can do quick research and uncover how many times leftists used the reference, “manufactured crisis,” in the last ten days. The results should not be shocking, but they would undoubtedly confirm what we all know. The real collusion in America is between the Democratic Party and the liberal, progressive news media, which we have come to recognize as “fake news,” subjective, propagandized reporting.
The real crisis that has been manufactured in America is one by the liberal, progressive fake news media that refuses to report the truth. They have taken up the position that they will not report anything that is contrary to their goal to support progressive socialism in America. Also, they make sure that anything that would favor President Donald Trump is to not be reported. And so, it is, on the issue of border security, when one confronts a progressive, socialist leftist who depends on ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, or PBS for their news reporting, not to mention Mother Jones or other far leftist internet sites, they are woefully uninformed. What the “manufactured crisis” the leftist media has advanced promotes is the ignorance of their viewers, readers, and listeners. They are indeed like The Borg, only able to regurgitate the implanted chip message of the collective. They become incapable of critical thinking, and when faced with truth and facts, they become overly hostile and violent in many cases – just like The Borg.
It becomes rather simple, easy, for the leftists to promulgate a message such as “manufactured crisis” and be believed. It is because their followers tune in to be told what to say and what to think. And when the progressive, socialist fake news refuses to tell the real story, then their patrons find themselves lost, and as Vladimir Lenin is quoted as having called them: “useful idiots.”
But West himself is involved in Borg-like regurgitation. A few days before his column appeared, President Trump said during a visit to the Texas-Mexico border:
In other words: West is projecting. He took a Trump rant and turned it into a column -- like he was told what to say and what to think. He is a Borg creature hypocritically ranting about the Borgs he doesn't like.
“Democrats have refused to listen to the border agents, and they say this is a manufactured crisis,” the president said during a roundtable about border security at the border between Texas and Mexico. He continued:That’s their new sound bite. All over. I turn the television on—you know, I call it the opposition party. It’s called the fake-news media. And what happens is every network has “manufactured crisis. This is a manufactured crisis.” Every one of them. It’s like they, you know, send out to everybody, “Let’s use this sound bite today.”