Who are the socialists in America?

| December 24, 2020 1:00 AM

Former national security advisor Michael Flynn said this week that President Donald Trump should impose martial law to force new elections in battleground states that he lost. Of course, the states where he won are fine.

Former National Security adviser Lt. Michael Flynn said on Dec.17 the president should deploy the military and "seize" voting machines to hold a new election.

Flynn, who was recently pardoned by Trump after pleading guilty to a felony count of lying to the FBI, said "He could immediately, on his order, seize every single one of these machines." Trump has no authority to do this.

Flynn appeared to be referencing the far-right conspiracy theory that Democratic operatives and election officials somehow rigged voting machines across the country to switch votes from Trump to President-elect Joe Biden, while at the same time gaining Republican seats in the House.

Chief of cyber security Chris Krebs, Attorney General William Barr, Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger, and Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, CEO of Dominion, (naturally, all denounced by Trump), have all said the elections were secure.

This is all consistent with despotic, authoritarian, socialist regimes, past and present, yet Trump and the far right continues to accuse Democrats of pushing for socialism. So for those who really don't know what socialism is, this is what it looks like; the total reframing of reality, a constant stream of disinformation, and the violation of Constitutional law.

DAN STRAYER

Bonners Ferry