False-flag self-compliments often say what parties don’t stand for
Bragging, Lying, Right-Wing Names
The essence of the right wing—though most right-wingers are unaware of that—is to defend the interests of the richest minority. To maintain itself in a democracy, it must fool many people. It won’t campaign or advertise itself as: We are for the richest to keep their money. Believe me, the rich know. So, they will say they’re for equality, fairness, etc.
The saying is: Good wine needs no bush. As soon as a group calls itself scientific, democratic, objective, liberal, factual, or open, suspect it’s not.
Truth Social is likely neither. The Open Web is possibly founded by close-minded bigots (Fox News as part of a ‘healthy conversation’). And, surely, the Palestinian Authority is neither, is a bunch of terrorists/oligarchs.
Anti-equality-pro-special-privilege parties often sell themselves as the standard bearers of freedom. What they really want is not freedom for all but rather independence from restrictions that could protect the socially weak. Their ‘idealism’ for Small Government and the Free Market (Capitalism) is really: We want the autonomy to discriminate, exploit, oppress, endanger, pollute, steal, and rob without regulations hindering us. The Dutch Eighty-Year War of Independence from Spain was financed by the nobles only because they found the King of Spain’s taxes too high. A left-wing liberation from repression party may turn into one for freedom for the rich. The present ‘Libertarians’ of the Netherlands are the party of the wealthy calling themselves the Union for Freedom and Democracy! They claim that political correctness hurts their democratic free speech.
The inventor of modern fraudulent anti-Gay ‘therapy’ assured his trainees they have nothing to fear since they are marketing their false theories by using for ex-gays the gay lib clichés: freedom of choice, diversity, individual choice, autonomy, self-determination, who are you to judge, etc.
And, of course, do smart racist claim they’re ‘fighting anti-White racism.’ This resembles kindergarten teachers who would react to laws better protecting preschoolers with: We must fight this toddler privilege.
Of course, an honorary mention in this infamous list should go to the greatest war criminal of our time, Putin, who calls his victims ‘Nazis’.
Not to be forgotten are the ‘greatest friends’ of the Jews who love us as someone who says “I love fish” and then eats one, like Putin and Trump. They always shove us under the bus when they get into political trouble to turn the general population against us to deflect justified popular anger.
The over-privileged often also will plead for calm. Their main reason to accept majority rule is that their privileges are more protected when all is tranquil and revolt seems unnecessary. That doesn’t mean the fiery activist is irrational and the ‘reasonable’ person is the smart and honest one.
Right-Wing Name Lies About the Left
But, false representation can also be used to slander the left.
Some right-wingers may now call Nazism left-wing since they called themselves National Socialists. Of course, they were not socialistic at all. Their generated popularism was only a veil to hide the real right-wing interests they represented: of the richest. They pretended to be for the People, and, now that they’re generally recognized as evil, right-wingers may use this old right-wing misnomer ruse to besmirch the left.
Republicans in the US used to be the party against slavery and racism, and Democrats were not. That has switched long ago. But Republicans might still use the old data to say that the real racists ‘have always been’ the Democrats. I will not deny that Lindon B. Johnson was an important anti-racist. But, you can’t turn exceptions into the rule. A party that accepted and celebrated Donald J. Trump cannot boast currently to be anti-racist.
Woke means: not asleep anymore, aware. Yet, allies of oppressed groups, in their zeal and idealism, may exaggerate, or fail to explain their ‘reverse discrimination.’ The right then uses this to brand them as ‘the real bigots.’ A politician who says any woman is better than any man means: women must be represented in politics. As long as the system is sexist, a ‘neutral’ attitude undercuts feminism. It’s good for men to shut up and let women speak. That doesn’t mean men shouldn’t listen to what men have to say. It’s true that the bigot who only sees Blacks as Black really looks like the anti-racist who cannot shed that his friend is Black. Then the color-blind right-winger seems the real anti-racist, yet he isn’t. The anti-racist and the bigot may be on the same rung, but the first is going up and the latter is going down, while the color-blind White person is not going anywhere.
A dictator has his State news agency say that demonstrators are anti-democrats because they are a minority speaking up, sowing discord.
Whenever certain groups are called ‘the real …,’ consider who’s talking.
As an activist, it’s not enough to indicate all lying. We also must always be honest. That’s because an activist tries to empower by sharing knowledge. Confusing people with (even half) lies is disempowering your fellows.