Open Mic: Question Reality

Recalling a recent headline from The Washington Post, “Armed protesters alleging voter fraud surrounded the home of Michigan’s Secretary of State.” Jocelyn Benson is Michigan’s chief election officer and as secretary of state, in charge of certifying Michigan’s presidential election. 

According to the latest count, Biden won the state by more than 154,000 votes. Am I missing something? Wait, let me check … is the Post a credible news source? Fox News says they have a left-wing liberal bias and are not to be trusted to tell the truth.

So I check out the YouTube video portraying about 25 rabid protesters terrorizing her family’s home shouting “Stop the Steal” and one distinct voice yelling into a megaphone, “You’re Murderers.” Now I question whether I can trust this video to be accurate. Will Sean Hannity claim that this video was produced by out-of-work actors from a Socialist group of whack-jobs residing in Hollywood? Perhaps they staged the protest in order to draw sympathy for the Secretary of State as she’s “decided to completely ignore all the credible fraudulent evidence that has been continually pointed out since the election.”

A Google search for such evidence. Google is unbiased, right? Every state election official has gone on record claiming that steps were taken to ensure that this election was the most accurate and valid vote count in the history of all presidential elections. But Google knows my political bias leans to the left. Their data rubric and my past history of search results dictates that they only bring up search results that feed into my set belief system and comply with what I want to hear. Their data shows that a happy searcher buys more products and selects more click-bait.

Does the truth to this story lie hidden between WikiLeaks files and Hillary’s email server?

To be called “Murderers” while sipping hot chocolate watching a Christmas movie with her 11-year-old son. I’m going to protest outside these truth murderers’ homes, holsters armed with hand sanitizers, chanting “Om” 24/7 till the truth rises up, and the Christmas star shines our path forward to 2021.

Cliff Zyskowski is a Chicago native transplanted to Sonoma via the blue highways circa 1978. He’s a retired psychiatric technician, Napa Valley College Professor Emeritus and part-time howling-at-the moon practitioner.
This essay was written before the Capitol Riots on Jan. 6. To have your topical essay of 350 words considered for publication, write to us at [email protected]
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