Progressives have many tactics that they have utilized over the last century, in order to make reality and common sense seem irrational. They have mastered the use of the strawman. Used when debating, a strawman refers to an extreme argument that is usually hard to dispute, against a position that one doesn’t agreewith, and seeks to discredit by misrepresenting that position. Leftists have made this into a fine art. They use it in an attempt to justify unchecked illegal immigration and open borders, now they are using it to bury the Wikileaks email dumps that have been wreaking havoc on the Clinton campaign. Now they are trying to throw straw men out there to direct attention away from Project Veritas Action videos that show DNC operatives, explaining in detail, how they are artificially triggering violence, and tampering with the general election. Let’s break these down a little further and highlight their strawman arguments for each. We will start with immigration, and the argument that we as Americans cannot tear families apart by deporting individuals that are here to make a better life for themselves and their family. Let’s rip the stuffing out of this strawman, shall we? The issue with illegal immigration and open borders, is obviously the risk that bad people, with bad intentions can walk across the southern border into this country and do as they please. It is the fact that you cannot vet individuals that come from an Islamic theocracy, where there are limited means by which to identify and check the background of people that formerly resided there. The left uses this straw man because, who can argue with the fact that no one wants to splinter families and destroy lives, through deportation of those that have entered the US or overstayed their VISA? Even though this argument has nothing to do with the issue at hand, and totally ignores the purpose of having immigration laws in the first place, that have not been enforced in 8 + years. This is the strawman at work, let’s move on to the next scenario. Wikileaks has exposed Hillary, the DNC, and willing cohorts as criminals, as they participate in conspiracy to commit voter fraud, by explaining in great detail the plan to do so. As if that weren’t bad enough, they also describe how they pay homeless people, and the mentally ill, to go to Trump rallies and incite violence so that the media can report this violence and associate Trump with the unacceptable behavior. First let’s address the Wikileaks strawman, the argument that the Russians hacked into US Government email in an attempt to influence the US Presidential Election. Once again, this has nothing to do with the fact that they were caught red handed engaging in, dare I say, deplorable behavior, as evidenced by conversations that Hillary cohorts had, that they presumed was confidential. The strawman here once again directs the attention away from the relevant issue. Now onto Project Veritas Action videos. The argument here is a little different, in that the likelihood of redirecting attention away the accusations is minute, based on the fact that the video shows the guilty parties clear as day, and captures every word. The argument here attacks the legitimacy of the video by saying that the video is a fake, or that it has not been verified, and even going so far as to say that it is edited in such a way, that it makes those operatives appear to be involved in something sinister. Media corruption is running rampant, and it is this out of control sycophantic behavior that is enabling this ridiculous attempt to sell this garbage to the American people. They choose to revert back to deception and avoidance, rather than have an actual conversation or debate. This is reason why we are so divided, and the sea of strawmen that we have to swim through every day, just ends up poisoning the well. America does not survive if we continue down this path.