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Don’t fall for Operation Demoralize

Don’t fall for Operation Demoralize

Don’t be demoralized. Gain strength from their fear of you.

We are in the middle of another Operation Demoralize. It happens every national election. This time it’s early, only June.

The media swarms and lies. Tells you it’s over, wants you to give up. Happens every single time.

On Monday, November 7, 2016, I wrote, Operation Demoralize Is in Full Swing:

Overall, [Hillary’s] up about 3% in national polls. You can’t ignore that. I’d rather be up 3 than down 3 any day….

But to read the headlines, it’s over. Trump is done. Turn out the lights, write the obituaries, the election is history.

This is the same tactic always used. Here is what I wrote in 2012, Operation Demoralize is working just as planned:

It’s November 7.  Barack Obama has won.  The Republican presidential strategy has failed.  The media is jubilant.  The right-blogosphere is going through a serious introspection.  The left-blogosphere is dancing on our graves and shoving it down our throats.  Four years of fighting the Obama agenda was for nothing.

Oh, I’m sorry.  Let me correct that.  It’s September 9, not November 7.  The rest of the paragraph above can remain as originally written.

Operation Demoralize is working just as planned.

While Obama did go on to win, the media narrative that the race was over in early September was a self-fulfilling narrative.

I think Hillary is the favorite going into Election Day because the electoral map favors Democrats. But don’t think that the premature celebrations are honest or legitimate – they are just narratives intended to demoralize Trump voters.

The rest, as they say, was history.

Some words of wisdom from Melissa Chen on Twitter:

Feeling exhausted & demoralized?

They want you to think you’re all alone, swimming against the tide. You’re not.

That’s the goal – to break your will, to train your attention on the inane and frivolous, to siphon it away from issues of existential gravity, of global import.

Reminiscent of this:

The spines of thousands are being strengthened, by hearing of your fight.

You are NOT ALONE.

Before tonight, I never heard of you. If you had equivocated prior to this point, you would have still been destroyed by the people who want you to pander to them; and you would have dissolved into obscurity.

But, you fought for righteousness. The rule of law, the Constitution and Bill of Rights. For the Ethos of Dr Martin L King, … you fight for Content of Character.

You stood, seemingly alone, in the breach.

But you are not alone. We are with you.

I am with you – Fangs Out and Full Speed, I am coming; and with you even now.

Don’t be demoralized. Gain strength from their fear of you.

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It is their typical play book, but the left have escalated things. Censoring is the big issue by Big Tech. There is no news station you can listen to that doesn’t have a leftward slant.

I listen to talk radio, and Fox news briefs and the jabber they give between and before syndicated shows is no better than MSNBC or Rachel Madcow.

The polls being pushed as news. The NYT lies. The Washington Postheap. Twitter. FB. The rioting. The BLM bowel movements. Antifa fascists. Mitch McConnell and his merry band of uniparty members. Generals being insubordinate. Barr slow walking everything. Statues coming down. “Peaceful Protests” going violent and still being called peaceful. Looting. Burnings.

Half our country is insane as half, or nearly so, support the left.

Then there is Soros and his pure evil actions and intentions.

The politics have gone from hardball to smashmouth.

It is hard to stay positive when it is a never ending stream from just about every quarter lining against you.

I feel like the left has gone to true scorched earth mode, and I worry that they have unleashed the hounds of hell and have no idea how to curb it or contain it.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to oldgoat36. | June 29, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Perfect example of how the Media and their Democrat Party Masters are completely vile and evil liars for a start.

    Key Democrat Party Mueller Witness,

    A Child-Trafficking Pedophile,

    Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison (and they’d known for 30 years or more)!!!!!!!!

    I agree, and I would add in the massive voting fraud we can expect in 2020 that will dwarf anything we have ever seen.

    Then there will be the violence and other forms of voter suppression that will be directed at those who won’t vote the straight Communist Party ticket.

    Our biggest problem is – don’t hang up on me – AG Barr. And Sessions before him.

    By letting hillary clinton get off the hook without ANY retribution, is all you need to hear.

    That the MASSIVELY crooked Chris Wray is still head of the FBI is as big a joke as hillary clinton still slithering free.

    Then there is the Epstein murder, and the coverup of a WORLD WIDE dipping of billionaire penis into underaged girls.

    Barr is like boehner: he should be doing wills and trusts as a lawyer, and not be working in the role that requires a VOICE.

    Sessions could have done it, but he turned out to be as big a rat as the likes of John Roberts.

    Is Barr being extorted too? Not a stretch to imagine, because ANYONE in government prior to PDJT is suspect.

      Your hatred of and/or displeasure with AG Barr is not understood by me.

      Barr has been a breath of fress air. He sought out the job of AG because he saw that Trump was not getting a fair shake. Against persistent unsupported attack against the President, Barr has been standing right there with Trump – and with his assoiciates – to make sure they are not railroaded.

      Have you forgotten already the Flynn case.

      Sure, we may not have obtained every single one of the results to which we are entitled. Barr, however, has not been the bar to that.

        I’ll explain.

        Barr, by his inaction and slow-motion pace of doing anything (again, hillary clinton is scott-free, so is every other traitorous, corrupt democrat; and that corrupt rat Wray is still head of the FBI!) has resulted in the irrelevancy of ANYTHING he comes up with. He could go out and have obama arrested, and the damage his slow-walking has done to our country will not be mitigated.

        NOTHING Barr comes up with will have any effect in helping to right the nation. He’s allowed himself to be drowned-out. If and when he comes up with anything, it’ll be on page 90 of the ny times, and ignored on television news.

        He’s failed miserably. He is another boehner, and he is living in another decade.

        Understand now?

JusticeDelivered | June 29, 2020 at 8:56 pm

Is is clear that they hope propaganda will win the election. I am probably Asperger Syndrome, and seem be mostly immune to con artists, to emotional, illogical arguments. The left has become a cesspool of con artists, increasingly immoral. Regardless of what media claims I will stand firm. The harder they push, the further I move right.

As far back as Reagan, every Presidential election has had the democrat winning right up to the election. Remember how five-foot-nothing Mike Dukakis had like a 20+ point lead on H.W.? Remember how Trump had a 12% chance of winning? Right up until shortly after 9pm?

The gaslighting is starting early because the stakes are high. The DC establishment is throwing everything at Trump and his supporters leading up to this election. Ignore corporate media, tune them out and turn them off. Listen to trustworthy sources that encourage you, not ones that make you give in to fear. There are more of us than there are of them. That fills them with fear.

JackinSilverSpring | June 29, 2020 at 9:19 pm

Professor Jacobson,I wish I could share your optimism, but right now things are not looking too rosey. What I don’t understand is that the Democrats are to blame for this mess because of past misdeeds (slavery, Jim Crow laws, the KKK, state segregation and then federal segregation) and because of the current misrule in the cities they dominate. Yet the nation seems poised to vote the Democrats back into power at the national level. To me, it seems totally irrational, yet we seem to be on the precipice.

    Colonel Travis in reply to JackinSilverSpring. | June 29, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    1.) Did you read what the Prof. wrote? With all due respect, I think you saw the words but you didn’t read them. I’m not saying that to be a jerk. I’m saying it because he’s correct. They are trying to bring you down. Don’t let them.

    2.) I don’t know if you watch TV news, but if you do, I suggest you stop. I stopped everything but Fox many years ago then I stopped Fox several years ago. My peace of mind has skyrocketed. With the exception of someone like a Mark Levin hour, every bit of it is superficial garbage.

    3.) Much of the print/online media is worthless. I used to be a reporter. These people don’t care about you and never have. Stop reading idiots who hate your guts and put you in a constant state of fear.

    4.) How do you know what the nation is poised to do? You don’t. I don’t. Prof. doesn’t. No one does. We only know after the election is over. The 2016 election should be the Np. 1 case study for understanding media manipulation. Don’t forget that.

    5.) Stay positive and push back properly against all this nonsense. Sometimes the pushiest people are the easiest to push back.


    You’re wringing your hands.

    Yes, things are very bad, but things also change on a dime.

    Instead of fretting, ask yourself: what have YOU done today to move the needle. Whose face have YOU gotten into today? And eveyday.

    Trump is one man – we are his foundation. Don’t crumble till you lose your last breath.

The couple in St. Louis who met the aholes out front of their house with an AR and semi auto pistol sure aren’t demoralized.
The commies might want to rethink trying the suburbs.

Yeah I’ve been wondering WTF is going on with this polling.

Only people I know who are disappointed with Trump are that he’s not hitting them hard enough. How the hell did Biden become more electable than Hillary?

The censorship is showing that Trump has really got their knickers in a bunch.

Then you talk to a sane person and realize they are thinking the exact same thing.

Well put. The Democrats incite a civil disturbance every election there is a Republican incumbent. They are insane.

    Not so insane.

    If you’re a filthy POS like nancy pelosi, you imagine yourself winding up at the top of the dung heap you are advocating for and continue to loot it.

    If you a low-life, a criminal, a loser or a narcissistic nerd, you just might get a paid gig that allows you to kill people.

    You want to know what’s insane? Anyone tolerating it.

Back in 2016, Hitlary had planned a fireworks show to celebrate her victory. She cancelled the show 2 days before the election.

She knew.

In spite of all the polls and all the “He has a 1% chance of winning,” she knew.

And they know now.

Whenever one of these polls come out, I head over to The Way Back Machine and see what “the experts” were saying four years ago. It’s always good for a laugh.

I took matters into my own hands on a couple of occasions recently, and pushed back HARD against the creeping leftism coming into my social circle. I sent two of them packing.

It was a LOT of fun.


I don’t worry about Trump losing anywhere near as much as I worry about them stealing it from him.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | June 30, 2020 at 12:40 am

The Democrats have the blood of millions on their hands.

It’s a bad idea to sue a competent Lawyer. I would be VERY careful if I was the St. Louis Prosecutor. My guess is the press conference will be it.

    OldProf2 in reply to Ray - SoCa. | June 30, 2020 at 1:13 am

    I suspect she’ll try to charge them with a Violation of Political Correctness. The protesters became rioters when they broke down the gate and trespassed onto private property. I bet she’ll refuse to charge the rioters with anything, even though they have video evidence of criminal trespass.

    If she does charge the homeowners, I hope they sue her for malicious prosecution and selective prosecution. They can make a good case that she ignored all the trespassers. When the police refused to come, they had to protect themselves and their home from the mob of rioters who were threatening to kill them and burn it down.

    You can make A LOT of money with fame – usually more than any lawyer can make.

    He just might have a new career.

I am Feeling exhausted & demoralized, but I live in CA.

The recent settlement deal made by the City of San Jose for the injustice done to the 2015 Trump Rally Attendees just shows to me there are two standards of justice, and that is very demoralizing. It’s just wrong that you risk in CA being assaulted if you attend a Trump Rally. In OC nobody was hurt, but I believe some cars got damaged.

From what I can tell there are two different standards for protestors, with the exception of the recent work by Bill Barr. If you are anything against Antifa the full force of the law will be used against you. And anyone attacking you, such as bike lock guy, will get probation.

Anthony Weiner’s laptop contents are still missing.

I am astonished at the intensity this early. I wonder what other bombshells will drop until the election. I think Trump is holding his fire, until Biden gets the nomination. Right now before the Democratic Convention, it’s a waste of effort for Trump to do too much.

I am very frustrated at the incompetence of the Elite, and Virtue Signaling. And the threat of being pilloried and shunned by the Social Media Mobs, for saying the wrong thing is terrifying.

Covid 19 – I am not sure what is going on. What ever happened to hydroxychloroquine? Seems to work with Zinc, but is being ignored by deliberately testing it without zinc? Why is the death rate down? There seems to be a real lack of good information on what is going on in the US. Lots of playing with numbers. Positives is getting mixed with those test results for those that had it in the past, so data is suspect. Huge growth in tests is usually ignored by the MSM. It’s part of operation demoralize, and it’s frustrating.

A term that gets my blood boiling is “Mostly Peaceful”. What o the over 600 police that were injured in the protests? The gas lighting that is being done is amazing.

The three Roberts decisions that I find demoralizing, are the citizenship question, Dreamers, and the transvestite one. They are just bad law, have huge repercussions, and they are discrediting the Supreme Court.

I am hopeful from what I can see Barr and Durham are doing. The hints that Barr has made in interviews is exciting. I am very happy with how finally, DOJ under Barr handled Sullivan. It was done methodically, and with over whelming force.

The dems/pundits/msm want us demoralized. Gotcha. There is a crazy person on twitter that wants us to be happy warriors. He is also the smartest person I have ever heard from, next to our President. I’ll go with the twitter crazy guy, especially since I do not trust the news anymore.

The interesting thing is that, from two very different perspectives, Thomas Wictor and Professor Jacobson are sending the same message, and it is powerful. TY.

I’m finishing the installation of a new rifle sight. Then off to the range to sight in two new scopes. I will do what I can to preserve our liberty, and fulfill my oath to protect and defend the Constitution. Gave my life to God many years ago.

Thanks Professor, for publishing the encouraging words of the fighter pilot. It’s what we all need to be reminded of.

I’ve come this far as an unaffiliated independent being vilified as a “conspiracy theorist” for constantly pointing out how the GOP is just a wing of the Democrat Uniparty. Now that Trump forced all the masks to drop, the world now sees it too. Why would I quit now? I’m in to the end.

If you are looking for a rational reason to hope, here is the latest Victor Davis Hansen interview by Breitbart’s Joel Pollack:

““While it looks bad for Trump now, I don’t think it will look that bad in 30 days,” speculated Hanson. “I think that cycles always change. Reagan was behind Carter. Bush was behind Dukakis. Obama was behind Romney in the polls. There are things in the in the air that are happening that they’re not aware of. People are getting angry. There’s a push crack coming. I don’t think it will look that bad in 30 days.””

We see more each day that people are preparing to defend themselves and their families.

In my town there is a large gun/sporting goods store in the building where a big grocery store once was. In size, think of a small Wal Mart Super Center. Off-and-on for years I’ve watched as the number of cars in the parking lot has ebbed and flowed, but now the lot is nearly full most of the time. They offer NRA certified training, several indoor ranges, hunting bows as well as firearms, gunsmithing, and any accessory you can imagine (and probably some you never knew existed). Very often a “soccer mom” type has been walking to or from her car.

As long as this keeps happening, not all is lost.

    I won’t feel all that reassured with gun ownership until I see some evidence that other than own guns, we have a plan for bringing them to bear. As I have noted on these threads, no one seems to have a plan. No organization. No coordination.

      scooterjay in reply to Pasadena Phil. | June 30, 2020 at 2:27 pm

      If it were revealed it would be paraded as “evidence” that lawful gun owners are a “threat”.

      Nice try, though. Baiting won’t work on those of us willing to bear arms.

        Wut????? Baiting? Would you like to rethink what you just said? You have a “plan” but aren’t going to reveal it? What is it? An ambush? Something so tactical that revealing it would be a threat to civilization?

        I have an FFL and own several guns and am trained to use them. I’m just not an idiot who thinks “buy more ammo” is a plan. Our enemies have guns too. Some of them have plans.

      Voyager in reply to Pasadena Phil. | June 30, 2020 at 3:25 pm

      Plans don’t generally survive contact with the other side. The reality of things is never what one expected.

      Better to be prepared and see what happens than tie oneself into a plan that likely would not be relevant to the facts on the ground, for now.

      We aren’t in a shooting war, and honestly don’t know what’s going to happen next, or even when, beyond, probably, sometime in November. No sense in starting something now.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to DSHornet. | June 30, 2020 at 7:10 pm

    People who want to defend themselves and their families need to think about about weapons beyond guns. There are lots of common items and chemicals which are worth having on hand.

    Keep in mind that stuff can be dangerous,so make sure you are well informed.

“Gain strength from their fear of you.”

That’s a nice rallying cry. But it is based on a false premise.

The Antifa folks, the Black Lives Matters organizers, the looters,and the liars of the likes of Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler, Terry McAuliffe, Comey and other Democrats and swamp denizens have no fear of us.

Nor do they have any respect or compassion for us.

To them we are, at best, mere tools that contain artificial intelligence that has not yet learned its intended subservient purpose. At best we are criminals or sub-humans who belong in work camps.

And, these folks are not stupid. Sure, are small of their followers might be, but they form a part of the “cannon fodder” that all armies have to admit having used.

Otherwise, fine post, Professor. And, as Pasadena Phil and others have alluded to, we should be ready to vocalize and vote, and be prepared to defend ourselves.

I wish the “preview” button worked in my browser (Safari).
This paragraph
“And, these folks are not stupid. Sure, are small of their followers might be, but they form a part of the “cannon fodder” that all armies have to admit having used.”

Should be this:
“And, these folks are not stupid. Sure, a small portions of their followers might be, but they form a part of the “cannon fodder” that all armies have to admit having used.”

Where is McConnell?
Where is Kevin McCarthy?
Where is the GOP chairwoman, Ronna McDaniel.

They’re garbage, and they’ll sell us out AGAIN.

Destroy the GOP, and do it soon: starve it do death. Give generously, but to individual candidates and to Trump PACs.


This is probably good for a Pulitzer …

POLITICO asked if President Trump is “more focused in preserving the confederacy.”

… I am depressed.