Pravda means “True” or “Truth” and was a newspaper published in the Soviet Union from 1918-91 as the official news organ of the communist state. It contained pure propaganda–telling the Russian people what their totalitarian bosses wanted them to hear.
I traveled into the USSR in the mid-1970’s. At the border they confiscated Bibles, tracts, even a copy of TIME magazine I carried in my backpack. I asked why? They said bluntly: “The materials are anti-Soviet.” In other words, they denied free speech and wanted a monopoly on public information.
We now see a New American “Pravda” flowing throughout the United States–the secular media and it’s woke/cancel culture.
Here’s how I’ve learned to navigate it.
It’s Halloween week and I have a scary reality to share.
In 2002, President George H.W. Bush described Iran, Iraq and North Korea as an axis of evil who pose a “grave and present danger.” He was right, and Iran and North Korea remain on the list. China should be added.
We now face a new axis of evil in America who also pose a “grave and present danger.”
Who are they? And what can we do about it?