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Toto Pulls Back the Curtain on Today’s Wizards

Toto Pulls Back the Curtain on Today’s Wizards

America has become a place of magic, a little like Disney World used to be, but without the fun.

Politicians in the federal government, some governors and mayors, and many in the mainstream media are now wizards waving their magic wands and saying “Abracadabra” to allegedly make the impossible become reality. But what these wizards forget is that there’s always a chance that their magic could be upended by the little Toto dogs of the world.

But before we look at what today’s Totos are up to, let’s examine the wizardry at work today.

California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom and his fellow sorcerers, for example, have decreed that by 2035 100 percent of new cars and light trucks sold in that state must be fueled by electricity. A snap of the fingers, and voila! Electric powered vehicles will become all the rage.

But as Thomas Lifson points out in American Thinker, there might be a small drawback to electric vehicles when disaster strikes. These cars have a more limited range than gasoline powered vehicles and require much longer to “fill up.” Put a few hundred thousand of these cars and trucks on the roads of Florida during a hurricane evacuation like the one we saw recently, and you may create the world’s biggest parking lot.

Meanwhile, magicians serving as mayors in some of our larger cities flourished their scepters and defunded police, banished bail, and allowed shoplifters to tote off their goodies without fear of arrest. Poof! But the promised nirvana never came. Instead, many of our cities have become hellscapes of violence and crime.

In D.C. the men and women in capes and top hats are the most powerful magicians of all. They wave their wands, mumble their incantations, and behold! Money appears, barrels of money, truckloads of money, cargo ships bulging with money, more money than any of us can ever imagine. Off it flies to Ukraine, to Congressional pork projects, to political friends and friends of those friends.

Weirdly, those tricks don’t work in the grocery stores or at the gas pump, where prices keep climbing faster than you can say “hocus-pocus.” Which is strange because these Beltway shamans excel at disappearing acts. Joe Biden and crew, for example, have made a huge chunk of our strategic petroleum reserve vanish from sight. Recruits for our military are evaporating as well, in part because the magicians at the Pentagon and in the White House seem eager to keep out white, conservative-minded males, once the backbone of the Army and the Marines.

Our magical mainstream media possess this same talent for making the visible invisible. Ever hear of Cayler Ellingson, the 18-year-old Republican murdered in September for his political beliefs? How about Mark Houck, the pro-life advocate, husband, and father arrested during an FBI raid on his home? We all saw the disastrous Afghanistan skedaddle just a little over a year ago, but it seems many have now forgotten it. How about the millions of illegal migrants who in just two years have crossed our southern border? Sure, you may have heard all this news, but I doubt your info came via CNN, ABC, or the New York Times.

Then come our postmodern alchemists. Unlike those old-timers trying to render lead into gold, these conjurers claim to change males into females and vice versa. Others can mutter mumbo-jumbo over ordinary Americans, most of them whites, and transform them into racists and bigots.

It’s wild. And with so many magicians at work, who knows? Their magical powers and incantations may one day make America herself disappear.

Unfortunately for them, there’s a glitch in this agenda.


You remember Toto, don’t you? He’s Dorothy’s little dog in The Wizard of Oz, the Cairn Terrier who pulls back a curtain and reveals the Wizard as a fraud.

So, here’s some good news for any of you who are disheartened, bewildered, beaten down, or heart-scalded by the magicians in our midst.

For every sorcerer in our land, you’ll find a hundred Totos.

Some of these feisty terriers bark daily at the wizards by writing columns and books, speaking out in public hearings, and even creating their own television news stations. Others growl at school boards. Still others, the vast majority, keep silent, but they’re no longer fooled by the tricks and patter of the magicians. They see through the smoke and mirrors, and understand full well that the show is bogus.

And they are everywhere and growing in numbers, people of all races and creeds, young and old, Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals. Barring stolen votes and stuffed ballot boxes, all these Totos will have their moment on election day.

One last observation: Cairn Terriers were originally bred to hunt vermin. Magicians of the public square, take note.

Image Credit: Flickr-Insomnia Cured Here, CC BY-SA 2.0

Jeff Minick
Jeff Minick

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    Virginia T. Mann
    October 3, 2022, 6:04 pm


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    US SpursFan
    October 3, 2022, 11:33 pm

    Thanks for calling me a dog and NBC, CBS, & MSNBC were not in your list…

    Btw: I always liked Toto!

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    October 4, 2022, 3:13 am

    "Barring stolen votes and stuffed ballot boxes…" That’s a big hope!

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    October 4, 2022, 6:36 am

    We need a billion Toto’s hunting vermin!!! I love that. Thank you Jeff, I’m a long time fan. We definitely have a Toto with Intellectual Takeout. And many as well in Substack writers, YouTubers, Odyseers and bitChuters….

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    October 4, 2022, 1:03 pm

    probably the election may be stopped, possibly by finally getting an attack from russia which is being purposely provoked, or a fake terrorist attack, then emergency may be declared and elections ‘postponed’


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