Cancelling the Land of the Free
Things are moving at a warp speed in post-Trump America. The Giant Orange Man served at least one important purpose, and that was to impede the progress of the rabid virtue signalers who have taken over every part of our society. Now he’s gone, banished to Mar-a-Lago land, and the bullies who wanted to take our lunch money no longer have to fear our imperfect but large older brother.
The New York Times seriously suggests that Joe Biden name a “Reality Czar” to counter the rise of “disinformation” and “fake news.” You know, all that stuff dredged up by “conspiracy theorists” on the internet, which exposes their hopeless corruption and incompetence. This would have been an Onion headline, or going back a bit further, a Mad magazine piece, in the past. Now it’s reality.
25,000 or however many U.S. military troops remain in Washington, D.C., for unclear but unquestionably unconstitutional purposes. When pressed by a rare inquisitive reporter about the matter, we were told that their mission was to counter “disinformation,” “racism,” and “White Supremacy.” Since none of those things are a crime, or even possible to quantifiably define, their presence becomes even more frightening.
Former CIA director John Brennan is among those touting a new crusade against “domestic terrorists,” which seem to be identified as potentially any Trump supporter. Brennan, for those keeping score, once voted for American Communist Party leader Gus Hall for President. If that seems strange for a man who went on to lead the agency supposedly devoted to countering communism, it must be remembered that this transgression took place during the Soviet era, when all they were doing was taking over half the world. Now they mysteriously “hack” our elections, and are quite dangerous. The KGB archives, by the way, revealed that Gus Hall received some $21 million over the years from the Soviets. But that was when the Soviets were really cool, before Putin came along and put out that arrest warrant for any Rothschilds entering Russia, and banned all GMO foods.
Cancel Culture recently struck at right-wing online journalist Doug Mackey, who trolled left-wing figures like Hillary Clinton for years. The FBI arrested Mackey, and the “crime” that put him over the top appears to have been the meme he made of singer Taylor Swift, with a MAGA hat superimposed on her head. He could face up to ten years in prison. No, that was not a misprint. This is the new reality in the land of the tyrannically “Woke.” Considering how many Americans were fired last year, for merely questioning the BLM protests, or even just saying “All Lives Matter,” on their own free time, we really shouldn’t be surprised. Slippery road, and all that.
What is worse; the authoritarian tyrants themselves, or the people who actually support the tyranny? They have managed to paint the rather innocuous January 6 incident at the Capitol building as an “insurrection.” They have repeatedly claimed that the “rioters” were violent and armed. They were neither. After being waved in warmly by police officers, almost all of those inside used their time to take selfies. But now Donald Trump is being impeached again, even though impeachment is a device to remove elected officials from office, and he is no longer an elected official. The charge will be that he “incited” this “violent insurrection.”
The problem for modern tyrants is that everything is recorded now. So the events at the Capitol- which show the violence to be primarily directed at protesters by police- can be easily demonstrated to contradict their absurd narrative. And Trump’s speech was recorded. You can hear him urge his followers to “march peacefully and patriotically” to the Capitol, which is their constitutional right. There is nothing there to suggest “inciting” anything beyond that. But Trump haters are just as delusional now as they were when he was actually president. So the video- the evidence– doesn’t matter to them. Just as those over 1000 sworn affidavits from unconnected people reporting witnessing vote fraud doesn’t matter. Where’s the evidence?
Not only do the Mockingbird state-controlled “journalists” continue to refer to this “violent insurrection” as a second Pearl Harbor, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Instagram to deliver an emotional recounting of what she went through that day. She claimed to have feared for her life, and hid in her office, as the rioters yelled “Where is she?” AOC is very important, after all. The problem here is that, AOC’s office is in the Cannon building across the street, which was never entered by protesters. Some have countered that she was in another representative’s office, but again, that office is also in the Cannon building.
But it doesn’t matter that AOC wasn’t in the Capitol building on January 6, and thus couldn’t honestly have feared for her life. She felt as if she was there, and felt threatened. And it doesn’t matter that video reveals no armed protesters entering the building, and does reveal police inviting them in. Or that Trump urged the protesters to be peaceful. The virtue signalers know what he meant, and what those “insurrectionists” really wanted to do. That’s all that counts with identity politics. It’s kind of a twist on the old sixties’ saying, “If it feels good, do it.” In this case, it’s “If you feel it’s real, it’s real.”
Trump may not have incited anything, but he did lure as many as a million fans to Washington, D.C. Supported by the whole Q psyop, those people were given the expectation that something “big” was going to happen. Now Trump not only failed to march with them as he promised, he threw them under the bus instantly, and urged them to go home. But they still cling to him. And the other side clings to him as well. Both sides need him.
Joe Biden is doing what Donald Trump should have done- unleash a flurry of executive orders to try to overturn or institute directives. If Trump had done that, at the very beginning of his administration, as he promised to do, his tenure in office would have been very different. Instead, he played into the Stupid Party tradition of capitulation to the more aggressive Democrats. He talked and tweeted, but didn’t really act.
Reason cannot help us now. How do you have a rational discussion with a parent who wants their preschool child to transition from one sex to another? How do you argue with social justice warriors who believe there are 57 genders, or whatever it is now? Again, if you identify (or feel) that you are something, you are that something. Taken to its logical conclusion, we ought to be able to demand a billion dollars, if we say that we identify as a billionaire. Transgender story hour at the local elementary school is bound to lead to bigger and not better things.
There is apparently nothing to stop a reign of tyranny the likes of which this country has never seen. The only thing that can stop the social justice warriors is possible in-fighting between those mostly deluded, and those completely deluded. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and their ilk may well push things too far, too fast, for the Nancy Pelosis and Chuck Schumers to accept. But I wouldn’t bet on it. Pelosi seems especially radicalized now that Biden is president. She has been pushing the Trump Impeachment II with a vicious vengeance, for one of her advanced years.
As John F. Kennedy said nearly sixty years ago, in regards to Civil Rights, “we are confronted primarily with a moral issue.” Our moral issue is whether or not all Americans should have the protections guaranteed by our Constitution. Those rights were delineated as being ours at birth, granted by God (or nature, to those who can’t accept that). Identity politics is not compatible with civil liberties. It revolves around emotion, and how those in power react to others. If what someone says or does offends a virtue signaler, they must be “cancelled.” And we have let that dangerous philosophy gain traction now, so that when the FBI arrests someone for writing a satirical meme, most just shrug. “Hey, it wasn’t me. Sucks for him.”
I spend far too much time engaging the Left on social media. They all especially use the term “Nazi” to explain why they advocate for such draconian measures. “Nazis” (or “White Supremacists,” or “racists”) don’t deserve free speech, they explain. They are beyond the pale. Of course, they establish what the pale is. “Actions have consequences,” they will also say. But commenting on social media is not really an “action,” is it? Isn’t it expressing your constitutional right of free speech? Why should an employer be able to fire you for opinions expressed on your own free time? Cancel culture is the cancellation of thoughts. Thought Crime.
Orwell devised the concept of Thought Crime, which was a personal or political thought opposed by the government. Isn’t that exactly the “crime” of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who has quickly seen herself stripped of all committee assignments in the House? Greene many be kooky, but her past remarks reveal her to be more “awake” than any member of Congress in a very, very long time. Nancy Pelosi condemned her as “an extreme conspiracy theorist.” Sounds good to me. The people who are misruling us are thoroughly corrupt and extreme conspirators. And the most commonly cited remark attributed to Greene has been misrepresented, to put it kindly. She never said “Jewish” lasers started California’s fires. She accused a Jewish- owned company.
The social justice warriors in charge are on the verge of criminalizing allegations of election fraud. Well, just in the 2020 election, that is. That one was the most honest election in the history of the world. Mike Lindell, the My Pillow guy, Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani, and perhaps others, are being sued by Dominion for their inferences that the election was rigged. Lindell seems to welcome the lawsuit, so hopefully he fights it. Considering how weak and ineffectual Trump’s legal team was, I don’t have as much confidence in them. And poor Lin Wood is being subjected to a sanity hearing, ala Longfellow Deeds in Frank Capra’s classic film.
The two party system was bad, but a One Party system, which we effectively have now, is not indicative of a free country. Especially when that party is as bad as the present-day Democrats are. They literally care nothing about peace, or real judicial reform, or civil liberties, or raising wages. Their entire existence revolves around policing the speech of others, and getting people fired (“cancelled”) if it offends them.
If you think this tyranny applies only to Trump supporters, or “conspiracy theorists,” you’re being very naive. The Left used to quote the wise observation out of Nazi Germany, which began, “first they came for the liberals, but I said nothing, because I was not a liberal” and ended with, “then they came for me.” Very few Americans seem to remember that, as our “Woke” tyrants come for the “racists” and “White Supremacists.”