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Oh my God I am starting to find some people in the Unz Review are making sense!
“This brings us to America’s First Revolution now unfolding. How did it come about? It came about because decades of liberal assaults in the name of one “progressive cause” or another destroyed the structure of beliefs that define the United States. Today we can see with our own eyes, if we open them, that there is no longer any such thing as academic freedom, free speech, freedom of association, privacy, due process. People are fired from their jobs and sentenced to economic peril for merely expressing their opinions or attending the wrong rally or using disapproved pronouns. Those who insist on electoral integrity, the basis of democracy, are demonized as “enemies of democracy.” Legislation is pending that will be used to define any dissent from controlled Establishment explanations as subversion.”
The problem for the elites who are running this anti-white revolution is that they depend on the allegiance or obedience of the people they despise, and who return it in spades. Look at the National Guard troops turning their backs on Biden’s motorcade.
The view from Biden’s motorcade as it made its way up to the Capitol pic.twitter.com/iYi79VaaRf
— Ines de La Cuetara (@InesdLC) January 20, 2021
I am not making this up.
We have all had election nights where it seemed as if one side was going to win and then it did not. I thought there had been election irregularities with mail-in votes. Was it the reality distortion field of Trumpism? Probably. So I have been down in that gravity well looking out from a distorted perspective. I thought Biden might well have won, but it was not clear. Fair enough. My bad. Biden won.
That is not what I am talking about today. From what I read, thanks to Douglas Murray, Trump incited an attack of a mob on the legislature buildings of the Congress. His words inflamed an already tense situation.
There are at last two ways of looking at his speech: a crime, or worse than a crime, a mistake. The moralists will call it a crime, and maybe they are right. The cynics will call it a mistake. As Talleyrand said of some political murder committed by Napoleon, “worse than a crime, it was a mistake.” What was this man trying to do? Overturn constitutional authority? No conservative or constitutionalist can abide the chief magistrate inciting a mob to attack a duly constituted part of government, be it his legislature or his judiciary. This behaviour is to be condemned.
As a conservative I deplore Trump’s incitement. But as a reader of Machiavelli, I observe that this is a disaster for conservatism of any meaningful sort. Now I never considered Trump to be a conservative or a free trade liberal. He was an economic nationalist and he did some good in relation to improving the conditions of the American working class through trade treaties heavily advantageous to the United States. He insulted, amused and bravado’ed his way to the top of the Republican ticket, and beat the worst establishment candidate (and to be the worst of this crowd takes some doing). He kept on pissing off people who I enjoyed seeing pissed off (an unworthy, ignoble but real-enough emotion). His very buffoonery and obnoxiousness was obviously an attraction for many people aggravated by endless political correctness and moral posturing.
I have always held Trump in a balance of judgment. The scales, until recently (in my view) weighed more in favour of The Donald than against him. He was more sinned against than sinning: the Russia gambit was totally hot air and shown to be so. Then it was Ukraine’s turn to be the de-legitimizing agent. In the meantime we were supposed to ignore a summer of riots by Antifa and BLM which were demonstrably egged on by Democratic politicians. The left was crying wolf for too long to be heeded.
There has been too much crossing of all previous lines of decency and self-restraint in recent years, by both sides. No one spent time figuring out why Trump won in 2016. And I hope the Republicans will spend some time figuring out why they have lost the House, the Senate, and the Presidency. All this is for the years to come. You must figure out why you lost before you can win again. I fear that both major parties in the States will learn nothing from their respective defeats in 2016 and 2020.
But for now, Trump has destroyed his brand, disgraced his party, embarrassed those of his supporters who are able to be reasoned with, confirmed every judgment against him, justified Trump Derangment Syndrome, and empowered people who will be quick to suppress public discussion and robust political debate. I am not happy with the state of the Union, and with myself for having indulged this buffoon. I reserve the right to change my mind later, but for now, I feel contrite.
Mark Steyn and Tucker Carlson connect the dots of COVID suppression, liberty to loot and riot, and elite encouragement of riots as long as they serve the purposes of the Left.
Rebel Yell capably sieves the gems from the slurry. I will not duplicate his work. But with many points of interest in the week ahead, I wanted to advance a thought or two.
There will be excitement. ‘President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani on Sunday insisted that the presidential election would be “overturned,” claiming he had “evidence” that “corrupt machines” had deleted millions of votes for Trump — but couldn’t share it.’ NY Post
The rough and tumble aside, to believe Biden really won, one would have to think he ran a brilliant campaign, outpacing a damaged, unpopular opponent to capture the imaginations of millions. What I saw? Huge energy for Trump and low turnouts for the sad little events to which Biden’s team felt him equal. All right. Maybe he took the popular vote. Maybe. But I think Trump won the election and I think the Democrats are trying to steal it. I think that because vote counting stopped on election night in key jurisdictions when Trump was winning. I think that because so many people have signed affidavits saying they witnessed vote theft. I gather these documents carry severe penalties for prevarication, so they will be taken seriously. Fine. But will the Democrats get away with it? Yes, I think so. They have the media, and huge chunks of the bureaucracy and the justice system. The swamp should have been long drained and built over with Republicans by now but that didn’t happen. So. Trump must be allowed a triumph or two in court before conceding and the Democrats would be well advised to contrive a somewhat gracious departure. That said, anything can happen, hope springs eternal, and President Trump remains one of the greatest shows on earth.
“It’s not the votes that count, it’s who counts the votes” as Stalin said many years ago.
Trucks arriving at 4 am stuffed with ballots all for Biden; no-one allowed to supervise; Republican officials kept out. In Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin….all states that were trending to Trump well into election night, then suddenly, as if by magic, hundreds of thousand of ballots for Biden appear, all of which were only marked for Biden and no other state or local candidates.
“I smell a big fat commie rat” as General Turgidson might say. Fact is, we have seen the most blatant, in-your-face election fraud ever.
Of course, the presstitutes in the papers and their toadies in the Fake New media were quick to jump on the bandwagon to cheer their boy. They even had the gall to call for “healing” after their four years of lies, hoaxes, smears and sedition against Trump. Such rancid hypocrisy would gag a maggot.
In his excellent blog, Behind the Black, Rob Zimmerman has this to say:
Now we find that the Democratic Party candidate for president, Joe Biden, might have obtained the presidency through what increasingly appears to be outright election fraud. Unlike Trump, who won cleanly and legally, Biden’s possible victory involves numerous documented instances of voter manipulation and illegal votes. Here are just a few examples, which are only a small sampling of the numerous such stories in the past week:
Wisconsin Election Clerks May Have Illegally Altered Thousands of Ballots [here]
Software that incorrectly gave Biden thousands of Michigan votes used in 28 other states [here]
Ballot Count Watcher Describes At Least 130,000 Ballots ALL FOR BIDEN Arriving in Three Vehicles in Detroit in Dead of Night [here]
Michigan USPS Whistleblower: Late Mail-In-Ballots Are Being Stamped As Received on November 3rd [here]
‘Like Flipping a Coin and Getting Heads 100 Times’: Stats Boffs Scrutinize Biden ‘Victory’ Numbers [here]
And then there is the situation in Pennsylvania, where the state court allowed ballots received after election day to be counted, even though the state law expressly forbids it. Moreover, that state court also allowed the election board to accept ballots even if the signature on the ballot did not match the signature on file.
The result in Pennsylvania? Almost 100% of every single late ballot was for Joe Biden, a statistical impossibility.
The odds are high that the Democrats are about to reap what they have sown. It will not be pretty, but then, it is what these conniving, corrupt, and power-hungry thugs have been demanding. We should give it to them.
Read the whole thing.
So even if the crook Biden slithers into the White House, and if these fraudulent deeds are proven, then he will be a bastard president, an illegitimate crook whose criminal organization has dealt another blow to the American republic.
Now that a Democrat has been elected, the healing can begin. Or so it would seem. Peace and reconciliation all around, except for those on the death or exclusion lists. The People have spoken!
One thing I shall remember for future guidance is the extent to which I felt the polls discouraged Trump supporters, like me. The polls were bullshit, as it turned out: active suppressants of voting enthusiasm. And now the pollsters themselves are allowing as how the polls were wildly off. According to the Daily Caller, citing Real Clear Politics:
“The polls were also off in several battleground states that ultimately defined this election. Biden held a lead of 6.7 points over Trump in Wisconsin before Election Day according to Real Clear Politics but he ended up winning the state by a razor-thin margin of 0.7 points.
“Biden also held a lead of 4.2 points over Trump in Michigan before Election Day according to Real Clear Politics but the current results estimate in the state show Biden leading by 2.7 points. Trump defended Florida with a 3.4-point lead even though the last Real Clear Politics polling average gave Biden a 0.9-point lead.
“But in both Wisconsin and across the country, the polls were wrong on Trump once again. “The polls were clearly off again and in a surprising fashion,” Burden said. “Many of us expected the polls to be more accurate this year than they were four years ago.”
“Marquette Poll director Charles Franklin found that national polls overestimated Biden even more than they did Hillary Clinton in 2016, the Wisconsin State Journal reported. Biden’s national lead was overstated by 5.8 points while Clinton’s was overstated by just one point.”
The most ready answer may be the right one, that the pollsters with Democratic leanings, which are most of them, do not form a group of dispassionate social scientists, but rather a group of campaigning Democratic activists. They have no incentives to be right. They have strong incentives to be on the wining side, or more accurately, perhaps, to favour their party. They gainnothing by being right about a possible Republican victory
It is discouraging to see the extent to which media, Hollywood, big tech, Wall Street, sports, and opinion polling are united to portray the conservative half of the United States as benighted and in need of education, silencing, or shame. Peace and reconiliation indeed.
Well well well: the race is tighter than anyone thought possible. We may confidently expect that Democrats will suddenly discover hundreds of thousands of votes that were mailed in but missing until needed, and not counted until today, or tomorrow or next Wednesday. The Democrats stole the election from Richard Nixon to elect John F. Kennedy back in 1960 by finding Chicago graveyards were full of Democratic voters who had been unfairly denied the right to vote. They may do something like this again.
It is never undramatic with Trump. In the meantime I suggest you spend a few hours watching the railroad run from Bergen to Oslo. It is very relaxing. The scenery is spectacular. It will calm your frazzled soul.
Late October. Thank heaven for the length of autumn because if we had to adapt overnight, or within a month, to winter I think we might expire from the shock. So we need September, October and most of November (usually) in which to adapt mentally and spiritually to the season of deprivation ahead. The pleasures of Christmas are merely a hiccup in the stately procession from warmth and gladness to cold and darkness and back out again by February, March or April, depending on your latitude and your hemisphere.
The evidence of my own eyes in the American Presidential campaign tells me a different story than the polls. Manufactured crowds of maybe a couple of dozen or real ones of a couple of hundred for Biden and Harris, immense throngs for Trump. What this requires me to do is to imagine that the polls in which Biden is leading, and the armies of sycophants in the media, are manifestations of the same disinformation that characterized the original Trump-Clinton contest of 2016. The polls are being manipulated (likely), or the methodology is wrong (more likely), or the shy Trump voter feels that he gains nothing by telling a pollster how he feels (most likely).
If, as seems likely to me, that Trump wins on Tuesday, it will come as a surprize to millions of people who have dwelt exclusively inside the media whale. If I am wrong and Trump loses, there will be no suprize but only the exhultations of the Usual Suspects, for four more years. Trump will be excoriated and the riots will continue, and the attacks on civilization will intensify.
Engage Google Image search “Biden rally today” and “Trump rally today”. See what you get. The first picture below is from Breitbart, the next two were produced by a search.