Democrats need to rein in rhetoric or they risk instigating a real civil war.
By Paul Craig Roberts
The opening salvo against “Red State America” was the article of impeachment against President Donald Trump introduced on Jan. 11 by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrat Reps. David Cicilline, Ted Lieu, and Jamie Raskin. So much for Biden’s promise to “unify the country.”
What was the intent of this article of impeachment? It could not possibly have been to remove Mr. Trump from office. He will have left office before the Senate could vote on impeachment. There is no such thing as impeaching a person who is not in office. Clearly impeachment has nothing to do with getting Donald Trump out of office.
How does it unify the country to follow up an election believed by more than half of the U.S. voting population to have been stolen with impeaching the president who is regarded as the victim of a stolen election? Adding insult to injury will only further enrage 75 million or more Trump voters, and many honest Democrats, who regard the election as stolen. If the establishment and its Democrat, Republican, and media allies truly believe the election not to have been stolen, why wasn’t the evidence permitted to be examined so that the controversy could be settled instead of ignored? Ignoring the evidence deepens the suspicion, as does labeling those who challenged the election “enemies of democracy.” Democrats are now trying to censure Republican members of the House and Senate who supported having the evidence presented to Congress. Why censure someone who wants evidence to be examined?
What many Americans and people abroad do not comprehend is that in the 2020 election Trump officially got 74,222,958 votes. This is the official number, which is understated by the 10-million-vote suppression used against him. In “losing,” Trump’s 74,222,958 official votes are more votes than any elected president has ever received with the exception of Biden, whose vote count, in my opinion, was raised by 10 million fraudulent ballots. How is the country unified by demonizing half of it? Are the Democrats’ threats and reprisals against President Trump and his supporters unifying all Americans?
I watched the presentations by independent experts to three state legislatures of the detailed evidence showing that the election was stolen in the swing states. Some of the experts explaining the election’s theft were people of color, as were many of those who signed affidavits under penalty of perjury of the electoral fraud that they witnessed. This information has never been presented by the media to the public, nor has any media, election official, the Department of Justice, or Congress examined the evidence. It is overwhelming evidence ignored.
Whether or not you believe that Biden—the most uninspiring presidential candidate in American history—got 81 million votes (the largest in American history), why do Pelosi and the Democrats want to make themselves even more hated and distrusted by half of the country by impeaching the president whose reelection so many people believe they stole?
This is rubbing salt in the wound. Half of the country already regards Biden as an illegitimate president and regards the Democrats as power-mad totalitarians hostile to democracy. What does Pelosi achieve by furthering this image of Democrats? She is damning her party and herself. Why?
The answer is to generate fear in Republicans and Trump supporters.
The Democrats are using open unabashed retribution to scare Republicans and Trump supporters into compliance. Everywhere you look, Republican members of Congress, both House and Senate, Trump’s present and former cabinet members, and present and former members of the White House staff are denouncing Trump and putting distance between him and themselves. The latest is Fiona Hill, formerly of President Trump’s National Security Council. She denounced Trump for having “put us on the brink of civil war.” Note that for Republican Fiona Hill, it is not a stolen election that puts “us on the brink of civil war,” but the protest against the election theft. This is the position of the Republican Party. In other words, the Republicans have surrendered. They are useless to the people.
As a large number of videos made available online by people who attended the rally demonstrate, the Capitol police allowed protesters into the Capitol. The Trump supporters were not smart enough to ignore the bait. Once inside, the Democrats had their “insurrection” and “storming of the Capitol.”
It achieved its purpose. It stopped presentation of the evidence showing Congress a stolen election. Scared by the presstitutes’ one-voice proclamation of an attempted coup, the Republicans wilted and ran for their political lives, knowing that they would be blamed for “aiding and abetting Trump’s insurrection.”
The Democrats intend to keep them running, and that is what the impeachment is about.
Trump supporters are in for it as well. The FBI, which has worked hand-in-hand with Democrats throughout the Russiagate and impeachment hoaxes, is now hunting down those who attended the Trump rally. Those for whom the FBI cannot invent grounds for arrest have their names turned over to the presstitutes who insist they be fired from their jobs. Already policemen, corporate employees and executives, including a chief financial officer, have been fired for attending the Trump rally. Recording artists have been dropped because they attended the rally. Indoctrinated school children have impoverished their own families by ratting out their parents for attending the rally and causing them to be fired.
Children squealing on their parents to the media is the worst part of the Democrats’ assault on America, because it shows that the liberal propaganda that passes for education in the schools has destroyed solidarity and loyalty in the family. Without the family, there is no society. Essentially, without family, there is no country.
In so many ways, millions of Americans are now a people without a country.
As the blatantly public theft of a presidential election shows, democracy is a dead value among elites and institutions in the United States. The word will continue to be used as cover for oligarchic rule in the interest of the few. All who find the courage to challenge rule by the few will be demonized as “enemies of democracy.” We are already seeing it. President Trump and his “deplorables” are already declared “enemies of democracy.”
Whether or not Americans believe Trump and his supporters are enemies of democracy, many will be caused by fear to go along with it. Otherwise, they will be the next to be outed, fired, and prosecuted.
I am not optimistic. One reason for my lack of optimism is the age of disinformation in which we live. Disinformation is used by the establishment to conform the public to its agendas. Disinformation is used to deconstruct and reconstruct white society. Disinformation is even used by Trump supporters in efforts to keep alive hope that the stolen election will be overturned or that Trump will win reelection in four years.
Another reason I am not optimistic is that I read comment sections of websites that host courageous and insightful commentators in hope of encountering intelligence and a rising awareness that could result in effective resistance. But what do I find? Inability to comprehend what they have read. Narcissists hiding behind fake names. Nitpicking in place of weighing a well-stated presentation. And the ever-present trolls demeaning the authors with ad hominem accusations that are spread into social media.
I am also not optimistic when I see that Mr. Trump, who has experienced the evil power of the establishment, has not come to the realization that the last blow he can strike against the establishment is the pardon of Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, two who are persecuted for telling the truth. Perhaps the reason is that many of President Trump’s patriotic supporters have fallen for the establishment’s line that Assange and Snowden are Russian agents who acted against America.
In the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and all of western Europe, telling the truth is being criminalized. The result will be the destruction of the truthteller. This is true as well within the universities. Identity politics and establishment agendas rule. If you cross them, you are out.
Objective truth has been redefined as a “white construct” that serves “systemic racism” and misogynists. White people, especially heterosexual white males, have been assigned the role that Karl Marx gave capitalists. They are hateful, exploitative creatures that must be destroyed by demonization and indoctrination. The process has been going on for some time in the schools and in workplace “sensitivity training” sessions.
This is the ideology of the Democrat Party. Imposed ideologies wear down facts.
As the American Indian tells the elderly woman in the Clint Eastwood film “The Outlaw Josey Wales,” “Hell is coming to breakfast.” White people can expect hell. To see this, all you have to do is to look at Mr. Biden’s Department of Justice appointments.
Americans are only now beginning to realize that the expensive educations they have paid for—for their children—have resulted in their children being stolen from them. A friend told me recently that his son and son’s girlfriend had left their brutally lockdowned Democrat state to come to him in a Republican state where life still went on not too far from normal. Having heard their conversations with him and among themselves, he has concluded that they deeply regret that they were born white.
To his dismay, he understands that their regret at having white skin is not because of employment and promotion quotas that limit their success as white people, or the demeaning racial training sessions they have to endure as “systemic white racists.” Their regret is due to their successful indoctrination that, as white racists, they are responsible for the lack of success of black Americans. Perplexed, he asked me, “How can we resist the tyranny that is being imposed on us when the younger generation believes we are guilty and cannot be trusted with our freedoms?”
Yes, good question. How?
Note that the outpouring of support for Donald Trump in the Washington rally, which Democrats easily turned into a liability for Mr. Trump, consists largely of older adults. Where were the young people? They stayed at home and ratted out their parents!
America’s young were not born into a free society. They have never experienced a free society. They are not socialized into a free society. They have no idea what a free society is beyond access to the internet.
It was two decades ago that the George W. Bush regime orchestrated the Patriot Act. It was two decades ago that the Republican president of the United States threw habeas corpus out the window and claimed executive authority to detain American citizens indefinitely without presenting evidence before a court. No bar association, no university law faculty, no court, no Congress, and certainly no presstitute media demanded Bush’s impeachment for unilaterally exercising unconstitutional executive authority.
During the subsequent Obama regime—America’s “First Black President,” who got fewer votes than Trump did in 2020—executed American citizens without due process of law. No one demanded Obama’s impeachment for his unconstitutional and illegal murder of American citizens.
If cancelling the Bill of Rights isn’t insurrection, what is?
In contrast, President Trump, who challenged the media monopoly for its censorship, who challenged the military-security complex for its orchestration of Russia as an enemy, who challenged various “trade agreements” for sending Americans’ middle-class jobs abroad—in other words, a rare president who represented the American people— this president was destroyed by the establishment and its media and intellectual prostitutes.
The corrupt and evil establishment, acting through the Democrat Party with the backing of the monopoly over all communications and the monetary and power interests of the military-security complex and Wall Street, and strengthened by the identity politics hatreds, which extend into the universities, public schools, bar associations, corporations, and judiciary, and the indoctrination seminars that white males are forced to undergo, has achieved more power than Josef Stalin and Adolf Hitler could imagine.
Today the United States is not only a threat to its citizens but also a threat to the world. The American establishment’s belief in its hegemony makes the United States the greatest threat that the world has ever experienced.
The forces in control of the United States deny the existence of objective truth. As the establishment defines truth, truth is what serves the agendas of the ruling elite. There is no other truth.
Among other terrors, this means that an accused person can mount no defense. As the trial of the surviving brother of the alleged Boston Marathon bomber demonstrated, the proof of his innocence, according to the FBI’s own evidence, was not allowed to be introduced into the trial, only the fabricated “evidence” of his guilt. When this happened, it was clear that the United States government regarded the rule of law as dispensable whenever it interfered with its agenda.
As journalist Ekaterina Blinova instantly recognized, the effect of the stolen election is to create one-party rule in the United States. Of course, the Democrats won’t rule. Rule will be by the interest groups for whom the Democrats will front. As the Republicans abandoned the American people and joined in the denunciation of the “insurrectionist Trump,” there are few voters left who will vote Republican. By its cowardice, the Republican Party may have destroyed itself.
What can be done? I am open to answers. If you think about it, you wonder if Americans have the intelligence and awareness to survive. Consider Parler, a social media alternative that does not censor. Why did Parler think it could be independent when it was dependent on Apple, Amazon, and Google? It must be a new high-water mark of American insouciance that Parler executives thought the ruling establishment would actually allow them free speech.
America is in collapse on all fronts—morally, economically, socially, politically, and militarily. Every American institution is corrupted. America’s collapse will be a large collapse, and it will affect the entire world.
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury under President Ronald Reagan and was associate editor and columnist at The Wall Street Journal. He has been a professor of economics in six universities and is the author of numerous books available at the American Free Press bookstore.