The inimitable Kim du Toit has a message for those seeking to lord it over Americans.
Oh, here’s a charming little piece. The post heading reads:
The Seditionists Need A Path Back Into Society
…and it’s all about how the Left can make accommodations to learn to live with us, the poor misguided 75 million people who actually voted for Trump in 2020.
Whom she charmingly calls, “Seditionists.”
Now I’m not going to fisk the whole article because I’m trying to keep my breakfast pint of gin to only one per day, but let me just make one observation. Here’s an example of Applebaum’s towering condescension:
Not all Republicans are seditionists, nor is everyone who voted for Trump, nor is every conservative: Nothing about rejecting your country’s political system is conservative.
Here’s a tip for The Atlantic and its writers:
We’re not rejecting our country’s political system. We’re protesting the fact that our votes were nullified by massive injections of fraudulent ballots in states which would otherwise have gone overwhelmingly for Donald Trump.
Or, put another way: if our political system — the one that the Left seems to have installed — is now going to systematically allow wholesale criminal alterations of voting preferences by the addition of fraudulent ballots: then **** yes, we’re going to reject it.
Until such time as you understand this, there will never — never — be any kind of accommodation towards the Left by us conservatives.
What happened at the Capitol wasn’t an “insurrection”, it was a protest. If you want to see an insurrection — and I promise you, you don’t — just keep squeezing us: keep calling us names such as “seditionists”, keep preventing us from getting jobs because of our political philosophy, keep talking about “re-educating” or “reprogramming” us and our children into obedience to your foul Marxist doctrine, keep shutting us out of social media, keep muzzling conservative voices, keep trampling all over our First Amendment rights in general, keep trying to infringe our Second Amendment rights, and in short, keep trying to push us out of the American society and polity.
You Marxists think that the protest at the Capitol was the bite of a savage dog (you know, the one that keeps getting teased until it snaps). It wasn’t a bite — it wasn’t even a nip.
There's more at the link. Highly recommended reading.
I can't help but laugh out loud at attempts by progressive leftists and their mainstream news media lackeys to portray the Capitol Hill protests of January 6, 2021 as an "insurrection" or "domestic terrorism". I know both terms intimately, through long and bitter personal experience of what they really mean. January 6 had about as much to do with either term as I have to do with the sex life of the Polynesian parrot - namely, zip. Zilch. Nada. Nothing. (And that says nothing about the increasingly proved "false flag" actions of leftist extremists who tried to use the protests to manufacture "evidence" of right wing "domestic terrorism". Here's the latest example. Yes, I'd classify him as a wannabe domestic terrorist - but of the left wing, not the right.)
The wokescolds who are trying to bully everybody into compliance with the progressive left-wing agenda, and/or exclude from society everybody who does not or will not conform, had better wise up. Some Americans are already at the point where their patience has run out. Others, including myself, are trying very hard to remain peaceful in our approach . . . but such an aggressive, hyper-politicized approach by progressives will beget its own reward. "As you sow, so shall you reap" remains as true today as it's ever been.
The Biden administration and its hangers-on are not in control of the situation. They're too radical for almost all conservative and constitutionalist Americans, and not radical enough for their own progressive far-left-wing faction. They're neither fish nor fowl to the average American. They may do the bidding of their oligarch masters . . . but those masters are themselves unable to control the entire population, despite their efforts to make the mainstream news media and social media into their lockstep boot-licking propaganda lapdogs. An increasing proportion of the population are no longer prepared to be told what to think, and no longer willing to "go along to get along". If you want to know how that ends up, ask past dictatorial leaders like Nicolae and Elena Ceaușescu. Unfortunately, you'll need a Ouija board to do so.
Thanks be to God, the United States is not and has never been that savage in changing its administrations. However, that does not mean it can never be like that. Desperation and fury are best not provoked . . . but at present, that's precisely what the progressive left seems to want to do.
Bad, bad idea.