Wednesday, August 10, 2022

The Trump raid and its aftermath: don't be blind to reality


How many people noticed that, less than a day after the FBI raid on President Trump's residence, the leader of the House Freedom Caucus in the US Congress had his phone "confiscated" by the same agency?

"This morning, while traveling with my family, 3 FBI agents visited me and seized my cell phone. They made no attempt to contact my lawyer, who would have made arrangements for them to have my phone if that was their wish. I’m outraged — though not surprised — that the FBI under the direction of Merrick Garland’s DOJ, would seize the phone of a sitting Member of Congress," Perry said in his statement. "My phone contains info about my legislative and political activities, and personal/private discussions with my wife, family, constituents, and friends. None of this is the government’s business."

Perry asserted in his statement that "as with President Trump last night, DOJ chose this unnecessary and aggressive action instead of simply contacting my attorneys. These kinds of banana republic tactics should concern every Citizen — especially considering the decision before Congress this week to hire 87,000 new IRS agents to further persecute law-abiding Citizens."

There's more at the link.

The two incidents are blatant, in-your-face declarations by the Biden administration - and the shadowy figures behind it, because President Biden's deteriorating mental health means he isn't capable of running himself, let alone the country.  They are showing us - their actions are speaking louder than their words - that they don't care what we think, or what the rule of law demands, or what custom and principle have dictated since the founding of this country.  They're demonstrating to the peasants that they, the powers-that-be, can and will do what they like.

There's a reason for that.

Remember, the 2020 elections were stolen.  There's no doubt whatsoever about that.  For all those who claim that's a lie, and/or that there's no evidence:  there's plenty of evidence.  Ask any forensic accountant or competent (and honest) statistician to analyze the voting patterns and results.  The discrepancies scream "electoral fraud" to any knowledgeable observer.  Watch the documentary "2000 Mules".  It's so solidly factual that it's impossible for any truly objective observer to doubt its conclusions.

The people who stole those elections are the people currently in power.  They know, beyond a shadow of doubt, that if they lose power, those who succeed them in office will, repeat, WILL investigate what they did, and will bring criminal charges against those who deserve them.  They dare not risk this.  They dare not risk the punishment they know awaits them if they lose their grip on power.  Therefore, the current powers-that-be will do anything, risk anything, to make sure that they don't lose power.  They regard it as a life-or-death struggle.  Either they keep winning, or they go to the wall - and they have no intention of going to the wall.

As Padraig Martin puts it:

The raid on Trump is not about Trump.  The raid on Trump is a coup against arguably the most successful republic in history.  Washington, DC, is overthrowing the rights you thought you had.  They are driving a nail in the coffin of republican governance (little ‘R’).  They are showing you that they are the power, not you, the voting citizen.  Attacking Trump is all about proving to the little guy that he is powerless.  If you elect the wrong person, we will remove him – and then you.

Matt Taibbi, no conservative, is equally blunt.

We’ve reached the stage of American history where everything we see on the news must first be understood as political theater. In other words, the messaging layer of news now almost always dominates the factual narrative, with the latter often reported so unreliably as to be meaningless anyway. Yesterday’s sensational tale of the FBI raiding the Mar-a-Lago home of former president Donald Trump is no different.

As of now, it’s impossible to say if Trump’s alleged offense was great, small, or in between. But this for sure is a huge story, and its hugeness extends in multiple directions, including the extraordinary political risk inherent in the decision to execute the raid. If it backfires, if underlying this action there isn’t a very substantial there there, the Biden administration just took the world’s most reputable police force and turned it into the American version of the Tonton Macoute on national television. We may be looking at simultaneously the dumbest and most inadvertently destructive political gambit in the recent history of this country.

The top story today in the New York Times, bylined by its top White House reporter, speculates this is about “delayed returning” of “15 boxes of material requested by officials with the National Archives.” If that’s true, and it’s not tied to January 6th or some other far more serious offense, then the Justice Department just committed institutional suicide and moved the country many steps closer to once far-out eventualities like national revolt or martial law.

That reality is why many, including myself, believe that the 2022 elections will also be rigged, and are being rigged as you read these words.  Those in power dare not allow a free and fair vote.  They know they and their policies are so unpopular with the American people that if they do, they'll lose.  They can't and won't permit that:  therefore, they'll "fix" the election to make sure they can't lose.  Part of that is to gather intelligence on those opposing them, such as Rep. Perry, and his network of contacts.  That's why they wanted his phone:  as intelligence material on their opponents.  Illegal?  Technically, perhaps, but since they control the agencies administering and enforcing the laws, that's currently irrelevant.  Immoral?  Unethical?  You bet your life - but they don't care about that.

I think we'll see more and more such intimidatory and overreaching measures.  They dare not lose;  therefore they'll do anything and everything it takes to win, legal or not, moral or not, ethical or not.  They can't afford not to do so.  They're playing for all the marbles.  Anyone who hasn't yet realized that is naive in the extreme.  These elections will only bring about a change of government if attempts to steal them are thwarted;  and those trying to steal them will do their best to thwart the American people and democracy instead.

That's the reality revealed by recent events.  What are you and I going to do about it?  More importantly, what will the American people as a whole do about it?  We can - if we take a stand - overcome even this, at this time, before things have gone too far, and restore our constitutional republic.  If we don't do so now, there may never be another opportunity.

Remember what the Bolsheviks did in Russia when they took over?  They finagled a takeover of power, including several local and regional elections, through all sorts of dishonest and immoral tactics:  then, from their position of power, they made sure there was never another free and fair election.  That's the threat facing us right now.



Michael said...

And human nature being what it is the bulk of Americans will try to sit this out using various versions of vote HARDER or not my problem.

UNTIL IT IS your problem.

Or as that saying goes:

“Recession is when your neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. And recovery is when Jimmy Carter loses his.”

― Ronald Reagan

But that WAS when we had a mostly functional Republic.

The party of Chaos and the Grand old Jellyfish are not going to be voted out as they both love the power and public pig trough.

Protect your families.

Bobo the Hobo said...

Look for every Democrat in any election nationwide to be re-elected by 90% of the vote.

Aesop said...

This is how an entire nation decides that "shoot on sight" is the appropriate and proper response to federal law enforcement.

And they're correct.

"Outside the law" is what happens to the government when it goes there, in every sense. There is no longer any presumption of legitimacy, no due process, no nothing.

A lawless government is a rabid dog, and the only cure for that is a .308 to the brain.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

Rivers of blood, mountains of skulls. Coming soon, like a freight train.

Michael Downing said...

It's not every day that I find myself agreeing with Aesop but in this case at least in part we can find some agreement. If we could vote our way out of this we would have done so long ago. The system is broken beyond any hope of repair. The Uniparty will win in 2022 and may see that there are no elections beyond that. No need to continue to carry on the facade once the general population understands the entire process is rigged. Of course I must admit that perhaps at this point the majority of the population still doesn't comprehend that fact and still wants to vote harder.

In the end the raid on the Orange Golem's home in Mar-a-Lago is surely going to back fire on them. The donation's to Trump's war chest have swelled since the raid. Those who flock to his rallies are more than ever dedicated to the Ultra MAGA cult. The fools in charge can only strengthen Trump's hold on the America first movement. If they take him down or ultimately take him out they will create a martyr and the movement will go on.

Where I find some agreement with Aesop is that the feds have succeeded in proving to the little guy that if they can take down Trump without facing any consequences then can make you and I just disappear without a trace. the January 6th political prisoners have already rubbed your face in the fact that they can imprison you without due process for as long as they want. In light of that fact they have indeed painted a target on every federal law enforcement officer.

To all the Hannity type folks out there thinking that it is only the few at the top of the FBI or ATF or DOJ that are corrupt and the rest are just hard working dedicated officials trying to uphold truth, justice and the American way you are delusional fools. If that were true they would either rise up and arrest the corrupt officials above them or turn in their badges in mass in protest.

Just another day in the land of the lost republic.

grnadee said...

Whatever we do to stand up to this...

We WILL be J-6'd.

Are you willing for that to happen to you?
Are you ready for that to happen to you?
Is your family ready to live with that?
Will you give your life and fortune for your country?

That is what it will take to get out of this.

and Bloodshed.

Are you willing? Am I willing?

Skyler the Weird said...

If we could have voted ourselves out of this it would have happened in 1994 or 2000. The GOP just placed themselves in front of the pig stay then.

Aesop said...

"And how we burned in the camps later..."

John in Indy said...

And from another site, a report that the documents seized had been declassified by Trump as President, and likely were about DOJ / FBI illegal activities in support of Hillary and the "Russian Dossier".

Xoph said...

While I think we past the point of voting our way out we should still get out and vote - the more votes they have to cover up the more people will wake up. However, voting is a single point of failure from a systems point of view. If voting doesn't work, what other options exist? The Founding Fathers knew that the Republic would only work for a moral people. The 2A is I believe their other option.

In reference to grnadee - No I'm not willing. I've been disappointed by my neighbors in 3 different locals over the last 10 years, including the very rural location in which I now reside. The campaign to destroy societal trust has been very effective - No one has my back, even when I have hard written and video proof. Neither my neighbors or the court. This is why I am sure we are going to end up with anarchy that makes the BLM Arson Riots look like a cub scout wiener roast. The frustrations are building. When there ain't no such thing as justice then the people will make their own.

I also think that whoever is behind the Meat Puppet in Chief wants this to happen. Look at the pattern of behavior. TPTB (whomever they are) want the peons to know their place. This doesn't mean shut up and eat your crickets while sweating during the summer, this means knowing that they can do anything to the Peons and get away with it while the proles only choice is to say "Thank you sir, please take my daughter while you are at it." Evil is loose but the best I can do is tell it to stay off my lawn.

Feral Ferret said...

I also have to agree with Aesop on this particular topic. Don't always agree with him, but always worth consideration.

The powers that be are going to end up forcing the issue until the common people start practicing SSS (shoot, shovel & shut up).

Aaron C. de Bruyn said...

"This morning, while traveling with my family, 3 FBI agents visited me and seized my cell phone. They made no attempt to contact my lawyer, who would have made arrangements for them to have my phone if that was their wish. I’m outraged"

What an absolute *elitist loser*.

Have anyone other than a congressman say that about any random case and see if it fits.

"3 FBI agents visited me and seized my [guns|bombs|explosives|murder weapons|drugs|stolen property]. They made no attempt to contact my lawyer, who would have tipped me off so I could dispose of anything incriminating before I turned it over..."

Don't get me wrong--this is a witch hunt...but to act astonished that they treated you like they treat the rest of us peasants...?

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