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.