MAGA Patriots, in the House
by Ilana Mercer
Why repeat hackneyed phrases about annus horribilis 2020? Recall the opening paragraph of “A Tale of Two Cities,” by Charles Dickens. Interspersed in that epical introduction are countervailing, sweetness-and-light words. Excise these—and you get 2020:
“… it was the worst of times…it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch…of incredulity, it was…the season of darkness… it was the winter of despair. … we had nothing before us.”
MAGA men and women are just that: the best of Jah people in the worst of times. They converged on D.C., Jan. 6, to protest the certification of the Electoral College vote. They, who have “nothing before them,” had come to demand that something be done by those who had “brought [them] forth into this wilderness,” yet sit “by the fleshpots [on the Potomac] and [eat] bread to the full” (to paraphrase Exodus 16:3.)
Cassandra Fairbanks, of the Gateway Pundit web-hub, framed her report about the protest that ensued just right: “Patriots Have Stormed the Capitol Building — Masses Breaching Federal Barriers — Cops Losing Control.” Yes, patriots. Rage that had been simmering over an election whose results lacked constitutional credibility had finally come to the boil.
Prior to the eruption, on Jan. 5, patriots had gathered at the Freedom Plaza in D.C. They patiently awaited their president, who was due to deliver a “Stop the Steal” address the following day. In short succession, they recited the “Lord’s Prayer” (from Luke, not the one-chord grunts of Lil Baby, or other rappers, emblematic of the Black Lives Matter repertoire). These good folks, who have been marginalized and demonized—their country made diverse to the point of distrust—puncture their prayers with an “amen,” ancient Hebrew for “so be it.”
Symbolically—oblivious to etymological origins of the word—one of the imbeciles on the Hill (they all make out like bandits on the people’s dime), Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, D-Mo., boorishly closed his Godless chant with an “amen and awoman.” Cleaver had been tasked with giving “the opening prayer on the opening day of the 117th Congress.” Trump’s America has had it with this confederacy of cretins and knaves, that “minds other people’s business,” and can’t even leave the language alone, much less their president.
Donald Trump has been maligned and undermined for the entirety of his term. As his constituents gaze down at their mobile devices, they observe that the president has been canceled by Deep Tech, aka the high-tech sector, which denotes how deeply have its head honchos penetrated and poisoned the American public and private sectors. Trump’s communications are routinely throttled, plastered with warning notices intended to disgrace a president whom “Deplorables” hold in high esteem.
“History will judge Trump as a villain,” vaporized CNN’s John Avlon, the husband and commentary sidekick of Never-Trump Republican Margaret Hoover. Appearing on CNN alone or with Avlon, this progressive Republican has also been disgorging the same “piercing” “insight” for months, if not years:
“This ends not well for the GOP. There will be a backlash for the GOP [for standing by Trump and his base and denying the election result.]”
A backlash with whom, Ms. Hoover? The intellectual and moral sinkhole to which you and your buddies belong?
MAGA men and women have themselves been dubbed “Deplorables” (courtesy of Mrs. Clinton), “lizard brains” (via TV historian Jon Meacham), and, recently, “Jerks,” by Donny Deutsch, a lefty business-cum-media man, on MSNBC, who hollered that “there are 50 million jerks in this country.” Correction: we are 74-million strong.
The thread that runs through fatuous TV debates, among Lincoln Project founder Steve Schmidt and his ilk, is the failure of the Grand Old Party (GOP) to stand up to Donald Trump. Unmentioned are the 74 million voters who supported him. These solipsistic, vain TV degenerates—Bush-era operative Nicolle Wallace, the gaseous Ana Navaro, celebutante Margaret Hoover, and many more—have simply “disappeared” or cancelled 74 million Americans.
And, in character, cowardly Republicans have been tripping over one another to join them, since the storming of the Capitol building. (These characters were less inclined to flap their law-and-order chops when the BLM movementarians needed to be stopped from occupying and burning down American cities.) Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, suggested that Ashli Babbit, a patriot shot and killed inside the U.S. Capitol, had it coming. “The president should order U.S. troops to secure the Capitol immediately,” tweeted Laura Ingraham, an ego in an anchor’s chair.
Had Ms. Babbit been black, the Capitol would have long since been burned down (and looted) by BLM, to empathetic nods from the “enemedia.” As to the “OMG, shocking, shocking” huffing and puffing over the pro-Trump protesters, who “descended on the Capitol to protest the certification of results, before clashing with police“: Get a grip! Where was the constitutional duty to act forcefully when BLM goons romped and rampaged across the country?
Here’s the difference between pro-Trump patriots and BLM detritus: BLM trashed, looted and leveled their countrymen’s livelihoods, their businesses. MAGA people, in contrast, stormed the citadels of corruption.
Ilana Mercer has been writing a weekly, paleolibertarian column since 1999. She’s the author of Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America From Post-Apartheid South Africa(2011) & The Trump Revolution: The Donald’s Creative Destruction Deconstructed” (June, 2016). She’s currently on Gab, YouTube, Twitter & LinkedIn, but has been banned by Facebook.
The happenings on Capitol Hill last week (especially the terrible, tragic deaths) have, in the British TV media, completely eclipsed the weeks and months of last summer’s far-Left rioting. The fact that Portland, Oregon had a “no police zone”; that someone tried to set fire to the church that stands opposite the White House; that urban America was engulfed in protest which often turned to extreme disorder – all of this (for the media) is as nothing to the assault on the US legislative buildings.
From where I’m sitting, the ‘March to save America’ turned into a spectacular own goal for the Trump cause. The protest movement and marchers would have achieved much more if they had conducted a completely dignified and peaceful vigil – in watchful, solemn silence.
Is it the case now that the Republican Party will split, beyond repair – thus giving huge political advantage to the liberal-left now massing behind the Biden presidency?
So long as the mainstream media and big-tech internet select news and slant opinion, patriots across the western “democracies” are disadvantaged. Trump was not the best person to challenge the woke pathocracy, and the stranglehold of the state ideology known as “equality, diversity, inclusion” cannot be helped by feeding its media allyship with scenes that make patriots, however frustrated or assisted by agents provocateurs, look crazy or criminal. However, the pool of sane patriots in the US is large and should be cultivated by competent co-operative organisation, including properly directed funding. In the UK the tyranny still rolls on with e.g. the Ofcom extended list of “hate” speech criteria, the woke nobbling of the last few (relatively) independent institutions from All Souls to the Galton Institute, &c. Gleichschaltung.
I cannot find any actual evidence that Trump incited or supported “insurrection”, or could have wanted any violence, attacks on police or invasion of government buildings, but the enthusiasm of the Democrats for a basically partisan “impeachment” racket only makes me wonder whether there could have been a few abnormal interventions in the postal votes as presented in the extensive evidence offered by Trump’s legal representatives which the mainstream media repeatedly says does not exist and refuses to quote. Of course, we are now at the mercy of Big Tech when it comes to learning of Trump’s opinions, whether good or bad. See e.g. Niall Ferguson, Spectator, 16 January.
To paraphrase a masonic mantra, “So woke it be.”
Worth reading is the brief online comment on the lockstep “lynch-mob coming for Trump” from Pat Buchanan, who should have been President himself and would have made a better job of it.
Any pretence by the British TV media to impartiality was completely forgotten yesterday. From the usually serious, schoolmasterly tones of the Today programme to the continuous coverage on BBC and Sky News, the excitability and glee with which Donald Trump’s departure from Washington was reported left viewers with no doubt about the allegiances of our cohorts of commentators.
Radio 4 was having a good giggle about the fall of tyrannical Roman emperors and how rituals and processions enabled us to soothe societies and make way for a peaceful transfer of power. (No word about last summer’s far-Left insurrections and arson against major American cities.) Meanwhile, on Sky, ‘The Donald’ – departing to the strains of Frank Sinatra – prompted the station’s Anchor to observe how “cringe-making” it all was. Later, a sequence featuring Mr. Biden attending church prompted a comparison with Trump… who was not at a church service: apparently, proof that the former President wasn’t “much interested in God”! And so it went on, no possible opportunity passed up for a “we’ve-now-seen-the-back-of-him” dig or sneer.
As to the inauguration, I can’t imagine that Lady Gaga or Jennifer Lopez (interjecting a Hispanic slogan into her Disney-ish song-sequence) were the choices of Joe Biden. He strikes me as more of a Perry Como man.
Sleepy (“Structural racism, white supremacy, George Floyd changed the world”) Biden, Perry Como? Certainly “Puppet on a String” (Sandie Shaw).