I have said several times that the Democrats should read Moby Dick and the Never Trumpers should read The Oxbow Incident. After giving it more thought, I am certain of the mob mentality. Trump winning the nomination and then the election crushed their expected entitlements to power and inflamed fragile sensibilities, the real crime. Now they are fighting over who can bring the rope. Whatever false claim they make is repeated as fact by the mob. His crimes, according to the Twitter mob this week, resembled Schiff’s “parody,” not the actual transcript of Trump’s phone call. Having built the mob into a hate-filled frenzy, Democrats are ready to build the gallows while still in search of a real crime. This mob, however, will not feel any remorse in lynching an innocent man.
The government lynch mob was so sure of Trump’s evil side, it violated laws and norms to spy on him, destroying anyone in his campaign they thought could be turned to testify against Trump. Like Captain Ahab, their pursuit led to their own destruction and the destruction of the respect citizens have for the FBI, CIA, FISA Court, DOJ, and DNI. Like a lynch mob, they assign morality to their evil actions to justify them. Like the whale, Trump survives, while Brennan, Clapper, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Comey, Rosenstein, Fusion GPS, Simpson, Mueller, Steele, etc., are out, discredited, and/or waiting for the ax to fall thanks to Barr and Dunham. Since intelligence agencies exist to serve the President, the investigation will likely lead to Obama and other administration heads.
“Impeach 45” started almost immediately. Trump was guilty of … winning. Needing an excuse for Hillary’s loss, they fabricated the Russia collusion hoax. They couldn’t blame themselves for riding a corrupt, unlikeable candidate to the polls.
The lynch mob considers every firing an impeachable offense, every disgruntled, unprofessional worker an expert witness and even a protected leaker, no matter if they’re credible. They poke the hornet’s nest and then claim the 25th Amendment should be applied when the hornet attacks back. An innocent man fighting back against their lynch mob is proof of guilt to them.
Among those eager to bring a rope to the lynching are some of my favorite pundits. One by one, I have quit following them on Twitter, reading their articles, and listening to their podcasts. I don’t dislike them as people but am tired of the negativity and don’t want to join their lynch mob.
Members of Congress have either joined the mob or stood by silently wishing for the lynching but not wanting to soil themselves with it. Others are pushing back, but not at a level an innocent man elected by the voters deserves. Democrats in Congress are a lynch mob, fabricating crimes while claiming a higher moral authority. They claim Trump’s honesty is a reason to impeach while lying about him. They use Trump’s moral behavior before assuming office as a reason, forgetting they said Clinton’s behavior in office was a private matter.
Nothing displays the mob mentality better than the Kurd/Turkey debacle. Congress was eager to vote to condemn Trump for pulling back when they should have voted to authorize military actions against Turkey, if they felt that way. Had Trump deployed a fighting force to oppose an ally, they would have added that to their list of impeachable offenses. Had Trump left the small contingent on the border as human shields to be killed by the unpredictable Erdogan, they would have held the impeachment vote immediately.
The Turkey/Kurd situation is a different war. Both are allies, Turkey by treaty. The situation sucks. However, if Congress believes that we should deploy a fighting force there to engage in hostilities against Turkey, putting Incirlik Air Base, Izmir Air Station, and 5,000 military people stationed in Turkey at risk, then it needs to vote to authorize it. Voting to condemn Trump for not doing what they are too afraid to vote for is the coward’s way. It is the lynch mob’s excuse to bring out the rope.
People who say Turkey wouldn’t have attacked as long as a few American soldiers were placed there as human shields are gambling with the lives of those serving there. They forget that once Erdogan served notice that he was going in, he could blame Trump for leaving our forces there, in a border area, after the warning.
Now the lynch mob has formed and can’t be stopped. The Ukraine hoax is a flimsy excuse, but then lynch mobs run on emotion, not the rule of law. They merely claim the rule of law to hide their own evil behavior.Published in