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Midnight in the Republic, Volume 8
Despite the concerted efforts to place the stain on others two days earlier, it will be Friday, January 8, 2021 that history should rightfully record as the moment “The End” went hot.
Consider that the very strained Union now stands at the edge of, not being governed, but being ruled by the completely corrupt and demagogic troika of Biden, Schumer, and Pelosi in the elected seats of power, a joke of a Supreme Court, a compliant and reliably incurious “watchdog” media, and the big tech overlords who, if not wholly “owned” by hostile foreign interests, are at least overtly anti-American to the core.
We didn’t get here by accident and there is clearly an agenda at work. I suspect this is not going to end well.
[Photo credit: Michael Yon.]
Over the top? Conspiratorial? Fear mongering? Well, both signals and noise late this Friday evening have not been promising:
Twitter Boots Trump After Dems Ask, Now Glenn Greenwald Warns About Troubling New Biden Moves
[Glenn Greenwald]: Biden has said he plans to make a priority of passing a law against domestic terrorism … [to] fight against ideologically inspired violent extremists and increasing funding to combat them.
[Glenn Greenwald]: Liberals who are behind the Biden/Harris plan to initiate this new War on Terror, this time with a primary domestic focus, won’t need to study what neocons did with the first War on Terror to learn those old tactics against critics. Neocons are their full allies in all of this.
Joe Biden Compares Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley to Actual Nazis
[Ian Miles Cheong]: Joe Biden invokes Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels when referring to Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley. Healing and reconciliation.
The Purge Is Here: Twitter Banning Influencers on Right, Removing Followers
[James Woods]: Twitter, the “public forum” for free speech, has deleted 15,000 followers from my account in the last few hours. There is no point engaging in a national conversation on a “forum” that is in actual fact a propaganda organ. God bless America.
(Much of this information filtered in today in Ricochet comments…I apologize for not digging those up for a proper “hat tip.” These links were much easier to find.)
There is much in all three of those links to scare you.
Then add this:
TODAY, SILICON VALLEY SETTLES ALL FAMILY BUSINESS: Google suspends right-wing app ‘Parler’ from Google Play Store.
Earlier: Apple Has Threatened To Ban Parler From The App Store.
UPDATE: Steve Bannon’s podcast shuttered by YouTube over false 2020 election claims.
From a Paddy S comment comes this tweet:
Very clearly an orchestrated attempt not simply to silence one man, but to silence millions of people in one fell swoop. … They think you’re the enemy.
And this charge from the still-sitting President:
“As I have been saying for a long time, Twitter has gone further and further in banning free speech, and tonight, Twitter employees have coordinated with the Democrats and the Radical Left in removing my account from their platform, to silence me — and YOU, the 75,000,000 great patriots who voted for me,” Trump wrote. “Twitter may be a private company, but without the government’s gift of Section 230 they would not exist for long. I predicted this would happen. …”
And I will add in the attacks on elected Republican officials:
HERE COMES PERSECUTION: The Left is moving into position to suppress all dissident voices.
(Note: Some real Grade A demagoguery if you follow that link to the source.)
…and Clarence Thomas (I’m sure Fraudulent Joe remembers him):
So much is coming so fast. None of it good.
Finally, I do not believe this would be done lightly:
Into the abyss…
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Of course, this chaos will also serve to memory hole the real story of the stolen election of 2020 and ensure nothing is done to disrupt their finely tuned controls on the system:
Mark Levin: January 6 is the day we learn whether our Constitution will hold and whether congressional Republicans care
… After the 2016 election, the Democrat Party, its various surrogate groups, and eventually the Biden campaign unleashed hundreds of lawsuits and an unrelenting lobbying campaign in key states that had previously been won by President Trump, taking unconstitutional measures intended to stop President Trump from winning these states in the 2020 election, thereby literally undoing this critical constitutional provision. What had been carefully crafted at the Constitutional Convention and clearly spelled out in the Constitution was the main obstacle to defeating President Trump and winning virtually all future presidential elections. The problem for the Democrats was that in several of these battleground states, the Republicans controlled the legislatures, while the Democrats controlled state executive offices. The Constitution was not on their side. Therefore, they used the two branches of government that were to have no role in directing the appointment of electors to eviscerate the role of the Republican legislatures.
In Pennsylvania, considered the battleground of the battleground states, the Democrat governor, attorney general, and secretary of state made and enforced multiple changes to the state’s voting procedures, all of which were intended to assist the Democrats and Biden. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, whose seven justices are elected, has a 5-2 Democrat majority. (In 2018, there was a big push by the Democrat Party to fill three of the seats with Democrats, and it succeeded.) Just months before the general election, that court rewrote the state election laws to eliminate signature requirements or signature matching, eliminate postal markings that were intended to ensure votes were timely, and extended the counting of mail-in ballots to Friday at 5:00 p.m. (state law had a hard date and time — election day on Tuesday, which ended at 8:00 p.m. ET), thereby fundamentally altering Pennsylvania’s election laws and nullifying the federal constitutional role of the Republican legislature.
In Michigan, among other things, the Democrat secretary of state unilaterally changed the state’s election laws with respect to absentee ballot applications and signature verification. Indeed, she sent unsolicited absentee ballot applications by mail prior to the primary and general elections. State law required would-be voters to request such ballots. She intentionally circumvented the Republican state legislature and violated the federal Constitution by issuing over 7 million unsolicited ballots. Furthermore, a court of claims judge, appointed by a Democrat, ordered clerks to accept ballots postmarked by Nov. 2 and received within 14 days of the election, the deadline for results to be certified. The ballots would be counted as provisional ballots. The state legislature had no role in these changes.
In Wisconsin, the Elections Commission and local Democrat officials in the state’s largest cities, including Milwaukee and Madison, changed the state’s election laws. Among other things, they placed hundreds of unmanned drop boxes in strategic locations in direct violation of state law. Not surprisingly, the locations were intended to be most convenient to Democrat voters. In addition, they told would-be voters how to avoid security measures like signature verification and photo ID requirements. These bureaucrats and local officials bypassed the Republican legislature in altering state election procedures.
In Georgia, the secretary of state is a Republican. Regardless, as explained in the Texas lawsuit brought against Georgia and the three other states mentioned above, “on March 6, 2020, in Democratic Party of Georgia v. Raffensperger, Georgia’s Secretary of State entered a Compromise Settlement Agreement and Release with the Democratic Party of Georgia to materially change the statutory requirements for reviewing signatures on absentee ballot envelopes to confirm the voter’s identity by making it far more difficult to challenge defective signatures beyond the 22 express mandatory procedures set forth at GA. CODE § 21-2-386(a)(1)(B). 71. Among other things, before a ballot could be rejected, the Settlement required a registrar who found a defective signature to now seek a review by two other registrars, and only if a majority of the registrars agreed that the signature was defective could the ballot be rejected but not before all three registrars’ names were written on the ballot envelope along with the reason for the rejection. These cumbersome procedures are in direct conflict with Georgia’s statutory requirements, as is the Settlement’s requirement that notice be provided by telephone (i.e., not in writing) if a telephone number is available. Finally, the Settlement purports to require State election officials to consider issuing guidance and training materials drafted by an expert retained by the Democratic Party of Georgia.” Georgia’s Republican legislature had no role in these electoral changes resulting from consent decree.
Consequently, in each of these four battleground states — and there were others — whether through executive fiats or litigation, key, if not core, aspects of state election laws were fundamentally altered in contravention of the explicit power granted to the state legislatures and, therefore, in violation of the federal Constitution and the process set forth for directing the selection of electors. And this is before we even get to the issue of voter fraud. That said, in many instances, ballots that would have been rejected or, if counted, evidence of fraud, were now said to be legal — not by state legislatures but by those who unilaterally changed the election laws. …
Go read the whole thing. (Better yet, print a hard copy for safekeeping.)
(See also Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3, Volume 4, Volume 5, Volume 6, and Volume 7)Published in General
Is the management of Ricochet prepared to defend the site when the forces of darkness come for us?
I did take your advice and save and print the Levin election fraud evidence. It’s on my external hard drive.
If elections are not fair and honest, the Constitution is nothing more than inspirational fiction. What does upholding and defending the Constitution mean?
As someone said earlier, they mean upholding and defending the living Constitution. Which means no Constitution.
Hah! You think the same management that voluntarily censored all mention of election fraud, and authored the impeach, ban, burn at the stake all Trump rubes post would defend the site? They would welcome those forces, and “wink,wink” claim they had no choice.
And it turns out, as the Supreme Court has now informed us, that under the arbitrary guidelines of this post-Constitutional era, the states have no standing to ensure the core operations of the compact between these united states are executed in good faith.
A free people no more.
(Don’t be surprise by how many on the nominal right (here at Ricochet and in the halls of power) are just fine with that.)
The other day Nancy Pelosi inserted herself in the military chain of command by calling the Joint Chiefs chairman.
From sources in Defense:
It’s called sedition, Nancy.
Screw ’em. They’re not getting my country that easy. Regardless what these corporate platforms do, they can’t stop people from walking door-to-door, or printing flyers. If that’s what has to be done, so be it.
Last night was not a Kristallnacht in terms of violence, but it seems meant to have a similar effect.
Let’s keep in mind, folks, that these companies aren’t the only alternative. If a thousand mini-platforms have to struggle to get around them, then that’s what will happen.
I suggest Ricochet create a new provisional free membership with limited access and become a haven of sorts in social media terms. That is, of course, once you’re done feeling smug about Donald Trump being digitally removed from those other platforms. Wake up and take action.
Two camps, Loyalists vs Revolutionaries. The new paradigm.
Arbitrary power and abuse of language. A power structure that can claim anything is “incitement” (not to mention, anything is “interstate commerce,” but I digress) is a tyrant.
Has anyone been able to access Citizen Free Press in the last two days? I know their servers were having trouble with the traffic prior to that, so I don’t want to jump to any conclusions.
They are back and in a feisty mood:
I wrote a post, back in April, that, in my opinion, was prescient. This post got only ten “likes”, and I think it should be liked more now, so it might get promoted. It only got two comments. Yep, tooting my own horn here. Last night, I allocated a notebook and started writing my chronicles of the Digital Dark Ages, so it can’t be memory-holed. We should all be doing this.
I want to congratulate all the Ricochet NeverTrumpers whose most cherished dream was to persecute all those crass, deplorable Trump Supporters and take away all their freedoms. Well it looks now like you will get your wish. You can tell your grandchildren that you helped destroy that old tired Constitutional Republic in America and replaced something much more in control and to your liking.
Our President Elect Traitor Senile Joe in a great post election call for reconciliation and unity has called the “rioters’ at the Trump Rally Domestic Terrorists:
JOE BIDEN: “Don’t dare call them protesters. They were a riotous mob, insurrectionists, domestic terrorists. It’s that basic. It’s that simple.-Biden called the chaotic day quote, “One of the darkest in the history of the United States.”
• From Caitlin Johnstone a Media.com via Zerohedge:
“A recent Morning Joe appearance by CIA analyst-turned House Representative Elissa Slotkin eagerly informed us that the real battle against terrorism is now inside America’s borders.
“Before Congress, Elissa worked for the CIA and the Pentagon and helped destabilize the Middle East during the Bush and Obama admins,” tweeted journalist Whitney Webb in response.
How about an Instapundit two-fer:
They seem, to my casual observation, to be fine with the NeverTrump left.
I prefer “War on America.”
I grew up in western PA. In general, most of the rest of the state looks at Philadelphia as a different country. Philadelphia is the largest city and so its corrupt politics have a large effect on the rest of the state, but it has historically not quite been at the level of Chicago dominating IL or NYC dominating NYS. Sometimes the rest of PA was able to coalesce and beat back the Philly machine, and when that happened things would get better. But right now Philly is in charge, and that means the commonwealth will be firmly in the corrupt leftist camp.
My friends and I came up with a plan: donate Philadelphia to New Jersey. It’s a win-win because the average IQ of both states would increase.
ABC News Calls for “Cleansing: of Trump Supporters
Authored by Kipp Jones via The Western Journal, ( Via Zerohedge
As part of the Democratic Party, establishment media and Washington swamp campaign to tear down the legacy of President Donald Trump this week, the political director for ABC News called for a “cleansing” of Trump’s movement.
Rick Klein, who is the rudder on the corrupt ABC News political coverage ship, must have been feeling awfully emboldened Thursday after Democrat Joe Biden was officially certified as the country’s next president. Perhaps a little too emboldened, as is evident by what he said on Twitter.
Unsk, I will be copying your comment over to RushBabe49.com, for my post Annals of Tyranny Part III, no name attached. Thanks for the reference.
As reported by CRD:
They have us playing tortured logic games with way too many trying to talk themselves into going along with a sham impeachment of Trump for “inciting a peaceful march” while the totalitarians are at the gate. Good luck with that.
And if he changes his mind and chooses to attend, that will probably be seen as an act of incitement too since people will probably show up to show support for the man they think should be renewing his oath of office. Trump’s situation has always been that way. No matter what he does, he loses in the eyes of the media and the Democrats.
As the fog clears, this is a must read:
Read the whole thing…and the comments.
More must read:
Honestly, I didn’t imagine efforts as embarrassingly shallow as this polluting the Member Feed:
Clearly, someone must have said something along those lines on MSNBC this morning. I doubt he is smart enough to come up with even that crap on his own.
It’s just at a point…we’re all starting to focus on the next thing (the hammer poised above our heads), but some can’t move on. They are desperate not to move on. It’s a shame.