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This is a comment I made of Victor Hanson’s recent article at American Greatness I don’t have time to develop, but the idea needs to get out there.
As I said over a week ago:
The point of the Democrats seeking to impeach Trump for inciting sedition isn’t impeachment but to deep frame Trump supporters as traitors so the full weight of the Patriot Act can be wielded against us. They want to be able to say Trump was impeached for inciting sedition; therefore, Trump supporters are engaged in sedition. This isn’t about Trump. It’s about us. It’s about to be McCarthy on steroids: “Are you now, or have you even been, a supporter of Trump.”
Recently Josh Hammer wrote at AG that Trump needs to go quietly away now. The Left will not allow that. They are going to make this about Trump for years to come.
The Left has been using inflammatory and inciting rhetoric about the right (which they define as only far right) for decades, but it took a quantum leap by orders of magnitude starting in 2015, and then another exponential jump in 2020.
What no conservative writer is talking about yet is this element: Once a nation has one-party rule, which we now have, any question of election fraud is sedition. Russia has elections. Part of this is about destroying and silencing national populism, part is about telling any non-political outsider to stay outside (in this, Republicans like McConnell, Romney, and Graham are united completely with the Left), and part of it is to ensure that no one can ever again question the legitimacy of their stolen elections.
Though Eastman himself doesn’t yet recognize this, or, if he does, he doesn’t say so, his resignation statement shows to those with eyes to see that what happened to him is a clear signal of their intent to rule as One Party and frame any questions of the legitimacy of an election as sedition.Published in