“But we – Communists, the party – will not divide power with anyone.”
Thus spoke Anatoly Lukyanov, Secretary of the Central Committee, Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1987four years before the Soviet workers’ paradise collapsed. Lukyanov’s chest thumping boast suitably edited composes the “Vision Statement” of todays’ Democrat party hacks. They have long channeled Vladimir Lenin, who had only one rule, which is: there are no rules. Whatever puts you in power – lying, suborning, cheating, character assassination, pay-to-play – stays in the playbook. “You gotta do what you gotta do”, as Bill Clinton quipped to an aggrieved Bob Dole after he whipped him in 1996. Or, as President Obama put it more recently, “If they bring a knife, we bring a gun.” Democrats have dropped any pretense to their aim for a one party state where they completely own all of the power. No competition allowed. We are almost there.
After eight years of Obama bloviating about such things as “the racism in our DNA,” hob knobbing with the likes of Al Sharpton, siccing the IRS on his critics, and entertaining Black Lives Matter thugs in the White House, his party decided to ramp up his 2008 promise to fundamentally transform the United States of America. To move even closer to what in retrospect appears to be his goal of making America more like Venezuela, the Democrats in 2016 with no shame or conscience surrendered completely to Obama II, Obama, minus the charm, but with more testosterone, Hillary Rodham Clinton. A soulless grifter, a Brezhnev-like mummy, minus the general’s jacket and forty pounds of fake medals, she could have come straight out of a dark political satire, perhaps, Erich Honecker in drag. She was cheered on by the propaganda organs of the media syndicates, Wall Street and the Hollywood idiots. At the time of her nomination she was a target of a federal criminal investigation. No matter. This talentless, humorless kleptocrat, waddled, and on occasion, staggered, through her uninspired campaign, struggling, and then finally giving up on coming up with a rationale of why she should be President other than being President (“I get to boss everyone around and manage their lives”) is what she always wanted to be.
The Republicans, a pretend party of loyal opposition, could no longer cover the stench of their faithlessness, or rather their faithful devotion to their own sinecured backsides. During the eight years of the Obama administration, in spite of rolling over for him like pet poodles hoping he would scratch their tummies, the bearer of Hope and Change called Congressional Republicans his “enemies” and treated them with the contempt they so richly deserved. Obama, completely normalized the Bolshevik-inspired Alinsky approach to politics employing his favorite Alinsky rule, number five: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.”
Republicans were nothing if not the consummate patsies, concessionists, Pavlovian in taking the bait of the Democrats and their propagandists and loudly howling: “No, we’re not the mean-spirited, ignorant bigots and racists that you Democrats unrelentingly ridicule us for being. Please, we’re not racists! We celebrate MLK day. We’re nice. How can we show you?” Donald Trump, unlike the Republican Grandees and previous candidates, Romney and McCain, refused to play game of MSM bootlicker and court stooge. The 15 or so 2016 Presidential primary Republican stiffs who huffed and puffed about how unfit Trump was to be President got the backhand from the rank and file who finally had a candidate who didn’t wilt and start vomiting apologies when some airbrushed CNN nobody or a New York Times Clinton bum kisser like Nicholas Kristof called him a “racist.”
In Trump’s improbable path to the Presidency from his entry into the race one can look back and see how his opposition (MSM, the entertainment moguls, the Democrats, the neoconservatives) upped the ferocity of attack at each step of his ascent. He started out, of course, as a joke – Trump as President? Followed by derisive laughter. It was inconceivable. Once, however, Trump’s rude disdain for the PC manacles that bound both parties helped to lift him into a position of serious contender for the GOP nomination, the derisive laughter gave way to Alinsky rule number five, ridicule. Never before has a national candidate been bombarded with such a massive, combined, sustained barrage of ridicule and insult from all the major powerful interest groups. The Republican establishment, now completely in (номенклату́ра) nomenklatura mode, threw in with Hillary peddling the howler that their party would survive a Clinton presidency. But beyond a gaggle of well-heeled Washington DC insiders, who would care, one way or another?
Once Trump had secured the nomination and moved into a head-on collision course with the Lady-Brezhnev of Chappaqua, the Democrats moved into the realm of reincarnation – Trump now became sometimes Hitler, sometimes Mussolini. Presto! Parachuted into USA 2016 fresh right out of the 1930s Fascist Europe. Or, was he the KKK Grand Kleagle from the 1920s America? Of course, the Democrat party was heavily invested in the Klan at that time, and Hillary had bragged about being mentored by the recently deceased Democrat bigwig Senator Robert Byrd, a Grand Kleagle himself in his earlier days, but none of this fit the narratives peddled by the Washington Post or the cognitively challenged talking heads at the cable networks. Trump was now, above all, a virulent racist, impossible to conceive as a legitimate contender for power, the tool of brutal atavistic political chauvinism.
As the election pushed into the fall, in spite of the 24/7 proclamations by the MSM and the pundits of Trump’s utter loathsomeness and Hillary’s electoral invincibility and inevitability, there was some unease. On September 21st, speaking to the Laborer’s International Union of North America, Hillary let it slip with her characteristic whine, “Why aren’t I fifty points ahead”? Excellent question, Madam Goldman ca-ching-ca-ching Sachs, given the conventional wisdom of the impending electoral doom for the Orange Man. Fortunately for Hillary and her vast retinue the answer was obvious. When you embody the politics of goodness, wisdom and perfection the doubters and naysayers have to be defective, that is, seriously, morally defective, and thus, the moment of truth. No longer did she need to mince words: Trump’s momentum and support came from that “basket of deplorables” the “racist,” “sexist,” “you name it” bigots. These were the folks, apparently, who refused to relish a future of unemployment, failed to grasp the intricacies of transgenderism and its pronoun assignations, and remained convinced that “Black Lives Matter” was just a euphemism for a bunch of cop-hating, white-people-bashing, riot fomenting bullies.
In the Soviet Union, the GDR, Casto’s Cuba, any of the socialist paradises, any and all shadows cast on how the “progress” engineered by the party bosses was working out was dismissed as the work of those pesky fascists, who were, of course, “irredeemable” and thus completely outside the pale. “Racism” has become the American, go-to version of fascism for the Democrats. If you oppose them, you are a fascist, generic for racist, and racists are not legitimate competitors, they are enemies, “haters of people not like themselves.” They are as Hillary so graciously put it “thankfully, not America.” “Racism” is the ultimate “Orwellianism” of our time, invoked wherever and whenever needed by the ideologues to smear the opposition and keep the rabble on a slow boil.
Hillary’s campaign reduced Trump and his supporters to Klansmen, neo-Nazis and white supremacists. You don’t do business or share power with people like this. You don’t become the loyal opposition to Nazis: you resist, then eliminate them. The elimination envisioned before November 8th was a massive electoral triumph for Hillary. That “basket of deplorables” would then no longer have been much of a problem. With a Hillary-packed Supreme Court, an Al Sharpton guest room in the White House, some hefty, no nonsense “hate-speech” laws like the kind they have in Europe, and a few million more third world immigrant dependents to import and turn the remaining red states blue, the “bitter clingers” Obama complained about in 2008 would, indeed, no longer be, at least much of a part of America. Poof! Goodbye red state America. Welcome to Hillary-Land where boys who want to can be girls, where only good intentions are allowed and where no suspected racist, sexist, homophobe, Islamophobe will go unpunished.
With Trump’s astonishing, upset election incredulity gave way to derangement and then desperation. “Elimination” now became de-legitimation – massive protests featuring vagina-ware, failed, baseless recount stunts, attempted electoral college subversion, immediate impeachment chatter and invoking the 25th amendment, Russian collusion. The “Trump as Nazi” motif by the left transitioned into “the Resistance,” America under occupation.
Finally, “elimination” for the Democrats has become, well, elimination, as in sporting a mock severed head of President Trump, his nightly murder as Trump-Caesar in the Delacorte stage in Central Park, NYC to cheering crowds and raving critics, a rapper in a new music video assassinating a clown dressed like Trump, a well known celebrity talking about “blowing up the White House.” No leaders in the Democrat party have pushed back, even slightly, on the rhetoric of violence and hatred coming from every direction of the culture. The violence of the language and imagery at some point crosses a line, which it did when James Hodgkinson the Bernie Sanders supporter attempted to kill a couple of dozen Republican congressmen. Because? Well, they were Republicans, racists who are thankfully, not America.
All of this reveals a familiar trajectory of violence on the part of the left in quest for power, for ultimately the elimination of all political opposition. Power is exclusively the possession of the (self-declared) virtuous and must never be shared with the irredeemables. Lenin, Stalin, and Mao began with the use of language, making their opponents into sub-humans, “irredeemable”, so to speak. For Lenin, the opposition were “bourgeoise scum” “insects,” “cockroaches” and “blood suckers.” For Stalin, “fascist hirlings,” and Mao, “running dog capitalists,” “monsters and demons.” For Hillary, “racists” “sexists” “homophobes,” “you name it.” Yes, “you name it,” as she said, a blank page for creating even more “enemies of the people.” Removing the “scum”, or the “facists” by violence becomes not just defensible, but required: immoral, irredeemable people must not be in power nor should they even be close to power.
The branding of Trump running up through and after the election by the mainstream Left as a Nazi, a fascist, a Klansman essentially removed any moral obstacle, in the view of so many, to his physical removal, which is why “assassination” has become a chic popular culture trope, indulged in not by the fringe but the establishment. The late-night comedians, the Hollywood glitterati, the Congressional Black Caucus, none of them would ever initiate a physical attack, but were Trump to get in the way of another James Hodgkinson who was a better shot, make no mistake, there would be no limit to their cheers and celebration. Hic semper tyrannis.
The left will cry, tu quoque, but the fallacy aside, Obama in 2009 faced no massive counter inaugural demonstrations, no recount demands, no wide spread celebrity “joking” about and mimicking his assassination, no critically acclaimed theater featuring his tyrannicide. George W. Bush’s outgoing Attorney General, did not, like Obama’s Loretta Lynch call for the Trump opposition to take to the streets, to “march, bleed and die.” Ironically, the legitimacy “birther” question supposedly raised by Obama-hostile Republicans after his election now appears likely to have been an invention of Hillary liegeman, and smear artist, Sidney Blumenthal who was trying to bring Obama down during the 2008 Democrat primary campaign.
For the Democrats, Trump will never be a legitimate President because only Democrats possess the requisite wisdom, virtue and purity of intention to rule over the American people. They will never rest until they have put an end to Trump’s “usurped” power – by any means necessary.