by: Brent Smith
Isn’t it a funny thing. Not funny ha-ha, but funny interesting, that government hacks on both sides have figured out the formula behind the acquisition of power.
You can do it the old fashioned way, by slowly and methodically winning the hearts and minds of the voting public. But that’s hard, time consuming, and requires actual ideas and ideals.
Rather, as they’ve discovered relatively recently, you can grab power from the people and other branches of government by two means. You can war-game a number of scenarios, that when disaster-A befalls us, you do B to acquire power and control. If it’s C, you do D and so on. That way you’ll be prepared and ready to take advantage of whatever crisis arises. The only downfall to this is that you can’t really predict when the crisis will hit, so you have to be patient.
Or second, you can just create a crisis, like the crisis of the “Capital Hill Riot.” This was almost entirely made up – a manufactured crisis, only labeled an “insurrection” because the word evokes fear and the “riot,” which was pretty pitiful by Antifa and BLM standards. That and the “rioters” had the temerity to enter the American House of Lords. You know – the real important people. Merely attacking, burning and defacing various City, State and federal buildings across the country, as did the aforementioned Antifa and BLM thugs, was decidedly not only not an insurrection, and not terrorism.
But the key to maximizing the consolidation of power , whether the crisis is real or manufactured, is always having a plan to artificially increase the severity of the crisis.
from the Federalist:
Democrats Are Using The Recent Capitol Riot To Consolidate Power
America’s Cold Civil War will only heat up as those with all the power take precisely the wrong lessons from the Capitol Hill riot.
The Capitol Hill riot was an inexcusable, pathetic, and disgraceful display. Its consequences will extend well beyond the bloodshed and property damage inflicted by those who shamefully acceded to the left’s view that force is legitimate means of persuasion — exhibited repeatedly via the left’s normalization of political incitement and violence throughout President Trump’s term in office.
The riot not only overshadowed the corruption that marked the 2020 election and undermined the MAGA movement’s people and principles, but set up Americans of all political stripes for an onslaught on their rights and cherished freedoms. The riot was an accelerant for what was already likely planned under Democrat rule in Washington: crushing dissenters from its leftist orthodoxy as part of an effort to achieve total power by disenfranchising the opposition.
President Trump has personified this dissent, but the effort to delegitimize, de-platform, and ultimately destroy him and anyone around him is merely the opening scene of the “Godfather”-like settling of scores with all who threaten the ruling class’s power and privilege. This effort will directly harm not just the thousands of peaceful patriots who had descended on Washington D.C., and their tens of millions of like-minded neighbors across the country, but all Americans.
The coming crackdown on dissenters in the political realm was pre-ordained in the wee hours of Jan. 6, when both Georgia Senate seats flipped to the Democrats. Now, should Senate Democrats successfully blow up the filibuster, they will work to pass an agenda in which any one item, let alone all, could put Democrats in a virtually unshakeable control of the federal government for years to come.
They have made no secret of their agenda, which includes such items as mass amnesty for illegal aliens, statehood for Washington, D.C., statehood for Puerto Rico, and federal enshrinement of mail-in voting through a re-upped H.R. 1. Needless to say, total leftist political control will erode liberty and justice, and be used to target dissenters in cruel and unusual ways.