Arnold Ahlert / February 11, 2021

Progressive — or Terrorist?

Leftists have a new and hateful label for anyone who supported Donald Trump.

“In reality they’re not after me. They are after you. I’m just in the way.” —Donald Trump

Despite the Democrat Party’s Soviet show trial effort to remove a president from office who’s no longer there, Donald Trump is, for those with something more than a tenuous relationship with reality, no longer in the way. And what’s becoming clear, even as the leftist narrative of the rioting that took place on January 6 continues to unravel, is that Trump was spot on with his assessment. Vengeance-seeking American leftists, in total coordination with Big Tech, corporate media collaborators, and the wholly unaccountable bureaucracy known as the deep state, have made it their mission to convince the nation that anyone who supported Donald Trump is a potential domestic terrorist.

How fanatical are the perpetrators of this narrative? CNN anchor Jake Tapper called on Republicans “to stop these insane lies [about the election results] that have taken root in their party” lest there be no end to “MAGA terrorism.” That Tapper and his network spent three years blatantly lying about Russian collusion reveals that genuinely insane lies that serve the progressive agenda are perfectly acceptable.

MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace not only likened Trump supporters to domestic terrorists, but noted that former President Barack Obama authorized drone strikes killing American citizens “for the crime of inciting violence, inciting terrorism.” She further insisted that Mitch McConnell, who was in the Senate at the time, knows the way you “root out terrorism” is to “kill those who incite it.”

Again, what constitutes incitement is highly selective. Here’s a small sampling of quotes from elected Democrats immune from such a designation:

“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up. And if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them. And you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.” —Maxine Waters

“We’re going to impeach the motherf—r!” —Rashida Tlaib

“We take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies, foreign and domestic. And sadly, the domestic enemies to our voting system and honoring our Constitution are right at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with their allies in the Congress of the United States.” —Nancy Pelosi

“We will probably need a supplemental for more security for members when the enemy is within the House of Representatives.” —Pelosi again

“I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind, and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.” —Chuck Schumer, “addressing” a mob on the steps of the Supreme Court — while a case was being heard

Is Schumer’s “you won’t know what hit you” less inciting than Trump’s “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard”? And what about the sitting speaker of the House labeling her political opponents enemies?

For seven months, Americans endured rioting that was either tolerated or sanctioned by Democrat politicians. The same media that have repeatedly used the word “insurrection” to describe the Capitol rioting are the ones that told us what precipitated more than 700 injured law enforcement officers, dozens of people killed, billions of dollars in damage, and the destruction of thousands of small businesses, many minority-owned, were nothing more than protests that “intensified.”

The difference? The media and Democrats insist the rioting at the Capitol was far worse, because it’s essentially a “sacred” place. More sacred than the Supreme Court building, a firebombed federal courthouse, or a police station burned to the ground? More sacred than the hundreds of businesses, along with the dreams and savings of their owners, destroyed by riotous thugs?

The disconnect between the Ruling Class and the American public has never been greater, or more transparent. While thousands of National Guard troops have turned Washington, DC into the equivalent of Iraq’s Green Zone — supposedly threatened by “white supremacists” — antifa and Black Lives Matter protesters marched through the same city last Saturday, chanting “burn it down.”

While those same politicians remain comfortable in a Capitol building surrounded by fencing and razor wire, illegal border crossings soar and the Biden administration reauthorized catch and release allowing illegals — untested for coronavirus — to roam freely throughout the country.

While millions of citizens remain locked down.

Regardless, if you voted for President Trump, you’re a potential terrorist. And if you’re Christian to boot? According to Bill Maher, the “events of Jan. 6 were a faith-based initiative,” and that “if you accord religious faith the kind of exalted respect we do here in America, you’ve already lost the argument that mass delusion is bad.”

Faith in God is mass delusion? Compared to what? Progressive dogma asserting there are scores of genders? That the world will end in 12 years? That America is a “systemically” racist nation and all white people are “privileged”? That you can have an impeachment trial to remove a sitting president who’s no longer sitting and replace the chief justice of the Supreme Court who’s required preside over it with a rank partisan — and call it all constitutional?

As historian Victor Davis Hanson reminds us, the same American Left that once championed free speech and dissent, and despised Joe McCarthy-like black lists, now fully embraces “electronic surveillance, internal spying, monopolies, cartels, conspiracy theories, weaponization of the intelligence agencies, pouring billions of dollars into campaigns, changing voting laws by fiat, a woke revolutionary military, book banning, bleeding the First Amendment, canceling careers, blacklisting, separate-but-equal racial segregation and separatism.”

In short, the Left has become everything it used to hate.

Thus, the same leftists who once championed the “right to privacy” are the ones who abide Bank of America handing the Feds the private data of customers whose only “crime” was being in or near DC on or about January 6. The ones who championed dissent are the ones who wonder aloud how to “reprogram” their fellow Americans, engage in a military stand down to find the “extremists” among those who freely chose to serve their county, or teach college students that Trump supporters are “enemies of the state.”

On Monday, a poll revealed that if Donald Trump started a new political party, 64% of Republicans would join it. More telling, 28% of independents and 15% of Democrats also said they’d likely join as well. Are independents and “rogue” Democrats also enemies of the state?

“The reason allegations of a ‘stolen election’ linger is that there are mountains of irregularities that have not been addressed,” writes columnist John Green.

Green is wrong. They have been addressed. The leftists who control the levers of power have determined that anyone who even raises questions about election integrity will be considered a potential terrorist. Joe Biden’s calls for “unity” are an utter sham, and the facade of leftist tolerance has been completely shattered.

Conform, or be canceled — comrade.

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