Musings On The Trump Indictment & Successful Quelling Of The American Right To Protest
Storm clouds have been gathering in America’s horizon over the past few years and seem to finally be at a breaking point. Heavily pregnant with rain that will either cleanse the lands or reap the anarchy that has been sowed for years. As the thunder rolls in and the skies darken a sinking feeling of despondency has taken residence at the pit of many an American stomach. Rubicon after Rubicon has been crossed and much like the river Styx Americans seem to have been ferried into some sort of afterlife. However, they haven’t been resettled in the Elysian fields. These are fields of death and decadence. The first Rubicon was the hateful and hurtful Russia collusion lie in which media houses and corrupt intelligence agencies aided failed Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton sow doubts about the outcome of the 2016 election. A mammoth lie that had blockbuster appeal but no substance. They successfully tainted an American Presidency in the minds of many as naught more than the vicarious outreach of a foreign leader. Not a single person has been brought to justice for this monstrous lie that ripped America asunder. Then came the Kavanaugh gang rape hoax. Another Rubicon. No accountability for the media who spread fake rape allegations and helped seed a horrible narrative that led to an occupation of the Capitol by protesters. Protesters who received between 30 to 50 dollar fines for the misdemeanour charges they faced. None suffered pre-trial detention in solitary confinement. Then came the January 6th insurrection lie. Two years that an unscrupulous committee and their media allies perpetuated a scam. A hoax which is only now beginning to unravel even though it never really had any substance. No accountability. Lives destroyed over similar charges to the aforementioned. The ridiculous over-the-top raid on Mar-A-Lago that was cheerled by vast swathes of Americans and now finally a Trump indictment by activist Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg. An indictment that even cheerleaders of judicial weaponisation admit is fraught with error and is a byproduct of legal experimentation. Leading American lawyers have pointed out that the DA has come up with highly inventive charges that will be overturned on appeal. An exceedingly dangerous Rubicon and perhaps one that will serve as the final crossing before American civil society disintegrates. Meanwhile, in what seems to be more evidence of Mr. Biden’s influence peddling operations, the House Oversight Committee has revealed that a Biden family associate received payments of about 3 million dollars from a Chinese company which were then forwarded to various Biden family member bank accounts 2 months after Mr. Biden left public office as Vice President. No raids, no outrage but more importantly deafening media silence.
Trump often laments that America is being turned into a third world country. Perhaps it is advisable for ordinary Americans to adopt a third world stance and approach to issues: Neither the government, its representatives nor its agents are there to help. Change and progress has to come from individuals.Keli.
We are now all sailing on very treacherous waters. The fog that hangs low may seem to provide cover for those playing these dangerous games but all boats attempting to cross this Rubicon, wittingly or unwittingly, will be sunk. The vile creatures residing underneath the surface will make no distinction which boat they pull under. A defeatist mentality has already settled in signalling that the age of peacefully protesting has come to an end. A weaponised justice department aided and abetted by willing activist judges has seeded a fear amongst the general populace that peaceful protests will be infiltrated and attendants unjustly targeted. On a timescale, each Rubicon crossed indicates a different period of a coming dark age. An age where ordinary Americans are vilified, their rights turned into privileges and a corrupt cabal of criminals in Washington use America’s industrial and military might to clobber others into submission, including its own citizens. The coming Trump indictment is one of several avenues that has been explored in attempts to put the Republican front runner for President away. Both impeachment hoaxes failed and the January 6th lie has become so unpalatable even avowed liberals have penned letters of apology for their gullibility over a media fabricated insurrection. Yet, the Washington uni-party trudges on unperturbed. With each thwarted attempt to vilify Trump several more are in stock to throw at the wall. Sooner or later, something is bound to stick, or so it seems. These bogus charges will not stick. However the stench and bad taste left in the mouth of many Americans will be hard to wash off. Even more revealing about America’s political landscape is the immense cowardice and silence of leaders who are meant to represent the American public regardless of party affiliation. Trump often laments that America is being turned into a third world country. Perhaps it is advisable for ordinary Americans to adopt a third world stance and approach to issues: Neither the government, its representatives nor its agents are there to help. Change and progress has to come from individuals.
To not protest is to capitulate to a new police state. However, this needs capable leadership. Sadly the rift between what America needs and what America has is proving to be a little more than a traversable crevice. It’s a canyon. Too much punditry, way too little leadership.Keli.
The tragedy of the ongoing get-Trump mania travesty is that there is hardly any leadership on the issue. Many lone and isolated voices yet no unifying voice. To make things worse it does seem that “conservative” leadership has successfully turned this into a partisan issue. Many decry how a “far-left DA” has done this or how “the left” has gone mad with power. In reality, this isn’t an issue between left and right but between right and wrong. The left has to be part of this process if this horrible chapter of American history is to be brought to a close. America is not a balkanised nation. Not yet anyway. Labelling and identity politics, in whichever format it takes, will not win any wars or any new allies. It will serve to further divide. Trump needs as many allies and as much public support as can be mustered by the American populace regardless of political affiliation. This weaponisation will not stop with Trump. It will transcend his political career and flood the corridors of ordinary American life. In September 2021, Look Ahead America successfully carried out a peaceful protest at the Capitol grounds in support of the January 6th Capitol Hill rioters. Much was made about this being a fed-instigated affair without any evidence adduced. The #fedbois meme made the rounds on “conservative” media circles and worked to greatly undermine the cause. This was a protest that was well organised and successfully carried out with all reported 450 attendants safely leaving the event. The permits were there as was the security. There was no violence and no staged provocation by FBI instigators and agitators. Many conservative pundits are once again warning Americans to stay away from protests rather than encouraging them to peacefully protest or come up with innovative ways to protest. Protests work because they are visible. They send effective messages on what some in the general public feel about any particular issue. The persecution of the Capitol Hill rioters has had a chilling effect on effective protests. Leaders in America need to take the Look Ahead America approach and seek relevant permits, security and assurances and organise protests against this blatant weaponisation of the justice department. The current AG needs to be pressured to assure the public that FBI infiltrators and agitators will not be working to stir up violence and strife amongst those who are peaceful. To not protest is to capitulate to a new police state. However, this needs capable leadership. Sadly the rift between what America needs and what America has is proving to be a little more than a traversable crevice. It’s a canyon. Too much punditry, way too little leadership.