The John Birch Society is the current GOP

The John Birch Society was, at the time of its creation in 1958, the lunatic fringe of the far right. Formed by several wealthy right wing businessmen in a rage against the “activist” Supreme Court that unanimously declared segregation of public schools unconstitutional, Birchers believed this communist judicial activism was leading us down a slippery slope toward “forced integration”, integrated labor unions, full rights for women and other abominations of majoritarian tyranny. Movement conservatives steered clear of these rich extremists who saw commies everywhere, pulling the strings, making intolerable outcomes happen — like forcing whites who honestly hated Blacks to send their children to school with… you know. The lunatics who started this paranoiac right-wing interest group (which is still alive today, google these insane funsters) included wealthy fossil fuel baron Fred Koch, admirer of Mr. Hitler and father of American far-right titan and architect of the modern Republican party, Charles Koch. They’ve come a long way since 1958, taking over the Republican party with the vitality of their big ideas, as Heather Cox Richardson explains:

In Michigan, Republican Ryan Kelley, who is running for governor, has openly attacked the idea of democracy. “Socialism—it starts with democracy,” he said. “That’s the ticket for the left. They want to push this idea of democracy, which turns into socialism, which turns into communism in every instance.” Kelley’s distinction between “democracy” and a “constitutional republic” is drawn from the John Birch Society in the 1960s, which used that distinction to oppose the idea of one person, one vote, that supported Black voting.

In turn, the Birchers drew from the arguments of white supremacists during Reconstruction after the Civil War, who warned that Black voters would elect leaders who promised them roads, and schools, and hospitals. These benefits would cost tax dollars that in the postwar South would have to be paid largely by white landowners. Thus, white voters insisted, Black voting would lead to a redistribution of wealth; by 1871, they insisted it was essentially “socialism.”

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Democracy, a dirty, slippery slope down to providing equal rights and equal protection of the law to everyone. Where does this decadent slide toward socialism end? Socialized medicine, a so-called right to affordable health care in the richest nation in human history? Making billionaires, who made two trillion in pocket change during the pandemic, pay more than 8% tax on that money? Jesus, socialism is un-American, as anti-American as anti-fascism and the millions of unhinged “woke” maniacs protesting when one black guy, with a criminal record, no less, gets accidentally killed by four cops. God save our flawed vessel king! Who are you gullible dummies going to believe, the fake news or Jesus Christ Himself?

A short take on Trump’s riot

In June 2020, during ongoing multiracial protests across the country after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, in a show of strongman strength, Trump used force to break up a peaceful protest in Lafayette Square Park. Bill Barr dismissed claims of racism and ordered federal anti-riot forces, including troops from the Bureau of Prisons, to unleash force to disperse a peaceful, crowd of protesters lawfully assembled, seeking a redress of grievances. Arrests were made, though in the end no charges were brought against any protesters.

Afterwards Barr lied repeatedly about the need for and the extent of the force used, denying tear gas was deployed, claiming angrily that pepper spray was not a chemical irritant and manfully refraining from using the n-word in expressing his contempt for millions of idiot Americans pretending there is widespread racism at law in the USA.

Trump had been angry, and no doubt felt humiliated, because the day before, after being rushed to an underground bunker during a night of protest, the lying Press traitorously reported his dash to the bunker. Made him look like a coward, the worst thibg for a strongman to be. This was the night  before he unleashed armored riot troops, many on horseback, to disperse a peaceful protest by his critics.

The day his rush to the bunker was reported, he arranged a conference call with Republican governors. Lambasting them for looking like pussies, he told them that they had to show strength, dominate the streets, that they couldn’t let these black sons of bitches and woke trans anti-fascists win.

Sometime after that photo op in front of the church, Trump had a non scalable fence/wall put up around the White House for his protection from violent mobs of anti-fascists (unAmerican scum!) and BLM terrorist sons of bitches. This barrier protecting Trump from the people was in place on November 3rd 2020, Election Day, and can be seen behind him two months later at his rally at the Ellipse when he stood behind bulletproof glass and exhorted a crowd to go down to the Capitol and strengthen the spines of his vacilating party members to do what must be done to reverse the treacherously stolen election — an election, quite frankly, stolen by Blacks and their pathetic, sick, politically correct enablers, in both parties.

Now, in a way you have to tip yer yarmulke to the bloated orange Hitler admirer, his hunch has so far proved right.

Brazen it out, haters love an angry lie, plus, if your followers are angry enough they will dismiss any mountain of evidence they don’t like. Prosecute your enemies and pardon your friends, Barr was with him every step of the way, before Barr treacherously betrayed him in the days before the permt- free march and his “will be wild” riot jumped off.

Soon enough, after initially condemning his insane acts on January 6th, all of his eager lackeys were once again lined up behind him, to kiss the rings (on his crusty colon) and the Republican party position became that the riot was not a riot at all but “legitimate political discourse”.

The injured Capitol police? “Fuck those traitor cops who wouldn’t let my people into my house to do my urgent business...”

Then of course in stark contrast to the June 2020 photo op, the Trump rioters were allowed to peacefully disperse after ransacking the Capitol building, halting the certification of the duly elected president’s victory, threatening the lives of elected officials and putting dozens of police in the hospital. And, of course, also defecating in the halls of the people’s house, as you do when engaged in legitimate political discourse.

You know just like those Black Lives Matter and antifa terrorist sons of bitches did a million times, and nobody said anything about them!!!! And what about fucking Hunter Biden!

Fortunately for all these criminal conspirators and conspiracy theorists, elected and unelected, the Democratic Party leaders are ultimately beholden to the same large, dark money donors who put every president in the White House. Democracy was an experiment anyway, and who can prove actual intent, ever? Not to mention the First Amendment right to scream fire in a crowded theater, which is second only to the Second Amendment right to take a gun anywhere and shoot anybody you’re afraid of!

USA! USA!!!

Lying for the truth is no lie!

The idiot chorus continues, the insistence that any lie told to protect the higher truth is made of God’s own breath.   It is like comparing a fart to the breath of an angel.  I’m sure there are bad breathed angels dancing on the heads of pins in some pious person’s imagination, but you get my point, I think.  A lie is not a lie, people tell themselves, if you actually believe it’s true and tell it with no intent to lie, since you honestly believe it is not a lie.  This is the madness we are up against as a species, as a planet.

Certainty, for many people, is preferable to the sometimes terrible challenge of uncertainty.   What is certain is only your eventual death, but let’s put that depressing one aside.   The world is a raging mess, give me THE REASON.   You want one?  I have a pretty good single cause theory: the incomprehensible greed and egotism of our “greatest citizens” and the way they use vast, often inherited, wealth to set up influential “think tanks” and hire genius advertisers to shape public opinion and buy the laws that help them indulge their mad greed and acquire a million times more than any hundred humans need while a third of humanity is hungry, living without sanitary facilities of any kind, dying in droves every day of poverty-related illness.  

More commonly the reason given to the masses is a devilish Other, all-powerful and supremely destructive.   In one African country an ethnic group was described as parasitic insects, rodents, scum.  You want to feel better?   Take machetes and hack them to little pieces, everything will be good when they are all dead.  To Nazis it’s Jews, and Blacks, and Poles, and Gypsies, and Communists, and Homosexuals, and all inhuman enemies of Nazism.   Explains everything, all our problems, you know, that we have these subhumans sabotaging everything we do!

How do you make people hate others that they’ve never met?  Make up the ugliest lies you can think of, things that would enrage anyone and repeat them on an endless loop.   Take a page from Mr. Putin, whose enemies are always publicly accused of being pedophiles.  Tom Hanks and his degenerate liberal friends?   Well, they have these parties, as reported by the anonymous Q, who cannot be doubted, since he/she/it, being a very well-connected insider (and possibly even Russian speaking), knows things we don’t know, where these fake, smiling, insanely rich, sick bastards have group sex with children and babies.  Disgusting and evil as that is, it gets worse, much worse, somehow.  They slash these babies and lap up their blood.  THEY DRINK THE BLOOD OF THE BABIES THEY RAPE — AND EAT THEM!   To get eternal youth and power, despicable and deserving of no less than the same in return.

The calculus, I suppose, goes like this: our party has been taken over by a compulsively lying opportunist who is also very charismatic to our base and our most amazing fundraiser– and who most of the base consider a very honest, no bullshit kind of guy. So, if we lie about a many armed attack on the results of an election whose result we hate, culminating in a riot to stop the certification of and overturn that election, that gouged out police eyes and sent 140 to the hospital with grievous injuries, while threatening the lives of the lawmakers inside, and the other side is doing everything possible to expose our obstruction of their investigation, we are only doing so because WE HONESTLY BELIEVE WE ARE NOT LYING!   If we believe we’re not lying, lawyers tell us, then we lack the intent to lie, no mens rea so therefore we are not lying.  And if we are, so what?!   We will lie to cover past lies, of course, because we now believe those lies are true, we honestly believe the lie we are telling now cancels out the other lie that we now know was a lie.  When I told you I was lying, cracked Elvis Costello, I might have been lying.

Look, clearly, there is no political price to be paid for lying your ass off.  Lindsey Graham defended McConnell blocking Obama’s Supreme Court nominee for almost a year, because of the upcoming presidential election, in order to preserve the right of the People to decide who serves on our highest court.   He said it was a righteous decision he would stand behind if Republicans controlled the White House and Senate and invited them to play the tape of him if he ever changed his mind.   He supported the confirmation of the last of three Federalist Society nominees as votes were being counted in the 2020 election.  The tape of him from 2016 was played.   Everyone on the right laughed, it was pretty funny, the brazenness of it, really triggered the damned libtards!   He announced from the floor of the Senate, after Trump’s January 6 riot, that it had been a wild ride but that he was done with Trump.  Very soon afterwards he realized the taste of Trump’s ass was too irresistible, and announced that Trump was, as always, the future of the Republican Party.  Who can really say which contradictory statement of the cagey single white male from South Carolina was the lie?  And those lies are harmless compared to more recently revealed ones.  That’s why Republicans as a party now refuse to take oaths to tell the truth, if there is no legally binding promise not to lie there is no perjury!

Lying in defense of lies is no vice, after all, if you’re on the side of the goddamned angels and you truly hate evil.   USA!   USA!!!