Hail to the Thief
... celebrate a “victory for ...” with barbed wire, soldiers, and political terror.
Thu Jan 21, 2021 Daniel Greenfield
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.
On a cold, windy day with a small group of spectators watching from behind barbed wire,
... swore another in a long series of false oaths before his motorcade passed between a long row of soldiers with their backs to him looking outward for threats.
No inauguration has been this empty in a century of American history. And at no inauguration have the spectators been outnumbered by a raw display of armed force. American presidents have been inaugurated in wartime and during actual national emergencies with a better turnout.
Through world wars and wars on terror, Washington D.C. has remained a national capital where the hundreds of millions of taxpayers who labor to pay for its grand edifices, free museums, and lavish lifestyles could briefly come to enjoy a little of the life lived by the ruling class in the Imperial City. Now the ruling class has made it clear that it doesn’t want peasants entering D.C.
Even as ...’s team prepped the executive orders that would end the national emergency at the border and shut down construction of the wall, new walls topped by razor wire were rising across the imperial city. The new Fortress of Government sealed off two miles of the National Mall and parts of downtown D.C. and filled it with more soldiers than are deployed in Iraq.
The Secret Service designated green and red zones. Some 25,000 National Guard members were dispatched from Vermont, Maine, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Arkansas, Missouri, South Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Colorado to prepare for a fake invasion that never came. But the armored vehicles and heavy weaponry did come. ... had wanted a military parade that would show America’s strength to the world. no politics held his own military parade to intimidate his fellow Americans.
... had deployed more soldiers in D.C. than they had in Iraq and Afghanistan while authorizing them to use lethal force and investigating their politics before the deployment. The radical leftists who had resisted using the military to fight terrorism or secure the border from invasion were eager to deploy the military against the people of the United States of America.
The handfuls of ordinary people who arrived, as Americans always do, to attend the inauguration of a new president were confronted with heavy weapons and barbed wire.
D.C. had become a Baghdad and Berlin of checkpoints, choking off access to much of the city, closing roads, bridges, and metro stations. Soldiers could be seen on every corner, and the 25,000 troops were bolstered by 4,000 Marshalls, and a motley crew of local forces, including 200 members of the NYPD, 40 members of the Chicago police, New Jersey and Maryland state troopers, Miami-Dade cops, and other law enforcement officers who were needed back home.
24 people were shot in Chicago this weekend and murders are already up 125% this year in New York City. Those officers could have done more good at home, but ... don’t care about murder victims in urban areas, instead redeploying officers to D.C. in a show of force.
... took office in a city under military occupation whose businesses were closed and boarded up. The D.C. government had tried to force hotels to shut down. The hotels didn’t close, but there were hardly any people. Instead the hotels were filled with soldiers tramping through their lobbies. Any tourists that did come found nothing to see except barricades and barbed wire.
Sometimes what you don’t see is more important than what you do see.
Filling D.C. with soldiers meant that no one was going to measure ... ’s crowds. The only crowds were heavily armed and had been ordered to come. The complete lack of enthusiasm for the new one-party state that was getting its Mussolini on was the dog that didn’t bark.
Questioning ...’s ... has been deemed to be incitement. It’s enough to get you censored, deplatformed, and fired by the companies standing behind him. The ... challenges have been used as the pretext for a military occupation of Washington D.C. But the cloud of a disputed ... like the winter clouds overhead, still hung over the inauguration.
There were no crowds, just soldiers. After the military and police contingent, the second largest group there for the inauguration weren’t ...’s civilian supporters, but his propagandists. With few people, the media had to work twice as hard to manufacture the illusion that this was a popular leader taking office instead of a usurper imposed by Amazon, Google, Facebook, and the rest of the political, cultural, and economic oligarchy which owns the media on America.
CNN, a subsidiary of AT&T, had already gushed about, "...'s arms embracing America". MSNBC, a subsidiary of Comcast, compared ... to God. "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." The only wounds being bound up were those of the ruling class which had temporarily lost electoral power to an army of flyover country workers and peasants, only to reclaim it with sedition, wiretapping, abuse of power, billions of dollars, and soldiers in the street.
Edited last time by admin on 01/22/2021 (Fri) 04:17:27.