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The 2020 election was the freest and fairest in human history. That’s an article of faith you must repeat to avoid the dreaded label of “domestic terrorist.” Doubts about the election threaten our democracy and cannot be allowed.

Most readers have been barraged with this message since November. But now a new message is emitting from our noble elites: “We actually did rig the election, and it was to protect democracy.” The powerful liberals behind this rigging told their story in Time magazine last week. Journalist Molly Ball celebrated this as the “shadow campaign that saved the 2020 election.” Ball describes it as a conspiracy “working behind the scenes” that united nearly every institutional force in the country against Donald Trump. “The forces of labor came together with the forces of capital to keep the peace and oppose Trump’s assault on democracy,” she proudly writes. Even though she says Trump was right to see a conspiracy at work, she says it was necessary to “protect” democracy. Here are the two paragraphs that encapsulate this shadow campaign.

The handshake between business and labor was just one component of a vast, cross-partisan campaign to protect the election — an extraordinary shadow effort dedicated not to winning the vote but to ensuring it would be free and fair, credible and uncorrupted. For more than a year, a loosely organized coalition of operatives scrambled to shore up America’s institutions as they came under simultaneous attack from a remorseless pandemic and an autocratically inclined President. Though much of this activity took place on the left, it was separate from the Biden campaign and crossed ideological lines, with crucial contributions by nonpartisan and conservative actors. The scenario the shadow campaigners were desperate to stop was not a Trump victory. It was an election so calamitous that no result could be discerned at all, a failure of the central act of democratic self-governance that has been a hallmark of America since its founding.

Their work touched every aspect of the election. They got states to change voting systems and laws and helped secure hundreds of millions in public and private funding. They fended off voter-suppression lawsuits, recruited armies of poll workers and got millions of people to vote by mail for the first time. They successfully pressured social media companies to take a harder line against disinformation and used data-driven strategies to fight viral smears. They executed national public-awareness campaigns that helped Americans understand how the vote count would unfold over days or weeks, preventing Trump’s conspiracy theories and false claims of victory from getting more traction. After Election Day, they monitored every pressure point to ensure that Trump could not overturn the result.

The so-called Right pressured crucial allies to not support Trump’s fight against the rigged election and capitulate to the democratic conspiracy. Even though Trump’s policies were very good for the business community, they stabbed the departed president in the back. Fears of “civil disorder” made them prefer a Biden victory. One of the worst Republican cretins highlighted in the article is former congressman Zach Wamp. Wamp, a self-described Trump supporter, dedicated his energy to persuading other Republicans to not back Trump’s challenge to the election. He felt the “norms” of democracy must be respected, even if it means your own dispossession.Essentially, the Right was correct about the rigged election. But since the Left did it legally, it’s no issue at all. The coalition was primarily assembled by one union organizer, AFL-CIO senior adviser Mike Podhorzer. From the Left, he brought together “the labor movement; the institutional left, like Planned Parenthood and Greenpeace; resistance groups like Indivisible and MoveOn; progressive data geeks and strategists, representatives of donors and foundations, state-level grassroots organizers, racial-justice activists and others.” From the “Right,” he pulled in the Chamber of Commerce, Christian groups, Never Trumpers, and a few norm-obsessed Trump supporters. The Left pressured tech giants and media to suppress information and organized the hoi polloi for mostly peaceful demonstrations. The Left called off said protests when it appeared Trump was going to lose. The plan was to mobilize them if Trump appeared ready to win. The Color Revolution playbook is now a domestic political strategy.

It’s odd that a mainstream publication would gleefully confirm the Right’s “conspiracy theories” about the election — and get powerful figures to speak on the record about it. According to Ball, the conspirators wanted the story told to show that the “proper outcome of the election” didn’t happen “accidentally” — it was a coordinated effort.

That’s why the participants want the secret history of the 2020 election told, even though it sounds like a paranoid fever dream — a well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working together behind the scenes to influence perceptions, change rules and laws, steer media coverage and control the flow of information. . . . They were not rigging the election; they were fortifying it. And they believe the public needs to understand the system’s fragility in order to ensure that democracy in America endures.

How much democracy do we have when Black Lives Matter, the Chamber of Commerce, the AFL-CIO, and other lefty groups can join forces and rig an election? The use of “cabal” is too perfect. Ball feels comfortable calling it a cabal because there is no need to hide it anymore. It’s similar to how liberals talk about the Great Replacement. If you say whites are being replaced and it’s bad, you’re a conspiracy theorist. If you say it’s good, you get a column in the New York Times. The same now plays out with the 2020 election. If you think the election was rigged and that’s bad, you’re a conspiracy theorist. If you think it was a good thing, then you’re a mainstream journalist laughing at being a member of the cabal.

It’s yet another “mask off” moment for the system, which have been piling up in the days since January 6. Liberal elites are emboldened to announce that this is their country, not yours. The nauseating exploitation of the term “our democracy” speaks to this. Backroom deals, cabals, secret pressure campaigns, corporate collusion, media censorship, and organized violence are all good for “our democracy.” What threatens “our democracy” are unreconstructed white people. These enemies may only just vote the wrong way and say politically incorrect things, but that’s far more frightening than Antifa laying siege to entire cities. “Democracy” simply means rule by the self-anointed elites and their supporters. It does not allow for the white majority to have a say.

There’s a level of relief now among liberal elites where they know the threat is under control. Sure, they whip up hysteria about “white nationalist terrorists” and demand they be drone striked and interned in prison camps. (The drone strike idea is no exaggeration.) But this is more about exerting power than genuine fear-mongering. The system and its lackeys know they’re back in control — that’s why they call for such extreme measures. Now they can do things like purge the military of all Right-wingers and brainwash the troops with critical race theory. It’s their democracy.

It will probably come out that this cabal forced states to engage in all kinds of dubious election techniques for the sake of democracy. For instance, a Virginia court ruled last month that the state’s acceptance of late ballots without a postmark was illegal. This may be the first of many examples where the election rules are deemed illegal.

It still won’t matter. Trump can’t win the election anymore, and his most ardent supporters are being jailed and censored. The system is in full control and it can now admit its crime. It’s not like anyone can challenge its power at the moment.

The system is doing its best to tell white Americans that this is not their country anymore. Yet, too many whites still cling to the nation’s institutions and “norms.” They still see the troops as fighting for them, the courts as mediating for them, and the intelligence services as protecting them. They may have qualms about the election, but “norms” dictate that they accept what’s given. There are many whites like Zach Wamp who will dedicate their energy to ensuring their own people can’t take power because it would upset “civility.” It’s a horrible mindset we must dispense with. White Americans should give no respect to the system’s institutions and norms. All they do is hold us down and block us from saving ourselves.

America may yet still have an election that allows the historic American people to take back some measure of authority. The grand cabal can’t last forever and its adjoining members will eventually divide in the Biden era. Trump nearly succeeded in securing the 2020 election despite the conspiracy’s best efforts. Another America First candidate can still win an election.

While elections are good for advancing our cause, they can never directly lead us to victory as long as the Empire of Nothing remains strong. The empire must decline for our people to rise.

(Republished from Counter-Currents Publishing by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. I’m grateful for all the hard work they did. Now comes the hard part, re—educating those who got roped in by Trumpenberg and expunging those who become recidivist. China is the model.

    • LOL: Hibernian
    • Replies: @Boomthorkell
  2. Jews did it but all we got from Sidney Powell, Linh Wood, Michael Lindell, Rudy Giuliani, and Trump himself was ‘China, China, China, Iran, Iran, Iran, Venezuela, Venezuela, Venezuela.’.

    With idiocy like that, how can you win?

    Jews name the WHITE and blame the WHITE for everything, but no matter how much abuse whites get from Jews, they’d rather say ‘China’ or ‘Iran’. Worthless cuck tards.

  3. So what if an America First candidate manages to jump the hurdles and by some freak actually win? What difference would that make? He would not be allowed to govern and the Establishment would merely further sharpen the tools already sharpened in the race to defeat MAGA to prevent repeat.

  4. “a loosely organized coalition of operatives scrambled to shore up America’s institutions as they came under attack from ….an autocratically inclined President.”

    What does Molly say now about the new regime’s use of autocratic executive orders starting on day one? Or the revelation that the DOJ slow-walked during Trump’s years, but went into hyper-drive for the new regime? The suppression of Biden family corruption?

    What about tech censorship as an assault on “America’s Institutions”? The show trials getting under way? The ramping up of tensions in the Middle East?

    Molly has done a great service exposing pieces of the 2020 Color Revolution, but her career is over if she applies the same rigor to the regime now that it’s in power.

    • Agree: mark green
  5. @Supply and Demand

    I’m confused why you think these people would follow China as a model, when they never have before, and want its blood more than so than any white nationalist. The people whose reeducation you’re demanding (me, for example), are probably the most Pro-China ones (in the sense of not wanting to interfere outside of normal trade and basic, China\Old American style protectionism). I mean, any reeducation they will receive will be Progressive Ideology and the Glory of Our Democratic Empire (I thought you were unhappy with that, and logically went to China for just that reason?) Trump sure did a lot for the Jews, but I think you’re being quite disingenuous…well, even deliberately misleading if you’re implying this “faction” is any less -bergy.

    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
  6. @Boomthorkell

    Trump ran on a specifically anti-China campaign for the sake of American whites, and then governed on an anti-China campaign in service of global Zionism. The -berg is justly affixed because he desires to be one, just like Pompeostein and Navarroklein. He even shyster’d like they do.

    • Replies: @Boomthorkell
  7. anon[966] • Disclaimer says:

    https://www.unz.com/article/they-admit-our-democracy-is-rigged/

    Thanks for reading Wisner’s Wurlitzer so I don’t have to! Time is the most servile, cringing purveyor of CIA’s most ridiculous propaganda. One question: did they mention CIA at all among the conspirators? Did they acknowledge that Brennan hand-picked the team of weasels to pull “analyst judgment” out their ass and support continual fabricated claims of Russian interference? Did they mention Haspel’s liaison role in London with Steele’s fabricated attacks on Trump’s honor and reputation? Did they tell you Ohr’s wife is CIA? …Pillow talk is a widely-used form of dotted-line report to CIA.

    Wake me up when they admit our democracy is rigged by CIA.

    • Thanks: beavertales
  8. @Supply and Demand

    His early campaigning was more protectionist, campaigning as much against NAFTA and the “allies.” I agree though he was foolish (or evil) to make it a war against China when it should have been a non-emotional rejection of the entire corrupt Globalist trade system, rather than singling out one of the arguably saner countries who practiced admirable economic policies (China, though not to forget North Korea or Iran.) American Whites would have been better off being led to the wider truth, and joined in as enthusiastically. Most of the non-American, non-whites also when the score was made clear (a more prosperous Mexico from abolishing NAFTA, etc.)

    Sure, I’m not disagreeing there. I’m wondering why a self-proclaimed anti-Jewish believer as yourself is at all celebrating the work of a…well, frankly even more Jewish group, or that group’s push to re-educate anyone. This isn’t China reprogramming Turkish Nationalism \ Salafism to bring about Confucian social stability, unless you consider wider acceptance of Drag Queen Story Hour or escalating international tensions a virtue of Xi Jinping’s China.

    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
  9. @Boomthorkell

    Trump made it apparently clear that American nationalist whites are an enemy to China of equal stature to American Jews because they share the same values. I have no interest in mourning an enemy being destroyed by another enemy, especially when they both worship the Talmud as a foundational document.

    Better luck next time, if you’re granted another next time by TPTB.

    • Replies: @Boomthorkell
  10. @Supply and Demand

    Ah, I was wondering what your ultimate angle was, but I see it now. “I hope they all die, and good riddance.” A sad, but understandably human reaction (I fall into it to, at times.) Remember though that to wish horror and annhilation upon others is a sin in any faith, and one reflected upon the wisher.

    Well, America is kind of like a modern Atlantis. It’s on the way to sink beneath the waves, and something new will be born. One doesn’t much need a next time for something that is dead. It would be doubly fitting if Yellowstone went up, and California became a half-flooded maze.

    Hmm, I do not think you are correct there. Most of the actual nationalists are utterly opposed to such things (seriously, I’m not sure you’re very aware of even the not-white nationalist “American System” factions). The majority of Trump supporters are lay people who are aware they are suffering, somewhat aware of their enemies, but generally easily mislead. The same can almost be said of the majority of Trump’s opposition, but to a lesser, lesser and greater degree. Most of these people oppose war until led into one (which, like most peasants, they will accept.) China’s peasants had the decent fortune of having leaders who cared about their well-being.

    Ha ha, well the Russians have the Old Testament along with the New as well, but it seems to do them better than here. Despite being an occult Buddhist, I think a genuine (non-zionist) Christian movement could do Americans good. Maybe the Neo-Pagans or the Theosophical Society had it right though. I suppose we shall see.

    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
  11. @Boomthorkell

    If there is one group of Europeans who have a right to the future, it is the Russians. They have struggled and found a good path under Putin, long may he reign. I suspect they will have a fruitful century as strategic partners of China — fuel to the fire of the Great Satan’s hate machine

    • Replies: @Boomthorkell
  12. @Supply and Demand

    Ha ha ha, indeed.

    It would be a better future for all if more than just the Russians and Chinese can prosper, but the current era outside of that realm is a dark one. Maybe the Europeans and Americans will be reborn as the Chinese and Russians were. It just might take a century of humiliation.

    I would say though, don’t adopt the worst aspects of American puritanical impulses, or Old Testament “A Plague Upon Their Peoples.” At that point, what would make us different from most American Deep State Figures and Jewish stereotypes? Russia and China’s strength is in their drive to create a better world for their people, and by proxy and relatively fair dealing (rather than parasitical “aid and restructuring) others. Not in their hatred or spite (though, let’s be fair, they could both be much firmer about things, but I understand the need for pacing. I mean, I’m not the one at the helm of their empires.)

    I hear you’re a teacher in China? Congratulations! I’ll be trying the same thing a couple years from now.

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